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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 136 152 155
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 104 84 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.13% 0.99% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.07% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 32 6
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£150 £175 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £106 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £200 £174
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £150 £130
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 34 46
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.43 £13.21 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £19.40 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.58
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.34%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8418 7840 9048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.72% 92.67% 91.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4588 4093 4133
Average daily rate £350 £358 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% +1.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
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 402 522 635
Average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -14 20 £173 -9.21% 2
West Sussex +12 19 £128 -27.14%
Surrey -1 16 £150 - 3
Oxfordshire +12 15 £225 +28.57%
Berkshire -2 14 £275 +44.73% 3
East Sussex +8 13 £115 - 2
Kent -12 3 £130 -13.33%
Buckinghamshire -10 2 £140 -17.03% 1
Middlesex - - - - 1
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 148 (75.13%) Windows
2 109 (55.33%) Windows 7
3 99 (50.25%) Active Directory
4 89 (45.18%) MS Office
5 80 (40.61%) Microsoft
6 69 (35.03%) Windows XP
7 39 (19.80%) ITIL
8 35 (17.77%) Citrix
9 31 (15.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 29 (14.72%) MS Excel
11 26 (13.20%) MS Exchange
12 25 (12.69%) Blackberry
13 23 (11.68%) Windows Server 2003
14 19 (9.64%) SCCM
15 17 (8.63%) VPN
16 14 (7.11%) SLA
16 14 (7.11%) TCP/IP
16 14 (7.11%) HP
16 14 (7.11%) Finance
17 13 (6.60%) Windows 8
18 12 (6.09%) DHCP
18 12 (6.09%) Apple
19 11 (5.58%) Dell
20 10 (5.08%) DNS
21 9 (4.57%) Microsoft Certification
21 9 (4.57%) VMware
21 9 (4.57%) Video Conferencing
22 8 (4.06%) Security Cleared
22 8 (4.06%) Windows Vista
22 8 (4.06%) Wireless

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 26 (13.20%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (3.05%) IBM Notes
4 4 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.52%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.52%) Lotus Domino
5 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.51%) Site Server
6 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.51%) Lync
6 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 89 (45.18%) MS Office
2 29 (14.72%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.54%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.03%) Office 365
2 1 (0.51%) SaaS
2 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.63%) VPN
2 14 (7.11%) TCP/IP
3 12 (6.09%) DHCP
4 10 (5.08%) DNS
5 8 (4.06%) Wireless
5 8 (4.06%) LAN
6 7 (3.55%) WAN
7 5 (2.54%) VoIP
8 2 (1.02%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (1.02%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.51%) 3G
9 1 (0.51%) Internet
9 1 (0.51%) SAN
9 1 (0.51%) WLAN
9 1 (0.51%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.52%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (7.11%) Finance
2 6 (3.05%) Retail
3 4 (2.03%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.52%) Back Office
5 2 (1.02%) Law
5 2 (1.02%) Legal
6 1 (0.51%) Automotive
6 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.51%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.69%) Blackberry
2 9 (4.57%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (3.55%) iPhone
4 5 (2.54%) iPad
5 3 (1.52%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.52%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.52%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.02%) Handset
7 1 (0.51%) EPoS
7 1 (0.51%) NHS
7 1 (0.51%) Clustering
7 1 (0.51%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 148 (75.13%) Windows
2 109 (55.33%) Windows 7
3 69 (35.03%) Windows XP
4 31 (15.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (11.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (6.60%) Windows 8
7 8 (4.06%) Windows Vista
8 6 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (3.05%) Windows 2000
9 4 (2.03%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (1.02%) Windows Phone
11 2 (1.02%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.51%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (19.80%) ITIL
2 8 (4.06%) Asset Management
3 7 (3.55%) Service Management
3 7 (3.55%) ITSM
3 7 (3.55%) Incident Management
4 6 (3.05%) Change Management
5 5 (2.54%) Service Delivery
5 5 (2.54%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (2.03%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (2.03%) Migration
7 3 (1.52%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (1.02%) Security Management
8 2 (1.02%) E-Commerce
8 2 (1.02%) Project Management
9 1 (0.51%) Configuration Management
9 1 (0.51%) Information Security
9 1 (0.51%) Information Security Management
9 1 (0.51%) Data Management
9 1 (0.51%) Logistics
9 1 (0.51%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.52%) C
1 3 (1.52%) SQL
2 1 (0.51%) VB
2 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (4.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (4.06%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.54%) MCSE
3 5 (2.54%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.03%) MCDST
5 3 (1.52%) Degree
6 2 (1.02%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.02%) MCP
7 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.51%) MCSA
7 1 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.51%) MCTS
7 1 (0.51%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.11%) SLA
2 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 99 (50.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (1.02%) XenApp
3 2 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.51%) vSphere
4 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (9.64%) SCCM
2 4 (2.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (2.03%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.51%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 80 (40.61%) Microsoft
2 35 (17.77%) Citrix
3 14 (7.11%) HP
4 12 (6.09%) Apple
5 11 (5.58%) Dell
6 9 (4.57%) VMware
7 8 (4.06%) Cisco
7 8 (4.06%) Lotus
8 6 (3.05%) Symantec
9 5 (2.54%) LANDesk
10 4 (2.03%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (2.03%) Remedy
11 3 (1.52%) IBM
11 3 (1.52%) Avaya
12 2 (1.02%) SAP
12 2 (1.02%) BMC
12 2 (1.02%) CommVault
12 2 (1.02%) McAfee
13 1 (0.51%) Bloomberg
13 1 (0.51%) Nokia
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