Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £195 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 20 October 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 129 138
Rank change year-on-year -5 +9 0
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 32 22 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.94% 0.75% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.77% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 20
West Yorkshire median daily rate £195 £165 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -5.71% +34.62%
10th Percentile £114 £113 £105
90th Percentile £391 £238 £256
Yorkshire median daily rate £159 £150 £140
% change year-on-year +5.83% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 11
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £16.75 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.39% +45.65% -17.09%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £16.98 £23.10 £14.91
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.75 £16.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -14.06% +23.08% +6.12%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. 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
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in West Yorkshire with a recognized job title 3,268 2,849 3,682
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.00% 97.54% 96.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,212 1,938 2,411
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £290 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £543 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 78 99
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.36 £13.78 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.48% +6.00% -4.38%
10th Percentile £10.30 £8.88 £9.13
90th Percentile £29.13 £24.65 £23.80
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +10.71% - +4.40%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in West Yorkshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in West Yorkshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Support in West Yorkshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in West Yorkshire

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 20 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +4 20 £171 +37.00% 1
Wakefield +4 5 £126 -
Bradford -9 4 £425 +93.18% 1
Huddersfield - 2 £190 -
Desktop Support
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 West Yorkshire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 22 (68.75%) Windows
2 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
3 11 (34.38%) Windows 7
3 11 (34.38%) Windows 10
4 9 (28.13%) Citrix
5 7 (21.88%) Office 365
5 7 (21.88%) SCCM
6 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
6 6 (18.75%) Break/Fix
7 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
7 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
8 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
8 4 (12.50%) Time Management
8 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
8 4 (12.50%) Migration
8 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (9.38%) ServiceNow
9 3 (9.38%) BitLocker
9 3 (9.38%) Aspera SmartTrack
9 3 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (9.38%) Remedy
9 3 (9.38%) McAfee
9 3 (9.38%) Information Security
9 3 (9.38%) CMDB
9 3 (9.38%) Retail
9 3 (9.38%) Logistics
9 3 (9.38%) Mac OS
9 3 (9.38%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (9.38%) Vulnerability Management

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 2 (6.25%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.13%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) DHCP
1 2 (6.25%) DNS
1 2 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (6.25%) Skype
2 1 (3.13%) VoIP
2 1 (3.13%) VPN
2 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) JIRA
General
1 3 (9.38%) Retail
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) CMDB
2 3 (9.38%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.25%) iPhone
3 2 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.13%) CCTV
4 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 22 (68.75%) Windows
2 11 (34.38%) Windows 10
2 11 (34.38%) Windows 7
3 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 3 (9.38%) Mac OS
5 2 (6.25%) Android
6 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Break/Fix
2 4 (12.50%) Migration
2 4 (12.50%) Time Management
3 3 (9.38%) Information Security
3 3 (9.38%) Logistics
3 3 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (9.38%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (6.25%) Asset Management
4 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.25%) ITIL
4 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.13%) Coaching
5 1 (3.13%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (3.13%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.13%) Security Patching
5 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
1 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Server+ Certification
System Software
1 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) SCCM
2 3 (9.38%) Aspera SmartTrack
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Citrix
2 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.38%) McAfee
3 3 (9.38%) Remedy
3 3 (9.38%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.13%) Apple
4 1 (3.13%) Google
4 1 (3.13%) Qualys
4 1 (3.13%) Sophos
4 1 (3.13%) Webroot