Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Northamptonshire during the 6 months to 22 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
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 70 59
Rank change year-on-year +8 -11 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 4 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.58% 0.65% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.67% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Northamptonshire median daily rate - £163 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.52% +46.67%
East Midlands median daily rate £180 £150 £165
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.67% - -
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.75 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +9.26% -6.90% -23.68%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire. 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
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies in Northamptonshire with a recognized job title 644 897 742
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.60% 96.45% 96.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 652 503
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £418 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.19% -1.76% +3.03%
10th Percentile £200 £263 £250
90th Percentile £538 £575 £574
East Midlands median daily rate £390 £390 £375
% change year-on-year - +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 36
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.17 £11.38 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.80% -5.21% -12.73%
10th Percentile £10.29 £9.63 £10.00
90th Percentile £14.88 £32.19 £18.52
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £13.60 £13.00
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.58% -3.70%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Northamptonshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Northamptonshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Northamptonshire

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton +4 1 - -
Kettering - 1 - -
Desktop Support
East Midlands

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 Northamptonshire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (25.00%) PDA
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (25.00%) PDA
2 1 (25.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft