The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Glasgow region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 60 67 57
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 6 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.90% 0.45% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.47% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 3
Median daily rate £125 £200 £98
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +105.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £174 £82
10% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £207 £116
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £160 £160
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.68
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.68%
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
628 848 672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 94.44% 95.82% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 470 363
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £455 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 26 15
Median hourly rate £13.73 £21.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.16% +38.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

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
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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 Glasgow region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Windows 7
3 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
4 7 (41.18%) MS Office
5 5 (29.41%) ITIL
5 5 (29.41%) SCCM
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (23.53%) Windows 8
6 4 (23.53%) NHS
6 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
6 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
7 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
7 3 (17.65%) Citrix
7 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (11.76%) Content Management
8 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
8 2 (11.76%) Degree
8 2 (11.76%) Application Packaging
8 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (11.76%) Banking
8 2 (11.76%) Office 365
8 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (11.76%) ADSL
8 2 (11.76%) Broadband
8 2 (11.76%) VPN
8 2 (11.76%) 3G
8 2 (11.76%) Finance
8 2 (11.76%) Law
8 2 (11.76%) Service Management
8 2 (11.76%) CRM

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) IIS
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MS Office
2 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
3 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) 3G
1 2 (11.76%) ADSL
1 2 (11.76%) Broadband
1 2 (11.76%) VPN
2 1 (5.88%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (11.76%) Banking
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Law
2 1 (5.88%) Billing
2 1 (5.88%) Front Office
2 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) NHS
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) PDA
2 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Windows 7
3 4 (23.53%) Windows 8
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Application Packaging
2 2 (11.76%) Content Management
2 2 (11.76%) CRM
2 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
2 2 (11.76%) Service Management
3 1 (5.88%) Change Management
3 1 (5.88%) ITSM
3 1 (5.88%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.88%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
1 2 (11.76%) MCSE
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (5.88%) MCP
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Citrix
3 2 (11.76%) iManage
4 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.88%) VMware