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 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 41 41 42
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 3 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.80% 0.61% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.66% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£110 £150 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -11.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £150 £135
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £24.50 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.60 £13.98 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.62% -6.83%
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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
341 303 405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 91.42% 92.66% 94.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 144 182
Average daily rate £350 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 44 73
Average hourly rate £24.50 £39.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.17% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £51.77 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Desktop Support
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (14.29%) SCCM
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) MCSE
4 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Internet
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (14.29%) MCDST
4 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
General
1 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) MCSE
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) MCDST
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix
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