The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £125 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 101 93 99
Rank change year-on-year -8 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 2 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.15% 0.74% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.77% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £125 £153 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.03% +8.92%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £145 £150
% change year-on-year +3.44% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 10
Median hourly rate - £10.20 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -26.45%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.20 £15.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year +1.33% +8.14%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. 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 Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1297 1830 1703
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 96.72% 96.11% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 844 1240 1076
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 69 86
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.07 £8.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £23.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 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
Leeds -6 2 £125 -18.03%
Desktop Support
Yorkshire

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (40.00%) Windows 10
5 3 (30.00%) SCCM
5 3 (30.00%) ITIL
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) Migration
6 2 (20.00%) MS Office
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (10.00%) Office 365
7 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
7 1 (10.00%) Security Monitoring
7 1 (10.00%) Law
7 1 (10.00%) Legal
7 1 (10.00%) Apple
7 1 (10.00%) Extranet
7 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
7 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (10.00%) MCP
7 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (10.00%) LAN
7 1 (10.00%) VoIP
7 1 (10.00%) WAN
7 1 (10.00%) Mac OS
7 1 (10.00%) Document Management
7 1 (10.00%) Problem Management

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Extranet
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) VoIP
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Law
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (10.00%) Mac OS
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Document Management
3 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (10.00%) Security Monitoring
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) MCP
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Apple