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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 200 187 128
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -59
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 62 86 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.70% 0.90% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.95% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 36 45
Median daily rate £135 £165 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £115 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £222 £238
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £170 £160
% change year-on-year
-14.70% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 33 37
Median hourly rate £15.35 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £12.15 £13.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.11 £19.40 £19.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.26 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-8.25% +1.73%
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
8322 9076 8678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.26% 94.77% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4961 5328 4688
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 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 372 429 434
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.14 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.11% -0.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.46 £11.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.29 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -2 18 £160 -5.88%
Hampshire 0 11 £150 -9.09% 3
Berkshire -13 11 £125 -23.07% 1
Oxfordshire +7 8 £135 -32.50% 3
Buckinghamshire +13 5 £115 -42.50% 3
East Sussex +11 4 £345 +198.70%
Kent +8 4 £130 -11.86% 2
West Sussex -15 2 £105 -40.00% 2
Desktop Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (76.87%) Windows
2 71 (52.99%) Active Directory
3 67 (50.00%) MS Office
4 65 (48.51%) Windows 7
5 58 (43.28%) Microsoft
6 35 (26.12%) MS Excel
7 31 (23.13%) SCCM
8 29 (21.64%) ITIL
9 28 (20.90%) TCP/IP
10 22 (16.42%) Citrix
11 21 (15.67%) Microsoft Certification
12 20 (14.93%) Windows Server
13 19 (14.18%) Windows XP
14 18 (13.43%) MCSE
14 18 (13.43%) Office 365
15 16 (11.94%) MCP
15 16 (11.94%) LAN
16 15 (11.19%) DHCP
16 15 (11.19%) MS Exchange
16 15 (11.19%) Finance
16 15 (11.19%) Windows 8
17 13 (9.70%) WAN
18 12 (8.96%) SLA
18 12 (8.96%) Blackberry
19 11 (8.21%) Apple
20 10 (7.46%) Internet
20 10 (7.46%) DNS
20 10 (7.46%) Windows 10
21 9 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
21 9 (6.72%) MCDST

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 15 (11.19%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (4.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (4.48%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.99%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.49%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.75%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 67 (50.00%) MS Office
2 35 (26.12%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.24%) Acrobat
4 2 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.75%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.75%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.43%) Office 365
2 3 (2.24%) OneDrive
3 2 (1.49%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (20.90%) TCP/IP
2 16 (11.94%) LAN
3 15 (11.19%) DHCP
4 13 (9.70%) WAN
5 10 (7.46%) DNS
5 10 (7.46%) Internet
6 8 (5.97%) VPN
7 5 (3.73%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (2.99%) VoIP
8 4 (2.99%) Wireless
9 3 (2.24%) Intranet
10 2 (1.49%) 4G
10 2 (1.49%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (1.49%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.49%) Firewall
10 2 (1.49%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.49%) IPX
10 2 (1.49%) Skype
11 1 (0.75%) Extranet
11 1 (0.75%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.75%) FileMaker
1 1 (0.75%) SAP BI
1 1 (0.75%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 15 (11.19%) Finance
2 5 (3.73%) Retail
3 4 (2.99%) Advertising
4 3 (2.24%) Banking
4 3 (2.24%) Legal
4 3 (2.24%) Marketing
5 2 (1.49%) Automotive
5 2 (1.49%) German Language
6 1 (0.75%) Back Office
6 1 (0.75%) Electronics
6 1 (0.75%) Front Office
6 1 (0.75%) Games
6 1 (0.75%) Local Government
6 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.24%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.96%) Blackberry
2 9 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.97%) Smartphone
4 5 (3.73%) 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%) iPad
6 2 (1.49%) iPhone
6 2 (1.49%) User Experience
7 1 (0.75%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.75%) Health Informatics
7 1 (0.75%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.75%) Informatics
7 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.75%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.75%) Social Media
7 1 (0.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 103 (76.87%) Windows
2 65 (48.51%) Windows 7
3 20 (14.93%) Windows Server
4 19 (14.18%) Windows XP
5 15 (11.19%) Windows 8
6 10 (7.46%) Windows 10
7 9 (6.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (5.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (3.73%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (2.24%) Android
12 2 (1.49%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.75%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (21.64%) ITIL
2 9 (6.72%) Asset Management
3 8 (5.97%) Fault Analysis
4 7 (5.22%) Service Delivery
4 7 (5.22%) Service Management
5 6 (4.48%) ITSM
5 6 (4.48%) Patch Management
6 5 (3.73%) Coaching
6 5 (3.73%) Virtual Environments
7 4 (2.99%) Configuration Management
7 4 (2.99%) IT Asset Management
7 4 (2.99%) ITIL V3
7 4 (2.99%) Mentoring
7 4 (2.99%) Migration
7 4 (2.99%) Software Distribution
8 3 (2.24%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (2.24%) Data Protection
8 3 (2.24%) Software Deployment
9 2 (1.49%) Incident Management
9 2 (1.49%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.24%) C
1 3 (2.24%) Java
2 2 (1.49%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.49%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (15.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (13.43%) MCSE
3 16 (11.94%) MCP
4 9 (6.72%) MCDST
5 8 (5.97%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.24%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.49%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.49%) CCNA
8 2 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.49%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.75%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.75%) Degree
9 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.96%) SLA
2 4 (2.99%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 71 (52.99%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.22%) XenApp
3 4 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 31 (23.13%) SCCM
2 3 (2.24%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.75%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.75%) WSUS
3 1 (0.75%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 58 (43.28%) Microsoft
2 22 (16.42%) Citrix
3 11 (8.21%) Apple
4 8 (5.97%) HP
5 6 (4.48%) Remedy
6 5 (3.73%) Cisco
7 4 (2.99%) Adobe
7 4 (2.99%) Lotus
7 4 (2.99%) VMware
8 3 (2.24%) Dell
8 3 (2.24%) LANDesk
8 3 (2.24%) SAP
8 3 (2.24%) Symantec
9 2 (1.49%) Avaya
9 2 (1.49%) Bloomberg
9 2 (1.49%) Intel Security
9 2 (1.49%) Polycom
9 2 (1.49%) Reuters
9 2 (1.49%) Sybase
10 1 (0.75%) Novell
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