Period
to 15 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £120 per day in advertised job vacancies in Taunton during the 6 months to 15 July 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
Somerset > Taunton
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 - 14
Rank change year-on-year - +14 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Taunton 0.94% - 2.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% - 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Taunton median daily rate £120 - -
Somerset median daily rate £183 £168 £190
% change year-on-year +9.40% -11.84% +38.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Taunton median hourly rate - - -
Somerset median hourly rate £18.50 £16.39 £43.17
% change year-on-year +12.89% -62.04% +43.90%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Taunton. 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
Taunton
Contract vacancies in Taunton with a recognized job title 105 97 71
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 99.06% 94.17% 92.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 72 48
Taunton median daily rate £400 £364 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.97% -6.73% +4.70%
10th Percentile £325 £122 £246
90th Percentile £494 £434 £625
Somerset median daily rate £386 £370 £365
% change year-on-year +4.39% +1.37% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Taunton median hourly rate £21.50 £14.50 £21.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.28% -33.56% +81.88%
10th Percentile £17.30 £14.25 £21.19
90th Percentile £25.80 £14.75 £22.46
Somerset median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -6.98% +10.97% +9.15%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Taunton

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Taunton

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Taunton

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Taunton

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 7 Co-occurring IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 Taunton region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Taunton 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 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
General
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory