The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Peterborough 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 26 22 24
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 8 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 4.82% 2.31% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.91% 2.36% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£163 £165 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £145 £140 £150
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £21.00 £9.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+133.33% -18.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Peterborough 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
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
163 127 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 98.19% 97.69% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 65 75
Average daily rate £375 £275 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £165 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 19
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -4.16%
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 Peterborough

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 9 (90.00%) Windows
1 9 (90.00%) Windows 7
2 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (60.00%) ITIL
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) Symantec
4 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (30.00%) DNS
6 2 (20.00%) Migration
6 2 (20.00%) Firewall
6 2 (20.00%) Wireless
6 2 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (20.00%) Sophos
6 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
6 2 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco
6 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (20.00%) HP
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (20.00%) MS Office
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (20.00%) Change Control
6 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (20.00%) Application Packaging

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 2 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) Wireless
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (10.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
1 9 (90.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) MCTS
1 1 (10.00%) MCP
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (20.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (40.00%) Symantec
2 2 (20.00%) Sophos
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) Altiris
3 1 (10.00%) McAfee
Peterborough
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: 16 days ago