The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Support in their job title over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Aberdeen region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 14 27 22
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 6 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 5.04% 2.45% 4.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.31% 2.66% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £130 £150 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £158 £135 £135
% change year-on-year
+16.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.89 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.23% -13.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Job Titles Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
113 188 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 94.96% 92.16% 88.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 81 91
Average daily rate £325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £213 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £506 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.77 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.97% -1.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.63 £44.90 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Desktop Support
Scotland

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Support in the job title across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Desktop Support
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region that cited Desktop Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Support in their job title.

1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 4 (44.44%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (22.22%) SLA
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000
6 2 (22.22%) MS Office
6 2 (22.22%) Remedy
6 2 (22.22%) Change Management
6 2 (22.22%) Degree
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Vista
6 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
6 2 (22.22%) Data Management
7 1 (11.11%) VMware
7 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
7 1 (11.11%) ITIL
7 1 (11.11%) MCSE
7 1 (11.11%) CCNA
7 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
7 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
7 1 (11.11%) Dell
7 1 (11.11%) Citrix
7 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region that cited Desktop Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Vista
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Change Management
1 2 (22.22%) Data Management
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) CCNA
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) Remedy
2 1 (11.11%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Dell
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix