The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Leicestershire region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
East Midlands / Leicestershire
Rank 35 39 33
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.85% 0.73% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.76% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £148
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £150 £150
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%

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
228 262 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 96.61% 95.97% 96.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 128 188
Median daily rate £305 £275 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £180 £81
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £438 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 17
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £10.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £42.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester +9 2 - -
Desktop Support
East Midlands

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 Leicestershire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) SCCM
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Data Security
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (20.00%) MCSE
4 1 (20.00%) MCSA
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Security Management
4 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (20.00%) Legal
4 1 (20.00%) Handset
4 1 (20.00%) e-Learning
4 1 (20.00%) MCDST
4 1 (20.00%) MCITP
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Software Distribution
4 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Moodle

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 (20.00%) Moodle
General
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) e-Learning
1 1 (20.00%) Handset
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Data Security
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (20.00%) Security Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Software Distribution
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCDST
1 1 (20.00%) MCITP
1 1 (20.00%) MCSA
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft