The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North East region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
England / North East
Rank 73 74 54
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 23 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.30% 0.56% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.44% 0.59% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 2
Median daily rate £200 - £90
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 - £86
10% offered a daily rate of more than £224 - £94
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £150 £140
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 2
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.77 £9.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.99% +80.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.85 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-8.51% +9.31%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North East 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
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
943 842 632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 94.30% 94.39% 93.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 495 401
Median daily rate £375 £400 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 49 30
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.77 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.61% +18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.38 £10.60 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £28.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the North East region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

Desktop Support Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 18 January 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
Tyne and Wear -5 20 £170 -
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 North East region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 32 (94.12%) Windows
2 25 (73.53%) Windows Server
3 24 (70.59%) VMware
4 23 (67.65%) Security Cleared
5 22 (64.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (64.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (61.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (58.82%) Active Directory
8 16 (47.06%) Microsoft
9 15 (44.12%) DNS
10 14 (41.18%) Windows 7
11 13 (38.24%) DHCP
12 12 (35.29%) Citrix
12 12 (35.29%) SC Cleared
13 11 (32.35%) SCCM
13 11 (32.35%) XenApp
14 10 (29.41%) Microsoft App-V
14 10 (29.41%) AppSense
14 10 (29.41%) Migration
15 9 (26.47%) Windows 8
16 8 (23.53%) ThinPrint
17 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
18 6 (17.65%) MS Exchange
18 6 (17.65%) Thin Client
18 6 (17.65%) Fat Client
18 6 (17.65%) Windows 10
18 6 (17.65%) Software Delivery
19 5 (14.71%) Wi-Fi
19 5 (14.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 5 (14.71%) 3G

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 6 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.88%) IIS
4 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (44.12%) DNS
2 13 (38.24%) DHCP
3 5 (14.71%) 3G
3 5 (14.71%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (8.82%) VPN
5 1 (2.94%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.94%) SMS
5 1 (2.94%) VoIP
General
1 1 (2.94%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Fat Client
1 6 (17.65%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.94%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 32 (94.12%) Windows
2 25 (73.53%) Windows Server
3 22 (64.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (61.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (41.18%) Windows 7
6 9 (26.47%) Windows 8
7 6 (17.65%) Windows 10
8 4 (11.76%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.94%) Android
9 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Migration
2 6 (17.65%) Software Delivery
3 5 (14.71%) ITIL
4 4 (11.76%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 2 (5.88%) Business Continuity
5 2 (5.88%) Project Management
5 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.94%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.94%) Service Management
6 1 (2.94%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 23 (67.65%) Security Cleared
2 12 (35.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.94%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.94%) Degree
4 1 (2.94%) MCDST
4 1 (2.94%) MCP
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) SLA
2 2 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (64.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (58.82%) Active Directory
3 11 (32.35%) XenApp
4 10 (29.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (8.82%) XenDesktop
5 3 (8.82%) XenServer
6 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (32.35%) SCCM
2 5 (14.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (5.88%) EdgeSight
3 2 (5.88%) SafeCom
3 2 (5.88%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 24 (70.59%) VMware
2 16 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 12 (35.29%) Citrix
4 10 (29.41%) AppSense
5 8 (23.53%) ThinPrint
6 4 (11.76%) HP
7 2 (5.88%) SAP
8 1 (2.94%) Apple
8 1 (2.94%) Virgin Media