The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham 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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 47 42 44
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 12 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.85% 2.11% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.03% 2.36% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 0
Average daily rate
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£130 £90 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £148 £145 £135
% change year-on-year
+1.72% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 £9.50 £14.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.42% -32.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Desktop Support
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham 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
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
591 551 473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 91.34% 89.30% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 309 219
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £208 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 30 32
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £34.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 (84.62%) Windows
2 21 (80.77%) Windows 7
3 17 (65.38%) Windows XP
4 10 (38.46%) MS Office
5 9 (34.62%) Blackberry
5 9 (34.62%) Back Office
6 8 (30.77%) Java
6 8 (30.77%) IBM Notes
6 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
6 8 (30.77%) Citrix
6 8 (30.77%) Lotus
6 8 (30.77%) Symantec
7 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
7 7 (26.92%) Banking
8 2 (7.69%) OLE
8 2 (7.69%) Workflow
8 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
8 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
8 2 (7.69%) ITIL
8 2 (7.69%) QA
8 2 (7.69%) Time Management
9 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (3.85%) Mitel
9 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (3.85%) PDA
9 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
9 1 (3.85%) Cisco
9 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
9 1 (3.85%) Avaya
9 1 (3.85%) NetApp

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 8 (30.77%) IBM Notes
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (38.46%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
General
1 9 (34.62%) Back Office
2 7 (26.92%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) PDA
2 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (84.62%) Windows
2 21 (80.77%) Windows 7
3 17 (65.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (7.69%) Workflow
1 2 (7.69%) ITIL
1 2 (7.69%) Time Management
2 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
2 1 (3.85%) Project Management
2 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
2 1 (3.85%) Service Management
2 1 (3.85%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Citrix
1 8 (30.77%) Lotus
1 8 (30.77%) Symantec
2 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Mitel
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco
3 1 (3.85%) Avaya
3 1 (3.85%) NetApp
3 1 (3.85%) VMware
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