Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 35 27
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 0 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland - 2.01% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category - 2.10% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Northern Ireland median daily rate - £113 -
UK median daily rate £165 £170 £170
% change year-on-year -2.79% - -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £11.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -35.28% -28.92%
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year +6.90% -8.05% +1.74%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. 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
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies in Northern Ireland with a recognized job title 593 286 125
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.18% 95.65% 89.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 161 76
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% +12.00% -0.79%
10th Percentile £289 £141 £101
90th Percentile £513 £438 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 34 4
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.28 £14.30 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.10% -6.26% -9.55%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £13.16
90th Percentile £20.78 £28.13 £17.35
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Northern Ireland

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Northern Ireland

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Northern Ireland