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 30 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 203 191 121
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -70
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 60 86 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.69% 0.88% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.93% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 41 56
Median daily rate £140 £165 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £111 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £220 £246
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £163 £158
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 35 35
Median hourly rate £16.35 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £12.00 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.22 £19.30 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -3.22%
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
8141 9236 8644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.95% 95.04% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4923 5536 4802
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 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 428 429
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.47% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 30 August 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 30 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
Surrey +7 14 £150 -11.76% 2
Berkshire -5 13 £152 -16.98% 2
Hampshire -7 10 £162 +1.25% 2
Oxfordshire -14 7 £135 -20.58%
Buckinghamshire +18 6 £110 - 1
East Sussex +8 4 £235 +103.46%
Kent - 3 £130 - 1
Isle of Wight +2 1 £135 +30.12%
West Sussex -16 1 - - 1
Desktop Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 South East region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 103 (79.84%) Windows
2 72 (55.81%) Active Directory
3 66 (51.16%) MS Office
4 63 (48.84%) Windows 7
5 55 (42.64%) Microsoft
6 36 (27.91%) MS Excel
7 29 (22.48%) SCCM
8 27 (20.93%) ITIL
8 27 (20.93%) TCP/IP
9 24 (18.60%) Windows Server
10 20 (15.50%) Citrix
11 19 (14.73%) Windows XP
11 19 (14.73%) Office 365
12 18 (13.95%) MCP
12 18 (13.95%) Finance
13 17 (13.18%) MS Exchange
13 17 (13.18%) Microsoft Certification
14 16 (12.40%) Windows 8
15 13 (10.08%) Windows 10
16 12 (9.30%) MCSE
17 11 (8.53%) LAN
17 11 (8.53%) WAN
17 11 (8.53%) DHCP
17 11 (8.53%) SLA
17 11 (8.53%) Blackberry
18 10 (7.75%) Windows Server 2003
18 10 (7.75%) Smartphone
19 9 (6.98%) Fault Analysis
19 9 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
19 9 (6.98%) Asset 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 17 (13.18%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (3.88%) IBM Notes
4 4 (3.10%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.33%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 66 (51.16%) MS Office
2 36 (27.91%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.78%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.78%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 19 (14.73%) Office 365
2 3 (2.33%) OneDrive
3 2 (1.55%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (20.93%) TCP/IP
2 11 (8.53%) DHCP
2 11 (8.53%) LAN
2 11 (8.53%) WAN
3 8 (6.20%) DNS
4 7 (5.43%) Internet
4 7 (5.43%) VPN
5 4 (3.10%) Wireless
6 3 (2.33%) Ethernet
6 3 (2.33%) Intranet
6 3 (2.33%) Network Security
6 3 (2.33%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.55%) 3G
7 2 (1.55%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (1.55%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.55%) VoIP
8 1 (0.78%) Extranet
8 1 (0.78%) IPX
8 1 (0.78%) Skype
8 1 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.78%) FileMaker
1 1 (0.78%) SAP BI
1 1 (0.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 18 (13.95%) Finance
2 6 (4.65%) Retail
3 4 (3.10%) Automotive
3 4 (3.10%) German Language
4 3 (2.33%) Advertising
4 3 (2.33%) Banking
4 3 (2.33%) Legal
5 2 (1.55%) Marketing
5 2 (1.55%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.78%) Back Office
6 1 (0.78%) Front Office
6 1 (0.78%) Games
6 1 (0.78%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.33%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.53%) Blackberry
2 10 (7.75%) Smartphone
3 9 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.10%) Fat Client
4 4 (3.10%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.33%) BYOD
5 3 (2.33%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.55%) AS400
6 2 (1.55%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.55%) iPad
7 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.78%) Health Informatics
7 1 (0.78%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.78%) Informatics
7 1 (0.78%) iPhone
7 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.78%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.78%) Social Media
7 1 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 103 (79.84%) Windows
2 63 (48.84%) Windows 7
3 24 (18.60%) Windows Server
4 19 (14.73%) Windows XP
5 16 (12.40%) Windows 8
6 13 (10.08%) Windows 10
7 10 (7.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (6.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (2.33%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.55%) Android
11 2 (1.55%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.55%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.78%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.93%) ITIL
2 9 (6.98%) Asset Management
2 9 (6.98%) Fault Analysis
3 7 (5.43%) IT Asset Management
3 7 (5.43%) Service Delivery
4 5 (3.88%) Coaching
4 5 (3.88%) Virtual Environments
5 4 (3.10%) B2C
5 4 (3.10%) Configuration Management
5 4 (3.10%) Data Protection
5 4 (3.10%) Incident Management
5 4 (3.10%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (3.10%) Mentoring
5 4 (3.10%) Patch Management
5 4 (3.10%) Software Distribution
6 3 (2.33%) Email Filtering
6 3 (2.33%) Migration
6 3 (2.33%) Service Management
6 3 (2.33%) Software Deployment
6 3 (2.33%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.55%) SQL
3 1 (0.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (13.95%) MCP
2 17 (13.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (9.30%) MCSE
4 7 (5.43%) MCDST
5 6 (4.65%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.55%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.55%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.78%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.78%) Degree
8 1 (0.78%) HNC
8 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.53%) SLA
2 5 (3.88%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 72 (55.81%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.88%) XenApp
3 3 (2.33%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.78%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 29 (22.48%) SCCM
2 2 (1.55%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 55 (42.64%) Microsoft
2 20 (15.50%) Citrix
3 9 (6.98%) Apple
3 9 (6.98%) HP
4 5 (3.88%) Cisco
4 5 (3.88%) Lotus
4 5 (3.88%) VMware
5 3 (2.33%) Bloomberg
5 3 (2.33%) Dell
5 3 (2.33%) LANDesk
6 2 (1.55%) Adobe
6 2 (1.55%) Intel Security
6 2 (1.55%) MobileIron
6 2 (1.55%) Remedy
6 2 (1.55%) Reuters
6 2 (1.55%) SAP
6 2 (1.55%) Sybase
6 2 (1.55%) Symantec
7 1 (0.78%) Polycom
7 1 (0.78%) ServiceNow
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