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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 124 111 90
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 32 28 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.84% 0.89% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.94% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 8
Average daily rate £200 £140 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £116 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £236 £205
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £140 £145
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 18
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.42 £14.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.77 £20.05 £17.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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
3579 2967 2567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.16% 94.25% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2155 1669 1303
Average daily rate £375 £363 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 179 191
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.22 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.50 £42.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Desktop Support Daily Rate Histogram 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
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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Cheshire +4 14 £250 - 1
Manchester -14 11 £140 - 3
Lancashire 0 3 £255 +6.25%
Cumbria -7 2 - -
Merseyside -8 2 £150 +50.00%
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 50 (81.97%) Windows
2 36 (59.02%) Windows 7
3 24 (39.34%) Active Directory
4 20 (32.79%) Microsoft
5 18 (29.51%) Internet
6 13 (21.31%) MS Excel
7 10 (16.39%) Windows XP
8 9 (14.75%) Windows 8
8 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
8 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
8 9 (14.75%) Migration
9 8 (13.11%) Banking
10 7 (11.48%) Incident Management
10 7 (11.48%) Finance
10 7 (11.48%) ITIL
10 7 (11.48%) HTML
10 7 (11.48%) Citrix
11 6 (9.84%) MS Office
12 5 (8.20%) Mathematics
12 5 (8.20%) C
12 5 (8.20%) LAN
12 5 (8.20%) WAN
12 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (8.20%) SLA
13 4 (6.56%) MS Exchange
13 4 (6.56%) Service Management
13 4 (6.56%) iPad
13 4 (6.56%) Lync
14 3 (4.92%) Office 365
14 3 (4.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (6.56%) Lync
1 4 (6.56%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (21.31%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.84%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (29.51%) Internet
2 5 (8.20%) LAN
2 5 (8.20%) WAN
3 3 (4.92%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.92%) VPN
4 2 (3.28%) DHCP
4 2 (3.28%) DNS
4 2 (3.28%) SMS
4 2 (3.28%) Wireless
5 1 (1.64%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.64%) Firewall
5 1 (1.64%) VLAN
5 1 (1.64%) VoIP
5 1 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (13.11%) Banking
2 7 (11.48%) Finance
3 2 (3.28%) Local Government
4 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Legal
4 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.64%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.48%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Mathematics
2 4 (6.56%) iPad
3 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.92%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.28%) Handset
5 1 (1.64%) BYOD
5 1 (1.64%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.64%) iPhone
5 1 (1.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 50 (81.97%) Windows
2 36 (59.02%) Windows 7
3 10 (16.39%) Windows XP
4 9 (14.75%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.28%) Mac OS
5 2 (3.28%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.28%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.75%) Migration
2 7 (11.48%) Incident Management
2 7 (11.48%) ITIL
3 4 (6.56%) Service Management
4 2 (3.28%) Data Migration
4 2 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.28%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (1.64%) High Availability
5 1 (1.64%) Information Security
5 1 (1.64%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.64%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.20%) C
2 2 (3.28%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
1 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.28%) MCDST
4 1 (1.64%) MCITP
4 1 (1.64%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (39.34%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.92%) XenApp
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.28%) XenDesktop
3 2 (3.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) SCCM
1 3 (4.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 20 (32.79%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.48%) Citrix
3 3 (4.92%) Apple
3 3 (4.92%) Symantec
3 3 (4.92%) VMware
4 2 (3.28%) Adobe
4 2 (3.28%) AppSense
5 1 (1.64%) Cisco
5 1 (1.64%) HP
5 1 (1.64%) Kaspersky
5 1 (1.64%) LANDesk
5 1 (1.64%) Sophos
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