The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Northern Ireland region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 23 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 0.74% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £125 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £163 £161
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.45 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-10.33% -3.22%
Desktop Support
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland 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
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
128 58 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 94.12% 85.29% 93.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 38 63
Median daily rate £300 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £91 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 0 2
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
County Antrim - 1 £125 -
Desktop Support
UK

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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 Northern Ireland region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) ServiceNow
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Investment Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) ServiceNow