The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Bristol region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 72 63 62
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 3 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.33% 1.32% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 1.38% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £175 £131 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £165 £160
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 4
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
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
886 868 738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 96.62% 95.49% 95.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 641 537
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £249 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 45 34
Median hourly rate £25.50 £15.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.21% -12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £36.60 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 Bristol region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) Office 365
5 1 (10.00%) Smartphone
5 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (10.00%) SCCM
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) Military
5 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (10.00%) SLA
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
5 1 (10.00%) NHS
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
General
1 1 (10.00%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile Computing
1 1 (10.00%) NHS
1 1 (10.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL
1 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
2 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) VMware