The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Desktop Support Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Specialist
Rank 625 605 574
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Specialist 1 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.002% 0.012% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.013% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £145 £230 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.95% +15.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £250 £150
% change year-on-year
- +66.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 -
Desktop Support Specialist
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46767 46633 45417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.92% 94.73% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 30873 29254 28503
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1342 1874 1952
Median hourly rate £17.95 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.65% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Desktop Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Desktop Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in England

Desktop Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Desktop Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in England

Desktop Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Desktop Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in England

Desktop Support Specialist
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 25 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
London -2 1 £145 -36.95%
Desktop Support Specialist
UK

Desktop Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, Desktop Support Specialist 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 England region featuring Desktop Support Specialist in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Apple
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) Smartphone
3 4 (66.67%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (66.67%) Android
3 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) MS Office
3 4 (66.67%) HND
4 1 (16.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (16.67%) Service Management
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) Wyse
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) QuarkXPress
4 1 (16.67%) Intranet
4 1 (16.67%) Internet
4 1 (16.67%) FileMaker
4 1 (16.67%) Adobe
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Mac OS X
4 1 (16.67%) LAN
4 1 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) SLA
4 1 (16.67%) iPad

Desktop Support Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) QuarkXPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) Intranet
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
1 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) FileMaker
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Smartphone
1 4 (66.67%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) iPad
2 1 (16.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Android
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 4 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (16.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (16.67%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) HND
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Apple
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Adobe
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Wyse