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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
South East / Kent
Rank - 35 35
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 0 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent - 0.47% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.50% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Median daily rate - £105 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -36.36%
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £150 £140
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.85 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-8.51% +9.31%

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
241 200 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 94.88% 94.34% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 146 136
Median daily rate £375 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 20
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £10.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% +54.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.61 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £38.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

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 29 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 Kent region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) HNC
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Bloomberg
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (100.00%) Investment Management
1 1 (100.00%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Metrics
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Desktop

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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Metrics
1 1 (100.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) Investment Management
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) HNC
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Bloomberg
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft