The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Gloucestershire 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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 45 49 54
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 5 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.42% 0.42% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 0.44% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £133 £125 £95
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +31.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £150 £150
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £69.50 - £10.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire 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
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
334 453 473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 94.62% 94.77% 96.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 245 297
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 31 27
Median hourly rate £27.50 £44.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £47.50 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 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
Gloucester +1 3 £133 +6.00%
Cheltenham - 2 - - 1
Desktop Support
South West

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 Gloucestershire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
3 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (41.67%) Firewall
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (16.67%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) HP
6 2 (16.67%) VMware
6 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
6 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (8.33%) Office 365
7 1 (8.33%) ITIL

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Firewall
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) HP
1 2 (16.67%) VMware