The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Peterborough during the 3 months to 28 April 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
Cambridgeshire / Peterborough
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 11 24
Rank change year-on-year -6 +13  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 1 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 1.12% 7.53% 2.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 7.69% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Median daily rate - £88 £104
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -15.86%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £150 £155
% change year-on-year -6.66% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £13.87
% change year-on-year +9.09% -0.86%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Peterborough. 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
Peterborough
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82 91 134
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Peterborough 92.13% 97.85% 97.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 45 77
Median daily rate £310 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.61% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £88 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 26
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +22.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Peterborough

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

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 28 April 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 Peterborough region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Altiris
2 1 (50.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection

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:

Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Application Packaging
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (50.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Altiris
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Symantec