The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cardiff region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 33 - 40
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 5 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.78% - 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% - 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £136 - £125
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £150 £140
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £20.50 - £13.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.85 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-8.51% +9.31%

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
263 375 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 93.59% 96.15% 99.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 287 239
Median daily rate £363 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 18
Median hourly rate £12.44 £13.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £97.00 £24.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

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 Skill Set
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 Cardiff region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 4 (44.44%) ITIL
5 3 (33.33%) MS Office
5 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
6 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
6 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 2 (22.22%) iPhone
6 2 (22.22%) iPad
7 1 (11.11%) Wireless
7 1 (11.11%) Migration
7 1 (11.11%) HP
7 1 (11.11%) Dell
7 1 (11.11%) Citrix
7 1 (11.11%) Apple
7 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
7 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
7 1 (11.11%) Cisco
7 1 (11.11%) Network Management
7 1 (11.11%) Office 365
7 1 (11.11%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (11.11%) Smartphone
7 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
7 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) iPad
1 2 (22.22%) iPhone
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (11.11%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Network Management
2 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Apple
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix
2 1 (11.11%) Dell
2 1 (11.11%) HP