The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 27 June 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
England / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 172 117
Rank change year-on-year -2 -55  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 81 98 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.04% 1.09% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 1.15% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 49 69
Median daily rate £150 £155 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% -38.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £114 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £329 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £174 £175
% change year-on-year -10.77% -0.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 51
Median hourly rate £14.40 £17.23 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.38% +11.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.79 £11.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.65 £24.15 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7336 8545 8844
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.60% 95.02% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4290 5092 5052
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 386 418
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.62 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.24% +21.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in the South East

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in the South East

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in the South East over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Support in the South East

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in the South East

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in the South East over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Desktop Support in the South East

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +21 28 £188 +55.60% 1
Berkshire +19 16 £138 -8.33% 1
Oxfordshire -1 15 £150 +11.11% 4
Surrey -7 9 £575 +180.48% 2
Buckinghamshire -9 8 £150 - 2
West Sussex +11 4 £150 +23.71%
Kent -7 2 - -
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 South East region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 117 (61.58%) Windows
2 71 (37.37%) Microsoft
3 63 (33.16%) Active Directory
4 60 (31.58%) Windows 7
5 51 (26.84%) Microsoft Office
6 39 (20.53%) Windows 10
7 31 (16.32%) ITIL
8 30 (15.79%) Migration
9 23 (12.11%) Windows XP
9 23 (12.11%) Office 365
10 22 (11.58%) Security Cleared
10 22 (11.58%) SCCM
11 15 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (7.89%) SC Cleared
11 15 (7.89%) VPN
11 15 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (7.89%) Finance
12 14 (7.37%) HP
12 14 (7.37%) Smartphone
13 13 (6.84%) DNS
13 13 (6.84%) VMware
13 13 (6.84%) Remedy
14 12 (6.32%) Citrix
14 12 (6.32%) Incident Management
15 11 (5.79%) Remedy ITSM
15 11 (5.79%) Data Migration
15 11 (5.79%) TCP/IP
15 11 (5.79%) BMC
15 11 (5.79%) Apple
15 11 (5.79%) MS Exchange

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 11 (5.79%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (2.11%) IBM Notes
3 4 (2.11%) IIS
3 4 (2.11%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.58%) Apache
4 3 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (1.58%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 51 (26.84%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (5.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.05%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 23 (12.11%) Office 365
2 3 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.58%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.89%) VPN
2 13 (6.84%) DNS
3 11 (5.79%) TCP/IP
4 10 (5.26%) DHCP
4 10 (5.26%) LAN
5 8 (4.21%) VoIP
6 6 (3.16%) WAN
7 4 (2.11%) Firewall
7 4 (2.11%) Internet
8 3 (1.58%) Network Security
8 3 (1.58%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.58%) Skype
8 3 (1.58%) Wireless
9 2 (1.05%) 3G
10 1 (0.53%) ADSL
10 1 (0.53%) Intranet
10 1 (0.53%) ISDN
10 1 (0.53%) NAS
10 1 (0.53%) PSTN
10 1 (0.53%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.05%) MySQL
4 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Eclipse
General
1 15 (7.89%) Finance
2 4 (2.11%) Back Office
2 4 (2.11%) Electronics
3 3 (1.58%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.53%) Legal
4 1 (0.53%) Local Government
4 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.58%) .NET
2 2 (1.05%) WAP
3 1 (0.53%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.37%) Smartphone
3 9 (4.74%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.11%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.11%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.11%) NHS
4 4 (2.11%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.58%) CCTV
5 3 (1.58%) Handset
5 3 (1.58%) iPhone
5 3 (1.58%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.58%) PMI
5 3 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.05%) CMDB
6 2 (1.05%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.05%) EPoS
6 2 (1.05%) iPad
6 2 (1.05%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 117 (61.58%) Windows
2 60 (31.58%) Windows 7
3 39 (20.53%) Windows 10
4 23 (12.11%) Windows XP
5 10 (5.26%) Apple iOS
5 10 (5.26%) Windows 8
6 6 (3.16%) Windows Server
7 5 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.11%) Android
8 4 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.05%) Linux
9 2 (1.05%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.53%) MVS
10 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.53%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (16.32%) ITIL
2 30 (15.79%) Migration
3 12 (6.32%) Incident Management
4 11 (5.79%) Data Migration
5 9 (4.74%) Service Management
5 9 (4.74%) Time Management
6 6 (3.16%) Asset Management
6 6 (3.16%) Change Control
7 5 (2.63%) ITIL V3
7 5 (2.63%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (2.63%) Release Management
8 4 (2.11%) Break/Fix
8 4 (2.11%) Configuration Management
8 4 (2.11%) PRINCE2
8 4 (2.11%) Project Management
9 3 (1.58%) Application Rationalisation
9 3 (1.58%) Change Management
9 3 (1.58%) CRM
9 3 (1.58%) Line Management
9 3 (1.58%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.16%) SQL
2 3 (1.58%) C++
2 3 (1.58%) VBScript
3 1 (0.53%) C#
3 1 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (11.58%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.21%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (4.21%) MCP
4 7 (3.68%) Degree
5 4 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.11%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.11%) MCSE
6 3 (1.58%) MCTS
6 3 (1.58%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.58%) PMP
7 2 (1.05%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.05%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.05%) MCITP
7 2 (1.05%) MCSA
8 1 (0.53%) CCNA
8 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.53%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.26%) SLA
2 7 (3.68%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (2.11%) PMO
4 2 (1.05%) QA
5 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 63 (33.16%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.58%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.58%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.53%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (11.58%) SCCM
2 4 (2.11%) WSUS
3 3 (1.58%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (1.58%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.53%) DameWare
5 1 (0.53%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.53%) SCOM
5 1 (0.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 71 (37.37%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.37%) HP
3 13 (6.84%) Remedy
3 13 (6.84%) VMware
4 12 (6.32%) Citrix
5 11 (5.79%) Apple
5 11 (5.79%) BMC
6 8 (4.21%) Dell
6 8 (4.21%) ServiceNow
7 7 (3.68%) Cisco
8 6 (3.16%) Sophos
9 4 (2.11%) Lotus
9 4 (2.11%) Symantec
10 3 (1.58%) Adobe
10 3 (1.58%) Avaya
10 3 (1.58%) LANDesk
10 3 (1.58%) Wyse
11 2 (1.05%) Nortel
11 2 (1.05%) Samsung
11 2 (1.05%) SAP
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £14 - £15 per hour
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