Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £108 per day in advertised job vacancies in Peterborough during the 6 months to 16 January 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.

Desktop Support
Cambridgeshire > Peterborough
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 25 22
Rank change year-on-year -12 -3 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 7 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 2.11% 1.90% 5.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.22% 1.95% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 9
Peterborough median daily rate £108 - £160
10th Percentile £106 - £132
90th Percentile £116 - £174
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £115 £134 £165
% change year-on-year -13.86% -19.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Peterborough median hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.00% -33.33% +4.90%
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.25 £15.33
90th Percentile £15.75 £12.75 £21.18
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £15.77
% change year-on-year +14.75% -3.30% -11.78%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Peterborough. 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
Peterborough
Contract vacancies in Peterborough with a recognized job title 316 205 215
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.18% 97.62% 97.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 94 122
Peterborough median daily rate £350 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% -
10th Percentile £170 £113 £130
90th Percentile £484 £488 £575
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £366 £385
% change year-on-year +2.39% -4.87% +9.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 24 39
Peterborough median hourly rate £13.60 £13.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.64% +10.42% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.14 £10.92 £8.75
90th Percentile £21.75 £45.85 £19.30
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +50.00% +47.06% -36.45%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Peterborough

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Peterborough

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Peterborough

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Peterborough

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 14 Co-occurring IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Peterborough region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) SLA
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) ITSM
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Ticket Management
3 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Peterborough 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:

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Change Management
1 2 (28.57%) ITSM
1 2 (28.57%) Ticket Management
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft