The median contractor rate for a Deskside Support was £165 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Deskside Support
UK
Rank 593 614 603
Rank change year-on-year +21 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Deskside Support 16 27 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.051% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.053% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 3
Median daily rate £165 £150 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +30.43%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £153 £105 £115
% change year-on-year +45.23% -8.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 6
Median hourly rate £19.50 £14.95 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.43% +42.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £14.95 £10.50
% change year-on-year +33.77% +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 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1585 2011
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 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
England +28 12 £165 +3.12% 4
London +24 8 £325 +91.17% 1
South East +23 3 £153 - 2
South Wales +17 3 - -
Wales +12 3 - -
Newport - 3 - -
City of London +2 2 - -
Surrey +10 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes -2 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 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 28 (71.79%) Windows
2 17 (43.59%) Windows 7
3 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 13 (33.33%) Blackberry
4 13 (33.33%) MS Office
4 13 (33.33%) Banking
4 13 (33.33%) Retail
5 11 (28.21%) Bloomberg
6 10 (25.64%) Eikon
6 10 (25.64%) Retail Banking
6 10 (25.64%) Reuters
6 10 (25.64%) Active Directory
6 10 (25.64%) Lotus
6 10 (25.64%) IBM Notes
7 9 (23.08%) Windows XP
8 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (17.95%) Service Management
9 7 (17.95%) Windows Server
9 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
9 7 (17.95%) iPhone
9 7 (17.95%) iPad
10 6 (15.38%) Android
10 6 (15.38%) SCCM
10 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
10 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
11 5 (12.82%) LAN
11 5 (12.82%) VPN
11 5 (12.82%) Finance
11 5 (12.82%) Incident Management
11 5 (12.82%) Mac OS

Deskside Support Skill Set
Top Related 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 10 (25.64%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (33.33%) MS Office
2 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (25.64%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) LAN
1 5 (12.82%) VPN
2 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (7.69%) DNS
3 3 (7.69%) WAN
4 2 (5.13%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.56%) DHCP
5 1 (2.56%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.56%) Internet
5 1 (2.56%) SSH
5 1 (2.56%) Wireless
General
1 13 (33.33%) Banking
1 13 (33.33%) Retail
2 10 (25.64%) Retail Banking
3 5 (12.82%) Finance
4 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.56%) Multimedia
Miscellaneous
1 13 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 7 (17.95%) iPad
2 7 (17.95%) iPhone
3 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.69%) BYOD
3 3 (7.69%) PDA
4 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.56%) CMDB
4 1 (2.56%) Handset
4 1 (2.56%) NHS
4 1 (2.56%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 28 (71.79%) Windows
2 17 (43.59%) Windows 7
3 9 (23.08%) Windows XP
4 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (17.95%) Windows Server
6 6 (15.38%) Android
7 5 (12.82%) Mac OS
8 3 (7.69%) Windows 8
9 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
9 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
10 1 (2.56%) Windows NT
10 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) Service Management
2 5 (12.82%) Incident Management
3 4 (10.26%) Asset Management
3 4 (10.26%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (7.69%) Coaching
4 3 (7.69%) ITIL
5 2 (5.13%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.13%) ITSM
5 2 (5.13%) Time Management
6 1 (2.56%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.56%) Change Management
6 1 (2.56%) Data Analysis
6 1 (2.56%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.56%) DNA
6 1 (2.56%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.56%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.56%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.56%) Software Licensing
6 1 (2.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (7.69%) MCITP
4 3 (7.69%) MCSE
5 1 (2.56%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (25.64%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 11 (28.21%) Bloomberg
3 10 (25.64%) Lotus
3 10 (25.64%) Reuters
4 4 (10.26%) Citrix
5 3 (7.69%) Apple
5 3 (7.69%) Avaya
5 3 (7.69%) Cisco
5 3 (7.69%) HP
6 2 (5.13%) Lumension
7 1 (2.56%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.56%) Remedy
7 1 (2.56%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.56%) Wyse
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