The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire 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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 97 110 107
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 22 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.86% 0.56% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.62% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 4
Average daily rate
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£163 £275 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.90% +44.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £203 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £375 £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £164 £164 £150
% change year-on-year
- +9.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 5
Average hourly rate £13.50 £19.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.94% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £15.90 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.05 £19.50 £19.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Desktop Support
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2284 2243 2205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.01% 89.65% 91.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1247 1081 958
Average daily rate £385 £370 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 56 82
Average hourly rate £19.75 £17.07 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.70% -2.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £21.10 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -1 10 £163 -51.85% 2
Slough - 4 - - 1
Newbury 0 2 - -
Bracknell - 2 £135 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Wokingham - 1 £115 -
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 28 (70.00%) Windows
2 24 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 22 (55.00%) Windows 7
4 21 (52.50%) Active Directory
5 15 (37.50%) MS Office
6 11 (27.50%) MS Excel
7 8 (20.00%) SCCM
8 7 (17.50%) Windows XP
8 7 (17.50%) Citrix
9 6 (15.00%) Remedy
9 6 (15.00%) Blackberry
9 6 (15.00%) Finance
10 5 (12.50%) ITIL
10 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (12.50%) Windows 8
11 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
11 4 (10.00%) Linux
11 4 (10.00%) MS Exchange
11 4 (10.00%) DHCP
11 4 (10.00%) Dell
11 4 (10.00%) DNS
12 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
12 3 (7.50%) Mac OS X
12 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (7.50%) WAN
12 3 (7.50%) SQL
12 3 (7.50%) McAfee
12 3 (7.50%) VMware
12 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
12 3 (7.50%) ServiceNow

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 4 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.50%) Lync
2 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.50%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (37.50%) MS Office
2 11 (27.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) DHCP
1 4 (10.00%) DNS
2 3 (7.50%) WAN
2 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.00%) VPN
3 2 (5.00%) SAN
3 2 (5.00%) Internet
4 1 (2.50%) Firewall
4 1 (2.50%) NAS
4 1 (2.50%) LAN
4 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Law
2 1 (2.50%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Clustering
3 1 (2.50%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.50%) iPad
3 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 28 (70.00%) Windows
2 22 (55.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (17.50%) Windows XP
4 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 4 (10.00%) Linux
6 3 (7.50%) Mac OS X
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.00%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.50%) Android
8 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (5.00%) Validation
2 2 (5.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (2.50%) Release Management
3 1 (2.50%) Data Protection
3 1 (2.50%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (2.50%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (2.50%) ITIL V3
3 1 (2.50%) Patch Management
3 1 (2.50%) Migration
3 1 (2.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.50%) Service Management
3 1 (2.50%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.00%) MCTS
3 1 (2.50%) MCITP
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
1 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (52.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.00%) XenApp
3 2 (5.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.50%) Citrix
3 6 (15.00%) Remedy
4 4 (10.00%) Dell
5 3 (7.50%) VMware
5 3 (7.50%) ServiceNow
5 3 (7.50%) McAfee
6 2 (5.00%) HP
7 1 (2.50%) Sophos
7 1 (2.50%) NetApp
7 1 (2.50%) Lotus
7 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.50%) Symantec
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