The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £144 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northamptonshire during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 37 38
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 4 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.10% 1.06% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.10% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £144 £225 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.11% -14.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £175 £175
% change year-on-year -8.30% -0.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.46% -6.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire. 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
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 341 362 342
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 94.20% 95.51% 96.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 256 229
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 16
Median hourly rate £11.17 £15.00 £13.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.53% +8.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.10 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.34 £32.50 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wellingborough 0 2 £128 -
Daventry - 1 £160 -
Northampton - 1 - -
Desktop Support
East Midlands

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) SCCM
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (20.00%) IBM Notes
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Lotus
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (10.00%) Data Security
5 1 (10.00%) Internet
5 1 (10.00%) Symantec
5 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (10.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (10.00%) Time Management
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared

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 (20.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Security
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Lotus
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Symantec