The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 3 months to 29 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
South East > Surrey
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 74 64
Rank change year-on-year -8 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 9 24 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.74% 1.90% 2.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 1.99% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 8
Surrey median daily rate £575 £205 £158
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +180.48% +30.15%  
10th Percentile £130 £116 £128
90th Percentile £663 £310 £356
South East median daily rate £150 £155 £250
% change year-on-year -3.22% -38.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 12
Surrey median hourly rate £27.50 £17.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.76% +17.24%  
10th Percentile £26.25 £15.21 £11.08
90th Percentile £28.75 £17.50 £19.13
South East median hourly rate £14.50 £17.23 £15.50
% change year-on-year -15.82% +11.12%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey. 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
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1152 1204 1229
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 94.66% 95.33% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3123 3197 2859
Surrey median daily rate £425 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.97%  
10th Percentile £276 £213 £238
90th Percentile £538 £575 £525
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 265 220
Surrey median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.55% +45.16%  
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.19 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.00 £42.50
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £16.14
% change year-on-year -8.21% +21.49%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 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
Staines +10 3 £575 -
Guildford -3 1 £140 - 1
Leatherhead - 1 £143 -
Desktop Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 Surrey region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 23 (60.53%) Windows
2 17 (44.74%) Active Directory
3 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
4 12 (31.58%) Windows 7
5 9 (23.68%) Windows 10
6 8 (21.05%) Office 365
7 7 (18.42%) Migration
7 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Office
8 6 (15.79%) ITIL
8 6 (15.79%) LAN
8 6 (15.79%) SCCM
9 5 (13.16%) ITIL V3
9 5 (13.16%) VMware
10 4 (10.53%) Service Management
10 4 (10.53%) Apple
10 4 (10.53%) DNS
10 4 (10.53%) SLA
10 4 (10.53%) WAN
10 4 (10.53%) DHCP
10 4 (10.53%) HP
10 4 (10.53%) Citrix
10 4 (10.53%) Windows XP
10 4 (10.53%) Firewall
10 4 (10.53%) Driving Licence
11 3 (7.89%) OneDrive
11 3 (7.89%) Finance
11 3 (7.89%) Back Office
11 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (7.89%) Windows 8
11 3 (7.89%) Mobile Device Management

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 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
1 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.26%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.63%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.63%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.05%) Office 365
2 3 (7.89%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) LAN
2 4 (10.53%) DHCP
2 4 (10.53%) DNS
2 4 (10.53%) Firewall
2 4 (10.53%) WAN
3 3 (7.89%) Internet
3 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.89%) VPN
4 2 (5.26%) 3G
4 2 (5.26%) Skype
5 1 (2.63%) ADSL
5 1 (2.63%) Intranet
5 1 (2.63%) ISDN
5 1 (2.63%) NAS
5 1 (2.63%) PSTN
5 1 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (2.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (7.89%) Back Office
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Electronics
2 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) .NET
1 1 (2.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Driving Licence
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.26%) Smartphone
2 2 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (60.53%) Windows
2 12 (31.58%) Windows 7
3 9 (23.68%) Windows 10
4 4 (10.53%) Windows XP
5 3 (7.89%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.26%) Android
6 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.63%) Linux
7 1 (2.63%) MVS
7 1 (2.63%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.42%) Migration
2 6 (15.79%) ITIL
3 5 (13.16%) ITIL V3
4 4 (10.53%) Service Management
5 3 (7.89%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (5.26%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.26%) Line Management
6 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.26%) Software Deployment
7 1 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.63%) Change Control
7 1 (2.63%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.63%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.63%) Project Management
7 1 (2.63%) Security Management
7 1 (2.63%) TDD
7 1 (2.63%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) SQL
2 1 (2.63%) C#
2 1 (2.63%) VB
2 1 (2.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (2.63%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) SLA
2 2 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (44.74%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.26%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) SCCM
2 1 (2.63%) DameWare
2 1 (2.63%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.63%) SCOM
2 1 (2.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.16%) VMware
3 4 (10.53%) Apple
3 4 (10.53%) Citrix
3 4 (10.53%) HP
4 3 (7.89%) ServiceNow
5 2 (5.26%) Dell
5 2 (5.26%) LANDesk
5 2 (5.26%) Symantec
6 1 (2.63%) Altiris
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco
6 1 (2.63%) Intel
6 1 (2.63%) Juniper
6 1 (2.63%) Lotus
6 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.63%) Xerox