Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £183 per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 6 months to 24 November 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
South East > Surrey
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 77 108
Rank change year-on-year -20 +31 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 40 56 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.43% 2.44% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 2.56% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 28 17
Surrey median daily rate £183 £155 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.74% -8.82% -2.86%
10th Percentile £119 £134 £123
90th Percentile £452 £245 £363
South East median daily rate £175 £150 £175
% change year-on-year +16.67% -14.29% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 13
Surrey median hourly rate £15.39 £15.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.60% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.61 £11.15
90th Percentile £20.38 £20.00 £20.80
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year +16.67% -4.00% +4.17%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey. 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
Surrey
Contract vacancies in Surrey with a recognized job title 2650 2191 2621
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 95.34% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1862 1438 1604
Surrey median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £206 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 104 86
Surrey median hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £18.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.44% +19.90% +10.38%
10th Percentile £11.79 £11.34 £11.50
90th Percentile £47.76 £45.00 £48.75
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +5.41% +15.63%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Surrey

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Surrey

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Surrey over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Support in Surrey

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Surrey

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Guildford +5 12 £183 +28.07% 1
Sunbury-on-Thames -19 3 £460 -
Weybridge +15 2 - - 3
Staines +7 1 £175 -5.41%
Woking +4 1 £145 -
Epsom -14 1 £163 -7.14%
Leatherhead -14 1 £143 -6.25% 2
Desktop Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Surrey region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 24 (60.00%) Windows
2 16 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 14 (35.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (27.50%) Active Directory
4 11 (27.50%) Windows 10
5 8 (20.00%) SCCM
5 8 (20.00%) LAN
5 8 (20.00%) Finance
6 7 (17.50%) TCP/IP
6 7 (17.50%) Citrix
6 7 (17.50%) WAN
6 7 (17.50%) Windows 8
7 6 (15.00%) Cisco
7 6 (15.00%) Migration
7 6 (15.00%) Office 365
8 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
8 5 (12.50%) Apple
8 5 (12.50%) VPN
8 5 (12.50%) DNS
8 5 (12.50%) Windows XP
8 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
8 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (10.00%) Problem Management
9 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (10.00%) Service Management
9 4 (10.00%) Virtual Team
9 4 (10.00%) Contract Management
9 4 (10.00%) Windows Server

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 2 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (5.00%) IBM Notes
1 2 (5.00%) IIS
1 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) LAN
2 7 (17.50%) TCP/IP
2 7 (17.50%) WAN
3 5 (12.50%) DNS
3 5 (12.50%) VPN
4 3 (7.50%) DHCP
4 3 (7.50%) Firewall
4 3 (7.50%) Internet
5 2 (5.00%) ADSL
5 2 (5.00%) Intranet
5 2 (5.00%) ISDN
5 2 (5.00%) PSTN
5 2 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (5.00%) Skype
6 1 (2.50%) Wireless
6 1 (2.50%) WLAN
General
1 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Back Office
3 1 (2.50%) Electronics
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.00%) Virtual Team
3 3 (7.50%) Blackberry
3 3 (7.50%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.50%) NHS
4 2 (5.00%) Driving Licence
4 2 (5.00%) iPhone
4 2 (5.00%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.50%) iPad
5 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.50%) Raspberry Pi
5 1 (2.50%) User Experience
5 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 24 (60.00%) Windows
2 16 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (27.50%) Windows 10
4 7 (17.50%) Windows 8
5 5 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 4 (10.00%) Windows Server
6 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (7.50%) Android
7 3 (7.50%) Apple iOS
7 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.50%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.00%) Migration
2 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 4 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (10.00%) Contract Management
3 4 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 4 (10.00%) Service Management
3 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (7.50%) Data Migration
4 3 (7.50%) ITIL
4 3 (7.50%) Time Management
5 2 (5.00%) Analytical Thinking
5 2 (5.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (5.00%) Patch Management
6 1 (2.50%) Active Listening
6 1 (2.50%) Break/Fix
6 1 (2.50%) Change Control
6 1 (2.50%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (2.50%) Line Management
6 1 (2.50%) Network Management
6 1 (2.50%) Software Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.50%) MCP
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (27.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (5.00%) DameWare
2 2 (5.00%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (5.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 14 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.50%) Citrix
3 6 (15.00%) Cisco
4 5 (12.50%) Apple
5 3 (7.50%) Bloomberg
5 3 (7.50%) FactSet
5 3 (7.50%) VMware
6 2 (5.00%) Altiris
6 2 (5.00%) HP
6 2 (5.00%) Juniper
6 2 (5.00%) Lotus
6 2 (5.00%) Symantec
7 1 (2.50%) Google
7 1 (2.50%) SAP