The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 3 months to 22 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
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 19 23
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 2 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.75% 2.89% 3.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 3.05% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £205 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -26.12%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £174 £175
% change year-on-year -10.77% -0.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -10.00%  
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 Staffordshire. 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
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 105 164 177
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 92.11% 94.80% 96.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 101 104
Median daily rate £335 £333 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% -11.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £170 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 15
Median hourly rate £14.20 £13.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.18% -25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £10.96 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.00 £20.00
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 Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Staffordshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Staffordshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Staffordshire

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 22 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
Stoke-on-Trent -1 1 - -
Desktop Support
West Midlands

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 12 Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 Staffordshire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Dell
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Office 365
4 1 (20.00%) Time Management
4 1 (20.00%) Data Migration

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 (20.00%) Office 365
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Citrix
1 2 (40.00%) Dell
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft