Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £123 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wiltshire during the 6 months to 18 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
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 64 69
Rank change year-on-year +6 +5 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 52 29 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 3.31% 2.30% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.53% 2.43% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 17 18
Wiltshire median daily rate £123 £280 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +100.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £108 £103 £124
90th Percentile £338 £478 £775
South West median daily rate £145 £161 £173
% change year-on-year -10.08% -6.52% +25.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 1
Wiltshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -39.53% +27.79%
South West median hourly rate £16.75 £13.00 £14.18
% change year-on-year +28.85% -8.31% -8.53%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire. 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
Wiltshire
Contract vacancies in Wiltshire with a recognized job title 1,473 1,192 1,197
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.70% 94.45% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 942 789 827
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -3.23%
10th Percentile £288 £267 £230
90th Percentile £613 £575 £575
South West median daily rate £418 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +11.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 33 26
Wiltshire median hourly rate £41.85 £37.50 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.59% +0.67% +91.03%
10th Percentile £14.50 £13.00 £15.25
90th Percentile £47.40 £42.55 £76.75
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £34.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year +16.36% +25.00% +8.91%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

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

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 6 months to 18 October 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 18 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
Swindon +9 31 £115 +0.88% 1
Malmesbury - 9 £123 - 1
Chippenham -1 2 £230 -17.86%
Melksham - 1 - -
Warminster - 1 - -
Desktop Support
South West

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 Wiltshire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 38 (73.08%) Windows
2 20 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 19 (36.54%) Windows 10
4 18 (34.62%) Office 365
5 16 (30.77%) Linux
6 14 (26.92%) Active Directory
7 10 (19.23%) Windows XP
8 8 (15.38%) LAN
8 8 (15.38%) WAN
9 7 (13.46%) SCCM
9 7 (13.46%) Windows Server
10 6 (11.54%) Break/Fix
10 6 (11.54%) Windows 8
10 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
11 5 (9.62%) Novell
11 5 (9.62%) ZENworks
11 5 (9.62%) Blackberry
11 5 (9.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (9.62%) HP
11 5 (9.62%) Micro Focus
11 5 (9.62%) Finance
11 5 (9.62%) Manufacturing
11 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (9.62%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 5 (9.62%) Apple iOS
11 5 (9.62%) Android
11 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
12 4 (7.69%) Mac OS
12 4 (7.69%) Digital Marketing

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 5 (9.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (5.77%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (34.62%) Office 365
2 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.38%) LAN
1 8 (15.38%) WAN
2 4 (7.69%) PABX
2 4 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (5.77%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MSI
General
1 5 (9.62%) Finance
1 5 (9.62%) Manufacturing
2 4 (7.69%) Electronics
2 4 (7.69%) Marketing
2 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.92%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.77%) NHS
3 2 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.92%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) Raspberry Pi
4 1 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.92%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 38 (73.08%) Windows
2 20 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 19 (36.54%) Windows 10
4 16 (30.77%) Linux
5 10 (19.23%) Windows XP
6 7 (13.46%) Windows Server
7 6 (11.54%) Windows 8
8 5 (9.62%) Android
8 5 (9.62%) Apple iOS
8 5 (9.62%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (7.69%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.92%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.92%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (11.54%) Break/Fix
2 4 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
2 4 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
2 4 (7.69%) Migration
2 4 (7.69%) Programme Management
3 3 (5.77%) Application Packaging
3 3 (5.77%) Service Delivery
3 3 (5.77%) Software Deployment
3 3 (5.77%) Time Management
4 2 (3.85%) ITIL
5 1 (1.92%) Application Discovery
5 1 (1.92%) Asset Management
5 1 (1.92%) Business Analysis
5 1 (1.92%) Data Protection
5 1 (1.92%) Hardware Maintenance
5 1 (1.92%) Mentoring
5 1 (1.92%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (1.92%) Service Management
5 1 (1.92%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (3.85%) MCP
2 1 (1.92%) Degree
2 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.92%) MCDST
2 1 (1.92%) MCSE
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) QA
2 2 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (13.46%) SCCM
2 5 (9.62%) ZENworks
3 1 (1.92%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.92%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (1.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.62%) HP
2 5 (9.62%) Micro Focus
2 5 (9.62%) Novell
3 4 (7.69%) SAP
4 3 (5.77%) Apple
4 3 (5.77%) Symantec
5 2 (3.85%) VMware
6 1 (1.92%) Citrix