The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank - 21 13
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 0 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland - 0.83% 7.56%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.87% 7.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £109 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £143 £152
% change year-on-year +5.26% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.20 £15.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year +1.33% +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 Northern Ireland. 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
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 221 115 113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 96.93% 95.83% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 50 59
Median daily rate £400 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £105 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 4
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +7.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.61 £40.00 £24.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Support in Northern Ireland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Northern Ireland

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 25 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 Northern Ireland region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Process Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) Software Distribution

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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:

Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Process Management
1 1 (100.00%) Software Distribution
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM