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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 67 65 61
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 5 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.59% 0.81% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.85% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Average daily rate £113 £130 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% -29.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £140 £146
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.40 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.22%
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
822 825 756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 96.71% 95.60% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 603 503
Average daily rate £363 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.60% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £518 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 19 48
Average hourly rate £31.00 £13.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.46% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £46.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
4 4 (26.67%) Windows 8
5 2 (13.33%) SLA
5 2 (13.33%) SCCM
5 2 (13.33%) MS Office
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL
6 1 (6.67%) C
6 1 (6.67%) Java
6 1 (6.67%) Adobe
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
6 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
6 1 (6.67%) IBM Domino
6 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
6 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
6 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (6.67%) HP
6 1 (6.67%) Dell
6 1 (6.67%) Citrix
6 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (6.67%) Lotus
6 1 (6.67%) Apple
6 1 (6.67%) NHS
6 1 (6.67%) Acrobat
6 1 (6.67%) Internet
6 1 (6.67%) Symantec
6 1 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (6.67%) IBM Domino
1 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) Acrobat
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (6.67%) Billing
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
1 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (26.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (6.67%) Mac OS
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
4 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
1 1 (6.67%) ITIL
1 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
1 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C
1 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Adobe
2 1 (6.67%) Apple
2 1 (6.67%) Citrix
2 1 (6.67%) Dell
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Lotus
2 1 (6.67%) Symantec
2 1 (6.67%) VMware