The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Crewe 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 10 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crewe 9.09% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 10.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £170 £140
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.16 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.89%
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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 Crewe 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
Crewe
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
30 21 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Crewe 90.91% 84.00% 98.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 55
Average daily rate £325 £300 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -10.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £218 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.08 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Crewe

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Crewe

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Crewe

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Crewe

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Crewe

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Crewe

Desktop Support
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Crewe

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Crewe 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (33.33%) VPN
3 2 (33.33%) SLA
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) Symantec
3 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Crewe by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Crewe 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 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) VPN
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) Symantec
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft