The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cambridge region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 26 47 46
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 12 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.85% 1.05% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.10% 1.11% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £185 £118 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.44% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £155
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 2
Median hourly rate £15.25 £15.77 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.29% -38.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.88%
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
293 450 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.91% 94.34% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 280 260
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 27 54
Median hourly rate £32.75 £32.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.77 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cambridge region that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, Desktop Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 9 (45.00%) ITIL
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (35.00%) MS Office
3 7 (35.00%) Asset Management
3 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (30.00%) Degree
4 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
5 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 4 (20.00%) SLA
6 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 3 (15.00%) Apple
7 3 (15.00%) Mac OS
7 3 (15.00%) Windows 8
8 2 (10.00%) Software Deployment
8 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
8 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
8 2 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (10.00%) Windows Vista
8 2 (10.00%) SCCM
8 2 (10.00%) Information Security
8 2 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (10.00%) Remedy
8 2 (10.00%) ITSM
9 1 (5.00%) Front Office
9 1 (5.00%) Back Office
9 1 (5.00%) Wyse
9 1 (5.00%) Workflow
9 1 (5.00%) Finance
9 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) MS Office
2 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
1 1 (5.00%) LAN
1 1 (5.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (5.00%) Back Office
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Front Office
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.00%) Mac OS
3 3 (15.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Vista
5 1 (5.00%) CentOS
5 1 (5.00%) Linux
5 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
5 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) ITIL
2 7 (35.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (10.00%) Information Security
3 2 (10.00%) ITSM
3 2 (10.00%) Software Deployment
4 1 (5.00%) Application Discovery
4 1 (5.00%) Application Packaging
4 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) Time Management
4 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
1 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) MCP
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
1 2 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Apple
3 2 (10.00%) Remedy
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix
4 1 (5.00%) Intel
4 1 (5.00%) Wyse