Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £160 per day in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 18 November 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
South West > Somerset
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 31 60
Rank change year-on-year -1 +29 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 24 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 4.66% 3.92% 2.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.87% 4.10% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 7
Somerset median daily rate £160 £225 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.89% +28.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £110 £143 £126
90th Percentile £293 £311 £198
South West median daily rate £160 £178 £150
% change year-on-year -9.86% +18.33% -26.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 8
Somerset median hourly rate £13.00 £28.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.57% +43.59% +2.63%
South West median hourly rate £13.00 £15.10 £15.50
% change year-on-year -13.91% -2.58% +3.33%

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 493 439 692
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 95.64% 97.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 226 396
Somerset median daily rate £356 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.71% -3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £150 £170 £255
90th Percentile £500 £488 £481
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 75 81
Somerset median hourly rate £21.50 £26.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.31% -33.76% +96.25%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £53.25 £42.50 £55.00
South West median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +26.00% -9.09% +37.50%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Somerset over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 18 November 2017. 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
Yeovil - 11 £150 -
Bath -12 3 £200 +15.94%
Portishead - 3 £275 -
Taunton -7 2 £145 -47.27%
Glastonbury - 2 - -
Street - 1 £486 -
Desktop Support
South West

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Somerset region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 21 (87.50%) Windows
2 13 (54.17%) Windows 7
3 9 (37.50%) Break/Fix
3 9 (37.50%) Office 365
4 8 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (29.17%) Dell
5 7 (29.17%) MCP
5 7 (29.17%) MCSE
5 7 (29.17%) A+ Certification
5 7 (29.17%) DCSE
6 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 3 (12.50%) Cisco
8 3 (12.50%) VPN
8 3 (12.50%) Symantec
8 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
8 3 (12.50%) SCCM
8 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
9 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
9 2 (8.33%) Time Management
9 2 (8.33%) assyst
9 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
9 2 (8.33%) Remedy
9 2 (8.33%) Finance
9 2 (8.33%) Citrix
10 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (4.17%) HP
10 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence

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 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 9 (37.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) VPN
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Electronics
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 21 (87.50%) Windows
2 13 (54.17%) Windows 7
3 8 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Break/Fix
2 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.33%) Time Management
4 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.17%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (4.17%) Logistics
4 1 (4.17%) OpenUP
4 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (29.17%) A+ Certification
2 7 (29.17%) DCSE
2 7 (29.17%) MCP
2 7 (29.17%) MCSE
3 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Dell
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco
3 3 (12.50%) Symantec
4 2 (8.33%) Citrix
4 2 (8.33%) Remedy
5 1 (4.17%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) SAP