The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire 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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 71 63 66
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 11 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.87% 1.28% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 1.39% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 0
Average daily rate
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£205 £150 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £150 £135
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £17.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -6.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £15.25 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £17.25 £19.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £13.98 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.91% -6.83%
Desktop Support
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1162 936 839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 92.22% 92.04% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 451 382
Average daily rate £350 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 92 79
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £22.50 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -8 8 £205 +36.66%
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Marlow - - - -
Chesham - - - -
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (25.00%) MCP
4 3 (25.00%) SLA
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) Citrix
5 2 (16.67%) MS Office
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Wyse
6 1 (8.33%) SCCM
6 1 (8.33%) Network Security
6 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (8.33%) Office 365
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (8.33%) Software Distribution
6 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (8.33%) Line Management
6 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (8.33%) Retail
6 1 (8.33%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) VPN
1 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (8.33%) Network Security
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Project Management
1 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Software Distribution
2 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (8.33%) Line Management
2 1 (8.33%) Service Management
2 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) VBScript
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) MCP
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix
2 2 (16.67%) Wyse
3 1 (8.33%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Remedy
3 1 (8.33%) SAP