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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
UK / England
Rank 301 250 216
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 300 401 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.72% 0.88% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.93% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 207 239
Median daily rate £170 £163 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £113 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £257 £240
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £150 £140
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 103 164
Median hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.60 £21.00 £20.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.85 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-8.51% +9.31%

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
39238 43349 43884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.62% 94.94% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 25748 27917 28128
Median daily rate £428 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1338 1586 1778
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -37 131 £175 +7.69% 16
South East -3 47 £170 +3.03% 7
South West +15 27 £150 -9.09% 3
North East -1 23 £200 -
North West +5 17 £170 -24.44% 9
West Midlands -11 17 £114 -24.16% 1
East of England -27 16 £107 -35.15% 3
Yorkshire +5 12 £120 - 1
East Midlands +6 9 £150 -6.25% 1
Desktop Support
UK

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 564 (79.55%) Windows
2 358 (50.49%) Active Directory
3 355 (50.07%) Windows 7
4 243 (34.27%) Microsoft
5 226 (31.88%) MS Office
6 145 (20.45%) ITIL
7 137 (19.32%) Windows Server
8 128 (18.05%) SCCM
9 126 (17.77%) MS Excel
10 116 (16.36%) Citrix
11 109 (15.37%) Finance
12 89 (12.55%) Windows 10
13 88 (12.41%) Office 365
14 85 (11.99%) Blackberry
15 79 (11.14%) Windows XP
16 76 (10.72%) VMware
17 75 (10.58%) MS Exchange
18 74 (10.44%) Windows Server 2008
18 74 (10.44%) Security Cleared
19 69 (9.73%) TCP/IP
20 66 (9.31%) Windows 8
21 63 (8.89%) Apple
22 61 (8.60%) DHCP
23 60 (8.46%) DNS
24 57 (8.04%) Windows Server 2003
25 55 (7.76%) SLA
26 54 (7.62%) LAN
26 54 (7.62%) SC Cleared
27 52 (7.33%) Microsoft Certification
28 51 (7.19%) Banking

