The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the East Midlands region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 99 86 83
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 10 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.61% 0.94% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.97% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 8
Median daily rate - £110 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.34%
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £155
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -25.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.88%
Desktop Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1581 1540 1489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 96.11% 96.19% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1023 923 766
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £507
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 98 106
Median hourly rate £13.45 £13.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.46% -21.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.91 £10.20 £9.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £22.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the East Midlands region that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire -3 3 - -
Northamptonshire -5 2 - - 2
Lincolnshire -9 2 - -
Nottinghamshire -14 2 - - 1
Derbyshire -2 1 - -
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, Desktop Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 21 (87.50%) Windows
2 13 (54.17%) Windows 7
3 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 10 (41.67%) Windows XP
5 9 (37.50%) Blackberry
6 8 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (33.33%) DNS
7 7 (29.17%) Application Packaging
8 5 (20.83%) MS Office
9 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
9 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 3 (12.50%) Lotus
10 3 (12.50%) SLA
10 3 (12.50%) IBM Notes
11 2 (8.33%) Citrix
11 2 (8.33%) ITIL
11 2 (8.33%) C
11 2 (8.33%) LAN
11 2 (8.33%) WAN
11 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
11 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (8.33%) Firewall
11 2 (8.33%) Migration
11 2 (8.33%) Android
11 2 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (8.33%) Mathematics
11 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
11 2 (8.33%) Windows Vista
12 1 (4.17%) Windows Server

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (12.50%) IBM Notes
3 1 (4.17%) Moodle
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Office
2 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (8.33%) Firewall
2 2 (8.33%) LAN
2 2 (8.33%) WAN
3 1 (4.17%) DHCP
3 1 (4.17%) VPN
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.17%) BYOD
3 1 (4.17%) e-Learning
3 1 (4.17%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 21 (87.50%) Windows
2 13 (54.17%) Windows 7
3 10 (41.67%) Windows XP
4 2 (8.33%) Android
4 2 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Vista
5 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Application Packaging
2 2 (8.33%) ITIL
2 2 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
3 1 (4.17%) Data Security
3 1 (4.17%) ITSM
3 1 (4.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) C
2 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) MCP
2 1 (4.17%) MCSA
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Backup Exec
1 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
1 1 (4.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) Lotus
3 2 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (4.17%) Altiris
4 1 (4.17%) Apple
4 1 (4.17%) Novell
4 1 (4.17%) Remedy
4 1 (4.17%) Symantec