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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 101 111 107
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 38 30 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.27% 1.03% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.13% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 3
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£185 £121 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.57% -24.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £175 £150
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 9
Average hourly rate £13.56 £14.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.48% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £16.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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
2816 2660 2131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.80% 91.66% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1701 1522 1095
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 225 232
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £22.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -27.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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
Cambridgeshire -6 10 £155 +27.83% 2
Hertfordshire -6 9 £190 +94.87% 1
Essex -12 9 £275 +71.87% 1
Norfolk - 5 £175 -
Suffolk +20 3 £174 -
Bedfordshire +9 2 £200 -
Desktop Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 59 (69.41%) Windows
2 53 (62.35%) Active Directory
3 39 (45.88%) Windows 7
4 33 (38.82%) Microsoft
5 27 (31.76%) ITIL
6 26 (30.59%) MS Office
7 25 (29.41%) Windows XP
8 22 (25.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (24.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (22.35%) VMware
11 18 (21.18%) Citrix
12 16 (18.82%) Cisco
12 16 (18.82%) SCCM
13 13 (15.29%) TCP/IP
13 13 (15.29%) DNS
13 13 (15.29%) SLA
13 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (14.12%) XenApp
14 12 (14.12%) CCNA
14 12 (14.12%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (14.12%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (12.94%) Project Management
15 11 (12.94%) HP
15 11 (12.94%) MS Exchange
16 10 (11.76%) MS Excel
16 10 (11.76%) DHCP
17 9 (10.59%) Dell
17 9 (10.59%) MCP
17 9 (10.59%) Windows 8
18 8 (9.41%) Windows 2000 Server

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 (12.94%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.71%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.18%) Lync
Applications
1 26 (30.59%) MS Office
2 10 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) Office 365
2 1 (1.18%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.29%) TCP/IP
1 13 (15.29%) DNS
2 10 (11.76%) DHCP
3 6 (7.06%) LAN
4 4 (4.71%) WAN
4 4 (4.71%) VPN
5 3 (3.53%) Wireless
6 2 (2.35%) IP Telephony
6 2 (2.35%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.35%) Internet
6 2 (2.35%) Firewall
7 1 (1.18%) SAN
7 1 (1.18%) Intranet
7 1 (1.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.18%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (2.35%) JIRA
2 1 (1.18%) MSI
General
1 4 (4.71%) Finance
2 3 (3.53%) Local Government
3 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.18%) Legal
3 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.18%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.35%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.18%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.06%) NHS
2 4 (4.71%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.71%) iPhone
3 3 (3.53%) iPad
3 3 (3.53%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.35%) HP Storage
4 2 (2.35%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.18%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.18%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 59 (69.41%) Windows
2 39 (45.88%) Windows 7
3 25 (29.41%) Windows XP
4 22 (25.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (24.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (10.59%) Windows 8
8 8 (9.41%) Android
8 8 (9.41%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (3.53%) Linux
10 2 (2.35%) Windows 2000
10 2 (2.35%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.76%) ITIL
2 11 (12.94%) Project Management
3 6 (7.06%) Migration
3 6 (7.06%) Incident Management
4 5 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 3 (3.53%) Change Management
5 3 (3.53%) CRM
5 3 (3.53%) CAD
5 3 (3.53%) Problem Management
5 3 (3.53%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (3.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (2.35%) Change Control
7 1 (1.18%) Software Distribution
7 1 (1.18%) Server Building
7 1 (1.18%) Data Protection
7 1 (1.18%) Service Management
7 1 (1.18%) ITSM
7 1 (1.18%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.41%) SQL
2 3 (3.53%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.18%) C
3 1 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (14.12%) CCNA
1 12 (14.12%) Cisco Certification
1 12 (14.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (10.59%) MCP
3 7 (8.24%) MCSE
4 5 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (4.71%) MCDST
6 3 (3.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (3.53%) Degree
6 3 (3.53%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.35%) CCA
8 1 (1.18%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.18%) MCSA
8 1 (1.18%) CCNP
8 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.18%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.29%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 53 (62.35%) Active Directory
2 12 (14.12%) XenApp
3 3 (3.53%) XenDesktop
3 3 (3.53%) Xen
3 3 (3.53%) Terminal Server
4 2 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.35%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.18%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (18.82%) SCCM
2 2 (2.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (2.35%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 33 (38.82%) Microsoft
2 19 (22.35%) VMware
3 18 (21.18%) Citrix
4 16 (18.82%) Cisco
5 11 (12.94%) HP
6 9 (10.59%) Dell
7 8 (9.41%) Apple
8 5 (5.88%) Remedy
9 4 (4.71%) Symantec
9 4 (4.71%) Wyse
10 3 (3.53%) MobileIron
10 3 (3.53%) Sophos
10 3 (3.53%) Mapinfo
10 3 (3.53%) Altiris
10 3 (3.53%) Google
10 3 (3.53%) LANDesk
10 3 (3.53%) Adobe
11 1 (1.18%) SmartStream
11 1 (1.18%) IBM
11 1 (1.18%) Avaya
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