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 75 (10.58%) MS Exchange
2 39 (5.50%) IBM Notes
3 22 (3.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 20 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (2.40%) Skype for Business
6 16 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (1.55%) SharePoint
8 9 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.42%) CMS
10 3 (0.42%) IIS
11 1 (0.14%) Moodle
11 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 226 (31.88%) MS Office
2 126 (17.77%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.28%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.14%) InDesign
6 1 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 18 (2.54%) Eikon
2 10 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 88 (12.41%) Office 365
2 9 (1.27%) OneDrive
3 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.28%) G Suite
4 2 (0.28%) IaaS
4 2 (0.28%) Mimecast
4 2 (0.28%) PaaS
4 2 (0.28%) SaaS
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.14%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.14%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 69 (9.73%) TCP/IP
2 61 (8.60%) DHCP
3 60 (8.46%) DNS
4 54 (7.62%) LAN
5 37 (5.22%) WAN
6 29 (4.09%) Internet
7 27 (3.81%) VPN
8 24 (3.39%) Wireless
9 20 (2.82%) VoIP
10 18 (2.54%) Firewall
11 17 (2.40%) Ethernet
12 16 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
13 13 (1.83%) 3G
13 13 (1.83%) Skype
14 12 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
15 9 (1.27%) IP Telephony
16 6 (0.85%) Network Security
17 4 (0.56%) SAN
18 3 (0.42%) PBX
18 3 (0.42%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.14%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (0.14%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 1 (0.14%) MSI
General
1 109 (15.37%) Finance
2 51 (7.19%) Banking
3 35 (4.94%) Retail
4 23 (3.24%) Legal
5 15 (2.12%) Back Office
6 14 (1.97%) Retail Banking
7 13 (1.83%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.55%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.71%) Advertising
9 5 (0.71%) Front Office
9 5 (0.71%) Law
9 5 (0.71%) Local Government
10 4 (0.56%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.56%) German Language
10 4 (0.56%) Korean Language
11 3 (0.42%) Automotive
11 3 (0.42%) Games
12 2 (0.28%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.28%) Publishing
13 1 (0.14%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.28%) 802.1X
1 2 (0.28%) XMPP
2 1 (0.14%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 85 (11.99%) Blackberry
2 34 (4.80%) iPad
3 33 (4.65%) Smartphone
4 30 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (4.23%) iPhone
5 26 (3.67%) Video Conferencing
6 20 (2.82%) Driving Licence
7 18 (2.54%) Fat Client
7 18 (2.54%) Thin Client
8 15 (2.12%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.69%) Client/Server
9 12 (1.69%) Data Centre
10 8 (1.13%) Statistics
11 5 (0.71%) Computer Science
11 5 (0.71%) Hedge funds
12 4 (0.56%) BYOD
12 4 (0.56%) NHS
13 3 (0.42%) CMDB
14 2 (0.28%) PDA
14 2 (0.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 564 (79.55%) Windows
2 355 (50.07%) Windows 7
3 137 (19.32%) Windows Server
4 89 (12.55%) Windows 10
5 79 (11.14%) Windows XP
6 74 (10.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 66 (9.31%) Windows 8
8 57 (8.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 37 (5.22%) Apple iOS
10 36 (5.08%) Android
11 27 (3.81%) Mac OS X
12 26 (3.67%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (2.40%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.99%) Linux
15 5 (0.71%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.71%) Windows Phone
15 5 (0.71%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.42%) Unix
16 3 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (20.45%) ITIL
2 43 (6.06%) Migration
3 29 (4.09%) Asset Management
3 29 (4.09%) Time Management
4 26 (3.67%) Service Delivery
5 23 (3.24%) Change Management
5 23 (3.24%) Incident Management
6 21 (2.96%) Mobile Device Management
7 19 (2.68%) Service Management
8 16 (2.26%) ITIL V3
9 15 (2.12%) Line Management
10 13 (1.83%) Identity Management
10 13 (1.83%) Validation
11 11 (1.55%) ITSM
11 11 (1.55%) Patch Management
12 10 (1.41%) Data Migration
12 10 (1.41%) Problem Management
12 10 (1.41%) Project Management
13 9 (1.27%) Coaching
13 9 (1.27%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 16 (2.26%) PowerShell
2 15 (2.12%) Java
3 13 (1.83%) SQL
4 11 (1.55%) VBA
5 1 (0.14%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.14%) C
5 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 74 (10.44%) Security Cleared
2 54 (7.62%) SC Cleared
3 52 (7.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 48 (6.77%) MCP
5 33 (4.65%) MCSE
6 27 (3.81%) Degree
7 21 (2.96%) MCDST
8 20 (2.82%) A+ Certification
9 17 (2.40%) MCSA
10 15 (2.12%) Network+ Certification
11 12 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (1.55%) ACDT
12 11 (1.55%) ACHDS
12 11 (1.55%) ACTC
12 11 (1.55%) MCSM
13 7 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
14 6 (0.85%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (0.71%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (7.76%) SLA
2 6 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.71%) ISO 9000
4 3 (0.42%) QA
5 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.14%) HL7
System Software
1 358 (50.49%) Active Directory
2 49 (6.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (3.95%) XenApp
4 15 (2.12%) Virtual Servers
5 13 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
6 9 (1.27%) XenDesktop
7 8 (1.13%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.56%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.42%) vSphere
9 3 (0.42%) XenServer
10 2 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.14%) Firmware
11 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.14%) NFS
11 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.14%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 128 (18.05%) SCCM
2 19 (2.68%) WSUS
3 10 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (1.13%) AirWatch
5 6 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.71%) Casper Suite
7 4 (0.56%) SafeCom
8 3 (0.42%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.28%) DameWare
9 2 (0.28%) EdgeSight
9 2 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.14%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.14%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.14%) Grafana
10 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.14%) Nagios
10 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 243 (34.27%) Microsoft
2 116 (16.36%) Citrix
3 76 (10.72%) VMware
4 63 (8.89%) Apple
5 41 (5.78%) Bloomberg
6 39 (5.50%) Lotus
7 35 (4.94%) Cisco
8 32 (4.51%) Remedy
8 32 (4.51%) Reuters
9 24 (3.39%) HP
10 20 (2.82%) Dell
10 20 (2.82%) ServiceNow
11 16 (2.26%) AppSense
12 12 (1.69%) Symantec
13 11 (1.55%) Google
14 9 (1.27%) Intel Security
14 9 (1.27%) Oracle
14 9 (1.27%) ThinPrint
15 7 (0.99%) Sophos
16 6 (0.85%) SAP
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