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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 38 39 38
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.36% 0.96% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 1.05% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£165 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £150 £143
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.64% -6.66%
Desktop Support
East Midlands

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
261 286 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 93.55% 91.37% 94.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 126 101
Average daily rate £325 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 35 55
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.92% -41.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Leicester +6 1 £165 -
Desktop Support
East Midlands

Desktop Support
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) XenApp
4 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) FTP
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) Migration

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (60.00%) LAN
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) FTP
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco