The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 175 138 131
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 81 103 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.83% 1.15% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 1.26% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 30 17
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£168 £165 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £110 £77
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £201 £167
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £140 £140
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 55 56
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +2.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.46 £12.91 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £27.20 £22.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +6.89%
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
8979 8164 7105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.57% 91.35% 91.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4820 4304 3370
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 479 601
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Berkshire -8 20 £155 -6.06%
Hampshire -20 20 £140 -20.00% 4
Surrey -5 11 £176 -4.72% 1
Oxfordshire -24 9 £275 +150.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -5 7 £120 -14.28% 1
West Sussex -17 6 - -
Kent -10 5 £153 -
Middlesex +3 1 £250 -
East Sussex -11 1 - -
Sussex - - - -
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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.

1 132 (68.04%) Windows
2 87 (44.85%) Windows 7
3 80 (41.24%) Active Directory
4 77 (39.69%) Microsoft
5 59 (30.41%) MS Office
6 45 (23.20%) Windows XP
7 31 (15.98%) MS Excel
8 28 (14.43%) ITIL
9 26 (13.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (12.37%) Security Cleared
11 23 (11.86%) Citrix
12 21 (10.82%) SLA
12 21 (10.82%) Windows 8
13 19 (9.79%) Finance
13 19 (9.79%) Blackberry
14 18 (9.28%) HP
15 16 (8.25%) MS Exchange
15 16 (8.25%) WAN
15 16 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
15 16 (8.25%) SC Cleared
16 15 (7.73%) LAN
16 15 (7.73%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (7.73%) VMware
17 13 (6.70%) Microsoft Certification
18 12 (6.19%) Degree
19 11 (5.67%) Problem Management
19 11 (5.67%) SCCM
19 11 (5.67%) TCP/IP
20 10 (5.15%) VPN
20 10 (5.15%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 16 (8.25%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.15%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.09%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.55%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.52%) Lync
Applications
1 59 (30.41%) MS Office
2 31 (15.98%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.03%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.03%) Office 365
2 1 (0.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.25%) WAN
2 15 (7.73%) LAN
3 11 (5.67%) TCP/IP
4 10 (5.15%) VPN
4 10 (5.15%) Internet
5 4 (2.06%) 3G
5 4 (2.06%) VoIP
6 3 (1.55%) Broadband
6 3 (1.55%) GSM
6 3 (1.55%) DNS
6 3 (1.55%) DHCP
6 3 (1.55%) Firewall
6 3 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.55%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.03%) WLAN
8 1 (0.52%) SAN
8 1 (0.52%) Intranet
8 1 (0.52%) NAS
8 1 (0.52%) Wireless
8 1 (0.52%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.06%) SQL Server
General
1 19 (9.79%) Finance
2 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.03%) Advertising
2 2 (1.03%) Banking
2 2 (1.03%) Back Office
2 2 (1.03%) French Language
3 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.52%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.55%) LAMP
2 1 (0.52%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.52%) .NET
2 1 (0.52%) OLE
2 1 (0.52%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.79%) Blackberry
2 16 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.09%) Smartphone
3 6 (3.09%) iPad
4 5 (2.58%) NHS
4 5 (2.58%) iPhone
5 4 (2.06%) FMCG
6 3 (1.55%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.55%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.55%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.55%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.03%) PDA
7 2 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.52%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.52%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.52%) Replication
8 1 (0.52%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 132 (68.04%) Windows
2 87 (44.85%) Windows 7
3 45 (23.20%) Windows XP
4 26 (13.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (10.82%) Windows 8
6 15 (7.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (4.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (3.09%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.55%) Linux
9 3 (1.55%) UNIX
9 3 (1.55%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (1.55%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.03%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.52%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.52%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.52%) Android
11 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (14.43%) ITIL
2 11 (5.67%) Problem Management
3 9 (4.64%) Migration
3 9 (4.64%) Asset Management
4 8 (4.12%) Service Delivery
5 6 (3.09%) Security Management
6 5 (2.58%) Service Management
6 5 (2.58%) Incident Management
7 4 (2.06%) Line Management
7 4 (2.06%) ITSM
7 4 (2.06%) Project Management
8 3 (1.55%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (1.55%) Time Management
9 2 (1.03%) Customer Engagement
9 2 (1.03%) Software Engineering
9 2 (1.03%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (1.03%) Process Management
9 2 (1.03%) PRINCE2
9 2 (1.03%) CRM
10 1 (0.52%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.03%) Java
1 2 (1.03%) PHP
1 2 (1.03%) SQL
1 2 (1.03%) Python
2 1 (0.52%) Korn
2 1 (0.52%) Bourne shell
2 1 (0.52%) VB
2 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
2 1 (0.52%) Perl
2 1 (0.52%) C
2 1 (0.52%) C#
Qualifications
1 24 (12.37%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.25%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (6.19%) Degree
5 10 (5.15%) MCP
6 8 (4.12%) A+ Certification
7 5 (2.58%) MCDST
8 4 (2.06%) MCTS
8 4 (2.06%) IBM Certification
8 4 (2.06%) MCSA
9 3 (1.55%) CCNA
9 3 (1.55%) MCSE
9 3 (1.55%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.03%) MCITP
10 2 (1.03%) VCP4
10 2 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.52%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.82%) SLA
2 1 (0.52%) COBIT
System Software
1 80 (41.24%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.55%) XenApp
4 2 (1.03%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.52%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.52%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.52%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.52%) NFS
Systems Management
1 11 (5.67%) SCCM
2 2 (1.03%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.52%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.52%) Unicenter
3 1 (0.52%) Nagios
3 1 (0.52%) WSUS
3 1 (0.52%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.52%) SCOM
3 1 (0.52%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 77 (39.69%) Microsoft
2 23 (11.86%) Citrix
3 18 (9.28%) HP
4 15 (7.73%) VMware
5 8 (4.12%) Remedy
6 6 (3.09%) McAfee
6 6 (3.09%) LANDesk
7 5 (2.58%) Apple
8 4 (2.06%) Cisco
8 4 (2.06%) IBM
9 3 (1.55%) SAP
9 3 (1.55%) Dell
9 3 (1.55%) Lotus
9 3 (1.55%) Wyse
9 3 (1.55%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.03%) Symantec
10 2 (1.03%) Avaya
10 2 (1.03%) EMC
11 1 (0.52%) Adobe
11 1 (0.52%) Royalblue
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