The median contractor rate for a Desktop Technician was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands 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 Technician
England > West Midlands
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 137 114
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 0 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.18% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
West Midlands median daily rate - £110 -
England median daily rate - £110 £230
% change year-on-year - -52.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
West Midlands median hourly rate - £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -13.33%  
England median hourly rate £19.50 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +34.48% +7.40%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1948 2837 2261
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.56% 94.63% 95.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3889 5955 5423
West Midlands median daily rate £390 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +14.28%  
10th Percentile £226 £219 £205
90th Percentile £558 £525 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 308 505
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.61%  
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.25 £10.98
90th Percentile £52.50 £38.98 £31.25
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  

Desktop Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Desktop Technician in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Technician in the West Midlands

Desktop Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Desktop Technician in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Technician in the West Midlands

Desktop Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Technician in the West Midlands

Desktop Technician Skill Set
Top 14 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, Desktop Technician 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 West Midlands region featuring Desktop Technician in the job title.

1 1 (33.33%) Polycom
1 1 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
1 1 (33.33%) Server Virtualisation
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Sophos

Desktop Technician Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Server Virtualisation
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Polycom
1 1 (33.33%) Sophos