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 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 49 35 32
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 1 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 0.23% 1.13% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 1.15% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £140 £145
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £17.77 £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.06% +18.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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
407 347 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 95.09% 98.30% 98.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 159 125
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 17
Average hourly rate £17.77 £15.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.64% +14.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.84 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £25.00 £18.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016, 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 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Windows XP
2 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
3 3 (42.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (42.86%) LAN
3 3 (42.86%) WAN
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 1 (14.29%) MS Office
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) Server Building
5 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
5 1 (14.29%) Wireless
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (14.29%) DNS
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (42.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
1 3 (42.86%) LAN
1 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Windows XP
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 2000 Server
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Migration
1 1 (14.29%) Server Building
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft