The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 103 81 96
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 29 40 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.92% 1.50% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.61% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 2
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£160 £130 £145
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £108 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £205 £173
UK excluding London average daily rate £145 £140 £150
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £14.98 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.05 £18.55 £18.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Desktop Support
England

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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2922 2481 2348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.91% 92.96% 91.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1669 1276 1219
Average daily rate £350 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 177 168
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -4 10 £140 +75.00% 2
Merseyside -7 7 £130 - 1
Cheshire +5 5 - - 1
Lancashire -27 3 £200 -3.61%
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 54 (79.41%) Windows
2 31 (45.59%) Active Directory
3 29 (42.65%) Windows 7
4 23 (33.82%) Windows XP
5 20 (29.41%) Citrix
6 18 (26.47%) Microsoft
6 18 (26.47%) Security Cleared
7 16 (23.53%) SC Cleared
8 13 (19.12%) SCCM
8 13 (19.12%) Blackberry
8 13 (19.12%) MS Office
9 8 (11.76%) Finance
9 8 (11.76%) Windows Vista
10 7 (10.29%) AppSense
10 7 (10.29%) HP
11 6 (8.82%) TCP/IP
11 6 (8.82%) VPN
11 6 (8.82%) SLA
11 6 (8.82%) ITIL
11 6 (8.82%) Internet
11 6 (8.82%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (7.35%) Fat Client
12 5 (7.35%) Lumension
12 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (7.35%) Incident Management
12 5 (7.35%) Adobe
12 5 (7.35%) CA
12 5 (7.35%) Thin Client
12 5 (7.35%) Migration

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 5 (7.35%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.41%) Site Server
2 3 (4.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (4.41%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.47%) Lync
3 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (19.12%) MS Office
2 5 (7.35%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.47%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.82%) TCP/IP
1 6 (8.82%) VPN
1 6 (8.82%) Internet
2 3 (4.41%) DNS
2 3 (4.41%) DHCP
3 2 (2.94%) LAN
3 2 (2.94%) SMS
3 2 (2.94%) 3G
3 2 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.47%) Wireless
4 1 (1.47%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Dreamweaver
General
1 8 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (2.94%) Local Government
3 1 (1.47%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.47%) Banking
3 1 (1.47%) Law
3 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.41%) HTML
2 1 (1.47%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.12%) Blackberry
2 5 (7.35%) Fat Client
2 5 (7.35%) Thin Client
3 4 (5.88%) iPad
4 3 (4.41%) iPhone
4 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.41%) CMDB
5 2 (2.94%) Handset
5 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.47%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.47%) Statistics
6 1 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 54 (79.41%) Windows
2 29 (42.65%) Windows 7
3 23 (33.82%) Windows XP
4 8 (11.76%) Windows Vista
5 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.88%) Windows 2000
8 3 (4.41%) NetWare
9 2 (2.94%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (8.82%) ITIL
2 5 (7.35%) Incident Management
2 5 (7.35%) Migration
3 4 (5.88%) Service Management
3 4 (5.88%) Line Management
4 3 (4.41%) Configuration Management
5 2 (2.94%) ITSM
5 2 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (2.94%) Software Deployment
5 2 (2.94%) Coaching
6 1 (1.47%) Network Management
6 1 (1.47%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (1.47%) Mentoring
6 1 (1.47%) Change Control
6 1 (1.47%) Time Management
6 1 (1.47%) Change Management
6 1 (1.47%) TQM
6 1 (1.47%) Project Management
6 1 (1.47%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.88%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.94%) VBScript
2 2 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (26.47%) Security Cleared
2 16 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.47%) MCDST
4 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.47%) MCP
4 1 (1.47%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.82%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) TickIT
System Software
1 31 (45.59%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.82%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (5.88%) XenApp
4 2 (2.94%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.47%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (19.12%) SCCM
2 2 (2.94%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (1.47%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 20 (29.41%) Citrix
2 18 (26.47%) Microsoft
3 7 (10.29%) AppSense
3 7 (10.29%) HP
4 5 (7.35%) Lumension
4 5 (7.35%) Adobe
4 5 (7.35%) CA
5 4 (5.88%) Cisco
6 3 (4.41%) Novell
6 3 (4.41%) Lotus
7 2 (2.94%) Dell
7 2 (2.94%) Symantec
7 2 (2.94%) LANDesk
7 2 (2.94%) Computacenter
8 1 (1.47%) Wyse
8 1 (1.47%) Kofax
8 1 (1.47%) VMware
8 1 (1.47%) TOWER Software
8 1 (1.47%) Intel
8 1 (1.47%) Avaya
Warrington, Cheshire
Kelway Ltd
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