The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff 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 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 41 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 4 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.27% 2.68% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 2.83% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£125 £150 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £145 £145 £150
% change year-on-year
- -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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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 Cardiff 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
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
309 212 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 98.10% 94.64% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 145 119
Average daily rate £373 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.53% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £207 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 18
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +12.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.87 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £190.00 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Desktop Support
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) WSUS
2 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) WSUS
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