The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Wiltshire 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
South West / Wiltshire
Rank 54 51 53
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 6 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 0.94% 1.37% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.43% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £145 £150
% change year-on-year +3.44% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
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 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 605 629 695
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 94.68% 95.74% 96.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 422 465
Median daily rate £405 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 21
Median hourly rate £38.50 £27.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +77.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £20.25
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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
Chippenham +2 2 - -
Desktop Support
South West

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 8 (88.89%) Windows
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 3 (33.33%) Office 365
3 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 1 (11.11%) Web Filtering
5 1 (11.11%) Apple
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (11.11%) Intel Security
5 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
5 1 (11.11%) Forcepoint
5 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
5 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
5 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
5 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco
5 1 (11.11%) MS Office
5 1 (11.11%) Firewall
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Smartphone
5 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (11.11%) XenApp
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related 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 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 1 (11.11%) Driving Licence
1 1 (11.11%) iPhone
1 1 (11.11%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 1 (11.11%) Android
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Citrix
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Apple
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Forcepoint
2 1 (11.11%) Intel Security