The table below looks at the statistics for the Help Desk 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 Help Desk Support in their job title over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Help Desk Support
Rank 77 68 63
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Support 9 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.80% 0.59% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.63% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£150 £95 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £125 £110
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £11.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -4.16%
Help Desk 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
1070 949 722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 94.52% 92.86% 92.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 501 293
Average daily rate £363 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 64 88
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.70 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £34.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

Help Desk Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Help Desk Support Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Help Desk Support
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Help Desk Support Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Help Desk Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Help Desk Support Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Help Desk 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 Help Desk Support within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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 -4 8 £150 +71.42%
High Wycombe 0 1 - -
Buckingham - - - -
Help Desk Support
South East

Help Desk Support
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region that cited Help Desk 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 Help Desk Support in their job title.

1 5 (45.45%) Windows
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) MS Office
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix
4 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) Terminal Services
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
4 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
4 2 (18.18%) VoIP
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (18.18%) Mitel
4 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes
5 1 (9.09%) Lotus

Help Desk Support
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region that cited Help Desk 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 Help Desk Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
1 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) VoIP
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) Mitel
4 1 (9.09%) Lotus