The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Birmingham region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 52 50 43
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 6 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.99% 1.11% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 1.19% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Median daily rate £120 £175 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% +45.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £152 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £217 £204
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £150 £140
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.85 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-8.51% +9.31%

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
583 586 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.36% 93.31% 92.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 364 336
Median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 32 27
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.76 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.69 £24.95 £23.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 Birmingham region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Windows 7
3 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
5 3 (23.08%) Office 365
6 2 (15.38%) MS Office
6 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
6 2 (15.38%) LAN
6 2 (15.38%) Remedy
6 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
6 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
7 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow
7 1 (7.69%) Intel Security
7 1 (7.69%) Altiris
7 1 (7.69%) Smartphone
7 1 (7.69%) SCCM
7 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
7 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
7 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
7 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
7 1 (7.69%) DHCP
7 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
7 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
7 1 (7.69%) ITIL
7 1 (7.69%) ERP
7 1 (7.69%) Migration
7 1 (7.69%) HP
7 1 (7.69%) Dell

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Windows 7
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
4 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
1 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
1 1 (7.69%) ERP
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL
1 1 (7.69%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Remedy
3 1 (7.69%) Altiris
3 1 (7.69%) Apple
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Dell
3 1 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) Intel Security
3 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow