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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 72 62 56
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 1 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.12% 0.40% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.42% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £175 - £150
UK excluding London median daily rate £156 £160 £170
% change year-on-year
-2.34% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £11.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-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
770 716 611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.48% 94.83% 93.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 479 369
Median daily rate £375 £365 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +5.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 35 35
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £29.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 24 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Birmingham region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Lotus
3 1 (33.33%) Apple
3 1 (33.33%) Sophos
3 1 (33.33%) Automotive
3 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (33.33%) Smartphone
3 1 (33.33%) PDA
3 1 (33.33%) LANDesk
3 1 (33.33%) Software Deployment
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) IBM Notes
3 1 (33.33%) IBM Domino
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN

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 (33.33%) IBM Domino
1 1 (33.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Automotive
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) PDA
1 1 (33.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 1 (33.33%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Apple
2 1 (33.33%) LANDesk
2 1 (33.33%) Lotus
2 1 (33.33%) Sophos