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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 77 54 69
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 10 19 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.81% 1.82% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 1.96% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 0
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £140 £133
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 £9.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.68% -36.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -7.53%
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
1160 970 762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 93.55% 93.09% 93.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 469 317
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 94 83
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 £11.35 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £27.65 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 25 November 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 -16 9 £205 +36.66% 1
High Wycombe - - - -
Marlow - - - -
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 9 (52.94%) Windows
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
3 6 (35.29%) SLA
4 4 (23.53%) MCP
4 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
4 4 (23.53%) Finance
4 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
5 3 (17.65%) Wyse
5 3 (17.65%) Project Management
5 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
5 3 (17.65%) Citrix
6 2 (11.76%) MS Office
6 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
6 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Line Management
6 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (5.88%) Office 365
7 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
7 1 (5.88%) Software Distribution
7 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (5.88%) Retail
7 1 (5.88%) Statistical Analysis
7 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
7 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
7 1 (5.88%) SCCM
7 1 (5.88%) Network Security

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Network Security
1 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) WAN
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.88%) VPN
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
2 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Project Management
2 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (11.76%) Line Management
3 1 (5.88%) Software Distribution
3 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (5.88%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Service Management
3 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) MCP
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Wyse
2 3 (17.65%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) Remedy
3 1 (5.88%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) SAP
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