Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

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
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 29 41
Rank change year-on-year -2 +12 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 10 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.66% 1.69% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.77% 1.76% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 £375 £205
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +82.93% -26.13%
10th Percentile £325 £363 £128
90th Percentile £375 £388 £292
West Midlands median daily rate £138 £175 £190
% change year-on-year -21.43% -7.89% +26.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 4
Staffordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £26.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +92.59% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.18 £16.00 £12.65
90th Percentile £13.26 £31.00 £16.60
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -10.34% +3.57% -15.15%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies in Staffordshire with a recognized job title 265 227 408
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.07% 95.78% 96.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 155 259
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -10.34%
10th Percentile £274 £203 £163
90th Percentile £463 £470 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 21
Staffordshire median hourly rate £13.10 £14.20 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.75% -11.25% +14.70%
10th Percentile £11.18 £10.30 £11.25
90th Percentile £38.75 £35.10 £46.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% -14.29%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings that featured Desktop Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

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 6 months to 17 October 2018. 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
Stafford +4 8 - -
Desktop Support
West Midlands

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, Desktop Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Staffordshire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) Migration
4 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (30.00%) Time Management
4 3 (30.00%) Break/Fix
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL
6 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (10.00%) AccuRev
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (10.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
6 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
6 1 (10.00%) Altiris
6 1 (10.00%) JIRA
6 1 (10.00%) WCF
6 1 (10.00%) WPF
6 1 (10.00%) VMware
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (10.00%) WinForms
6 1 (10.00%) Service Management
6 1 (10.00%) MVC
6 1 (10.00%) Wyse
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification

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:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) AccuRev
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) WCF
1 1 (10.00%) WinForms
1 1 (10.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Break/Fix
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
1 3 (30.00%) Time Management
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (10.00%) MCSA
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Altiris
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) VMware
1 1 (10.00%) Wyse