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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
England / East Midlands
Rank 83 92 75
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 9 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.63% 0.56% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.59% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 7
Median daily rate £200 £180 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £180 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £180 £177
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £150 £150
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 7
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £13.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £16.30 £16.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.26%

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
1374 1522 1487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 95.88% 95.30% 96.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 856 878 801
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £245 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 66 96
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.06 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.02% +0.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.44 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £42.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 25 February 2017. 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 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
Northamptonshire - 4 £210 -
Leicestershire +4 2 - -
Lincolnshire -1 2 £170 -
Derbyshire -4 1 - -
Desktop Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) SCCM
3 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
4 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 5 (31.25%) Windows 10
6 3 (18.75%) Windows 8
6 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
6 3 (18.75%) Migration
6 3 (18.75%) ITIL
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 2 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (12.50%) Firewall
7 2 (12.50%) Data Security
7 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (12.50%) VoIP
7 2 (12.50%) DNS
7 2 (12.50%) Citrix
7 2 (12.50%) Software Distribution
7 2 (12.50%) Patch Management
7 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (6.25%) MCDST
8 1 (6.25%) MCITP
8 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
8 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
8 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
8 1 (6.25%) Ticket Management
8 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow
8 1 (6.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection

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 1 (6.25%) IBM Notes
1 1 (6.25%) Moodle
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) DNS
1 2 (12.50%) Firewall
1 2 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
General
1 1 (6.25%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.25%) e-Learning
1 1 (6.25%) Handset
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
3 5 (31.25%) Windows 10
4 3 (18.75%) Windows 8
4 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL
1 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Data Security
2 2 (12.50%) Patch Management
2 2 (12.50%) Software Distribution
2 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
3 1 (6.25%) Security Management
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Ticket Management
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) MCDST
2 1 (6.25%) MCITP
2 1 (6.25%) MCSA
2 1 (6.25%) MCSE
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) Lotus
3 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow
3 1 (6.25%) Symantec