The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 November 2014 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 29 16 18
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 0.79% 3.33% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 3.33% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £143 £130
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £23.00 £13.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.92% +13.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -7.53%
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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 Cheltenham 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
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114 60 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 90.48% 100.00% 88.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 31 22
Average daily rate £413 £310 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.06% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 11
Average hourly rate £23.00 £30.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £30.50 £38.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 10 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) VMware