The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 111 93 88
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 36 34 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.17% 1.43% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 1.54% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 8
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£131 £150 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £110 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £174 £190
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £150 £143
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 19
Average hourly rate £18.38 £14.75 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.57% -9.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.97 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £26.00 £20.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.64% -6.66%
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
2879 2214 2889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.69% 93.30% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1733 1094 1426
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £198 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 211 314
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

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 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 September 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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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
Hertfordshire -19 11 £128 -19.04% 2
Cambridgeshire +7 9 £153 -12.85%
Norfolk -7 6 £130 +4.00% 1
Suffolk +3 5 £115 -
Essex -10 5 £175 +40.00%
Bedfordshire - - - -
Desktop Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 47 (71.21%) Windows
2 35 (53.03%) Active Directory
3 23 (34.85%) Windows 7
4 20 (30.30%) Windows XP
5 19 (28.79%) Microsoft
6 17 (25.76%) MS Office
7 14 (21.21%) ITIL
8 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
9 11 (16.67%) SC Cleared
9 11 (16.67%) MS Exchange
10 10 (15.15%) MS Excel
11 8 (12.12%) Citrix
11 8 (12.12%) SLA
12 7 (10.61%) Finance
13 6 (9.09%) LAN
13 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (9.09%) SCCM
14 5 (7.58%) WAN
15 4 (6.06%) TCP/IP
15 4 (6.06%) VoIP
15 4 (6.06%) IBM Notes
15 4 (6.06%) Apple
15 4 (6.06%) Service Delivery
15 4 (6.06%) Lotus
15 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
15 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
16 3 (4.55%) Software Deployment
16 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
16 3 (4.55%) iPhone

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 11 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.06%) IBM Notes
3 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.03%) Lync
4 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.52%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 17 (25.76%) MS Office
2 10 (15.15%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.09%) LAN
2 5 (7.58%) WAN
3 4 (6.06%) TCP/IP
3 4 (6.06%) VoIP
4 2 (3.03%) DNS
4 2 (3.03%) Internet
5 1 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.52%) VPN
5 1 (1.52%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (10.61%) Finance
2 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (1.52%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.52%) Local Government
3 1 (1.52%) Legal
3 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.52%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.03%) Application Packaging
1 2 (3.03%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.55%) iPhone
1 3 (4.55%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.03%) NHS
2 2 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (3.03%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.52%) iPad
3 1 (1.52%) GIS
3 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 47 (71.21%) Windows
2 23 (34.85%) Windows 7
3 20 (30.30%) Windows XP
4 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.03%) Mac OS X
6 2 (3.03%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.03%) Android
6 2 (3.03%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.21%) ITIL
2 4 (6.06%) Service Delivery
3 3 (4.55%) Software Deployment
4 2 (3.03%) ITSM
5 1 (1.52%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (1.52%) Migration
5 1 (1.52%) Service Management
5 1 (1.52%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 11 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.03%) MCP
3 2 (3.03%) Degree
4 1 (1.52%) MCITP
4 1 (1.52%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.12%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (53.03%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (1.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 19 (28.79%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.12%) Citrix
3 4 (6.06%) Apple
3 4 (6.06%) Lotus
4 3 (4.55%) Cisco
5 2 (3.03%) Avaya
5 2 (3.03%) VMware
6 1 (1.52%) Polycom
6 1 (1.52%) Altiris
6 1 (1.52%) Symantec
6 1 (1.52%) HP
6 1 (1.52%) Dell
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