The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the 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
UK / England
Rank 291 278 208
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -70
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 299 393 524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.73% 0.83% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.87% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 194 252
Median daily rate £160 £160 £152
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £113 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £150 £145
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 98 159
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.88 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.23% +2.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £22.00 £22.05
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 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
38923 45199 45004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.64% 95.07% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 25520 29485 28268
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.48% +5.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1530 1806
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.50 £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 England

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in England

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in England

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the England region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

Desktop Support Daily Rate Histogram in England

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in England

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the England region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Desktop Support
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 within the 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
London -51 103 £160 -1.53% 21
South East +28 73 £155 -4.61% 10
South West 0 25 £145 +11.53% 4
North West +30 24 £125 -16.66% 2
East of England -13 19 £128 -26.72% 4
West Midlands +6 16 £113 -25.00% 1
North East +2 16 £170 +33.33%
Yorkshire +14 12 £125 -10.71%
East Midlands +2 11 £185 +2.77%
Desktop Support
UK

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in 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 England region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 514 (75.26%) Windows
2 324 (47.44%) Windows 7
3 317 (46.41%) Active Directory
4 243 (35.58%) Microsoft
5 201 (29.43%) MS Office
6 127 (18.59%) ITIL
7 123 (18.01%) Windows Server
8 114 (16.69%) SCCM
9 111 (16.25%) Citrix
10 108 (15.81%) MS Excel
11 107 (15.67%) Finance
12 88 (12.88%) Office 365
13 82 (12.01%) Windows 10
14 77 (11.27%) Blackberry
15 76 (11.13%) Security Cleared
16 69 (10.10%) VMware
17 68 (9.96%) Windows Server 2008
18 66 (9.66%) MS Exchange
19 64 (9.37%) Windows XP
20 58 (8.49%) Windows 8
21 57 (8.35%) Apple
22 56 (8.20%) TCP/IP
23 55 (8.05%) DNS
24 53 (7.76%) DHCP
25 52 (7.61%) LAN
25 52 (7.61%) SC Cleared
26 51 (7.47%) SLA
27 49 (7.17%) Migration
27 49 (7.17%) Banking
28 47 (6.88%) Microsoft Certification

Desktop Support 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:

