The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Somerset region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 23 45 46
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 9 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 3.98% 0.70% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.19% 0.71% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £250 £190 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £163 £160
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.45 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-10.33% -3.22%
Desktop Support
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
215 281 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 95.13% 97.91% 95.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 137 234
Median daily rate £353 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £250 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 44 16
Median hourly rate £25.00 £42.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.47% +20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Somerset region that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton - 3 £250 -
Bath - 2 - -
Desktop Support
South West

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, Desktop Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Somerset region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Windows 7
2 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
4 5 (38.46%) SCCM
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
5 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
6 3 (23.08%) MS Office
6 3 (23.08%) Blackberry
6 3 (23.08%) VMware
7 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
7 2 (15.38%) Nokia
7 2 (15.38%) Mac OS X
7 2 (15.38%) Apple
7 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (15.38%) Line Management
7 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
7 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
7 2 (15.38%) Smartphone
7 2 (15.38%) Android
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (15.38%) Samsung
8 1 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
8 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
8 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
8 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (23.08%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
1 1 (7.69%) VoIP
General
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Blackberry
2 2 (15.38%) Smartphone
3 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
3 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
3 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Windows 7
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
4 2 (15.38%) Android
4 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
4 2 (15.38%) Mac OS X
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Line Management
2 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
2 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) MCDST
2 1 (7.69%) MCSE
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Apple
3 2 (15.38%) Nokia
3 2 (15.38%) Samsung
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) Mitel