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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 37 55 43
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 8 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.23% 1.52% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.33% 1.59% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Median daily rate £120 £155 £144
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +7.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £155 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £155 £165
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £160 £170
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -16.04%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
344 441 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.09% 95.45% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 312 265
Median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 39 24
Median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £20.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +60.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 27 June 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 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 10 (66.67%) MS Office
4 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (60.00%) SLA
5 8 (53.33%) Apple
5 8 (53.33%) Windows 8
6 7 (46.67%) Apple iOS
6 7 (46.67%) Software Deployment
6 7 (46.67%) Windows Vista
6 7 (46.67%) SCCM
6 7 (46.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (40.00%) Information Security
7 6 (40.00%) Mac OS
8 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
9 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
10 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
10 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
10 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
10 2 (13.33%) ITIL
10 2 (13.33%) LAN
10 2 (13.33%) WAN
10 2 (13.33%) C
10 2 (13.33%) Mac OS X
11 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
11 1 (6.67%) Wyse
11 1 (6.67%) Finance
11 1 (6.67%) Symantec

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 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (66.67%) MS Office
2 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) LAN
1 2 (13.33%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) Skype
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (53.33%) Windows 8
4 7 (46.67%) Apple iOS
4 7 (46.67%) Windows Vista
5 6 (40.00%) Mac OS
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 2 (13.33%) Mac OS X
7 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
8 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Software Deployment
2 6 (40.00%) Information Security
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) MCP
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (60.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) SCCM
1 7 (46.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) Apple
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) Computacenter
3 1 (6.67%) Symantec
3 1 (6.67%) Wyse