The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands 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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 72 76 64
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 14 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.99% 1.20% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 1.28% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 1
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£153 £140 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £145 £145 £150
% change year-on-year
- -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 11
Average hourly rate £14.75 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.25% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.55 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £15.81 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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
1336 1405 1239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 94.02% 94.04% 94.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 722 753 562
Average daily rate £350 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £70 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 111 156
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £9.59 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £34.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire -7 5 £153 -
Nottinghamshire -2 4 - -
Leicestershire +9 3 £125 -
Derbyshire +20 2 £180 +28.57% 1
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 29 (93.55%) Windows
2 18 (58.06%) Windows 7
3 15 (48.39%) MS Office
4 14 (45.16%) Windows XP
4 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
5 11 (35.48%) LAN
6 10 (32.26%) ITIL
7 8 (25.81%) Blackberry
7 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
7 8 (25.81%) Windows Vista
8 7 (22.58%) WAN
8 7 (22.58%) SLA
8 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
9 6 (19.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (19.35%) Dell
9 6 (19.35%) Dell Certification
9 6 (19.35%) Oracle
9 6 (19.35%) Firewall
10 4 (12.90%) Problem Management
10 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
10 4 (12.90%) SQL
10 4 (12.90%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (9.68%) Change Management
11 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (6.45%) Migration
12 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
12 2 (6.45%) iPhone
12 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 6 (19.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
3 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 15 (48.39%) MS Office
2 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (35.48%) LAN
2 7 (22.58%) WAN
3 6 (19.35%) Firewall
4 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.23%) Broadband
4 1 (3.23%) DHCP
4 1 (3.23%) VPN
4 1 (3.23%) DNS
General
1 1 (3.23%) Law
1 1 (3.23%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
1 1 (3.23%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.45%) iPhone
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) iPad
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 29 (93.55%) Windows
2 18 (58.06%) Windows 7
3 14 (45.16%) Windows XP
4 8 (25.81%) Windows Vista
5 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (12.90%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.23%) UNIX
7 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) ITIL
2 4 (12.90%) Problem Management
3 3 (9.68%) Change Management
4 2 (6.45%) Migration
4 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (3.23%) ISMS
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.23%) Software Distribution
5 1 (3.23%) Software Licensing
5 1 (3.23%) Information Security
5 1 (3.23%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.23%) Service Management
5 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.23%) Information Security Management
5 1 (3.23%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) VBScript
2 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Dell Certification
2 1 (3.23%) MOS
2 1 (3.23%) MCITP
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.23%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (22.58%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) Oracle
2 6 (19.35%) Dell
3 1 (3.23%) Apple
3 1 (3.23%) Remedy
3 1 (3.23%) McAfee
3 1 (3.23%) HP
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