The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Essex 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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 45 55 54
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 6 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.41% 1.55% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 1.58% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Average daily rate £133 £130 £173
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.31% -25.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £110 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £149 £183
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £155 £160
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £150.00 £19.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+659.49% +9.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £13.87 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -10.51%
Desktop Support
East of 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 Essex 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
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
415 506 687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 97.65% 98.06% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 274 400
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £135 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 44 46
Average hourly rate £16.50 £36.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.16% +37.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Support in the job title across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Thurrock - 2 £133 -
Basildon +12 1 £120 -
Desktop Support
East of England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) MS Office
3 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (60.00%) Citrix
3 9 (60.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
5 5 (33.33%) SCCM
5 5 (33.33%) XenDesktop
5 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 4 (26.67%) Office 365
6 4 (26.67%) ITIL
6 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
7 3 (20.00%) DHCP
7 3 (20.00%) DNS
7 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
8 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
8 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
8 2 (13.33%) IBM
8 2 (13.33%) IBM Notes
8 2 (13.33%) IBM Domino
8 2 (13.33%) MCSE
8 2 (13.33%) ITSM
8 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (13.33%) Lotus
8 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
8 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
8 2 (13.33%) Migration
8 2 (13.33%) Finance

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) IBM Domino
2 2 (13.33%) IBM Notes
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (73.33%) MS Office
2 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) DHCP
1 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) SAN
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) Wireless
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Advertising
2 1 (6.67%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.67%) iPhone
2 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.67%) Android
5 1 (6.67%) Unix
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) ITSM
2 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) MCSE
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) MCITP
2 1 (6.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (6.67%) Xen
3 1 (6.67%) XenApp
3 1 (6.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (6.67%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Citrix
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) IBM
2 2 (13.33%) Lotus
3 1 (6.67%) Symantec