The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 95 87 72
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 33 29 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.17% 1.18% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.26% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 8
Average daily rate
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£120 £102 £95
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.22% +6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £90 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £159 £115
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £164 £140
% change year-on-year
-5.34% +16.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 12
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -8.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.76 £13.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £18.05 £17.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -3.33%
Desktop Support
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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 Scotland 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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2628 2295 2518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.99% 93.25% 93.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1365 1112 1179
Average daily rate £375 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £493 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 90 119
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.36 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.93% -10.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.28 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £32.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Desktop Support Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -7 13 £169 +87.22% 2
Aberdeen +14 9 £110 +6.02% 1
Glasgow -14 7 £122 +18.20% 1
Scottish Borders - - - -
Desktop Support
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Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 56 (83.58%) Windows
2 40 (59.70%) Windows 7
3 29 (43.28%) Active Directory
4 26 (38.81%) Windows XP
5 24 (35.82%) MS Office
6 23 (34.33%) Microsoft
7 21 (31.34%) SC Cleared
7 21 (31.34%) Security Cleared
8 20 (29.85%) SCCM
9 12 (17.91%) SLA
9 12 (17.91%) Citrix
10 11 (16.42%) Windows Vista
11 10 (14.93%) ITIL
12 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (13.43%) Finance
13 8 (11.94%) MS Exchange
13 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (10.45%) Software Deployment
15 6 (8.96%) Blackberry
15 6 (8.96%) Dell
16 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
16 5 (7.46%) HP
16 5 (7.46%) Compaq
16 5 (7.46%) VPN
16 5 (7.46%) ServiceNow
16 5 (7.46%) PDA
17 4 (5.97%) CA
17 4 (5.97%) MS Excel
18 3 (4.48%) MCSE
18 3 (4.48%) Service Management

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 8 (11.94%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.49%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 24 (35.82%) MS Office
2 4 (5.97%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.46%) VPN
2 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.49%) Internet
3 1 (1.49%) Firewall
3 1 (1.49%) LAN
3 1 (1.49%) WAN
3 1 (1.49%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) DTS
General
1 9 (13.43%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Blackberry
2 5 (7.46%) PDA
3 2 (2.99%) CMDB
3 2 (2.99%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.49%) iPhone
4 1 (1.49%) iPad
4 1 (1.49%) User Experience
4 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 56 (83.58%) Windows
2 40 (59.70%) Windows 7
3 26 (38.81%) Windows XP
4 11 (16.42%) Windows Vista
5 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.99%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.99%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.49%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.49%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.93%) ITIL
2 7 (10.45%) Software Deployment
3 3 (4.48%) Service Management
3 3 (4.48%) Data Protection
4 2 (2.99%) Information Security
5 1 (1.49%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.49%) Fault Management
5 1 (1.49%) Information Governance
5 1 (1.49%) Line Management
5 1 (1.49%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.49%) Change Management
5 1 (1.49%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.99%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (31.34%) SC Cleared
1 21 (31.34%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.48%) MCSE
4 2 (2.99%) MCSA
4 2 (2.99%) A+ Certification
4 2 (2.99%) MCITP
4 2 (2.99%) MCP
5 1 (1.49%) CCNA
5 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.91%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (43.28%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.49%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (29.85%) SCCM
2 1 (1.49%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 23 (34.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.91%) Citrix
3 6 (8.96%) Dell
4 5 (7.46%) ServiceNow
4 5 (7.46%) HP
4 5 (7.46%) Compaq
5 4 (5.97%) CA
6 3 (4.48%) VMware
6 3 (4.48%) AppSense
6 3 (4.48%) Lumension
7 1 (1.49%) Lotus
7 1 (1.49%) Symantec
7 1 (1.49%) McAfee
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