The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £155 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 29 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
UK / Wales
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 38 62
Rank change year-on-year -15 +24  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 9 21 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.46% 3.78% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 3.90% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Median daily rate £155 £113 £153
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.77% -26.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £83 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £146 £172
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £172 £175
% change year-on-year -6.97% -1.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 11
Median hourly rate £15.86 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% -3.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £10.13 £12.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £21.50 £17.50
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 Wales. 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
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 594 539 823
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.27% 96.94% 96.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1268 1205 1749
Median daily rate £363 £378 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.97% +4.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 112 143
Median hourly rate £16.28 £13.00 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.23% -5.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £44.03 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Wales

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Wales

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Wales

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Wales over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Desktop Support in Wales

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
South Wales -20 5 £183 +62.22% 1
North Wales +2 3 £110 - 1
West Wales - 1 £170 -
Desktop Support
UK

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 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 Wales region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
2 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) Time Management
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
4 3 (23.08%) Coaching
4 3 (23.08%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (23.08%) Migration
4 3 (23.08%) Retail
4 3 (23.08%) Asset Management
4 3 (23.08%) MCITP
4 3 (23.08%) MCSE
4 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
4 3 (23.08%) ITIL
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (23.08%) Avaya
5 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 2 (15.38%) SLA
5 2 (15.38%) SCCM
5 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
5 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
6 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
6 1 (7.69%) Break/Fix
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
6 1 (7.69%) Fault Management
6 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
6 1 (7.69%) Linux
6 1 (7.69%) Java

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
General
1 3 (23.08%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
2 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Time Management
2 3 (23.08%) Asset Management
2 3 (23.08%) Coaching
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Break/Fix
4 1 (7.69%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
1 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) MCITP
2 3 (23.08%) MCSE
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Avaya
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