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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 13 25 24
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 6 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 6.74% 5.33% 2.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.14% 5.39% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Average daily rate £174 £144 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.04% -12.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £140 £145
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +133.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Desktop Support
Cambridgeshire

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
84 167 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 94.38% 98.82% 97.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 112 64
Average daily rate £325 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £125 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 11
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £21.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 2016, 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
1 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
3 5 (45.45%) Blackberry
3 5 (45.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (45.45%) Windows XP
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (36.36%) MCSE
4 4 (36.36%) ITSM
4 4 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
5 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL V3
5 3 (27.27%) Finance
5 3 (27.27%) Retail
5 3 (27.27%) Asset Management
5 3 (27.27%) Service Management
5 3 (27.27%) Apple
5 3 (27.27%) VoIP
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 2 (18.18%) Banking
7 1 (9.09%) Driving Licence
7 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (9.09%) Firewall
7 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
7 1 (9.09%) Application Packaging

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 5 (45.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) VoIP
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
1 3 (27.27%) Retail
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Blackberry
2 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
3 1 (9.09%) Driving Licence
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
3 5 (45.45%) Windows XP
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (36.36%) ITSM
2 3 (27.27%) Asset Management
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL V3
2 3 (27.27%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) Application Packaging
3 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) MCSE
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) MCP
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Apple
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Lotus