Period
to 21 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £188 per day in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 21 August 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
South West > Somerset
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 37 35
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 9 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.95% 4.27% 3.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 4.46% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 2
Somerset median daily rate £188 £160 £206
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.19% -22.42% +50.00%
10th Percentile £173 £152 £184
90th Percentile £238 £219 £233
South West median daily rate £163 £170 £196
% change year-on-year -4.12% -13.38% +42.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Somerset median hourly rate £18.50 £13.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.31% -53.57% -6.67%
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £13.23
% change year-on-year +34.62% -1.70% -8.79%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset. 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
Somerset
Contract vacancies in Somerset with a recognized job title 453 448 445
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.26% 95.73% 93.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 292 228
Somerset median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £213 £163 £190
90th Percentile £536 £525 £491
South West median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 71
Somerset median hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +35.71% -5.41%
10th Percentile £16.43 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £43.23 £53.75 £42.45
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +44.44%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Somerset

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Somerset

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Somerset

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 21 August 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
Bridgwater - 5 £188 -
Bath -2 4 £225 +18.42%
Desktop Support
South West

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, Desktop Support 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 Somerset region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) Internet
2 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) Break/Fix
2 4 (44.44%) Server Management
3 3 (33.33%) SCCM
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle
4 2 (22.22%) DHCP
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (22.22%) DNS
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) NetApp
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) VLAN
4 2 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (22.22%) SCOrch
4 2 (22.22%) SCSM
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 1 (11.11%) Software Audit
5 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 1 (11.11%) Software Packaging

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Internet
2 2 (22.22%) DHCP
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) VLAN
3 1 (11.11%) VoIP
3 1 (11.11%) VPN
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Break/Fix
1 4 (44.44%) Server Management
2 1 (11.11%) Software Audit
2 1 (11.11%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (22.22%) SCOrch
2 2 (22.22%) SCSM
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) NetApp
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) VMware