The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cardiff region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 44 29 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 1 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.25% 1.98% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 2.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£135 £105 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £150 £135
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.87 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.58
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.34%
Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
384 234 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 97.71% 92.86% 96.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 146 119
Average daily rate £350 £325 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £205 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
Average hourly rate £15.25 £13.87 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.94% -0.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Desktop Support
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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 29 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
2 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 1 (14.29%) QA
4 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 1 (14.29%) SCCM
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) XenApp
4 1 (14.29%) Lync
4 1 (14.29%) PABX
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (14.29%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) AppSense
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) VoIP
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 (14.29%) Lync
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) VoIP
1 1 (14.29%) PABX
1 1 (14.29%) Structured Cabling
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
2 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) HP
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix
1 1 (14.29%) AppSense
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