The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 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 East Midlands 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 76 70 71
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 12 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.85% 0.97% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 1.05% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Average daily rate
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£120 £150 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £150 £140
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £13.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +5.08%
Job Titles Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1335 1339 1318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 94.48% 93.05% 93.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 683 674 639
Average daily rate £350 £333 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £174 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £476 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 92 108
Average hourly rate £13.56 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.51% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.65 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.50 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Desktop Support
England

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 22 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 5 £120 -20.00%
Nottinghamshire +11 3 - - 1
Lincolnshire +5 1 - -
Leicestershire -4 1 - - 1
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 26 (78.79%) Windows
2 23 (69.70%) Active Directory
3 20 (60.61%) Windows XP
4 13 (39.39%) Windows 7
5 11 (33.33%) Blackberry
5 11 (33.33%) MS Office
6 10 (30.30%) LAN
6 10 (30.30%) WAN
7 9 (27.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
8 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
9 5 (15.15%) ITIL
9 5 (15.15%) Firewall
9 5 (15.15%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (12.12%) Wireless
10 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
10 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
11 3 (9.09%) VPN
11 3 (9.09%) Windows 2000
11 3 (9.09%) IBM Notes
11 3 (9.09%) Lotus
11 3 (9.09%) Citrix
11 3 (9.09%) Windows Vista
11 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
12 2 (6.06%) Application Packaging
12 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (6.06%) Pro/ENGINEER

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 9 (27.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
3 3 (9.09%) IBM Notes
3 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (33.33%) MS Office
2 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.06%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 2 (6.06%) AutoCAD
4 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 10 (30.30%) LAN
1 10 (30.30%) WAN
2 5 (15.15%) Firewall
3 4 (12.12%) Wireless
4 3 (9.09%) VPN
5 2 (6.06%) DNS
5 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.03%) DHCP
6 1 (3.03%) FTP
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Toad
General
1 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.03%) GIS
2 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.03%) PDA
2 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (78.79%) Windows
2 20 (60.61%) Windows XP
3 13 (39.39%) Windows 7
4 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (15.15%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (9.09%) Windows 2000
7 3 (9.09%) Windows Vista
8 1 (3.03%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) ITIL
2 2 (6.06%) Migration
3 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.03%) Network Management
3 1 (3.03%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) BC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
System Software
1 23 (69.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Terminal Services
2 1 (3.03%) XenApp
2 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (6.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) Lotus
2 3 (9.09%) Citrix
3 2 (6.06%) Altiris
3 2 (6.06%) Symantec
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco
4 1 (3.03%) Novell
4 1 (3.03%) HP