The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £213 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 26 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 West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 98 73
Rank change year-on-year +5 -25  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 42 42 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.55% 1.42% 2.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 1.49% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 18
Median daily rate £213 £196 £138
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.28% +42.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £134 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £545 £210
UK excluding London median daily rate £151 £175 £175
% change year-on-year -13.75% -0.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 39
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.11 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.85% -12.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.40 £21.10
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 West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2601 2818 2987
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.80% 95.46% 95.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1624 1823 1930
Median daily rate £375 £368 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +0.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £514 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 138 200
Median hourly rate £39.50 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.63% +57.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.60 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in the South West

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in the South West

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in the South West over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Support in the South West

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in the South West

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Wiltshire +10 11 £300 -47.82%
Gloucestershire +8 11 £140 -8.94%
Somerset 0 10 £175 -6.66%
Bristol -4 6 £258 +17.71% 4
Dorset +5 2 £185 +19.35%
Desktop Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 West region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 61 (77.22%) Windows
2 36 (45.57%) Windows 7
3 27 (34.18%) Microsoft
4 24 (30.38%) Active Directory
5 17 (21.52%) Security Cleared
6 16 (20.25%) SC Cleared
6 16 (20.25%) Microsoft Office
7 14 (17.72%) Windows Server
8 13 (16.46%) Migration
8 13 (16.46%) Citrix
9 12 (15.19%) Office 365
9 12 (15.19%) Windows 10
10 10 (12.66%) SQL
11 9 (11.39%) .NET
11 9 (11.39%) C#
11 9 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (10.13%) Windows XP
12 8 (10.13%) VMware
12 8 (10.13%) WCF
12 8 (10.13%) WPF
13 7 (8.86%) SCCM
13 7 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (8.86%) Finance
14 6 (7.59%) Windows 8
14 6 (7.59%) Dell
15 5 (6.33%) Time Management
15 5 (6.33%) Video Conferencing
15 5 (6.33%) Firewall
16 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2012
16 4 (5.06%) Virtual Desktop

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 4 (5.06%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (20.25%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.33%) Firewall
2 2 (2.53%) Broadband
2 2 (2.53%) DHCP
2 2 (2.53%) DNS
2 2 (2.53%) Internet
2 2 (2.53%) Network Security
2 2 (2.53%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (2.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.53%) VLAN
2 2 (2.53%) Wireless
3 1 (1.27%) LAN
3 1 (1.27%) Skype
3 1 (1.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Robot Framework
General
1 7 (8.86%) Finance
2 1 (1.27%) Law
2 1 (1.27%) Marketing
2 1 (1.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.39%) .NET
2 8 (10.13%) WCF
2 8 (10.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.33%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (5.06%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.80%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.80%) Smartphone
4 3 (3.80%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.53%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.27%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.27%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.27%) Handset
6 1 (1.27%) iPhone
6 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 61 (77.22%) Windows
2 36 (45.57%) Windows 7
3 14 (17.72%) Windows Server
4 12 (15.19%) Windows 10
5 8 (10.13%) Windows XP
6 6 (7.59%) Windows 8
7 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.53%) Android
8 2 (2.53%) CentOS
8 2 (2.53%) Linux
8 2 (2.53%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.53%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.46%) Migration
2 5 (6.33%) Time Management
3 4 (5.06%) Data Migration
3 4 (5.06%) ITIL
3 4 (5.06%) Project Management
4 3 (3.80%) Break/Fix
4 3 (3.80%) Hardware Maintenance
4 3 (3.80%) Incident Management
5 2 (2.53%) Asset Management
5 2 (2.53%) Server Monitoring
5 2 (2.53%) Software Distribution
6 1 (1.27%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (1.27%) Desktop Publishing
6 1 (1.27%) Logistics
6 1 (1.27%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (1.27%) OpenUP
6 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.27%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.66%) SQL
2 9 (11.39%) C#
3 1 (1.27%) C
3 1 (1.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (21.52%) Security Cleared
2 16 (20.25%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.80%) A+ Certification
3 3 (3.80%) DCSE
3 3 (3.80%) MCP
3 3 (3.80%) MCSE
3 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.27%) Degree
4 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (30.38%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.06%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (3.80%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.80%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.80%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.80%) XenApp
4 3 (3.80%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (8.86%) SCCM
2 2 (2.53%) SCOrch
2 2 (2.53%) SCSM
2 2 (2.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (34.18%) Microsoft
2 13 (16.46%) Citrix
3 8 (10.13%) VMware
4 6 (7.59%) Dell
5 3 (3.80%) AppSense
5 3 (3.80%) Remedy
5 3 (3.80%) Wyse
6 2 (2.53%) Apple
6 2 (2.53%) HP
7 1 (1.27%) Adobe
7 1 (1.27%) Cisco
7 1 (1.27%) Google
7 1 (1.27%) NetApp
7 1 (1.27%) Oracle
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