Period
to 21 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Service Desk Specialist was £128 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

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.

Service Desk Specialist
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Service Desk Specialist 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.22% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Northern Ireland median daily rate £128 - -
UK median daily rate £180 £220 £370
% change year-on-year -18.18% -40.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £180.00 - £15.00

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 434 568 227
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.81% 96.60% 93.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 471 105
Northern Ireland median daily rate £432 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.73% +26.92% +25.00%
10th Percentile £261 £281 £103
90th Percentile £538 £500 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 18
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.50 £14.56 £14.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.41% +1.29% -17.86%
10th Percentile £10.60 £12.83 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £22.47 £25.63
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%

Service Desk Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Desk Specialist within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 21 July 2018. 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
County Antrim - 1 £128 -
Service Desk Specialist
UK

Service Desk Specialist Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, Service Desk Specialist 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 Northern Ireland region featuring Service Desk Specialist in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Reuters
1 1 (100.00%) Bloomberg
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (100.00%) Front Office
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) Statistics
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (100.00%) ION MarketView
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (100.00%) Problem-Solving

Service Desk Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Front Office
1 1 (100.00%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (100.00%) Statistics
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Bloomberg
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Reuters