The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the East of England 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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 93 100 103
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 39 40 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.56% 1.44% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 1.51% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 9
Median daily rate £133 £138 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.63% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £120 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £216
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £160 £165
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 11
Median hourly rate £19.00 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £16.80 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.37%
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 of England 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 of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2409 2654 2756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 96.17% 95.57% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1360 1494 1529
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 239 226
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

Desktop Support Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
Cambridgeshire +13 15 £89 - 1
Hertfordshire -1 10 £220 +83.33% 1
Norfolk +1 6 £107 -27.45%
Bedfordshire +3 3 £140 -30.00% 2
Essex -3 3 £133 -59.23% 1
Suffolk -2 2 - -
Desktop Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 of England region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 68 (83.95%) Windows
2 48 (59.26%) Windows 7
3 46 (56.79%) Active Directory
4 37 (45.68%) Microsoft
5 31 (38.27%) MS Office
6 22 (27.16%) ITIL
7 20 (24.69%) SCCM
7 20 (24.69%) Windows 8
8 16 (19.75%) SLA
9 14 (17.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (16.05%) MS Excel
10 13 (16.05%) Windows XP
10 13 (16.05%) Apple
11 12 (14.81%) Citrix
12 11 (13.58%) Blackberry
13 10 (12.35%) MCSE
13 10 (12.35%) DNS
13 10 (12.35%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 9 (11.11%) Data Centre
14 9 (11.11%) Windows Server
15 8 (9.88%) Driving Licence
15 8 (9.88%) Office 365
15 8 (9.88%) Service Delivery
15 8 (9.88%) TCP/IP
16 7 (8.64%) MS Exchange
16 7 (8.64%) MCP
16 7 (8.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 7 (8.64%) Symantec
16 7 (8.64%) Windows Vista

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 9 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (8.64%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.47%) IBM Domino
4 2 (2.47%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.47%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 31 (38.27%) MS Office
2 13 (16.05%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.88%) Office 365
2 3 (3.70%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.35%) DNS
2 8 (9.88%) TCP/IP
3 6 (7.41%) LAN
3 6 (7.41%) WAN
4 4 (4.94%) DHCP
4 4 (4.94%) Firewall
4 4 (4.94%) VoIP
4 4 (4.94%) VPN
5 3 (3.70%) IP Telephony
5 3 (3.70%) MPLS
6 2 (2.47%) Internet
7 1 (1.23%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.23%) SAN
7 1 (1.23%) Skype
7 1 (1.23%) WebEx
7 1 (1.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (1.23%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (6.17%) Finance
2 4 (4.94%) Retail
3 3 (3.70%) Local Government
4 1 (1.23%) Advertising
4 1 (1.23%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.58%) Blackberry
2 9 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 8 (9.88%) Driving Licence
4 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.47%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.23%) CMDB
6 1 (1.23%) iPhone
6 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.23%) NHS
6 1 (1.23%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 68 (83.95%) Windows
2 48 (59.26%) Windows 7
3 20 (24.69%) Windows 8
4 13 (16.05%) Windows XP
5 10 (12.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (11.11%) Windows Server
7 7 (8.64%) Apple iOS
7 7 (8.64%) Windows Vista
8 6 (7.41%) Mac OS
8 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (6.17%) Android
10 4 (4.94%) Windows 10
11 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (1.23%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.23%) Unix
12 1 (1.23%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.16%) ITIL
2 8 (9.88%) Service Delivery
3 7 (8.64%) Software Deployment
4 6 (7.41%) Information Security
4 6 (7.41%) ITIL V3
4 6 (7.41%) ITSM
5 5 (6.17%) Application Packaging
5 5 (6.17%) Service Management
6 4 (4.94%) Asset Management
6 4 (4.94%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (3.70%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.47%) Migration
9 1 (1.23%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.23%) Change Management
9 1 (1.23%) Configuration Management
9 1 (1.23%) High Availability
9 1 (1.23%) Line Management
9 1 (1.23%) Mobile Device Management
9 1 (1.23%) Project Management
9 1 (1.23%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.47%) C
1 2 (2.47%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (17.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (12.35%) MCSE
3 7 (8.64%) MCP
4 4 (4.94%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.70%) Degree
6 2 (2.47%) A+ Certification
6 2 (2.47%) MCSA
7 1 (1.23%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (19.75%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (56.79%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.17%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.23%) Xen
3 1 (1.23%) XenApp
3 1 (1.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (24.69%) SCCM
2 7 (8.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (4.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.23%) SCOM
5 1 (1.23%) WSUS
5 1 (1.23%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 37 (45.68%) Microsoft
2 13 (16.05%) Apple
3 12 (14.81%) Citrix
4 7 (8.64%) Symantec
5 3 (3.70%) Altiris
5 3 (3.70%) Avaya
6 2 (2.47%) HP
6 2 (2.47%) IBM
6 2 (2.47%) Lotus
7 1 (1.23%) Cisco
7 1 (1.23%) Computacenter
7 1 (1.23%) Dell
7 1 (1.23%) Google
7 1 (1.23%) Wyse
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