Period
to 28 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Help Desk Support was £138 per day in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Help Desk Support
South West > Somerset
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 50 63
Rank change year-on-year -3 +13 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Support 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.44% 0.59% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.63% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Somerset median daily rate £138 - £150
10th Percentile £115 - £138
90th Percentile £160 - £163
South West median daily rate £138 £150 £150
% change year-on-year -8.33% - +37.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Somerset median hourly rate - £11.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -35.29% -
South West median hourly rate £10.36 £10.75 £14.49
% change year-on-year -3.63% -25.81% +31.73%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset. 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
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 435 478 672
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 96.03% 94.28% 97.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 244 374
Somerset median daily rate £375 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +7.01%
10th Percentile £163 £208 £263
90th Percentile £525 £488 £519
South West median daily rate £385 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +2.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 71 82
Somerset median hourly rate £46.25 £35.50 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.28% -3.40% +70.93%
10th Percentile £14.74 £12.00 £12.02
90th Percentile £53.75 £43.75 £55.00
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +13.64% +57.14% +10.53%

Help Desk Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Help Desk Support in Somerset

Help Desk Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Help Desk Support in Somerset

Help Desk Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Help Desk Support in Somerset

Help Desk 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 Help Desk Support within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 28 July 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
Bath - 1 £150 -
Taunton - 1 £125 -
Help Desk Support
South West

Help Desk Support Skill Set
Top 13 Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 28 July 2017, Help Desk 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 Help Desk Support in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS

Help Desk 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) VLAN
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory