The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cambridgeshire region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 35 61 64
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 16 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 3.01% 1.46% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.21% 1.53% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Median daily rate £174 £148 £153
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.96% -3.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £111 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £167 £187
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £155
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 3
Median hourly rate £15.25 £15.77 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.29% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.48 £15.77 £16.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.48 £15.77 £32.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.88%
Desktop Support
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
498 784 723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 93.61% 95.15% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 433 429
Median daily rate £375 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £550 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 61 79
Median hourly rate £20.00 £15.77 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.82% -35.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +28 12 £185 +57.44%
Peterborough +3 1 £174 +5.45%
Huntingdon - 1 £145 -
Desktop Support
East of England

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 29 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 16 (53.33%) Windows
2 12 (40.00%) ITIL
3 11 (36.67%) Windows 7
4 9 (30.00%) MS Office
4 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (30.00%) Asset Management
5 7 (23.33%) Apple
5 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (20.00%) SLA
6 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 6 (20.00%) Degree
7 5 (16.67%) Windows 8
8 4 (13.33%) Mac OS
8 4 (13.33%) SCCM
8 4 (13.33%) ITSM
9 3 (10.00%) Windows Vista
9 3 (10.00%) Blackberry
9 3 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (10.00%) Information Security
9 3 (10.00%) Apple iOS
9 3 (10.00%) Software Deployment
10 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
10 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
10 2 (6.67%) Driving Licence
10 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
10 2 (6.67%) ITIL V3
10 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 3 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (30.00%) MS Office
2 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) VoIP
2 1 (3.33%) DNS
2 1 (3.33%) Internet
2 1 (3.33%) LAN
2 1 (3.33%) WAN
General
1 1 (3.33%) Back Office
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
1 1 (3.33%) Front Office
1 1 (3.33%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.67%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (53.33%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 4 (13.33%) Mac OS
5 3 (10.00%) Apple iOS
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Vista
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
6 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.33%) CentOS
7 1 (3.33%) Linux
7 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) ITIL
2 9 (30.00%) Asset Management
3 4 (13.33%) ITSM
4 3 (10.00%) Information Security
4 3 (10.00%) Software Deployment
5 2 (6.67%) Application Packaging
5 2 (6.67%) ITIL V3
5 2 (6.67%) Service Management
6 1 (3.33%) Application Discovery
6 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.33%) Project Management
6 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.33%) Time Management
6 1 (3.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
1 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Degree
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.67%) MCSE
3 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) SCCM
2 3 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (23.33%) Apple
3 2 (6.67%) Remedy
4 1 (3.33%) Altiris
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix
4 1 (3.33%) Dell
4 1 (3.33%) Intel
4 1 (3.33%) Symantec
4 1 (3.33%) Virgin Media
4 1 (3.33%) Wyse