The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support Technician role in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Support Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Technician
Rank - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Technician 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £175 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.68 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-16.04% -1.91%
Desktop Support Technician
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset 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
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
315 211 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 93.20% 94.20% 96.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 128 90
Average daily rate £350 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 15
Average hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% -20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £10.57 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £23.75 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Desktop Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Desktop Support Technician Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Desktop Support Technician
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Desktop Support Technician Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Desktop Support Technician
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region that cited Desktop Support Technician 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 Technician in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Internet
1 3 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (66.67%) Altiris
2 2 (66.67%) Nortel Meridian
2 2 (66.67%) assyst
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (66.67%) MSI
2 2 (66.67%) Nortel
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Sophos
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) CMDB
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared

Desktop Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region that cited Desktop Support Technician 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 Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) Nortel Meridian
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MSI
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (66.67%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (33.33%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) Altiris
1 2 (66.67%) Nortel
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Sophos