The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 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 Dorset 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 25 23 32
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 4 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 1.77% 4.74% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.87% 4.98% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 1
Average daily rate
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£120 £200 £203
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -1.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £164 £150 £130
% change year-on-year
+9.16% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £13.46 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.58
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.34%
Job Titles Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
214 221 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 94.69% 95.26% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 128 160
Average daily rate £350 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £180 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £504 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 17 27
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -31.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Desktop Support
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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 24 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) Windows XP
4 4 (50.00%) MS Office
5 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
6 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (12.50%) Degree
6 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
6 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) Migration
6 1 (12.50%) HP
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (12.50%) Internet
6 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (12.50%) OLE

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) OLE
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (62.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
1 1 (12.50%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) HP