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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 208 188 159
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 75 84 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.78% 0.84% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.89% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 31 39
Median daily rate £138 £165 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £120 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £250 £238
UK excluding London median daily rate £153 £160 £160
% change year-on-year
-4.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 28 33
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.80 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £18.65 £17.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.67%
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
9190 9396 8795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.20% 94.38% 94.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5558 5156 4840
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 £225 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 453 481
Median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.36 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.65 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.60 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%

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 6 May 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
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 6 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the South East region over the 3 months to 6 May 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 +4 22 £145 +3.57%
Berkshire -3 15 £133 -25.35% 3
Hampshire +5 13 £130 -13.33% 1
Oxfordshire +9 11 £135 -16.92% 1
West Sussex -28 6 £123 +2.08% 2
East Sussex +4 4 - -
Buckinghamshire +5 2 £120 -46.66% 1
Kent -23 2 £168 +1.51% 2
Middlesex - 1 £180 -
Desktop Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 110 (73.83%) Windows
2 78 (52.35%) Active Directory
3 75 (50.34%) Windows 7
4 61 (40.94%) Microsoft
5 52 (34.90%) MS Office
6 32 (21.48%) SCCM
7 25 (16.78%) MS Excel
8 23 (15.44%) ITIL
8 23 (15.44%) Windows Server
9 22 (14.77%) TCP/IP
9 22 (14.77%) Citrix
10 21 (14.09%) MS Exchange
10 21 (14.09%) DHCP
11 20 (13.42%) Office 365
11 20 (13.42%) Windows XP
12 19 (12.75%) Microsoft Certification
13 18 (12.08%) DNS
14 17 (11.41%) LAN
14 17 (11.41%) MCSE
15 14 (9.40%) Windows 8
16 13 (8.72%) Apple
16 13 (8.72%) Windows Server 2003
17 12 (8.05%) WAN
17 12 (8.05%) Finance
18 11 (7.38%) Blackberry
18 11 (7.38%) SLA
19 10 (6.71%) MCP
19 10 (6.71%) Remedy
19 10 (6.71%) Windows Server 2008
20 9 (6.04%) Internet

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 21 (14.09%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (3.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.68%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.34%) Apache
5 2 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.34%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.67%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 52 (34.90%) MS Office
2 25 (16.78%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.34%) Acrobat
3 2 (1.34%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.34%) QuarkXPress
4 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.01%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (13.42%) Office 365
2 3 (2.01%) OneDrive
3 2 (1.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.67%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 22 (14.77%) TCP/IP
2 21 (14.09%) DHCP
3 18 (12.08%) DNS
4 17 (11.41%) LAN
5 12 (8.05%) WAN
6 9 (6.04%) Internet
7 6 (4.03%) VPN
8 5 (3.36%) Firewall
9 4 (2.68%) Wireless
10 3 (2.01%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (2.01%) VoIP
11 2 (1.34%) 4G
11 2 (1.34%) Asterisk PBX
11 2 (1.34%) Intranet
11 2 (1.34%) IPX
11 2 (1.34%) Kerberos
11 2 (1.34%) PBX
11 2 (1.34%) Skype
12 1 (0.67%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.34%) FileMaker
1 2 (1.34%) MySQL
General
1 12 (8.05%) Finance
2 4 (2.68%) Advertising
3 3 (2.01%) Legal
3 3 (2.01%) Marketing
3 3 (2.01%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.34%) Banking
4 2 (1.34%) Retail
5 1 (0.67%) Back Office
5 1 (0.67%) Electronics
5 1 (0.67%) Games
5 1 (0.67%) Local Government
5 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.34%) LAMP
1 2 (1.34%) Web Services
1 2 (1.34%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.67%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.38%) Blackberry
2 7 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.70%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (3.36%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.68%) NHS
5 3 (2.01%) iPad
5 3 (2.01%) iPhone
5 3 (2.01%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.34%) BYOD
6 2 (1.34%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.34%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.34%) Handset
6 2 (1.34%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.34%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.34%) User Experience
7 1 (0.67%) Clustering
7 1 (0.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 110 (73.83%) Windows
2 75 (50.34%) Windows 7
3 23 (15.44%) Windows Server
4 20 (13.42%) Windows XP
5 14 (9.40%) Windows 8
6 13 (8.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (6.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (5.37%) Apple iOS
8 8 (5.37%) Mac OS X
9 7 (4.70%) Android
9 7 (4.70%) Windows 10
10 5 (3.36%) Windows Vista
11 4 (2.68%) Linux
11 4 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (2.01%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.34%) Debian
13 2 (1.34%) Fedora
13 2 (1.34%) SUSE
13 2 (1.34%) Unix
13 2 (1.34%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.44%) ITIL
2 8 (5.37%) Service Management
3 7 (4.70%) Patch Management
4 5 (3.36%) ITSM
4 5 (3.36%) Migration
4 5 (3.36%) Service Delivery
5 4 (2.68%) Asset Management
5 4 (2.68%) Coaching
5 4 (2.68%) Configuration Management
5 4 (2.68%) Fault Analysis
5 4 (2.68%) Mentoring
5 4 (2.68%) Software Distribution
6 3 (2.01%) Incident Management
6 3 (2.01%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (1.34%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (1.34%) Fault Management
7 2 (1.34%) ITIL V3
7 2 (1.34%) Software Deployment
7 2 (1.34%) Time Management
8 1 (0.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.36%) C
2 2 (1.34%) Java
2 2 (1.34%) Perl
2 2 (1.34%) PHP
2 2 (1.34%) Ruby
3 1 (0.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (12.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (11.41%) MCSE
3 10 (6.71%) MCP
4 7 (4.70%) MCDST
4 7 (4.70%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.03%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (3.36%) DBS Check
7 4 (2.68%) CCNA
7 4 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.01%) A+ Certification
8 3 (2.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (2.01%) MCITP
8 3 (2.01%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (2.01%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.67%) Degree
9 1 (0.67%) MCSA
9 1 (0.67%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.38%) SLA
2 1 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.67%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 78 (52.35%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.37%) XenApp
3 4 (2.68%) Samba
4 2 (1.34%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.67%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.67%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.67%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.67%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (21.48%) SCCM
2 4 (2.68%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (2.01%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.34%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.67%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.67%) SCOM
5 1 (0.67%) Sysprep
5 1 (0.67%) WSUS
5 1 (0.67%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 61 (40.94%) Microsoft
2 22 (14.77%) Citrix
3 13 (8.72%) Apple
4 10 (6.71%) Remedy
5 6 (4.03%) VMware
6 5 (3.36%) HP
6 5 (3.36%) Symantec
7 4 (2.68%) Adobe
7 4 (2.68%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.68%) Cisco
8 3 (2.01%) Acronis
8 3 (2.01%) Dell
8 3 (2.01%) LANDesk
8 3 (2.01%) Wyse
9 2 (1.34%) Lotus
9 2 (1.34%) Lumension
9 2 (1.34%) Polycom
9 2 (1.34%) Rackspace
9 2 (1.34%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.34%) SAP
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £92 - £118 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £200.00 - £270.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago