The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 28 41 33
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 4 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.61% 1.32% 2.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 1.36% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£125 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £148 £145 £140
% change year-on-year
+1.72% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicestershire 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
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
225 294 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 90.36% 97.03% 97.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 140 93
Average daily rate £300 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 43 59
Average hourly rate £11.00 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.98 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £36.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Support in the job title across the Leicestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Support across the Leicestershire region.

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Support across the Leicestershire region.

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Desktop Support
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (20.00%) Software Distribution
3 1 (20.00%) VBScript
3 1 (20.00%) Remedy
3 1 (20.00%) Law
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) SCCM
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) iPhone

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (20.00%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (20.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) VBScript
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Remedy