The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £205 per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
South East / Surrey
Rank 69 85 84
Rank change year-on-year +16 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 16 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.39% 1.33% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 1.38% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 3
Median daily rate £205 £153 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.42% +8.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £130 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £260 £164
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £145 £150
% change year-on-year +3.44% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 8
Median hourly rate £14.50 £9.75 £13.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.71% -27.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.28 £7.60 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.40 £14.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.20 £15.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year +1.33% +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 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 1082 1229 1339
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 94.17% 96.39% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 799 727
Median daily rate £425 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% +10.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 99 58
Median hourly rate £15.00 £30.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +58.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.03 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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
Guildford +11 6 £210 - 1
Leatherhead +22 1 - - 1
Egham -1 1 £125 -
Chertsey - 1 - -
Reigate - 1 £160 -
Weybridge - 1 - - 1
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 23 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 Surrey region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 32 (66.67%) Windows
2 25 (52.08%) Active Directory
3 23 (47.92%) Windows 7
4 21 (43.75%) MS Office
5 16 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 12 (25.00%) Windows XP
7 10 (20.83%) LAN
7 10 (20.83%) MS Excel
7 10 (20.83%) TCP/IP
7 10 (20.83%) Office 365
8 9 (18.75%) Lotus
8 9 (18.75%) IBM Notes
9 7 (14.58%) Driving Licence
9 7 (14.58%) SCCM
9 7 (14.58%) WAN
9 7 (14.58%) Citrix
9 7 (14.58%) Wireless
10 6 (12.50%) Firewall
10 6 (12.50%) DNS
10 6 (12.50%) SLA
10 6 (12.50%) HP
10 6 (12.50%) DHCP
10 6 (12.50%) ITIL
11 5 (10.42%) Windows 10
11 5 (10.42%) Mobile Device Management
11 5 (10.42%) Smartphone
11 5 (10.42%) Incident Management
11 5 (10.42%) Dell
11 5 (10.42%) MS Exchange
11 5 (10.42%) Internet

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related 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 9 (18.75%) IBM Notes
2 5 (10.42%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 21 (43.75%) MS Office
2 10 (20.83%) MS Excel
3 3 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.83%) LAN
1 10 (20.83%) TCP/IP
2 7 (14.58%) WAN
2 7 (14.58%) Wireless
3 6 (12.50%) DHCP
3 6 (12.50%) DNS
3 6 (12.50%) Firewall
4 5 (10.42%) 3G
4 5 (10.42%) Internet
5 3 (6.25%) VPN
6 1 (2.08%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.08%) VLAN
General
1 5 (10.42%) Back Office
2 4 (8.33%) Korean Language
3 3 (6.25%) Finance
4 1 (2.08%) Games
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Driving Licence
2 5 (10.42%) Smartphone
3 2 (4.17%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.08%) User Experience
4 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 32 (66.67%) Windows
2 23 (47.92%) Windows 7
3 12 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 5 (10.42%) Windows 10
5 4 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 3 (6.25%) Android
6 3 (6.25%) Apple iOS
7 2 (4.17%) Windows 2000
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Server
8 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.08%) Windows NT
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.50%) ITIL
2 5 (10.42%) Incident Management
2 5 (10.42%) Migration
2 5 (10.42%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (8.33%) Patch Management
4 3 (6.25%) Service Management
5 2 (4.17%) Data Migration
5 2 (4.17%) Data Protection
5 2 (4.17%) ITIL V3
5 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.17%) Software Deployment
6 1 (2.08%) Change Control
6 1 (2.08%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.08%) ITSM
6 1 (2.08%) Security Management
6 1 (2.08%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (2.08%) ACMT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (52.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (18.75%) Lotus
3 7 (14.58%) Citrix
4 6 (12.50%) HP
5 5 (10.42%) Dell
6 3 (6.25%) Apple
6 3 (6.25%) VMware
7 2 (4.17%) LANDesk
8 1 (2.08%) Remedy
8 1 (2.08%) ServiceNow
Weybridge, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £13 - £14.40 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago