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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 183 181 127
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -54
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 77 94 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.92% 0.95% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.00% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 52 55
Median daily rate £135 £164 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.55% -6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £127 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £200 £256
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £155
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 29
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -14.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.78 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £22.15 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.88%
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
7800 9372 8783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.69% 94.77% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4751 5634 4840
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 438 463
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +17.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.76 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 September 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 September 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 +23 23 £145 - 2
Berkshire -6 15 £175 -
Hampshire +7 14 £135 -15.62% 3
Oxfordshire -12 13 £135 -18.18% 1
Buckinghamshire +15 6 £115 -11.53% 3
Kent +4 1 £130 -
West Sussex -10 1 - -
Isle of Wight - 1 £135 -
East Sussex - 1 £110 -
Desktop Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 114 (79.72%) Windows
2 76 (53.15%) Active Directory
3 70 (48.95%) Windows 7
4 69 (48.25%) MS Office
5 56 (39.16%) Microsoft
6 38 (26.57%) MS Excel
7 28 (19.58%) Windows Server
8 27 (18.88%) SCCM
8 27 (18.88%) TCP/IP
9 26 (18.18%) ITIL
10 23 (16.08%) Office 365
11 21 (14.69%) Windows 8
11 21 (14.69%) Windows XP
12 20 (13.99%) Citrix
13 18 (12.59%) MS Exchange
14 17 (11.89%) SLA
14 17 (11.89%) MCP
15 16 (11.19%) Microsoft Certification
15 16 (11.19%) Finance
16 15 (10.49%) Windows 10
17 11 (7.69%) Service Delivery
17 11 (7.69%) MCSE
18 10 (6.99%) DHCP
18 10 (6.99%) LAN
18 10 (6.99%) HP
19 9 (6.29%) Apple
19 9 (6.29%) Windows Server 2003
19 9 (6.29%) VPN
19 9 (6.29%) Blackberry
20 8 (5.59%) Analytical Skills

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 18 (12.59%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.20%) IBM Notes
3 5 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (2.80%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.10%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 69 (48.25%) MS Office
2 38 (26.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.70%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.70%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 23 (16.08%) Office 365
2 2 (1.40%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.70%) IaaS
3 1 (0.70%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.70%) PaaS
3 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (18.88%) TCP/IP
2 10 (6.99%) DHCP
2 10 (6.99%) LAN
3 9 (6.29%) VPN
4 8 (5.59%) WAN
5 6 (4.20%) DNS
5 6 (4.20%) Internet
6 4 (2.80%) Wireless
7 3 (2.10%) 3G
7 3 (2.10%) Ethernet
7 3 (2.10%) Network Security
8 2 (1.40%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (1.40%) Intranet
8 2 (1.40%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.40%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.40%) Skype
8 2 (1.40%) VoIP
9 1 (0.70%) Extranet
9 1 (0.70%) Firewall
9 1 (0.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.70%) SAP BI
1 1 (0.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 16 (11.19%) Finance
2 7 (4.90%) Retail
3 4 (2.80%) Automotive
3 4 (2.80%) German Language
4 3 (2.10%) Advertising
4 3 (2.10%) Banking
4 3 (2.10%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.40%) Legal
5 2 (1.40%) Marketing
6 1 (0.70%) Back Office
6 1 (0.70%) Front Office
6 1 (0.70%) Korean Language
6 1 (0.70%) Local Government
6 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.40%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.29%) Blackberry
2 8 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.59%) Smartphone
3 4 (2.80%) Driving Licence
3 4 (2.80%) Fat Client
3 4 (2.80%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.40%) AS400
4 2 (1.40%) BYOD
4 2 (1.40%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.70%) CMDB
5 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.70%) Health Informatics
5 1 (0.70%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.70%) Informatics
5 1 (0.70%) iPad
5 1 (0.70%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (0.70%) Social Media
5 1 (0.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 114 (79.72%) Windows
2 70 (48.95%) Windows 7
3 28 (19.58%) Windows Server
4 21 (14.69%) Windows 8
4 21 (14.69%) Windows XP
5 15 (10.49%) Windows 10
6 9 (6.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (4.20%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.10%) Android
9 3 (2.10%) Windows 2000
9 3 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.10%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.40%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.70%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.70%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.18%) ITIL
2 11 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 8 (5.59%) Asset Management
4 7 (4.90%) Fault Analysis
4 7 (4.90%) Incident Management
4 7 (4.90%) IT Asset Management
5 6 (4.20%) Change Management
5 6 (4.20%) Data Protection
6 5 (3.50%) Line Management
6 5 (3.50%) Patch Management
6 5 (3.50%) Project Management
6 5 (3.50%) Service Management
7 4 (2.80%) B2C
7 4 (2.80%) Coaching
7 4 (2.80%) Configuration Management
7 4 (2.80%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (2.80%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (2.80%) Virtual Environments
8 3 (2.10%) Change Control
8 3 (2.10%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.80%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.10%) SQL
3 2 (1.40%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (11.89%) MCP
2 16 (11.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (7.69%) MCSE
4 7 (4.90%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.20%) MCDST
6 3 (2.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (2.10%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.40%) Degree
7 2 (1.40%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.70%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.70%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.89%) SLA
2 5 (3.50%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 76 (53.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.80%) XenApp
3 3 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.40%) BitLocker
4 2 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 27 (18.88%) SCCM
2 1 (0.70%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.70%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (39.16%) Microsoft
2 20 (13.99%) Citrix
3 10 (6.99%) HP
4 9 (6.29%) Apple
5 7 (4.90%) Remedy
6 6 (4.20%) Lotus
7 5 (3.50%) Cisco
7 5 (3.50%) VMware
8 4 (2.80%) Dell
8 4 (2.80%) LANDesk
8 4 (2.80%) SAP
9 3 (2.10%) Bloomberg
10 2 (1.40%) BMC
10 2 (1.40%) Intel Security
10 2 (1.40%) MobileIron
10 2 (1.40%) Oracle
10 2 (1.40%) Reuters
10 2 (1.40%) Sybase
11 1 (0.70%) AppSense
11 1 (0.70%) Polycom
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