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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 80 100 77
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 6 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.53% 0.31% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.33% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 9
Median daily rate £120 £130 £105
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +23.80%
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £158 £150
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £14.57 £17.50 £12.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.77% +45.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.57 £15.77 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.64% +5.13%
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
1076 1523 1157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 94.89% 93.90% 94.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 1021 775
Median daily rate £400 £390 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £575 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 47 34
Median hourly rate £14.57 £15.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.49% +22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.00 £9.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £45.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 11 December 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 (93.33%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Windows 7
3 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 8 (53.33%) ITIL
5 6 (40.00%) Windows 10
5 6 (40.00%) SCCM
6 4 (26.67%) LAN
6 4 (26.67%) WAN
7 3 (20.00%) MS Office
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (13.33%) MCP
9 1 (6.67%) SAN
9 1 (6.67%) Nagios
9 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
9 1 (6.67%) DHCP
9 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
9 1 (6.67%) DNS
9 1 (6.67%) Linux
9 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
9 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
9 1 (6.67%) Firewall
9 1 (6.67%) Back Office
9 1 (6.67%) Migration
9 1 (6.67%) VMware
9 1 (6.67%) Splunk
9 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
9 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
9 1 (6.67%) Degree
9 1 (6.67%) VMware Server
9 1 (6.67%) Data Migration

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%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Office
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%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) SAN
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (6.67%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Windows 7
3 6 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.67%) CentOS
4 1 (6.67%) Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
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 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) Grafana
2 1 (6.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Splunk
2 1 (6.67%) VMware