The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £100 per day in advertised job vacancies in Swindon during the 3 months to 27 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
Wiltshire / Swindon
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 40 23
Rank change year-on-year +4 -17  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 3 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 0.89% 1.15% 4.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.20% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £100 £650 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -84.61% +465.21%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £174 £175
% change year-on-year -10.77% -0.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 10
Median hourly rate - - £14.91
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 Swindon. 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
Swindon
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 314 334 346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 93.18% 96.25% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 239 253
Median daily rate £400 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% -7.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 20
Median hourly rate £13.00 £38.50 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.23% +128.82%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Swindon

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Swindon

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Swindon

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 17 Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 27 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 Swindon region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Smartphone
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Apple
3 1 (33.33%) Google
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile App

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon 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 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (66.67%) Smartphone
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Apple
2 1 (33.33%) Google
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