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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
England / South East
Rank 168 193 180
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 74 66 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.97% 0.75% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 0.79% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 34 35
Median daily rate £150 £163 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £115 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £286 £265
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £150 £150
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 29
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.30 £10.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £21.50 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%

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
7116 8310 9176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.68% 94.57% 94.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4154 5083 4898
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 389 429
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £53.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

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
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 26 February 2017. 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 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 +11 21 £200 +21.21% 4
Hampshire +11 18 £170 -2.29% 1
Oxfordshire +4 13 £150 +0.84% 1
Berkshire +7 7 £138 -57.53%
Kent +9 5 £175 +20.68% 1
Middlesex +6 5 - -
Buckinghamshire -8 3 £120 - 2
Desktop Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 94 (64.38%) Windows
2 72 (49.32%) Windows 7
3 59 (40.41%) Active Directory
4 51 (34.93%) Microsoft
4 51 (34.93%) MS Office
5 26 (17.81%) ITIL
6 22 (15.07%) MS Excel
7 20 (13.70%) Office 365
8 19 (13.01%) Citrix
9 18 (12.33%) SCCM
10 17 (11.64%) TCP/IP
10 17 (11.64%) Finance
11 16 (10.96%) Incident Management
11 16 (10.96%) LAN
11 16 (10.96%) Windows XP
11 16 (10.96%) Remedy
12 15 (10.27%) Dell
13 14 (9.59%) SLA
13 14 (9.59%) Migration
13 14 (9.59%) Security Cleared
14 13 (8.90%) Windows 8
14 13 (8.90%) Windows Server
14 13 (8.90%) IBM Notes
14 13 (8.90%) Lotus
15 11 (7.53%) VPN
15 11 (7.53%) DHCP
15 11 (7.53%) VMware
15 11 (7.53%) Service Delivery
15 11 (7.53%) Smartphone
16 10 (6.85%) MS Exchange

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 13 (8.90%) IBM Notes
2 10 (6.85%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.05%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.68%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 51 (34.93%) MS Office
2 22 (15.07%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.05%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (6.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (13.70%) Office 365
2 2 (1.37%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.68%) IaaS
3 1 (0.68%) PaaS
3 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.64%) TCP/IP
2 16 (10.96%) LAN
3 11 (7.53%) DHCP
3 11 (7.53%) VPN
4 9 (6.16%) DNS
4 9 (6.16%) WAN
5 8 (5.48%) Wireless
6 6 (4.11%) Firewall
7 5 (3.42%) 3G
7 5 (3.42%) Internet
8 4 (2.74%) VoIP
9 3 (2.05%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (2.05%) Skype
10 1 (0.68%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.68%) VLAN
General
1 17 (11.64%) Finance
2 7 (4.79%) Legal
3 5 (3.42%) Back Office
4 4 (2.74%) Korean Language
5 2 (1.37%) Advertising
5 2 (1.37%) Local Government
6 1 (0.68%) Games
6 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.68%) Retail
6 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.53%) Smartphone
2 8 (5.48%) Driving Licence
3 7 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.42%) NHS
5 3 (2.05%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.05%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.05%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.37%) CMDB
6 2 (1.37%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.68%) Handset
7 1 (0.68%) iPad
7 1 (0.68%) iPhone
7 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 94 (64.38%) Windows
2 72 (49.32%) Windows 7
3 16 (10.96%) Windows XP
4 13 (8.90%) Windows 8
4 13 (8.90%) Windows Server
5 10 (6.85%) Windows 10
6 7 (4.79%) Apple iOS
7 5 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.74%) Windows 2000
9 3 (2.05%) Android
10 2 (1.37%) Windows Phone
10 2 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.37%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.68%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (17.81%) ITIL
2 16 (10.96%) Incident Management
3 14 (9.59%) Migration
4 11 (7.53%) Service Delivery
5 8 (5.48%) Change Control
5 8 (5.48%) Change Management
5 8 (5.48%) Data Migration
6 7 (4.79%) Release Management
7 6 (4.11%) Patch Management
7 6 (4.11%) Project Management
8 5 (3.42%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (3.42%) Service Management
9 4 (2.74%) Line Management
9 4 (2.74%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (2.05%) Configuration Management
10 3 (2.05%) Data Protection
10 3 (2.05%) ITIL V3
10 3 (2.05%) Project Planning
10 3 (2.05%) Software Deployment
10 3 (2.05%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.74%) Java
2 3 (2.05%) SQL
3 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (9.59%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.85%) ITIL Certification
2 10 (6.85%) MCP
2 10 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (6.16%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.48%) Degree
5 5 (3.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (2.74%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.74%) MCSE
7 3 (2.05%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.68%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.68%) ACMT
8 1 (0.68%) CCNA
8 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.68%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.68%) MCSA
8 1 (0.68%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.59%) SLA
2 6 (4.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 59 (40.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.68%) BitLocker
2 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (12.33%) SCCM
2 9 (6.16%) WSUS
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.68%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 51 (34.93%) Microsoft
2 19 (13.01%) Citrix
3 16 (10.96%) Remedy
4 15 (10.27%) Dell
5 13 (8.90%) Lotus
6 11 (7.53%) VMware
7 10 (6.85%) BMC
7 10 (6.85%) HP
8 8 (5.48%) Cisco
8 8 (5.48%) Sophos
9 5 (3.42%) Apple
9 5 (3.42%) LANDesk
10 4 (2.74%) SAP
11 3 (2.05%) Intel Security
12 2 (1.37%) Avaya
12 2 (1.37%) Lumension
12 2 (1.37%) Nortel
12 2 (1.37%) Oracle
12 2 (1.37%) ServiceNow
13 1 (0.68%) Polycom
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