The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool 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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 21 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 9 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 4.66% 0.56% -
As % of the Job Titles category 5.08% 0.62% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£200 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £158 £150 £143
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.64% -6.66%
Desktop Support
Merseyside

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Liverpool 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
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
177 162 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 91.71% 90.50% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 104 64
Average daily rate £375 £380 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £201 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 3
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +90.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £11.40
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 Liverpool

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (33.33%) MS Office
3 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 3 (25.00%) Citrix
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (8.33%) Mac OS
6 1 (8.33%) iPad
6 1 (8.33%) Lync
6 1 (8.33%) Google Apps
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (8.33%) User Experience
6 1 (8.33%) Web Development
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
6 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
6 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (8.33%) Banking
6 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
6 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (8.33%) HP
6 1 (8.33%) Finance
6 1 (8.33%) VMware
6 1 (8.33%) HND
6 1 (8.33%) UNIX
6 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
6 1 (8.33%) Windows NT

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
1 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
1 1 (8.33%) iPad
1 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (8.33%) Mac OS
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
5 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (8.33%) Windows NT
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) HND
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) Apple
3 1 (8.33%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Unisys
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco