The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Essex region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 52 49 51
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 3 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.66% 1.99% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 2.06% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
Median daily rate £170 £233 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.88% +16.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £163 £160
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £14.38 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.48%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.48 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-10.16% -3.22%
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
442 631 456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 97.14% 96.48% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 370 230
Median daily rate £320 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £245 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 69 57
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +15.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Essex region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

Desktop Support Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Essex region over the 3 months to 25 August 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
Basildon - 2 £141 -
Colchester -2 1 £300 -
Desktop Support
East of England

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 Essex region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) MS Office
3 3 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) XenApp
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 1 (16.67%) VBA
5 1 (16.67%) Intel Security
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
5 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (16.67%) VPN
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) Firewall
5 1 (16.67%) Front Office
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) MOS
5 1 (16.67%) BitLocker
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (16.67%) Fault Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) XenMobile
5 1 (16.67%) XenServer
5 1 (16.67%) Xen

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 3 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
General
1 1 (16.67%) Front Office
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Fault Analysis
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MOS
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (16.67%) BitLocker
3 1 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (16.67%) Xen
3 1 (16.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Intel Security
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft