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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 313 231 191
Rank change year-on-year
-82 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 356 511 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.71% 0.99% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 1.04% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 214 225
Median daily rate £156 £160 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £115 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £230 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £148 £165 £160
% change year-on-year
-10.60% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 178 151
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.77 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.05% +5.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £11.45 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.65 £21.10 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Desktop Support
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
47309 49013 46162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.82% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 31081 31699 28498
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1424 1848 1899
Median hourly rate £17.31 £16.83 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% +1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 27 July 2016.

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 27 July 2016.

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 27 July 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 -72 129 £160 +1.58% 31
South East -26 60 £135 -17.55% 15
North West -7 35 £180 -10.00% 4
East of England +5 32 £143 -16.78% 4
South West -23 24 £175 +20.68% 5
North East -44 22 £226 +13.12%
Yorkshire -5 21 £125 -16.66% 1
West Midlands -39 18 £165 +34.69% 1
East Midlands +7 16 £125 +13.63% 1
Desktop Support
UK

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, 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.

1 573 (77.22%) Windows
2 400 (53.91%) Active Directory
3 362 (48.79%) Windows 7
4 268 (36.12%) Microsoft
5 257 (34.64%) MS Office
6 172 (23.18%) ITIL
7 134 (18.06%) Citrix
7 134 (18.06%) SCCM
8 116 (15.63%) MS Excel
8 116 (15.63%) Windows XP
9 115 (15.50%) Windows Server
10 97 (13.07%) Finance
11 94 (12.67%) Blackberry
12 91 (12.26%) DNS
13 90 (12.13%) Windows 8
14 85 (11.46%) Windows Server 2008
15 84 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
16 76 (10.24%) MS Exchange
17 71 (9.57%) TCP/IP
18 70 (9.43%) DHCP
18 70 (9.43%) SLA
19 67 (9.03%) Apple
20 64 (8.63%) Office 365
21 63 (8.49%) VMware
22 62 (8.36%) Security Cleared
23 57 (7.68%) Windows Server 2003
24 56 (7.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
25 53 (7.14%) Cisco
26 52 (7.01%) MCP
27 51 (6.87%) MCSE

