Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 21 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 145 132
Rank change year-on-year +12 -13 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 50 61 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.12% 1.13% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.18% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 32 19
Yorkshire median daily rate £150 £140 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £113 £105 £110
90th Percentile £210 £248 £438
England median daily rate £170 £175 £175
% change year-on-year -2.86% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 43
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.75 £13.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.85% +6.12% -2.16%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £19.90 £28.50 £16.68
England median hourly rate £15.50 £14.57 £15.77
% change year-on-year +6.42% -7.64% +1.74%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire. 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
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in Yorkshire with a recognized job title 4294 5188 5852
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.58% 96.13% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2846 3331 3898
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £221 £250 £250
90th Percentile £545 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 198 320
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £13.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.34% +0.35%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.48 £9.00
90th Percentile £38.58 £29.88 £28.78
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Yorkshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Yorkshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Yorkshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Desktop Support in Yorkshire

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 21 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
West Yorkshire +9 22 £180 +2.86% 3
North Yorkshire +18 19 £140 +12.00%
South Yorkshire +9 8 - -
East Yorkshire -9 1 - -
Desktop Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 Yorkshire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 36 (72.00%) Windows
2 30 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 26 (52.00%) Active Directory
4 21 (42.00%) Microsoft
5 11 (22.00%) Microsoft Office
6 10 (20.00%) Migration
7 9 (18.00%) SCCM
8 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
8 8 (16.00%) Security Cleared
8 8 (16.00%) DNS
8 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (14.00%) ITIL
9 7 (14.00%) Blackberry
9 7 (14.00%) Windows 10
9 7 (14.00%) Office 365
9 7 (14.00%) MCDST
10 6 (12.00%) Windows 8
10 6 (12.00%) Driving Licence
10 6 (12.00%) MS Exchange
11 4 (8.00%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (8.00%) Incident Management
11 4 (8.00%) VPN
11 4 (8.00%) Citrix
11 4 (8.00%) SLA
11 4 (8.00%) Windows XP
11 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (6.00%) Break/Fix
12 3 (6.00%) Windows Server
12 3 (6.00%) Internet

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 6 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (4.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.00%) IIS
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (22.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.00%) Acrobat
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (4.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Eikon
1 2 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.00%) DNS
2 4 (8.00%) Remote Desktop
2 4 (8.00%) VPN
3 3 (6.00%) Internet
4 2 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (4.00%) LAN
4 2 (4.00%) WAN
4 2 (4.00%) WebEx
5 1 (2.00%) DHCP
5 1 (2.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (6.00%) Banking
2 2 (4.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) SOAP
1 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Blackberry
2 6 (12.00%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.00%) BYOD
3 2 (4.00%) PDA
4 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.00%) CMDB
4 1 (2.00%) iPad
4 1 (2.00%) NHS
4 1 (2.00%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 36 (72.00%) Windows
2 30 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (14.00%) Windows 10
4 6 (12.00%) Windows 8
5 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (8.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.00%) Windows Server
7 2 (4.00%) Android
7 2 (4.00%) Mac OS
7 2 (4.00%) Windows 2000
7 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.00%) Migration
2 7 (14.00%) ITIL
3 4 (8.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (6.00%) Break/Fix
5 2 (4.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (4.00%) ITSM
5 2 (4.00%) Logistics
5 2 (4.00%) Project Management
5 2 (4.00%) Service Management
5 2 (4.00%) Time Management
6 1 (2.00%) Coaching
6 1 (2.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.00%) Data Entry
6 1 (2.00%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (2.00%) Network Management
6 1 (2.00%) Patch Management
6 1 (2.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.00%) Server Building
6 1 (2.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.00%) MCDST
3 1 (2.00%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (52.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (18.00%) SCCM
2 2 (4.00%) DameWare
2 2 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.00%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 21 (42.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) Citrix
3 3 (6.00%) Dell
3 3 (6.00%) Remedy
4 2 (4.00%) Adobe
4 2 (4.00%) Apple
4 2 (4.00%) Bloomberg
4 2 (4.00%) Bomgar
4 2 (4.00%) Cisco
4 2 (4.00%) HP
4 2 (4.00%) Lotus
4 2 (4.00%) Reuters
4 2 (4.00%) VMware
5 1 (2.00%) LANDesk
5 1 (2.00%) SAP
5 1 (2.00%) Wyse