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 19 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
England / East of England
Rank 101 88 78
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 19 40 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.91% 1.69% 1.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 1.76% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 25
Median daily rate £128 £174 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.72% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £99 £128 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £190 £200
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £150 £145
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 18
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.70 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.36 £14.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+5.89% +1.75%

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
1990 2267 2465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.22% 95.78% 96.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1154 1360 1449
Median daily rate £390 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £248 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 195 231
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.40 £50.68 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 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
Cambridgeshire -3 9 £100 -42.52%
Hertfordshire -9 4 £210 - 2
Suffolk -4 3 - - 1
Norfolk +11 1 £107 -33.12%
Bedfordshire +4 1 - - 1
Essex -12 1 £300 +66.66%
Desktop Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 of England region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 28 (60.87%) Windows
2 15 (32.61%) Microsoft
3 14 (30.43%) Active Directory
3 14 (30.43%) ITIL
4 13 (28.26%) Windows 7
5 8 (17.39%) SCCM
5 8 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (17.39%) MS Office
6 7 (15.22%) Degree
6 7 (15.22%) Asset Management
6 7 (15.22%) Windows Server
7 6 (13.04%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 6 (13.04%) MCP
8 5 (10.87%) SLA
8 5 (10.87%) A+ Certification
8 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (10.87%) ITIL V3
8 5 (10.87%) WSUS
9 4 (8.70%) Office 365
9 4 (8.70%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (8.70%) Citrix
9 4 (8.70%) DNS
9 4 (8.70%) DHCP
9 4 (8.70%) Migration
9 4 (8.70%) Windows 8
9 4 (8.70%) Line Management
9 4 (8.70%) Windows 10
10 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
10 3 (6.52%) Service Management

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 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) MS Office
2 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) Office 365
2 1 (2.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) DHCP
1 4 (8.70%) DNS
2 2 (4.35%) LAN
3 1 (2.17%) Firewall
3 1 (2.17%) Internet
3 1 (2.17%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.17%) LDAP
3 1 (2.17%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.17%) VoIP
3 1 (2.17%) WAN
3 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (6.52%) Legal
2 2 (4.35%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Front Office
3 1 (2.17%) Local Government
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.70%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.52%) Statistics
4 2 (4.35%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.35%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.17%) CMDB
5 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.17%) Fintech
5 1 (2.17%) NHS
5 1 (2.17%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 28 (60.87%) Windows
2 13 (28.26%) Windows 7
3 7 (15.22%) Windows Server
4 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (8.70%) Windows 10
5 4 (8.70%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.35%) Linux
6 2 (4.35%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.17%) Android
7 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.17%) CentOS
7 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.17%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.17%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) ITIL
2 7 (15.22%) Asset Management
3 6 (13.04%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 5 (10.87%) ITIL V3
5 4 (8.70%) Line Management
5 4 (8.70%) Migration
6 3 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.52%) Service Management
7 2 (4.35%) Application Packaging
7 2 (4.35%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (2.17%) Application Discovery
8 1 (2.17%) Data Migration
8 1 (2.17%) Fault Analysis
8 1 (2.17%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.17%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (2.17%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.17%) Software Distribution
8 1 (2.17%) Time Management
8 1 (2.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) Degree
2 6 (13.04%) MCP
3 5 (10.87%) A+ Certification
4 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.17%) MCSA
5 1 (2.17%) MCSE
5 1 (2.17%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.52%) XenApp
3 2 (4.35%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (4.35%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.17%) BitLocker
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (17.39%) SCCM
2 5 (10.87%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (32.61%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.70%) Citrix
3 2 (4.35%) Apple
3 2 (4.35%) VMware
4 1 (2.17%) Adobe
4 1 (2.17%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco
4 1 (2.17%) Dell
4 1 (2.17%) HP
4 1 (2.17%) Intel
4 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.17%) ServiceNow