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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 112 115 110
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 15 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.59% 0.68% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.73% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 9
Median daily rate £133 £178 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.35% +7.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £123 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £205 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £151 £160 £160
% change year-on-year
-5.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Median hourly rate £18.00 £10.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -39.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £10.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £15.30 £120.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.68
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.68%
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
2344 2590 2503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.91% 92.50% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1229 1355 1257
Median daily rate £400 £382 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.71% +5.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 82 95
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.28% +1.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £13.65 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 -4 9 £125 +31.57% 1
Slough +9 3 £325 +62.50% 1
Bracknell -1 1 - -
Wokingham -5 1 £140 -
Maidenhead - 1 £123 -
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 23 (69.70%) Windows
2 21 (63.64%) Windows 7
3 18 (54.55%) Active Directory
4 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
5 12 (36.36%) MS Office
6 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
6 9 (27.27%) SCCM
7 8 (24.24%) Windows 8
7 8 (24.24%) Windows Server
8 6 (18.18%) Blackberry
9 5 (15.15%) Citrix
9 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (12.12%) Remedy
11 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (9.09%) Finance
11 3 (9.09%) Legal
11 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
11 3 (9.09%) DNS
11 3 (9.09%) Windows XP
11 3 (9.09%) DHCP
11 3 (9.09%) Windows 10
11 3 (9.09%) DBS Check
11 3 (9.09%) Android
11 3 (9.09%) Apple iOS
12 2 (6.06%) Skype for Business
12 2 (6.06%) Office 365
12 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (6.06%) Skype
12 2 (6.06%) OneDrive
12 2 (6.06%) 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 (6.06%) IBM Notes
1 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.06%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (36.36%) MS Office
2 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Office 365
1 2 (6.06%) OneDrive
2 1 (3.03%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) DHCP
1 3 (9.09%) DNS
1 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.06%) Internet
2 2 (6.06%) IPX
2 2 (6.06%) Skype
3 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.03%) SAN
3 1 (3.03%) Wireless
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
1 3 (9.09%) Legal
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
2 2 (6.06%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.03%) iPad
2 1 (3.03%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 23 (69.70%) Windows
2 21 (63.64%) Windows 7
3 8 (24.24%) Windows 8
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server
4 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (9.09%) Android
5 3 (9.09%) Apple iOS
5 3 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (9.09%) Windows XP
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.03%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (6.06%) ITIL
2 1 (3.03%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (3.03%) Data Protection
2 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
2 1 (3.03%) Migration
2 1 (3.03%) People Management
2 1 (3.03%) Performance Management
2 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
2 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
2 1 (3.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) DBS Check
2 1 (3.03%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) MCITP
2 1 (3.03%) MCTS
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) BitLocker
2 1 (3.03%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) Citrix
3 4 (12.12%) Remedy
4 2 (6.06%) Lotus
4 2 (6.06%) Polycom
5 1 (3.03%) Sophos
5 1 (3.03%) Symantec