Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £142 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wiltshire during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 72 65
Rank change year-on-year +11 -7 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 28 18 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 2.19% 1.41% 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.31% 1.49% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 9
Wiltshire median daily rate £142 £134 £105
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.97% +27.62% -58.00%
10th Percentile £107 £115 £95
90th Percentile £504 £413 £251
South West median daily rate £158 £170 £150
% change year-on-year -7.35% +13.33% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 11
Wiltshire median hourly rate £13.00 £21.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.53% +65.38% -22.39%
South West median hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -18.75% +3.23% -

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 1213 1209 1436
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.99% 94.60% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 817 851 964
Wiltshire median daily rate £420 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 28 61
Wiltshire median hourly rate £27.50 £37.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.15% +67.78% +3.75%
10th Percentile £13.00 £16.55 £12.00
90th Percentile £40.75 £47.50 £43.75
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +24.00% -16.67% +50.00%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +3 18 £142 +9.23% 1
Chippenham +7 2 £170 +21.43%
Corsham - 2 - -
Desktop Support
South West

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 21 (75.00%) Windows
2 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 10 (35.71%) Windows 7
4 9 (32.14%) Windows 10
5 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
6 6 (21.43%) Thin Client
6 6 (21.43%) Fat Client
6 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (21.43%) Scrum
6 6 (21.43%) Remote Desktop
6 6 (21.43%) Data Centre
6 6 (21.43%) Cyber Defence
6 6 (21.43%) Creative Thinking
6 6 (21.43%) Office 365
6 6 (21.43%) Hortonworks
7 5 (17.86%) Hadoop
7 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
8 4 (14.29%) Migration
9 3 (10.71%) VMware
9 3 (10.71%) SCCM
9 3 (10.71%) Citrix
9 3 (10.71%) HP
9 3 (10.71%) Finance
9 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
9 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (7.14%) ServiceNow
10 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
10 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared

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 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Office 365
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (7.14%) Wireless
3 1 (3.57%) LAN
3 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.57%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MSI
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Electronics
2 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.14%) Marketing
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Cyber Defence
1 6 (21.43%) Data Centre
1 6 (21.43%) Fat Client
1 6 (21.43%) Thin Client
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.57%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 21 (75.00%) Windows
2 10 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 9 (32.14%) Windows 10
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
5 2 (7.14%) Android
5 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.57%) Linux
6 1 (3.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (21.43%) Creative Thinking
1 6 (21.43%) Scrum
2 4 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
3 2 (7.14%) Time Management
4 1 (3.57%) Application Packaging
4 1 (3.57%) Break/Fix
4 1 (3.57%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) Software Licensing
4 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.57%) DCSE
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (21.43%) Hortonworks
3 3 (10.71%) Citrix
3 3 (10.71%) HP
3 3 (10.71%) VMware
4 2 (7.14%) Dell
4 2 (7.14%) SAP
4 2 (7.14%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.57%) Cadence
5 1 (3.57%) Micro Focus
5 1 (3.57%) NetApp
5 1 (3.57%) Novell
5 1 (3.57%) Samsung