The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Nottingham 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 35 51 36
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 0.82% 0.20% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.21% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £125 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £158 £150 £143
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £11.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.64% -6.66%
Desktop Support
Nottinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Nottingham 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
Nottingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
343 486 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 93.21% 95.29% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 207 108
Average daily rate £325 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £224 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 22 13
Average hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £9.60 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £162.50 £17.50
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 Nottingham

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) Information Security Management
4 1 (20.00%) Security Management
4 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (20.00%) Information Security
4 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) ISMS
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (20.00%) Software Licensing
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) SLA
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Service Management
1 1 (20.00%) Information Security Management
1 1 (20.00%) Security Management
1 1 (20.00%) Information Security
1 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (20.00%) ISMS
1 1 (20.00%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP