The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Chester 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 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 Chester 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 20 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 3 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.21% 3.80% -
As % of the Job Titles category 2.31% 4.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £150 £140
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.92 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.58
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.34%
Job Titles Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
130 145 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 95.59% 91.77% 93.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 47 44
Average daily rate £300 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £176 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -20.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.15 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.99 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Desktop Support
Cheshire

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Desktop Support
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Local Government
4 1 (25.00%) MCDST
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (25.00%) iPad
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) Service Management
4 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (25.00%) Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) Handset
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (25.00%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) Handset
1 1 (25.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCDST
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix