The median contractor rate for a Deskside Support was £165 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 April 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.

Deskside Support
UK
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 581 636 609
Rank change year-on-year +55 -27  
Contract jobs requiring a Deskside Support 14 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.034% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.036% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 2
Median daily rate £165 £128 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -32.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £105 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £165 £198
UK excluding London median daily rate £153 £120 £180
% change year-on-year +27.08% -33.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 6
Median hourly rate £19.00 £15.75 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.63% +50.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £14.95 £10.50
% change year-on-year +30.43% +42.38%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43948 53151 52856
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.09% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 28537 34639 32004
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% +4.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1440 1542 2110
Median hourly rate £18.33 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.74% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Deskside Support
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Deskside Support in the UK

Deskside Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Deskside Support in the UK

Deskside Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Deskside Support over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Deskside Support in the UK

Deskside Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Deskside Support in the UK

Deskside Support
Top 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Deskside Support within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 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
England +29 10 £165 +15.78% 1
London +31 6 £325 +116.66% 1
South East +14 3 £153 -
South Wales +11 2 - -
Wales +9 2 - -
Newport - 2 - -
Surrey +3 1 - -
City of London 0 1 - -
Milton Keynes 0 1 £165 -
Buckinghamshire -11 1 £165 -
Croydon - 1 - -
Newton Aycliffe - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £140 -
Chertsey - 1 - -
Durham - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £140 -
Scotland - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -

Deskside Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, Deskside 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 featuring Deskside Support in the job title.

1 21 (63.64%) Windows
2 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 14 (42.42%) Windows 7
3 13 (39.39%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (30.30%) Blackberry
4 10 (30.30%) Retail
5 8 (24.24%) Reuters
5 8 (24.24%) Bloomberg
6 7 (21.21%) Eikon
6 7 (21.21%) Banking
6 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
6 7 (21.21%) Lotus
6 7 (21.21%) IBM Notes
6 7 (21.21%) Retail Banking
7 6 (18.18%) Windows XP
7 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
8 5 (15.15%) Mac OS
8 5 (15.15%) Android
8 5 (15.15%) VPN
8 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
8 5 (15.15%) Service Management
9 4 (12.12%) Citrix
9 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
9 4 (12.12%) iPhone
9 4 (12.12%) SCCM
9 4 (12.12%) iPad
9 4 (12.12%) Windows Server
10 3 (9.09%) Windows 8

Deskside Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 7 (21.21%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (39.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) VPN
2 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
3 3 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (9.09%) LAN
4 2 (6.06%) WAN
5 1 (3.03%) DHCP
5 1 (3.03%) DNS
5 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
5 1 (3.03%) Internet
5 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.03%) Wireless
General
1 10 (30.30%) Retail
2 7 (21.21%) Banking
2 7 (21.21%) Retail Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Finance
3 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Blackberry
2 4 (12.12%) iPad
2 4 (12.12%) iPhone
3 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.09%) BYOD
3 3 (9.09%) PDA
4 1 (3.03%) CMDB
4 1 (3.03%) Handset
4 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 21 (63.64%) Windows
2 14 (42.42%) Windows 7
3 6 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 5 (15.15%) Android
4 5 (15.15%) Mac OS
5 4 (12.12%) Windows Server
5 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (9.09%) Windows 10
6 3 (9.09%) Windows 8
7 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
8 1 (3.03%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) Service Management
2 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
2 3 (9.09%) Coaching
2 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
2 3 (9.09%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (6.06%) ITIL
3 2 (6.06%) ITSM
3 2 (6.06%) Time Management
4 1 (3.03%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.03%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (3.03%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.03%) DNA
4 1 (3.03%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.03%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.03%) Software Licensing
4 1 (3.03%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (9.09%) MCITP
4 3 (9.09%) MCSE
5 1 (3.03%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 8 (24.24%) Bloomberg
2 8 (24.24%) Reuters
3 7 (21.21%) Lotus
4 4 (12.12%) Citrix
5 3 (9.09%) Avaya
5 3 (9.09%) Cisco
5 3 (9.09%) HP
6 2 (6.06%) Apple
6 2 (6.06%) Lumension
6 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow
7 1 (3.03%) Wyse