Period
to 27 July 2021

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £354 per day in advertised job vacancies in Newport during the 6 months to 27 July 2021.

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
South Wales > Newport
6 months to
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 41 31 45
Rank change year-on-year -10 +14 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 3 5 1
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Newport 1.06% 2.23% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 2.37% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £354 £175 -
Median % change year-on-year +102.29% - -
South Wales median daily rate £188 £175 £178
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.41% -33.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.50 -
South Wales median hourly rate £13.41 £15.00 £14.70
% change year-on-year -10.63% +2.04% +19.27%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newport. 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
Newport
Contract vacancies in Newport with a recognized job title 244 211 320
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 85.92% 94.20% 96.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 154 250
10th Percentile £303 £336 £312
25th Percentile £425 £402 £357
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £440
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +6.99%
75th Percentile £549 £525 £513
90th Percentile £610 £568 £564
South Wales median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 13 19
10th Percentile £12.46 £11.03 £15.00
25th Percentile £15.79 £15.00 £21.59
Median hourly rate £24.30 £20.00 £42.00
Median % change year-on-year +21.50% -52.38% +90.91%
75th Percentile £38.00 £23.75 "
90th Percentile £42.00 " £46.00
South Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +18.75% -8.57% +34.62%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Newport

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Newport

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newport

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Desktop Support in Newport.

Daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Newport

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Newport

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Desktop Support in Newport.

Hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Newport

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in Newport

For the 6 months to 27 July 2021, Desktop Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Newport region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Availability Management
2 1 (33.33%) Public Sector
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Statistics
2 1 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) MCP
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Remedy
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Finance

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newport 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) Availability Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (33.33%) MCP
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Remedy