Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £125 per day in advertised job vacancies in Liverpool during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Desktop Support
Merseyside > Liverpool
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 44 42
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 7 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 1.70% 0.23% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 0.24% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 5
Liverpool median daily rate £125 - £200
Merseyside median daily rate £125 - £200
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Liverpool median hourly rate £13.00 - £15.26
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 - £15.26

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Liverpool
Contract vacancies in Liverpool with a recognized job title 398 410 560
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.60% 94.25% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 254 297
Liverpool median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £189 £208 £156
90th Percentile £550 £525 £538
Merseyside median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 27
Liverpool median hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £9.19 £12.80 £11.20
90th Percentile £18.87 £24.61 £23.75
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -16.13% +3.33% -6.25%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

Job postings that featured Desktop Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Liverpool.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Liverpool

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Desktop Support in Liverpool.

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Liverpool

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Liverpool.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Liverpool

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Desktop Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Liverpool region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 10
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 3 (42.86%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (42.86%) Citrix
4 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 3 (42.86%) Office 365
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (28.57%) Break/Fix
5 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
5 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) Apple
5 2 (28.57%) VMware
5 2 (28.57%) Time Management
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
6 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (14.29%) MCITP
6 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
6 1 (14.29%) Migration
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (14.29%) MCSE
6 1 (14.29%) MCSA
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
General
1 3 (42.86%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 10
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Break/Fix
1 2 (28.57%) Time Management
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MCITP
1 1 (14.29%) MCSA
1 1 (14.29%) MCSE
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) Apple
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) VMware