The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Support 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 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 Somerset 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 49 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 2 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.55% 2.53% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 2.65% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£150 £170 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £161 £150 £130
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.58
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.34%
Job Titles Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
346 189 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 94.79% 95.45% 96.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 100 82
Average daily rate £325 £301 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.97% -15.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £175 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £423 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 14
Average hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 £23.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% -47.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £10.53 £9.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £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
South West

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Bath - - - -
Templecombe - - - -
Desktop Support
South West

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 9 (90.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
3 7 (70.00%) Windows XP
3 7 (70.00%) SCCM
3 7 (70.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (60.00%) Internet
4 6 (60.00%) MS Office
4 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
6 4 (40.00%) Blackberry
6 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
7 3 (30.00%) VMware
7 3 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (30.00%) Service Management
7 3 (30.00%) Altiris
7 3 (30.00%) Nortel Meridian
7 3 (30.00%) assyst
7 3 (30.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (30.00%) MSI
7 3 (30.00%) Nortel
7 3 (30.00%) Citrix
7 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (10.00%) ITSM
8 1 (10.00%) CMDB
8 1 (10.00%) LANDesk
8 1 (10.00%) Sophos
8 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
8 1 (10.00%) Microsoft

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 (30.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Office
2 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) Internet
2 3 (30.00%) Nortel Meridian
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MSI
General
1 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (40.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (10.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
1 8 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 7 (70.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Service Management
2 1 (10.00%) ITSM
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (70.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (10.00%) MCP
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (70.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Nortel
1 3 (30.00%) Citrix
1 3 (30.00%) VMware
1 3 (30.00%) Altiris
2 1 (10.00%) LANDesk
2 1 (10.00%) Sophos
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft