The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Peterborough region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 16 29 10
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 7 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 5.74% 0.57% 7.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.88% 0.59% 7.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£125 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £161 £150 £130
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £12.00 £17.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.58
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.34%
Job Titles Category
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
119 170 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 97.54% 96.59% 97.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 68 56
Average daily rate £308 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £149 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £455 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 22
Average hourly rate £20.75 £13.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.70% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £26.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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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 28 July 2014, 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 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 4 (36.36%) VoIP
3 4 (36.36%) ITIL
3 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (27.27%) MS Office
4 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco
5 2 (18.18%) Symantec
5 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
5 2 (18.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (18.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (18.18%) Altiris
5 2 (18.18%) Application Packaging
5 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
5 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 1 (9.09%) Lync
6 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (9.09%) Degree
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (9.09%) GIS
6 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) ITSM
6 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
6 1 (9.09%) Finance

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (18.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (9.09%) Lync
4 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes
4 1 (9.09%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) VoIP
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
2 1 (9.09%) GIS
2 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
2 1 (9.09%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Symantec
2 2 (18.18%) Altiris
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Avaya
3 1 (9.09%) Lotus