The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Kent region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank - 37 33
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 0 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent - 1.29% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.36% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £105 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -61.81%
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £158 £150
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.57 £15.77 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.64% +5.13%
Desktop Support
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent 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
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
221 220 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 94.44% 94.42% 90.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 151 116
Median daily rate £350 £338 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £240 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 27 20
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.61 £10.44 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 Kent region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) SLA
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Intranet
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Bloomberg
3 1 (33.33%) 3G
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (33.33%) AS400
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) HNC
3 1 (33.33%) ODBC
3 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) Hedge funds
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (33.33%) Line Management

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) 3G
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) Intranet
1 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) AS400
1 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
1 1 (33.33%) Hedge funds
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Metrics
1 1 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Management
2 1 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) Wealth Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) MCSE
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) HNC
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (33.33%) MCDST
2 1 (33.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Bloomberg
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Sybase