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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 157 128 128
Rank change year-on-year
-29 0
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 112 105 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.13% 1.23% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.34% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 47 27
Average daily rate
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£170 £150 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £89 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £181 £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £148 £135
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +9.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 43 50
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.54 £12.09 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £23.24 £20.27
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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
9052 7833 7736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.35% 91.98% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5009 4144 3737
Average daily rate £375 £358 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% -1.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 453 657
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.86 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 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
Hampshire -1 33 £165 +3.12% 5
Surrey +10 23 £173 +4.54% 1
Berkshire -13 17 £143 -12.30% 2
Oxfordshire -20 13 £150 -11.76%
Buckinghamshire -21 10 £205 +41.37%
West Sussex -15 6 - - 1
Middlesex +4 5 £185 -
Kent -4 4 £275 - 1
East Sussex -13 1 - -
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

1 154 (67.25%) Windows
2 109 (47.60%) Windows 7
3 90 (39.30%) Microsoft
4 89 (38.86%) Active Directory
5 81 (35.37%) MS Office
6 65 (28.38%) Windows XP
7 36 (15.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (15.72%) MS Excel
7 36 (15.72%) ITIL
8 32 (13.97%) MS Exchange
8 32 (13.97%) Citrix
9 31 (13.54%) SLA
10 29 (12.66%) HP
11 28 (12.23%) Blackberry
11 28 (12.23%) Security Cleared
12 26 (11.35%) Windows Server 2003
13 23 (10.04%) Windows 8
13 23 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
14 21 (9.17%) SC Cleared
14 21 (9.17%) SCCM
14 21 (9.17%) VMware
15 17 (7.42%) Finance
15 17 (7.42%) LAN
15 17 (7.42%) WAN
16 16 (6.99%) SharePoint
17 15 (6.55%) Microsoft Certification
18 14 (6.11%) MCP
18 14 (6.11%) Asset Management
19 13 (5.68%) Windows Server 2012
19 13 (5.68%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 32 (13.97%) MS Exchange
2 16 (6.99%) SharePoint
3 11 (4.80%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (3.93%) IBM Notes
5 5 (2.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.31%) Lync
7 3 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.87%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 81 (35.37%) MS Office
2 36 (15.72%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.87%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.42%) LAN
1 17 (7.42%) WAN
2 13 (5.68%) TCP/IP
3 12 (5.24%) VPN
4 10 (4.37%) Internet
5 8 (3.49%) 3G
6 7 (3.06%) Broadband
7 5 (2.18%) DNS
7 5 (2.18%) DHCP
8 3 (1.31%) IP Telephony
8 3 (1.31%) Firewall
8 3 (1.31%) GSM
8 3 (1.31%) VoIP
8 3 (1.31%) WLAN
9 2 (0.87%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.87%) Wireless
9 2 (0.87%) NAS
10 1 (0.44%) Network Security
10 1 (0.44%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.75%) SQL Server
General
1 17 (7.42%) Finance
2 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
2 2 (0.87%) French Language
3 1 (0.44%) Banking
3 1 (0.44%) Advertising
3 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.75%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.87%) OLE
2 2 (0.87%) LAMP
3 1 (0.44%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.23%) Blackberry
2 23 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.49%) iPad
3 8 (3.49%) iPhone
4 5 (2.18%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (2.18%) Smartphone
5 4 (1.75%) FMCG
6 3 (1.31%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.31%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.87%) CMDB
7 2 (0.87%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.44%) SecurID
8 1 (0.44%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.44%) Life Science
8 1 (0.44%) Replication
8 1 (0.44%) Clustering
8 1 (0.44%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.44%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 154 (67.25%) Windows
2 109 (47.60%) Windows 7
3 65 (28.38%) Windows XP
4 36 (15.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (11.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (10.04%) Windows 8
7 13 (5.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.18%) Apple iOS
8 5 (2.18%) Windows Vista
8 5 (2.18%) Mac OS X
8 5 (2.18%) Windows 2000
9 4 (1.75%) Linux
10 2 (0.87%) UNIX
10 2 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.87%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.44%) Android
11 1 (0.44%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (15.72%) ITIL
2 14 (6.11%) Asset Management
3 11 (4.80%) Problem Management
3 11 (4.80%) Service Management
3 11 (4.80%) Service Delivery
3 11 (4.80%) Security Management
4 10 (4.37%) Incident Management
5 9 (3.93%) Migration
6 7 (3.06%) ITSM
7 5 (2.18%) Project Management
8 4 (1.75%) Change Management
8 4 (1.75%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (1.75%) Line Management
9 3 (1.31%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (1.31%) Time Management
10 2 (0.87%) CRM
10 2 (0.87%) PRINCE2
10 2 (0.87%) Process Management
10 2 (0.87%) Configuration Management
10 2 (0.87%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (0.87%) VB
1 2 (0.87%) C
1 2 (0.87%) Perl
1 2 (0.87%) SQL
1 2 (0.87%) Korn
1 2 (0.87%) Bourne shell
2 1 (0.44%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.44%) VBScript
2 1 (0.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 28 (12.23%) Security Cleared
2 21 (9.17%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (6.11%) MCP
5 7 (3.06%) Degree
5 7 (3.06%) A+ Certification
6 5 (2.18%) MCSE
7 4 (1.75%) MCSA
7 4 (1.75%) MCDST
7 4 (1.75%) MCTS
8 3 (1.31%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (1.31%) CCNA
8 3 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.87%) MCITP
9 2 (0.87%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.44%) IBM Certification
10 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (13.54%) SLA
2 1 (0.44%) COBIT
2 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 89 (38.86%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.87%) NFS
3 2 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (0.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (0.87%) XenApp
4 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.44%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.44%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.44%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 21 (9.17%) SCCM
2 2 (0.87%) Nagios
2 2 (0.87%) NetBackup
2 2 (0.87%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.44%) Casper Suite
3 1 (0.44%) WSUS
3 1 (0.44%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.44%) ARCserve
3 1 (0.44%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 90 (39.30%) Microsoft
2 32 (13.97%) Citrix
3 29 (12.66%) HP
4 21 (9.17%) VMware
5 10 (4.37%) Remedy
6 9 (3.93%) Lotus
7 7 (3.06%) LANDesk
7 7 (3.06%) Apple
8 6 (2.62%) Cisco
8 6 (2.62%) Dell
9 5 (2.18%) SAP
10 4 (1.75%) McAfee
11 3 (1.31%) Wyse
12 2 (0.87%) Veritas
12 2 (0.87%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.87%) Avaya
12 2 (0.87%) CA
12 2 (0.87%) EMC
12 2 (0.87%) IBM
12 2 (0.87%) Sophos
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