The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset 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 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 26 28 32
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 0.89% 1.18% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 1.29% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £175 £153
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £143 £130
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 - -
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 Dorset 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
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
215 155 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 95.98% 91.72% 93.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 89 129
Average daily rate £325 £325 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £130 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 22 17
Average hourly rate £24.00 £32.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £13.56 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £40.10 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) MS Office
3 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (14.29%) Internet
5 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (14.29%) OLE
5 1 (14.29%) LAN
5 1 (14.29%) WAN
5 1 (14.29%) SLA
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
5 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (14.29%) SCCM
5 1 (14.29%) SCOM
5 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (14.29%) Lync
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
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