The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wiltshire during the 3 months to 23 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
South West / Wiltshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 59 33
Rank change year-on-year +10 -26  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 12 7 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 1.80% 1.06% 3.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 1.11% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 1
Median daily rate £300 £575 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.82% +400.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £175 £175
% change year-on-year -8.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 15
Median hourly rate - £15.50 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.87%  
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 Wiltshire. 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
Wiltshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 626 631 598
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 93.99% 95.75% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 434 407
Median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 32
Median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% +63.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.70 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £54.50 £37.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Wiltshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Wiltshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Wiltshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Support in Wiltshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Wiltshire

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Chippenham +2 4 £290 -
Swindon +2 3 £100 -84.61%
Desktop Support
South West

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 Wiltshire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) .NET
3 8 (42.11%) C#
3 8 (42.11%) SQL
3 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 8 (42.11%) WCF
3 8 (42.11%) WPF
4 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
4 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
5 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
5 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
6 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
6 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
6 3 (15.79%) Windows 10
6 3 (15.79%) Smartphone
7 2 (10.53%) Migration
7 2 (10.53%) ITIL
7 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
7 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (10.53%) Office 365
8 1 (5.26%) Desktop Publishing
8 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (5.26%) Android
8 1 (5.26%) iPhone
8 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
8 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
8 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
8 1 (5.26%) Skype
8 1 (5.26%) Citrix

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.26%) Marketing
1 1 (5.26%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) .NET
2 8 (42.11%) WCF
2 8 (42.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Smartphone
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.26%) Graphic Design
3 1 (5.26%) iPhone
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
4 3 (15.79%) Windows 10
5 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.26%) Android
6 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) ITIL
1 2 (10.53%) Migration
2 1 (5.26%) Desktop Publishing
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) C#
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Adobe
2 1 (5.26%) Apple
2 1 (5.26%) Citrix
2 1 (5.26%) Google
2 1 (5.26%) VMware