The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Leeds region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 79 61 58
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 12 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.01% 0.78% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.82% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate £150 £140 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £135 £136
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -0.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £15.50 £10.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.61% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Job Titles Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1110 735 867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 93.36% 95.21% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 382 482
Average daily rate £340 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £180 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 33 44
Average hourly rate £17.00 £11.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £101.90 £40.00 £22.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Desktop Support
West Yorkshire

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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 12 (80.00%) Windows
1 12 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 8 (53.33%) Incident Management
3 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
4 6 (40.00%) Windows XP
5 4 (26.67%) MS Office
5 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
5 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (20.00%) Office 365
7 2 (13.33%) Service Management
7 2 (13.33%) Change Management
7 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
7 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
7 2 (13.33%) Project Management
7 2 (13.33%) IBM Notes
7 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
7 2 (13.33%) Cisco
7 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
7 2 (13.33%) Banking
7 2 (13.33%) Lotus
8 1 (6.67%) SQL
8 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
8 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
8 1 (6.67%) ITIL
8 1 (6.67%) Migration

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 (13.33%) IBM Notes
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
General
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
1 12 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Incident Management
2 2 (13.33%) Service Management
2 2 (13.33%) Change Management
2 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
2 2 (13.33%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (13.33%) Lotus
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