The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry 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 16 April 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 Coventry 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 36 31 34
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 0.61% 0.87% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.95% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £108 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £158 £135 £135
% change year-on-year
+16.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £11.95 £11.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.61% -29.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Job Titles Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
285 211 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 87.42% 91.74% 95.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 57 110
Average daily rate £375 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £102 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 51 35
Average hourly rate £13.00 £32.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +47.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £30.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Desktop Support
West Midlands

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

Desktop Support
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
2 4 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) Wyse
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Thin Client
4 2 (33.33%) Fat Client
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) MCSE
5 1 (16.67%) MCP
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Migration

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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.

Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 2 (33.33%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
2 4 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
1 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCP
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Citrix
1 2 (33.33%) Wyse