The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Gatwick 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Gatwick region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 5 - 9
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 4.76% - 7.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.25% - 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £131
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £135 £135
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.52 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Job Titles Category
Gatwick
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
16 37 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 76.19% 100.00% 89.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 27
Average daily rate £438 £323 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.65% +17.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 5
Average hourly rate £16.50 £37.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.00% +36.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Desktop Support
West Sussex

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Gatwick

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Gatwick

Desktop Support
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gatwick 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Avaya
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) Migration

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gatwick 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.

Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Avaya