The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow 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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 47 59 49
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 11 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.75% 1.06% 2.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 1.09% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 2
Average daily rate £125 £101 £91
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.45% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £94 £91
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £113 £91
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £140 £145
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £15.77 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Desktop Support
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow 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
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
571 733 567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 91.07% 96.70% 95.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 435 262
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £216 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 11
Average hourly rate £32.75 £15.77 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.67% +1.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.41 £25.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Desktop Support Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Windows 7
3 6 (31.58%) SCCM
3 6 (31.58%) Citrix
3 6 (31.58%) MS Office
4 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
4 5 (26.32%) NHS
4 5 (26.32%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (21.05%) Windows 8
5 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (15.79%) ITIL
6 3 (15.79%) Degree
6 3 (15.79%) Application Packaging
6 3 (15.79%) PDA
7 2 (10.53%) Office 365
7 2 (10.53%) iManage
7 2 (10.53%) Norwegian Language
7 2 (10.53%) Fat Client
7 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
7 2 (10.53%) Content Management
7 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (10.53%) MCDST
7 2 (10.53%) SQL
7 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
7 2 (10.53%) IIS
7 2 (10.53%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (10.53%) MCSE
7 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
7 2 (10.53%) CRM

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 2 (10.53%) IIS
1 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) 3G
1 2 (10.53%) ADSL
1 2 (10.53%) Broadband
1 2 (10.53%) DHCP
1 2 (10.53%) DNS
1 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
1 2 (10.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 2 (10.53%) Law
1 2 (10.53%) Norwegian Language
2 1 (5.26%) Billing
2 1 (5.26%) German Language
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) NHS
2 3 (15.79%) PDA
3 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.53%) Fat Client
3 2 (10.53%) Thin Client
4 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
1 10 (52.63%) Windows 7
2 4 (21.05%) Windows 8
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Application Packaging
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Content Management
2 2 (10.53%) CRM
2 2 (10.53%) ITSM
2 2 (10.53%) Service Management
3 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.26%) Project Management
3 1 (5.26%) Six Sigma
3 1 (5.26%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.79%) Degree
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (10.53%) MCDST
3 2 (10.53%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) XenApp
2 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) Citrix
3 2 (10.53%) iManage
4 1 (5.26%) Dell
4 1 (5.26%) VMware
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