The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 64 37 61
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 11 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.10% 2.16% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 2.38% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Average daily rate
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£195 £108 £193
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.39% -44.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £102 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £114 £251
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £150 £133
% change year-on-year
- +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £15.05 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.74 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.44% -7.53%
Desktop Support
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol 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
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
934 546 856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 93.59% 90.85% 93.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 367 495
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 42 59
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -50.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.17 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £23.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Desktop Support
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (26.67%) Military
3 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (6.67%) Sun
5 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (6.67%) HP
5 1 (6.67%) Dell
5 1 (6.67%) McAfee
5 1 (6.67%) VoIP
5 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (6.67%) MS Office
5 1 (6.67%) Finance
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) VLAN
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) Lync
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 8

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 1 (6.67%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) VoIP
1 1 (6.67%) VLAN
General
1 4 (26.67%) Military
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Sun
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Dell
2 1 (6.67%) McAfee
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