Period
to 15 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £205 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wiltshire during the 6 months to 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 69 78
Rank change year-on-year +18 +9 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 35 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 2.78% 1.65% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.96% 1.73% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 9
Wiltshire median daily rate £205 £300 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.67% -40.00% +354.55%
10th Percentile £136 £190 £132
90th Percentile £431 £409 £775
South West median daily rate £160 £170 £205
% change year-on-year -5.88% -17.07% +49.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 2
Wiltshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -29.73% +20.03%
South West median hourly rate £15.75 £13.00 £13.23
% change year-on-year +21.15% -1.70% -8.79%

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 1,182 1,271 1,217
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.74% 95.13% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 765 802 832
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% -3.23%
10th Percentile £262 £260 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
South West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 38 30
Wiltshire median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +100.00%
10th Percentile £14.30 £12.94 £15.13
90th Percentile £47.00 £44.35 £47.53
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% +44.44%

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 15 August 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
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 15 August 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 21 £206 +106.25% 1
Chippenham 0 3 £230 -17.86%
Malmesbury - 2 £523 -
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 15 August 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 27 (77.14%) Windows
2 15 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 15 (42.86%) Windows 10
3 14 (40.00%) Office 365
3 14 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
5 7 (20.00%) LAN
5 7 (20.00%) WAN
5 7 (20.00%) Break/Fix
6 6 (17.14%) Windows Server
6 6 (17.14%) SCCM
7 5 (14.29%) Windows XP
7 5 (14.29%) Linux
8 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
8 4 (11.43%) HP
8 4 (11.43%) Novell
8 4 (11.43%) Symantec
8 4 (11.43%) ZENworks
8 4 (11.43%) Blackberry
8 4 (11.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (11.43%) Micro Focus
8 4 (11.43%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (11.43%) Android
8 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (11.43%) Skype for Business
8 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (11.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 4 (11.43%) Skype
9 3 (8.57%) Mac OS

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 4 (11.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (11.43%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (40.00%) Office 365
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) LAN
1 7 (20.00%) WAN
2 4 (11.43%) Skype
3 1 (2.86%) VLAN
3 1 (2.86%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MSI
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
1 3 (8.57%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.71%) Electronics
2 2 (5.71%) Marketing
2 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.71%) NHS
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (77.14%) Windows
2 15 (42.86%) Windows 10
2 15 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 6 (17.14%) Windows Server
4 5 (14.29%) Linux
4 5 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 4 (11.43%) Android
5 4 (11.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (8.57%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.86%) VMS
7 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) Break/Fix
2 4 (11.43%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (8.57%) Migration
3 3 (8.57%) Software Deployment
3 3 (8.57%) Time Management
4 2 (5.71%) Application Packaging
4 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (5.71%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (5.71%) ITIL
4 2 (5.71%) Programme Management
4 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.86%) Application Discovery
5 1 (2.86%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.86%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.86%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.86%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (2.86%) Service Management
5 1 (2.86%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) MCP
2 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) Degree
3 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) MCDST
3 1 (2.86%) MCSE
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
2 2 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) SCCM
2 4 (11.43%) ZENworks
3 2 (5.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.86%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.43%) HP
2 4 (11.43%) Micro Focus
2 4 (11.43%) Novell
2 4 (11.43%) Symantec
3 2 (5.71%) SAP
4 1 (2.86%) Citrix
4 1 (2.86%) VMware