The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge 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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 37 38 38
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 10 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.56% 1.37% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.67% 1.41% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £115 - £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £151 £160 £160
% change year-on-year
-5.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +18.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -9.67%
Desktop Support
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge 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
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
375 354 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.91% 96.72% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 223 198
Average daily rate £413 £360 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 35 39
Average hourly rate £37.50 £21.38 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.43% -45.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Windows 7
3 9 (81.82%) MS Office
4 8 (72.73%) SLA
4 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
4 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
5 7 (63.64%) Apple
5 7 (63.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (63.64%) Windows Vista
5 7 (63.64%) SCCM
5 7 (63.64%) Apple iOS
5 7 (63.64%) Software Deployment
5 7 (63.64%) Windows 8
6 6 (54.55%) Mac OS
6 6 (54.55%) Information Security
7 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
8 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
8 2 (18.18%) ITIL
8 2 (18.18%) C
8 2 (18.18%) Mathematics
8 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
9 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
9 1 (9.09%) Skype
9 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
9 1 (9.09%) Computacenter
9 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
9 1 (9.09%) Symantec
9 1 (9.09%) LAN
9 1 (9.09%) WAN

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (81.82%) MS Office
2 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) Skype
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Windows 7
3 7 (63.64%) Apple iOS
3 7 (63.64%) Windows 8
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Vista
4 6 (54.55%) Mac OS
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
5 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
6 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X
6 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Software Deployment
2 6 (54.55%) Information Security
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) SCCM
1 7 (63.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 7 (63.64%) Apple
3 1 (9.09%) Computacenter
3 1 (9.09%) Symantec
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Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £100 - 150 per day
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Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £100 - 160 per day
Posted: 4 days ago