The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 22 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 175 147 160
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 80 96 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.86% 1.07% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 1.17% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 37 23
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£175 £170 £149
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £120 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £259
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £165 £140
% change year-on-year
- +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 49
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £20.00 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +14.28%
Desktop Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8544 8207 7552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.57% 91.66% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4793 4559 3818
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 439 591
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £47.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Desktop Support Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
Berkshire -6 16 £173 -8.60% 2
Surrey +1 14 £135 -20.58% 7
Hampshire -3 14 £203 +37.78% 2
Oxfordshire -35 13 £200 +21.21% 4
Buckinghamshire +5 9 £225 -21.05% 1
West Sussex -17 7 £120 -25.00%
Kent +7 6 £148 -10.60%
East Sussex -15 1 £225 +104.54% 2
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 124 (75.15%) Windows
2 88 (53.33%) Windows 7
3 80 (48.48%) Active Directory
4 76 (46.06%) Microsoft
5 51 (30.91%) MS Office
6 36 (21.82%) Windows XP
7 29 (17.58%) MS Excel
8 26 (15.76%) Security Cleared
9 24 (14.55%) ITIL
10 17 (10.30%) WAN
11 16 (9.70%) Citrix
11 16 (9.70%) Blackberry
11 16 (9.70%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (9.09%) Windows 8
13 14 (8.48%) LAN
14 13 (7.88%) SLA
14 13 (7.88%) Finance
15 12 (7.27%) SC Cleared
15 12 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (6.67%) SCCM
16 11 (6.67%) Problem Management
17 10 (6.06%) VMware
17 10 (6.06%) TCP/IP
18 9 (5.45%) NHS
19 8 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
19 8 (4.85%) Degree
20 7 (4.24%) A+ Certification
20 7 (4.24%) Apple
20 7 (4.24%) VPN
20 7 (4.24%) MS Exchange

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 7 (4.24%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.82%) Lync
3 3 (1.82%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 51 (30.91%) MS Office
2 29 (17.58%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.82%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (1.82%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.64%) Office 365
2 1 (0.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.30%) WAN
2 14 (8.48%) LAN
3 10 (6.06%) TCP/IP
4 7 (4.24%) VPN
5 6 (3.64%) Internet
6 5 (3.03%) DNS
6 5 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (2.42%) DHCP
8 3 (1.82%) VoIP
9 2 (1.21%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.61%) Asterisk PBX
10 1 (0.61%) VLAN
10 1 (0.61%) 3G
10 1 (0.61%) SAN
10 1 (0.61%) Broadband
10 1 (0.61%) WLAN
10 1 (0.61%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
General
1 13 (7.88%) Finance
2 6 (3.64%) Retail
3 3 (1.82%) Back Office
3 3 (1.82%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.21%) French Language
5 1 (0.61%) Local Government
5 1 (0.61%) Banking
5 1 (0.61%) Advertising
5 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.21%) LAMP
2 1 (0.61%) .NET
2 1 (0.61%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.70%) Blackberry
2 12 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.45%) NHS
4 5 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.82%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.82%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.21%) EPoS
6 2 (1.21%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.21%) Statistics
6 2 (1.21%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.21%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.21%) PDA
6 2 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.21%) FMCG
7 1 (0.61%) iPhone
7 1 (0.61%) iPad
7 1 (0.61%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.61%) Biometrics
7 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 124 (75.15%) Windows
2 88 (53.33%) Windows 7
3 36 (21.82%) Windows XP
4 16 (9.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (9.09%) Windows 8
6 6 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.03%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.82%) Android
8 3 (1.82%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (1.82%) Linux
9 2 (1.21%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.21%) UNIX
9 2 (1.21%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (14.55%) ITIL
2 11 (6.67%) Problem Management
3 6 (3.64%) Migration
4 4 (2.42%) Service Management
4 4 (2.42%) Time Management
5 3 (1.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (1.82%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (1.82%) ITIL V3
5 3 (1.82%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (1.82%) Service Delivery
5 3 (1.82%) Security Management
6 2 (1.21%) Project Management
6 2 (1.21%) Process Management
6 2 (1.21%) Asset Management
6 2 (1.21%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (1.21%) Line Management
6 2 (1.21%) Network Management
6 2 (1.21%) Software Engineering
6 2 (1.21%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (1.21%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.42%) SQL
2 2 (1.21%) Python
2 2 (1.21%) VBScript
2 2 (1.21%) Java
2 2 (1.21%) PHP
3 1 (0.61%) C
3 1 (0.61%) C#
3 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (15.76%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.27%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (4.85%) Degree
4 7 (4.24%) A+ Certification
5 4 (2.42%) IBM Certification
5 4 (2.42%) MCTS
6 3 (1.82%) MCDST
6 3 (1.82%) MCITP
6 3 (1.82%) MCSA
7 2 (1.21%) MCSE
7 2 (1.21%) MCP
7 2 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.21%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.61%) CCA
8 1 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.61%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.88%) SLA
2 1 (0.61%) COBIT
2 1 (0.61%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 80 (48.48%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.64%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.82%) XenApp
5 2 (1.21%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.61%) Samba
Systems Management
1 11 (6.67%) SCCM
2 2 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.61%) SCOM
3 1 (0.61%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.61%) WSUS
3 1 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 76 (46.06%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.70%) Citrix
3 10 (6.06%) VMware
4 7 (4.24%) Apple
5 5 (3.03%) HP
6 4 (2.42%) Cisco
6 4 (2.42%) IBM
7 3 (1.82%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.82%) Lotus
7 3 (1.82%) Symantec
7 3 (1.82%) Remedy
7 3 (1.82%) McAfee
7 3 (1.82%) Dell
8 2 (1.21%) Acronis
9 1 (0.61%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.61%) Sophos
9 1 (0.61%) Adobe
9 1 (0.61%) EMC
9 1 (0.61%) SAP
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