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 30 August 2016 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 100 99 74
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 8 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.55% 0.54% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.57% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
Median daily rate £150 £170 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +25.92%
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £163 £158
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £15.86 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.32%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -3.22%
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
1398 1568 961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 96.21% 94.86% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 962 1110 626
Median daily rate £400 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 46 30
Median hourly rate £12.25 £12.50 £13.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -5.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £37.04 £115.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

Desktop Support Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 August 2016, 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 (82.35%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) ITIL
2 9 (52.94%) Windows 7
3 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
4 6 (35.29%) SCCM
5 5 (29.41%) Windows 10
6 3 (17.65%) Law
6 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
6 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
6 3 (17.65%) MS Office
6 3 (17.65%) LAN
6 3 (17.65%) WAN
7 2 (11.76%) HTML
7 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
7 2 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (11.76%) Internet
7 2 (11.76%) Legal
7 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
7 2 (11.76%) Document Management
7 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
7 2 (11.76%) Finance
7 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
8 1 (5.88%) Grafana
8 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
8 1 (5.88%) Splunk
8 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
8 1 (5.88%) VMware Server
8 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
8 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
8 1 (5.88%) CentOS

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 2 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) LAN
1 3 (17.65%) WAN
2 2 (11.76%) Internet
3 1 (5.88%) Extranet
3 1 (5.88%) SAN
General
1 3 (17.65%) Law
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Windows 7
3 5 (29.41%) Windows 10
4 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
5 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.88%) CentOS
6 1 (5.88%) Linux
6 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Document Management
2 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
2 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) A+ Certification
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) Grafana
2 1 (5.88%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Dell
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) IBM
2 1 (5.88%) Splunk
2 1 (5.88%) Toshiba
2 1 (5.88%) VMware