The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Berkshire region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 111 105 112
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 12 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.51% 0.73% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.79% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Median daily rate £155 £140 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £136 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £144 £288
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £170
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 5
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.95 £15.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.04 £18.70 £19.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -
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
2165 2285 2333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.36% 92.55% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1147 1155 1101
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 100 55
Median hourly rate £15.25 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.75% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.74 £36.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Berkshire region that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 2 July 2016.

Desktop Support Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 2 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -6 7 £140 -3.44% 1
Slough +4 3 £363 -
Bracknell -6 1 - -
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 2016, 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 Berkshire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 14 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 14 (58.33%) MS Office
3 13 (54.17%) Windows 7
3 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
4 10 (41.67%) MS Excel
5 8 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 6 (25.00%) SCCM
7 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (20.83%) Windows 8
8 4 (16.67%) Citrix
9 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (12.50%) Blackberry
9 3 (12.50%) ITIL
9 3 (12.50%) DHCP
9 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
9 3 (12.50%) DNS
9 3 (12.50%) Finance
9 3 (12.50%) Legal
9 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (12.50%) Windows 10
9 3 (12.50%) Office 365
10 2 (8.33%) Skype for Business
10 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (8.33%) Skype
10 2 (8.33%) OneDrive
10 2 (8.33%) Mimecast
10 2 (8.33%) Migration
10 2 (8.33%) Wireless
10 2 (8.33%) Banking

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (8.33%) IBM Notes
1 2 (8.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (58.33%) MS Office
2 10 (41.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Office 365
2 2 (8.33%) Mimecast
2 2 (8.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) DHCP
1 3 (12.50%) DNS
1 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.33%) Internet
2 2 (8.33%) IPX
2 2 (8.33%) Skype
2 2 (8.33%) Wireless
3 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
3 1 (4.17%) SAN
3 1 (4.17%) VoIP
3 1 (4.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
1 3 (12.50%) Legal
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Health Informatics
3 1 (4.17%) Informatics
3 1 (4.17%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 13 (54.17%) Windows 7
3 8 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 5 (20.83%) Windows 8
4 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (8.33%) Android
6 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
7 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (4.17%) Change Control
3 1 (4.17%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
3 1 (4.17%) People Management
3 1 (4.17%) Performance Management
3 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.17%) Resource Management
3 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.17%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) DBS Check
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) MCITP
2 1 (4.17%) MCP
2 1 (4.17%) MCSE
2 1 (4.17%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) BitLocker
2 1 (4.17%) Terminal Server
2 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Citrix
3 2 (8.33%) Lotus
3 2 (8.33%) Polycom
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco
4 1 (4.17%) HP