The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 200 181 155
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 66 90 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.75% 0.95% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 1.00% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 34 41
Median daily rate £140 £164 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.50% +9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £121 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £232 £249
UK excluding London median daily rate £156 £160 £170
% change year-on-year
-2.34% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 33
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.00 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £18.50 £19.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
8354 8971 8649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.82% 94.98% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4988 5124 4687
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 432 442
Median hourly rate £19.22 £16.14 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.06% -5.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

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 25 June 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Surrey -9 18 £170 +7.93%
Berkshire -11 13 £148 +5.35% 1
Oxfordshire +2 11 £135 -22.85% 2
Hampshire -1 10 £110 -37.14% 2
East Sussex +13 5 £345 +198.70%
Kent +4 4 £130 -11.86% 1
West Sussex -21 4 £114 - 3
Buckinghamshire +9 1 - - 2
Middlesex - 1 £180 -
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 South East region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 101 (75.37%) Windows
2 69 (51.49%) Active Directory
3 65 (48.51%) Windows 7
4 56 (41.79%) MS Office
5 48 (35.82%) Microsoft
6 32 (23.88%) SCCM
7 29 (21.64%) MS Excel
8 26 (19.40%) TCP/IP
9 25 (18.66%) ITIL
10 23 (17.16%) Windows Server
11 22 (16.42%) Citrix
12 21 (15.67%) Microsoft Certification
13 20 (14.93%) Office 365
14 19 (14.18%) MCSE
15 18 (13.43%) LAN
16 17 (12.69%) Windows XP
17 15 (11.19%) DHCP
18 14 (10.45%) WAN
18 14 (10.45%) MS Exchange
19 13 (9.70%) DNS
20 12 (8.96%) Finance
21 11 (8.21%) Windows 8
21 11 (8.21%) Blackberry
21 11 (8.21%) SLA
22 10 (7.46%) Apple
22 10 (7.46%) MCP
23 9 (6.72%) MCDST
23 9 (6.72%) Windows Server 2003
23 9 (6.72%) Internet
23 9 (6.72%) Service Management

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 14 (10.45%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (3.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.99%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.49%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.75%) Apache
6 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.75%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 56 (41.79%) MS Office
2 29 (21.64%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.49%) Acrobat
3 2 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.75%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (14.93%) Office 365
2 3 (2.24%) OneDrive
3 2 (1.49%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (19.40%) TCP/IP
2 18 (13.43%) LAN
3 15 (11.19%) DHCP
4 14 (10.45%) WAN
5 13 (9.70%) DNS
6 9 (6.72%) Internet
7 4 (2.99%) Firewall
7 4 (2.99%) VPN
8 3 (2.24%) Intranet
8 3 (2.24%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (2.24%) VoIP
8 3 (2.24%) Wireless
9 2 (1.49%) 4G
9 2 (1.49%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.49%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.49%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.49%) IPX
9 2 (1.49%) Skype
10 1 (0.75%) Extranet
10 1 (0.75%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.75%) FileMaker
1 1 (0.75%) MySQL
General
1 12 (8.96%) Finance
2 4 (2.99%) Advertising
3 3 (2.24%) Legal
3 3 (2.24%) Marketing
3 3 (2.24%) Retail
4 2 (1.49%) Banking
4 2 (1.49%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.75%) Back Office
5 1 (0.75%) Electronics
5 1 (0.75%) Front Office
5 1 (0.75%) Games
5 1 (0.75%) Local Government
5 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.24%) ODBC
2 1 (0.75%) LAMP
2 1 (0.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.21%) Blackberry
2 8 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.48%) Smartphone
4 4 (2.99%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.24%) BYOD
5 3 (2.24%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.49%) AS400
6 2 (1.49%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.49%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.49%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.49%) iPad
6 2 (1.49%) iPhone
6 2 (1.49%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.49%) User Experience
7 1 (0.75%) Health Informatics
7 1 (0.75%) Informatics
7 1 (0.75%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 101 (75.37%) Windows
2 65 (48.51%) Windows 7
3 23 (17.16%) Windows Server
4 17 (12.69%) Windows XP
5 11 (8.21%) Windows 8
6 9 (6.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (5.22%) Windows 10
9 5 (3.73%) Apple iOS
9 5 (3.73%) Mac OS X
10 4 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (2.24%) Android
11 3 (2.24%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.49%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.75%) Debian
13 1 (0.75%) Fedora
13 1 (0.75%) Linux
13 1 (0.75%) SUSE
13 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (18.66%) ITIL
2 9 (6.72%) Service Management
3 7 (5.22%) Fault Analysis
3 7 (5.22%) ITSM
3 7 (5.22%) Patch Management
4 6 (4.48%) Asset Management
5 5 (3.73%) Coaching
6 4 (2.99%) Configuration Management
6 4 (2.99%) Mentoring
6 4 (2.99%) Migration
6 4 (2.99%) Service Delivery
6 4 (2.99%) Software Distribution
6 4 (2.99%) Virtual Environments
7 3 (2.24%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (2.24%) Data Protection
7 3 (2.24%) ITIL V3
7 3 (2.24%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (1.49%) Fault Management
8 2 (1.49%) Incident Management
8 2 (1.49%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.24%) C
2 2 (1.49%) Java
3 1 (0.75%) Perl
3 1 (0.75%) PHP
3 1 (0.75%) Ruby
3 1 (0.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (15.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (14.18%) MCSE
3 10 (7.46%) MCP
4 9 (6.72%) MCDST
5 6 (4.48%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.99%) CCNA
6 4 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (2.24%) A+ Certification
7 3 (2.24%) DBS Check
7 3 (2.24%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (1.49%) MCITP
9 1 (0.75%) Degree
9 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.75%) MCSA
9 1 (0.75%) MCTS
9 1 (0.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.21%) SLA
2 1 (0.75%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 69 (51.49%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.22%) XenApp
3 3 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.49%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.75%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.75%) Samba
5 1 (0.75%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 32 (23.88%) SCCM
2 3 (2.24%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.49%) WSUS
4 1 (0.75%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.75%) SCOM
4 1 (0.75%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 48 (35.82%) Microsoft
2 22 (16.42%) Citrix
3 10 (7.46%) Apple
4 8 (5.97%) HP
5 6 (4.48%) Remedy
6 5 (3.73%) Cisco
6 5 (3.73%) VMware
7 3 (2.24%) Adobe
7 3 (2.24%) LANDesk
7 3 (2.24%) Symantec
8 2 (1.49%) Avaya
8 2 (1.49%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.49%) Dell
8 2 (1.49%) Intel Security
8 2 (1.49%) Lotus
8 2 (1.49%) Polycom
8 2 (1.49%) Rackspace
8 2 (1.49%) Reuters
8 2 (1.49%) SAP
8 2 (1.49%) Sybase