Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £180 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 20 November 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 140 133
Rank change year-on-year +8 -7 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 22 31 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.73% 0.87% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.90% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 11
West Yorkshire median daily rate £180 £175 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -16.67% +61.54%
10th Percentile £113 £105 £114
90th Percentile £238 £267 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £150 £140 £150
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 22
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £11.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.17% -16.36% +14.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £9.94 £11.00
90th Percentile £22.30 £14.91 £16.68
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.75 £13.00 £12.25
% change year-on-year +28.85% +6.12% -2.16%

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 2922 3435 4219
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.79% 96.38% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2006 2232 2842
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £256 £256 £259
90th Percentile £544 £550 £525
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 98 181
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.23% -4.38% +9.00%
10th Percentile £9.64 £8.75 £8.63
90th Percentile £34.23 £24.74 £33.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.35 £14.00 £13.55
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.34% +0.35%

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 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 November 2017. 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 0 12 £125 -28.57% 1
Bradford - 3 £220 - 1
Wakefield -6 2 - - 1
Desktop Support
Yorkshire

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

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

1 16 (72.73%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 11 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 7 (31.82%) SCCM
6 6 (27.27%) ITIL
6 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
7 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
8 4 (18.18%) Windows 10
8 4 (18.18%) Office 365
8 4 (18.18%) Windows 8
9 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
9 3 (13.64%) Citrix
9 3 (13.64%) Blackberry
10 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
10 2 (9.09%) Service Management
10 2 (9.09%) VMware
10 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
10 2 (9.09%) Dell
10 2 (9.09%) Logistics
10 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
11 1 (4.55%) Virtual Environments
11 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (4.55%) Mac OS

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 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.55%) IBM Notes
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (4.55%) DHCP
2 1 (4.55%) DNS
2 1 (4.55%) Internet
2 1 (4.55%) Intranet
2 1 (4.55%) LAN
2 1 (4.55%) VPN
2 1 (4.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (4.55%) Banking
1 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) SOAP
1 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) BYOD
2 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.55%) CMDB
2 1 (4.55%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 16 (72.73%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 4 (18.18%) Windows 10
3 4 (18.18%) Windows 8
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.55%) Android
5 1 (4.55%) Mac OS
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) ITIL
2 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
2 2 (9.09%) Logistics
2 2 (9.09%) Service Management
3 1 (4.55%) Data Entry
3 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
3 1 (4.55%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (4.55%) Migration
3 1 (4.55%) Network Management
3 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.55%) Server Building
3 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.55%) Time Management
3 1 (4.55%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
1 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Citrix
3 2 (9.09%) Dell
3 2 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (4.55%) Bloomberg
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco
4 1 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) LANDesk
4 1 (4.55%) Lotus
4 1 (4.55%) Reuters
4 1 (4.55%) SAP
4 1 (4.55%) Wyse