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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 74 70 81
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 5 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.48% 0.86% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.91% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£135 £145 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £173 £140
% change year-on-year
-10.14% +23.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Average hourly rate £15.50 £165.00 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-90.60% +1304.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £165.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £165.00 £14.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
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
955 877 1082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 92.54% 94.40% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 477 619
Average daily rate £325 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 44 31
Average hourly rate £13.50 £31.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.45% +106.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £45.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Windows 7
3 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
3 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
4 7 (41.18%) Incident Management
5 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
6 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
7 3 (17.65%) MS Office
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
7 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (11.76%) Office 365
8 2 (11.76%) Service Management
8 2 (11.76%) Change Management
8 2 (11.76%) Banking
8 2 (11.76%) Cisco
8 2 (11.76%) IBM Notes
8 2 (11.76%) Lotus
8 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
8 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
8 2 (11.76%) Project Management
9 1 (5.88%) Apple
9 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (5.88%) SAN
9 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
9 1 (5.88%) Linux
9 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
9 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
9 1 (5.88%) VMware Server
9 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (5.88%) Migration

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (11.76%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) SAN
General
1 2 (11.76%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Windows 7
3 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.88%) CentOS
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
5 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Incident Management
2 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
2 2 (11.76%) Project Management
2 2 (11.76%) Service Management
2 2 (11.76%) Change Management
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
1 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Lotus
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) Apple
3 1 (5.88%) VMware