The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Leeds region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
Rank 77 89 71
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 5 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.45% 0.49% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.52% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 5
Median daily rate £150 £135 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £116 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £154 £214
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £150 £145
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £180.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1400.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.43 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.99% +2.83%

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
1051 1355 1016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 95.55% 95.02% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 682 917 729
Median daily rate £383 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 26
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.38 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% +23.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.40 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £45.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 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 Leeds region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (46.67%) Windows 10
4 6 (40.00%) ITIL
5 5 (33.33%) SCCM
6 4 (26.67%) MS Office
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
6 4 (26.67%) LAN
6 4 (26.67%) WAN
7 2 (13.33%) Security Monitoring
7 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
7 2 (13.33%) Migration
7 2 (13.33%) MCP
7 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
8 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (6.67%) Firewall
8 1 (6.67%) Back Office
8 1 (6.67%) Finance
8 1 (6.67%) Law
8 1 (6.67%) Legal
8 1 (6.67%) SAN
8 1 (6.67%) Apple
8 1 (6.67%) Extranet
8 1 (6.67%) Nagios
8 1 (6.67%) DHCP
8 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
8 1 (6.67%) DNS
8 1 (6.67%) Linux
8 1 (6.67%) Windows XP

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) LAN
1 4 (26.67%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) DHCP
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) Extranet
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) SAN
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (6.67%) Back Office
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Law
1 1 (6.67%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (46.67%) Windows 10
4 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (6.67%) CentOS
5 1 (6.67%) Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Mac OS
5 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Security Monitoring
3 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Document Management
3 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) MCP
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) Grafana
2 1 (6.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Apple
2 1 (6.67%) Splunk
2 1 (6.67%) VMware