The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 31 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 Reading 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 58 71 71
Rank change year-on-year
+13 0
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 9 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.02% 0.54% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.59% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£338 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £150 £130
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 10
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.58
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.34%
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
782 842 1088
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 88.76% 90.83% 88.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 365 388
Average daily rate £375 £385 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +6.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 39 36
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.68% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £31.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Desktop Support
Berkshire

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Reading region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Desktop Support Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 7 (46.67%) Windows
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (26.67%) Citrix
3 4 (26.67%) MS Office
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (13.33%) Fat Client
5 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
5 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
5 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (13.33%) DHCP
5 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
5 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (13.33%) VPN
5 2 (13.33%) Apple
5 2 (13.33%) Thin Client
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (13.33%) Finance
6 1 (6.67%) Change Management
6 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
6 1 (6.67%) ITSM
6 1 (6.67%) Back Office
6 1 (6.67%) DNS
6 1 (6.67%) BMC
6 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Lync
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (13.33%) VPN
1 2 (13.33%) DHCP
2 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
2 1 (6.67%) VoIP
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) Structured Cabling
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
2 1 (6.67%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Thin Client
1 2 (13.33%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
5 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.67%) Change Management
3 1 (6.67%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Citrix
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) Apple
4 1 (6.67%) Altiris
4 1 (6.67%) LANDesk
4 1 (6.67%) Lumension
4 1 (6.67%) BMC
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
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