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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 179 159 152
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 77 91 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.77% 0.96% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 1.05% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 34 15
Average daily rate
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£185 £165 £148
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +11.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £120 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £232 £258
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £160 £135
% change year-on-year
- +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 36 52
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.88 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.52% +0.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £12.76 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.50 £19.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.87 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-10.51% +10.71%
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
9169 8688 7867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.59% 91.86% 92.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5062 4803 3935
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 456 615
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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 +1 22 £178 +7.57% 1
Hampshire -13 14 £140 -4.73% 2
Surrey +3 13 £140 -18.84% 3
Buckinghamshire +1 9 £250 -7.40% 1
West Sussex -16 8 £120 -25.00%
Oxfordshire -39 6 £275 +66.66% 4
Kent -3 2 - - 1
East Sussex -14 2 £225 +104.54%
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 122 (73.94%) Windows
2 86 (52.12%) Windows 7
3 81 (49.09%) Active Directory
4 80 (48.48%) Microsoft
5 49 (29.70%) MS Office
6 39 (23.64%) Windows XP
7 24 (14.55%) MS Excel
7 24 (14.55%) ITIL
8 23 (13.94%) Security Cleared
9 21 (12.73%) SLA
10 19 (11.52%) Citrix
10 19 (11.52%) Blackberry
11 16 (9.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (9.09%) WAN
12 15 (9.09%) Finance
13 14 (8.48%) Windows 8
14 13 (7.88%) SC Cleared
14 13 (7.88%) LAN
15 12 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (6.67%) SCCM
16 11 (6.67%) Problem Management
17 9 (5.45%) MS Exchange
18 8 (4.85%) TCP/IP
18 8 (4.85%) SharePoint
18 8 (4.85%) HP
18 8 (4.85%) Remedy
18 8 (4.85%) VMware
19 7 (4.24%) Migration
19 7 (4.24%) NHS

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (5.45%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.85%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.21%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 49 (29.70%) MS Office
2 24 (14.55%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.21%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.09%) WAN
2 13 (7.88%) LAN
3 8 (4.85%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.64%) VPN
5 5 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (3.03%) Internet
6 3 (1.82%) IP Telephony
6 3 (1.82%) VoIP
6 3 (1.82%) 3G
7 2 (1.21%) DHCP
7 2 (1.21%) WLAN
7 2 (1.21%) Broadband
7 2 (1.21%) DNS
7 2 (1.21%) Firewall
8 1 (0.61%) DSL
8 1 (0.61%) SAN
8 1 (0.61%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.21%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 15 (9.09%) Finance
2 3 (1.82%) Back Office
3 2 (1.21%) French Language
3 2 (1.21%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.61%) Banking
4 1 (0.61%) Retail
4 1 (0.61%) Advertising
4 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.82%) LAMP
2 1 (0.61%) OLE
2 1 (0.61%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.61%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.52%) Blackberry
2 16 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.24%) NHS
4 4 (2.42%) Smartphone
5 3 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.82%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.21%) iPad
6 2 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.21%) FMCG
6 2 (1.21%) iPhone
6 2 (1.21%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.21%) PDA
6 2 (1.21%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.21%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.61%) Clustering
7 1 (0.61%) Replication
7 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.61%) Biometrics
7 1 (0.61%) SecurID
7 1 (0.61%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 122 (73.94%) Windows
2 86 (52.12%) Windows 7
3 39 (23.64%) Windows XP
4 16 (9.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (8.48%) Windows 8
6 7 (4.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.64%) Mac OS X
8 5 (3.03%) Linux
9 3 (1.82%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.21%) Android
10 2 (1.21%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.21%) UNIX
10 2 (1.21%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (14.55%) ITIL
2 11 (6.67%) Problem Management
3 7 (4.24%) Migration
4 5 (3.03%) Security Management
5 4 (2.42%) Asset Management
5 4 (2.42%) Service Management
6 3 (1.82%) Service Delivery
6 3 (1.82%) Project Management
6 3 (1.82%) Time Management
6 3 (1.82%) Customer Engagement
6 3 (1.82%) Line Management
7 2 (1.21%) Network Management
7 2 (1.21%) Software Engineering
7 2 (1.21%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (1.21%) Incident Management
7 2 (1.21%) PRINCE2
7 2 (1.21%) Process Management
7 2 (1.21%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (0.61%) ITSM
8 1 (0.61%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.21%) Python
1 2 (1.21%) Java
1 2 (1.21%) PHP
1 2 (1.21%) SQL
1 2 (1.21%) VBScript
2 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
2 1 (0.61%) C#
Qualifications
1 23 (13.94%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.88%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.24%) Degree
5 6 (3.64%) A+ Certification
6 5 (3.03%) MCSA
6 5 (3.03%) MCDST
6 5 (3.03%) MCTS
7 4 (2.42%) IBM Certification
7 4 (2.42%) MCP
7 4 (2.42%) MCSE
8 3 (1.82%) MCITP
9 2 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.61%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.73%) SLA
2 1 (0.61%) COBIT
System Software
1 81 (49.09%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.82%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.82%) XenApp
4 1 (0.61%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (6.67%) SCCM
2 2 (1.21%) WSUS
2 2 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.61%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.61%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.61%) SCOM
3 1 (0.61%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.61%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 80 (48.48%) Microsoft
2 19 (11.52%) Citrix
3 8 (4.85%) HP
3 8 (4.85%) Remedy
3 8 (4.85%) VMware
4 6 (3.64%) Apple
5 4 (2.42%) IBM
5 4 (2.42%) Dell
6 3 (1.82%) Symantec
6 3 (1.82%) Cisco
6 3 (1.82%) McAfee
6 3 (1.82%) LANDesk
6 3 (1.82%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.21%) Lotus
8 1 (0.61%) Wyse
8 1 (0.61%) Websense
8 1 (0.61%) SAP
8 1 (0.61%) Peregrine
8 1 (0.61%) EMC
8 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
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