Application Platforms
1 66 (9.66%) MS Exchange
2 32 (4.69%) IBM Notes
3 19 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 16 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (2.20%) Skype for Business
6 11 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (1.46%) SharePoint
8 8 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.44%) CMS
10 1 (0.15%) IIS
10 1 (0.15%) Moodle
10 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 201 (29.43%) MS Office
2 108 (15.81%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 14 (2.05%) Remedy ITSM
2 13 (1.90%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 88 (12.88%) Office 365
2 5 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.73%) OneDrive
3 2 (0.29%) G Suite
3 2 (0.29%) IaaS
3 2 (0.29%) Mimecast
3 2 (0.29%) PaaS
3 2 (0.29%) SaaS
4 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 56 (8.20%) TCP/IP
2 55 (8.05%) DNS
3 53 (7.76%) DHCP
4 52 (7.61%) LAN
5 30 (4.39%) VPN
6 28 (4.10%) WAN
7 25 (3.66%) Internet
7 25 (3.66%) Wireless
8 19 (2.78%) VoIP
9 18 (2.64%) Firewall
10 14 (2.05%) 3G
10 14 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (1.90%) Remote Desktop
12 12 (1.76%) Ethernet
12 12 (1.76%) Skype
13 9 (1.32%) IP Telephony
14 6 (0.88%) Cisco IOS
15 5 (0.73%) Network Security
16 4 (0.59%) Extranet
17 3 (0.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.15%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
1 1 (0.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.15%) MSI
General
1 107 (15.67%) Finance
2 49 (7.17%) Banking
3 30 (4.39%) Retail
4 24 (3.51%) Legal
5 14 (2.05%) Investment Banking
6 13 (1.90%) Back Office
7 11 (1.61%) Retail Banking
8 7 (1.02%) Law
8 7 (1.02%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.73%) Front Office
10 4 (0.59%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.59%) Korean Language
11 3 (0.44%) Advertising
11 3 (0.44%) Games
11 3 (0.44%) Local Government
11 3 (0.44%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.29%) Electronics
12 2 (0.29%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.15%) German Language
13 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (0.88%) XMPP
2 4 (0.59%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.15%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 77 (11.27%) Blackberry
2 35 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (4.54%) Smartphone
4 28 (4.10%) iPhone
5 26 (3.81%) iPad
6 23 (3.37%) Video Conferencing
7 18 (2.64%) Driving Licence
8 14 (2.05%) Fat Client
8 14 (2.05%) Thin Client
9 12 (1.76%) Management Information System
10 11 (1.61%) NHS
11 10 (1.46%) Data Centre
12 8 (1.17%) Client/Server
13 7 (1.02%) Statistics
14 5 (0.73%) Hedge funds
15 4 (0.59%) BYOD
15 4 (0.59%) CMDB
15 4 (0.59%) Computer Science
16 3 (0.44%) PDA
17 2 (0.29%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 514 (75.26%) Windows
2 324 (47.44%) Windows 7
3 123 (18.01%) Windows Server
4 82 (12.01%) Windows 10
5 68 (9.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 64 (9.37%) Windows XP
7 58 (8.49%) Windows 8
8 42 (6.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 38 (5.56%) Android
10 36 (5.27%) Apple iOS
11 27 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
12 25 (3.66%) Mac OS X
13 15 (2.20%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.88%) Linux
15 5 (0.73%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.73%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.44%) CentOS
16 3 (0.44%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.44%) Unix
16 3 (0.44%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (18.59%) ITIL
2 49 (7.17%) Migration
3 27 (3.95%) Incident Management
4 26 (3.81%) Asset Management
5 25 (3.66%) Time Management
6 19 (2.78%) Mobile Device Management
6 19 (2.78%) Service Delivery
7 17 (2.49%) Change Management
8 14 (2.05%) Data Migration
9 13 (1.90%) Service Management
10 12 (1.76%) ITIL V3
11 11 (1.61%) Line Management
11 11 (1.61%) Patch Management
12 10 (1.46%) Change Control
12 10 (1.46%) Identity Management
12 10 (1.46%) Release Management
12 10 (1.46%) Ticket Management
12 10 (1.46%) Validation
13 8 (1.17%) Problem Management
13 8 (1.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (2.05%) PowerShell
2 12 (1.76%) SQL
3 11 (1.61%) Java
4 9 (1.32%) VBA
5 1 (0.15%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 76 (11.13%) Security Cleared
2 52 (7.61%) SC Cleared
3 47 (6.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (5.71%) MCP
5 27 (3.95%) Degree
6 24 (3.51%) MCSE
7 18 (2.64%) ITIL Certification
8 16 (2.34%) A+ Certification
9 15 (2.20%) MCDST
10 14 (2.05%) MCSA
11 12 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
11 12 (1.76%) Network+ Certification
12 8 (1.17%) ACDT
12 8 (1.17%) ACHDS
12 8 (1.17%) ACTC
12 8 (1.17%) MCSM
13 6 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (0.73%) DV Cleared
15 4 (0.59%) DBS Check
15 4 (0.59%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (7.47%) SLA
2 12 (1.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 317 (46.41%) Active Directory
2 45 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (3.66%) XenApp
4 10 (1.46%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (1.02%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.44%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.44%) vSphere
8 1 (0.15%) Firmware
8 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 114 (16.69%) SCCM
2 19 (2.78%) WSUS
3 10 (1.46%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (1.17%) AirWatch
4 8 (1.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (0.59%) Jamf Pro
6 3 (0.44%) DameWare
7 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.29%) SafeCom
7 2 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.15%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.15%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.15%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 243 (35.58%) Microsoft
2 111 (16.25%) Citrix
3 69 (10.10%) VMware
4 57 (8.35%) Apple
5 36 (5.27%) Remedy
6 35 (5.12%) Bloomberg
6 35 (5.12%) Cisco
7 32 (4.69%) Lotus
8 29 (4.25%) Reuters
9 24 (3.51%) Dell
10 23 (3.37%) HP
11 18 (2.64%) ServiceNow
12 16 (2.34%) Symantec
13 13 (1.90%) AppSense
14 11 (1.61%) BMC
14 11 (1.61%) Google
15 10 (1.46%) Intel Security
16 8 (1.17%) Sophos
17 7 (1.02%) Avaya
17 7 (1.02%) Oracle
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