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 4 May 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 49 50 43
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 7 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.32% 1.34% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.44% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate
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£130 £173 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.14% -1.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £160 £135
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-8.06% +10.71%
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
500 627 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 94.52% 93.44% 91.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 355 176
Average daily rate £375 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £185 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 50 79
Average hourly rate £36.00 £28.66 £30.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.59% -7.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £12.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 4 May 2015. 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
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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
Brentwood -4 2 £154 -6.52%
Harlow - 1 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £105 -
Desktop Support
East of England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 4 (36.36%) SCCM
3 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
4 3 (27.27%) MS Office
4 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco
4 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
5 2 (18.18%) DHCP
5 2 (18.18%) DNS
5 2 (18.18%) SAN
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (18.18%) Finance
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (18.18%) VLAN
5 2 (18.18%) VMware
6 1 (9.09%) MS Project
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (9.09%) Altiris
6 1 (9.09%) Smartphone
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
6 1 (9.09%) Android
6 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
6 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
6 1 (9.09%) Google Apps
6 1 (9.09%) Windows 8

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Project
2 1 (9.09%) Acrobat
2 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) DHCP
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
1 2 (18.18%) SAN
1 2 (18.18%) VLAN
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Smartphone
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile Computing
1 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
5 1 (9.09%) Android
5 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Migration
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Altiris
4 1 (9.09%) Apple
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) Dell
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) IBM
4 1 (9.09%) Adobe