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 76 (10.24%) MS Exchange
2 56 (7.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 30 (4.04%) Skype for Business
4 22 (2.96%) IBM Notes
5 21 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 17 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 17 (2.29%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2000
9 3 (0.40%) IIS
10 2 (0.27%) CMS
10 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.27%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.27%) SAS
10 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.13%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 257 (34.64%) MS Office
2 116 (15.63%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.40%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.27%) InDesign
5 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.27%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.13%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 5 (0.67%) Eikon
2 4 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.40%) assyst
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 64 (8.63%) Office 365
2 9 (1.21%) Google Apps
2 9 (1.21%) OneDrive
3 4 (0.54%) Mimecast
4 2 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (0.27%) Google Drive
4 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.13%) SaaS
5 1 (0.13%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 91 (12.26%) DNS
2 71 (9.57%) TCP/IP
3 70 (9.43%) DHCP
4 51 (6.87%) LAN
5 39 (5.26%) WAN
6 37 (4.99%) Internet
7 35 (4.72%) VPN
8 20 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
9 18 (2.43%) Wireless
10 17 (2.29%) 3G
11 16 (2.16%) VoIP
12 15 (2.02%) Extranet
12 15 (2.02%) Firewall
13 13 (1.75%) Remote Desktop
13 13 (1.75%) Skype
14 10 (1.35%) SAN
14 10 (1.35%) SMS
15 9 (1.21%) IP Telephony
16 8 (1.08%) Ethernet
16 8 (1.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.21%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.13%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.13%) FileMaker
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.13%) SAP BI
3 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.13%) Xcode
General
1 97 (13.07%) Finance
2 39 (5.26%) Banking
3 33 (4.45%) Legal
4 26 (3.50%) Law
5 14 (1.89%) Investment Banking
5 14 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.62%) Retail
7 11 (1.48%) Back Office
8 10 (1.35%) Advertising
9 7 (0.94%) Front Office
9 7 (0.94%) Local Government
9 7 (0.94%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.67%) Marketing
11 4 (0.54%) Publishing
12 3 (0.40%) Automotive
12 3 (0.40%) Billing
13 2 (0.27%) French Language
13 2 (0.27%) German Language
13 2 (0.27%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.13%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (0.81%) HTML
2 4 (0.54%) ODBC
3 2 (0.27%) SAML
4 1 (0.13%) .NET
4 1 (0.13%) CGI
4 1 (0.13%) CSS
4 1 (0.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 94 (12.67%) Blackberry
2 32 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (3.50%) Fat Client
3 26 (3.50%) Smartphone
3 26 (3.50%) Thin Client
4 24 (3.23%) iPhone
5 22 (2.96%) Driving Licence
6 21 (2.83%) Data Centre
7 20 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
8 15 (2.02%) NHS
9 12 (1.62%) Computer Science
9 12 (1.62%) iPad
9 12 (1.62%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.62%) Mathematics
10 8 (1.08%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.81%) Handset
12 5 (0.67%) BYOD
12 5 (0.67%) PDA
13 4 (0.54%) EPoS
14 3 (0.40%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 573 (77.22%) Windows
2 362 (48.79%) Windows 7
3 116 (15.63%) Windows XP
4 115 (15.50%) Windows Server
5 90 (12.13%) Windows 8
6 85 (11.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 57 (7.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 50 (6.74%) Windows 10
9 48 (6.47%) Apple iOS
10 40 (5.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 31 (4.18%) Android
12 23 (3.10%) Mac OS X
13 18 (2.43%) Mac OS
14 15 (2.02%) Windows Vista
15 11 (1.48%) Linux
16 9 (1.21%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.67%) CentOS
17 5 (0.67%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 4 (0.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (23.18%) ITIL
2 34 (4.58%) Service Delivery
3 32 (4.31%) Service Management
4 30 (4.04%) Incident Management
5 29 (3.91%) ITIL V3
6 26 (3.50%) Problem Management
7 23 (3.10%) ITSM
8 22 (2.96%) Software Deployment
9 21 (2.83%) Change Management
10 20 (2.70%) Software Delivery
11 19 (2.56%) Asset Management
11 19 (2.56%) Document Management
11 19 (2.56%) Migration
12 15 (2.02%) Configuration Management
13 14 (1.89%) Application Packaging
13 14 (1.89%) Project Management
14 11 (1.48%) Mobile Device Management
14 11 (1.48%) Patch Management
15 10 (1.35%) Fault Analysis
15 10 (1.35%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 20 (2.70%) C
2 14 (1.89%) SQL
3 10 (1.35%) Java
4 9 (1.21%) PowerShell
5 5 (0.67%) VBA
6 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.13%) PHP
6 1 (0.13%) Python
6 1 (0.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 84 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (8.36%) Security Cleared
3 52 (7.01%) MCP
4 51 (6.87%) MCSE
5 39 (5.26%) SC Cleared
6 29 (3.91%) MCDST
7 22 (2.96%) Degree
8 19 (2.56%) A+ Certification
9 18 (2.43%) MCSA
10 17 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (1.48%) DBS Check
13 10 (1.35%) CCNA
13 10 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (0.94%) Network+ Certification
15 5 (0.67%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 4 (0.54%) ACHDS
16 4 (0.54%) ACTC
16 4 (0.54%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (9.43%) SLA
2 9 (1.21%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.54%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.13%) HL7
4 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 400 (53.91%) Active Directory
2 49 (6.60%) XenApp
3 26 (3.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 22 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (2.43%) XenDesktop
6 9 (1.21%) BitLocker
6 9 (1.21%) XenServer
7 6 (0.81%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.67%) UAG
8 5 (0.67%) vSphere
9 4 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.27%) Xen
11 1 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.13%) NFS
11 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 134 (18.06%) SCCM
2 18 (2.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 9 (1.21%) Backup Exec
4 8 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 7 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (0.81%) WSUS
7 5 (0.67%) AirWatch
7 5 (0.67%) XenMobile
8 4 (0.54%) SafeCom
9 3 (0.40%) DameWare
9 3 (0.40%) EdgeSight
10 2 (0.27%) SCOM
11 1 (0.13%) Casper Suite
11 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.13%) Nagios
11 1 (0.13%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.13%) NetVault Backup
11 1 (0.13%) SCSM
11 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 268 (36.12%) Microsoft
2 134 (18.06%) Citrix
3 67 (9.03%) Apple
4 63 (8.49%) VMware
5 53 (7.14%) Cisco
6 40 (5.39%) HP
7 33 (4.45%) Bloomberg
8 29 (3.91%) Reuters
9 26 (3.50%) AppSense
10 23 (3.10%) Remedy
10 23 (3.10%) Symantec
11 22 (2.96%) Lotus
12 21 (2.83%) Dell
13 15 (2.02%) Google
14 14 (1.89%) ThinPrint
15 12 (1.62%) LANDesk
15 12 (1.62%) ServiceNow
16 9 (1.21%) Adobe
17 8 (1.08%) Avaya
17 8 (1.08%) Wyse
North West
Networkers
Rate: £13 - £16 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £10 - £13 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £124 - £125 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Red10
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £135 - £165 per day + Please quote
Posted: 6 days ago
Basildon
Spectrum IT
Rate: £100 - £125 per day
Posted: 16 days ago