The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in South Yorkshire during the 3 months to 28 March 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
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 42
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire - - 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £150
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £143 £154
% change year-on-year +5.26% -7.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year - +8.14%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire. 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 Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 440 528 394
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 96.28% 96.70% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 363 266
Median daily rate £400 £375 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +19.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 24
Median hourly rate £12.00 £17.25 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.43% +64.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.25 £9.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £24.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in South Yorkshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in South Yorkshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in South Yorkshire

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 9 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Yorkshire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft