The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham 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 22 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 Cheltenham 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 17 14 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.54% 4.40% -
As % of the Job Titles category 2.83% 4.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£145 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £150 £140
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +5.08%
Job Titles Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
106 84 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 89.83% 92.31% 87.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 39 59
Average daily rate £375 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £709
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 8
Average hourly rate £34.50 £14.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+146.42% -62.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £40.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
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Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Desktop Support
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (60.00%) Law
3 3 (60.00%) Legal
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Office 365
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (20.00%) MS Office
5 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (20.00%) SLA
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) HP

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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.

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
General
1 3 (60.00%) Law
1 3 (60.00%) Legal
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) HP