The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 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 Berkshire 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 108 110 108
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 14 9 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.57% 0.37% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.41% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate
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£255 £140 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £160 £140
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 16
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £17.00 £14.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £18.30 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2199 2205 2809
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.83% 91.46% 89.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1027 967 1034
Average daily rate £365 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 84 112
Average hourly rate £17.07 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.73% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £11.00 £14.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Desktop Support
South East

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
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 11 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. 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 +5 7 £275 - 2
Slough 0 1 £235 +30.55%
Maidenhead - 1 £310 -
Newbury - 1 - - 1
Hungerford - - - -
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 22 (73.33%) Windows
2 17 (56.67%) Windows 7
3 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
4 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 11 (36.67%) MS Office
6 10 (33.33%) Windows XP
6 10 (33.33%) Citrix
7 9 (30.00%) ITIL
8 6 (20.00%) Blackberry
9 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (16.67%) VPN
10 4 (13.33%) DHCP
10 4 (13.33%) SLA
10 4 (13.33%) IBM Notes
10 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
10 4 (13.33%) Lotus
11 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
11 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
11 3 (10.00%) DNS
11 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
11 3 (10.00%) Finance
12 2 (6.67%) iPad
12 2 (6.67%) iPhone
12 2 (6.67%) XenApp
12 2 (6.67%) Back Office
12 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
12 2 (6.67%) Change Management
12 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (6.67%) Degree
12 2 (6.67%) LANDesk

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 (13.33%) IBM Notes
2 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.33%) Lync
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (36.67%) MS Office
2 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) VPN
2 4 (13.33%) DHCP
3 3 (10.00%) DNS
3 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.67%) LAN
4 2 (6.67%) VoIP
4 2 (6.67%) WAN
5 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
5 1 (3.33%) Structured Cabling
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Back Office
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.67%) Fat Client
2 2 (6.67%) iPhone
2 2 (6.67%) iPad
2 2 (6.67%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.33%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.33%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 22 (73.33%) Windows
2 17 (56.67%) Windows 7
3 10 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.33%) Android
6 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (3.33%) ITSM
4 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.33%) Logistics
4 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.33%) Project Management
4 1 (3.33%) Service Management
4 1 (3.33%) Mobile Device Management
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) XenApp
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (33.33%) Citrix
3 4 (13.33%) Lotus
4 2 (6.67%) Apple
4 2 (6.67%) Remedy
4 2 (6.67%) LANDesk
4 2 (6.67%) Juniper
5 1 (3.33%) BMC
5 1 (3.33%) Nokia
5 1 (3.33%) Polycom
5 1 (3.33%) Lumension
5 1 (3.33%) MobileIron
5 1 (3.33%) VMware
5 1 (3.33%) Altiris
5 1 (3.33%) Avaya
5 1 (3.33%) HP
5 1 (3.33%) Dell
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