The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 148 155 167
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 91 84 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.97% 1.00% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.08% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 15 20
Average daily rate £165 £148 £138
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.86% +7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £105 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £258 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £135 £136
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -0.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 52 43
Average hourly rate £14.88 £14.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% -7.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.76 £12.05 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £19.90 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8571 7742 9835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.79% 92.25% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4746 3879 4425
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 606 704
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.63 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.00 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Desktop Support
England

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Oxfordshire +18 25 £165 -34.00% 1
Hampshire +4 17 £147 +8.86% 2
Berkshire -13 16 £165 +57.14%
Surrey -10 11 £173 +43.75%
Buckinghamshire -10 8 £270 -
East Sussex -5 7 £110 - 1
West Sussex -8 5 £160 -0.77% 2
Kent +8 2 £190 +8.57%
Middlesex - - - -
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 169 (82.04%) Windows
2 128 (62.14%) Windows 7
3 102 (49.51%) Active Directory
4 96 (46.60%) Microsoft
5 93 (45.15%) MS Office
6 83 (40.29%) Windows XP
7 47 (22.82%) MS Excel
8 36 (17.48%) MS Exchange
9 34 (16.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 33 (16.02%) ITIL
11 30 (14.56%) VPN
12 29 (14.08%) Blackberry
13 27 (13.11%) SCCM
14 26 (12.62%) Windows Server 2003
15 23 (11.17%) Citrix
16 18 (8.74%) TCP/IP
17 16 (7.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 15 (7.28%) DHCP
19 13 (6.31%) SQL
19 13 (6.31%) DNS
19 13 (6.31%) SLA
19 13 (6.31%) Security Cleared
20 12 (5.83%) SC Cleared
20 12 (5.83%) HP
20 12 (5.83%) VMware
21 11 (5.34%) Apple
21 11 (5.34%) LAN
22 10 (4.85%) Finance
22 10 (4.85%) PowerShell
22 10 (4.85%) WSUS

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 36 (17.48%) MS Exchange
2 16 (7.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (2.43%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.94%) IBM Notes
5 4 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 93 (45.15%) MS Office
2 47 (22.82%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.49%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.43%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.46%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.97%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (14.56%) VPN
2 18 (8.74%) TCP/IP
3 15 (7.28%) DHCP
4 13 (6.31%) DNS
5 11 (5.34%) LAN
6 7 (3.40%) WAN
6 7 (3.40%) Internet
6 7 (3.40%) Wireless
7 5 (2.43%) VoIP
8 3 (1.46%) PBX
8 3 (1.46%) SAN
8 3 (1.46%) Ethernet
8 3 (1.46%) VLAN
9 2 (0.97%) Firewall
9 2 (0.97%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.49%) 3G
10 1 (0.49%) Cisco IPT
10 1 (0.49%) NAS
10 1 (0.49%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.49%) MSI
General
1 10 (4.85%) Finance
2 7 (3.40%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.91%) Retail
4 4 (1.94%) Back Office
5 2 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.97%) Local Government
5 2 (0.97%) French Language
5 2 (0.97%) German Language
5 2 (0.97%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.49%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.49%) Automotive
6 1 (0.49%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.49%) JSP
1 1 (0.49%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.08%) Blackberry
2 6 (2.91%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (1.94%) Handset
4 2 (0.97%) Thin Client
4 2 (0.97%) Fat Client
4 2 (0.97%) Management Information System
4 2 (0.97%) iPhone
4 2 (0.97%) iPad
5 1 (0.49%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.49%) EPoS
5 1 (0.49%) NHS
5 1 (0.49%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.49%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 169 (82.04%) Windows
2 128 (62.14%) Windows 7
3 83 (40.29%) Windows XP
4 34 (16.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (12.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (4.37%) Windows 8
7 5 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.43%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (1.46%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.46%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.97%) Linux
9 2 (0.97%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.97%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.49%) Android
10 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (16.02%) ITIL
2 7 (3.40%) Change Management
2 7 (3.40%) Incident Management
3 6 (2.91%) Migration
3 6 (2.91%) Asset Management
4 5 (2.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (1.94%) Service Management
5 4 (1.94%) Service Delivery
6 3 (1.46%) ERP
6 3 (1.46%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (1.46%) ITSM
7 2 (0.97%) Risk Management
7 2 (0.97%) CAD
7 2 (0.97%) Configuration Management
7 2 (0.97%) Project Management
7 2 (0.97%) CRM
7 2 (0.97%) Investment Management
7 2 (0.97%) Fault Management
7 2 (0.97%) ITIL V3
7 2 (0.97%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.31%) SQL
2 10 (4.85%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.94%) C
4 2 (0.97%) VB
5 1 (0.49%) Java
5 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (6.31%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.83%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (3.40%) MCSE
5 6 (2.91%) Degree
6 5 (2.43%) MCP
7 3 (1.46%) MCSA
8 2 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.97%) MCITP
9 1 (0.49%) CNA
9 1 (0.49%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.31%) SLA
2 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 102 (49.51%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.46%) vSphere
4 2 (0.97%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.49%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (13.11%) SCCM
2 10 (4.85%) WSUS
3 3 (1.46%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.49%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 96 (46.60%) Microsoft
2 23 (11.17%) Citrix
3 12 (5.83%) HP
3 12 (5.83%) VMware
4 11 (5.34%) Apple
5 8 (3.88%) MobileIron
6 7 (3.40%) Remedy
6 7 (3.40%) Cisco
7 6 (2.91%) Dell
8 5 (2.43%) Lotus
9 4 (1.94%) Nortel
9 4 (1.94%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (1.46%) SAP
10 3 (1.46%) Avaya
10 3 (1.46%) Oracle
10 3 (1.46%) Symantec
10 3 (1.46%) NEC
10 3 (1.46%) LANDesk
11 2 (0.97%) Polycom
11 2 (0.97%) Sophos
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