The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds 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 90 74 70
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 8 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.54% 0.72% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.76% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Average daily rate £135 £130 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £110 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £218 £165
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £140 £145
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £95.10 £11.75 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+709.36% +11.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Desktop Support
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds 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
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1400 1048 927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 94.85% 93.82% 96.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 955 752 567
Average daily rate £380 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 27 23
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £18.00 £20.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (42.86%) Citrix
3 5 (35.71%) MS Office
4 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
4 4 (28.57%) Finance
4 4 (28.57%) SCCM
4 4 (28.57%) ITIL
5 3 (21.43%) Office 365
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
6 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (14.29%) Internet
6 2 (14.29%) HTML
6 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
6 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
7 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (7.14%) Software Licensing
7 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
7 1 (7.14%) DNS
7 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (7.14%) SLA
7 1 (7.14%) LAN
7 1 (7.14%) WAN

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Internet
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) DHCP
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) Wireless
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
2 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
2 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
4 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Software Licensing
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) MCDST
1 1 (7.14%) MCP
1 1 (7.14%) MCSE
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Citrix
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) SAP