The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £125 per day in advertised job vacancies in Liverpool during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 - 15
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 6 0 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 2.40% - 6.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.51% - 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 10
Median daily rate £125 - £231
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £145 £155
% change year-on-year +3.44% -6.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £16.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.08 £15.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year +0.50% +8.14%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 239 243 230
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 95.60% 96.81% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 180 124
Median daily rate £375 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +18.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 10
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £15.75 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Liverpool that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

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 14 Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 29 March 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%) Active Directory
2 6 (85.71%) ITIL
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL V3
4 3 (42.86%) Office 365
4 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
4 3 (42.86%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (42.86%) SCCM
4 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
5 1 (14.29%) VoIP

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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) VoIP
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft