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 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 202 177 157
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 72 84 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.77% 0.90% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.95% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 32 37
Median daily rate £135 £165 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £135 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £232 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £160 £165
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 31
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £13.19 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.35 £17.75 £18.36
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.37%
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
8849 8817 8437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.10% 94.64% 93.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5335 4936 4622
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 £238 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 423 464
Median hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 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 27 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 27 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 +2 24 £145 +7.40% 1
Berkshire -9 14 £133 -23.18% 1
Hampshire -6 12 £105 -40.00% 3
Oxfordshire +3 11 £135 -21.16% 1
East Sussex +8 4 - -
West Sussex -28 4 £114 -5.20% 2
Kent -14 3 £178 +20.33% 1
Buckinghamshire +2 1 - - 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 27 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.

1 104 (75.91%) Windows
2 73 (53.28%) Active Directory
3 68 (49.64%) Windows 7
4 50 (36.50%) Microsoft
4 50 (36.50%) MS Office
5 30 (21.90%) SCCM
6 24 (17.52%) TCP/IP
7 23 (16.79%) ITIL
7 23 (16.79%) MS Excel
7 23 (16.79%) Windows Server
8 21 (15.33%) Citrix
8 21 (15.33%) Office 365
9 19 (13.87%) Windows XP
10 17 (12.41%) LAN
10 17 (12.41%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (11.68%) MS Exchange
11 16 (11.68%) DHCP
12 15 (10.95%) MCSE
12 15 (10.95%) DNS
13 12 (8.76%) WAN
14 11 (8.03%) Windows 8
14 11 (8.03%) Apple
14 11 (8.03%) Blackberry
15 10 (7.30%) Finance
16 9 (6.57%) SLA
16 9 (6.57%) MCP
17 8 (5.84%) XenApp
17 8 (5.84%) Windows Server 2008
17 8 (5.84%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (5.84%) 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 16 (11.68%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (3.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.92%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.46%) Apache
5 2 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.46%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.73%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 50 (36.50%) MS Office
2 23 (16.79%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.46%) Acrobat
3 2 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.46%) QuarkXPress
4 1 (0.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (15.33%) Office 365
2 3 (2.19%) OneDrive
3 2 (1.46%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.73%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 24 (17.52%) TCP/IP
2 17 (12.41%) LAN
3 16 (11.68%) DHCP
4 15 (10.95%) DNS
5 12 (8.76%) WAN
6 8 (5.84%) Internet
7 5 (3.65%) VPN
8 4 (2.92%) Firewall
8 4 (2.92%) Wireless
9 3 (2.19%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (2.19%) VoIP
10 2 (1.46%) 4G
10 2 (1.46%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (1.46%) Intranet
10 2 (1.46%) IPX
10 2 (1.46%) Kerberos
10 2 (1.46%) Skype
11 1 (0.73%) 3G
11 1 (0.73%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.73%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.46%) FileMaker
1 2 (1.46%) MySQL
General
1 10 (7.30%) Finance
2 4 (2.92%) Advertising
3 3 (2.19%) Legal
3 3 (2.19%) Marketing
4 2 (1.46%) Banking
4 2 (1.46%) Retail
4 2 (1.46%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.73%) Back Office
5 1 (0.73%) Electronics
5 1 (0.73%) Front Office
5 1 (0.73%) Games
5 1 (0.73%) Local Government
5 1 (0.73%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.46%) LAMP
1 2 (1.46%) Web Services
2 1 (0.73%) ODBC
2 1 (0.73%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.03%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.38%) Smartphone
2 6 (4.38%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (2.92%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.19%) BYOD
4 3 (2.19%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.19%) iPad
4 3 (2.19%) iPhone
4 3 (2.19%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.19%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.46%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.46%) NHS
5 2 (1.46%) User Experience
6 1 (0.73%) Handset
6 1 (0.73%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 104 (75.91%) Windows
2 68 (49.64%) Windows 7
3 23 (16.79%) Windows Server
4 19 (13.87%) Windows XP
5 11 (8.03%) Windows 8
6 8 (5.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (5.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (5.11%) Apple iOS
7 7 (5.11%) Mac OS X
7 7 (5.11%) Windows 10
8 6 (4.38%) Android
9 4 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.92%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.46%) Debian
10 2 (1.46%) Fedora
10 2 (1.46%) Linux
10 2 (1.46%) SUSE
10 2 (1.46%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.46%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.79%) ITIL
2 8 (5.84%) Service Management
3 7 (5.11%) Patch Management
4 5 (3.65%) Asset Management
4 5 (3.65%) Coaching
4 5 (3.65%) Fault Analysis
4 5 (3.65%) ITSM
4 5 (3.65%) Migration
4 5 (3.65%) Service Delivery
5 4 (2.92%) Configuration Management
5 4 (2.92%) Mentoring
5 4 (2.92%) Software Distribution
6 3 (2.19%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (1.46%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (1.46%) Fault Management
7 2 (1.46%) ITIL V3
7 2 (1.46%) Software Deployment
8 1 (0.73%) Data Protection
8 1 (0.73%) Performance Management
8 1 (0.73%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.65%) C
2 2 (1.46%) Java
2 2 (1.46%) Perl
2 2 (1.46%) PHP
2 2 (1.46%) Ruby
3 1 (0.73%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (12.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (10.95%) MCSE
3 9 (6.57%) MCP
4 7 (5.11%) MCDST
5 5 (3.65%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.92%) CCNA
6 4 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.92%) DBS Check
6 4 (2.92%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.19%) A+ Certification
7 3 (2.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (2.19%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (1.46%) MCITP
9 1 (0.73%) Degree
9 1 (0.73%) MCSA
9 1 (0.73%) MCTS
9 1 (0.73%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.57%) SLA
2 1 (0.73%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 73 (53.28%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.84%) XenApp
3 3 (2.19%) Samba
4 2 (1.46%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.73%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.73%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.73%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.73%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (21.90%) SCCM
2 3 (2.19%) Backup Exec
2 3 (2.19%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.73%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.73%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.73%) SCOM
3 1 (0.73%) WSUS
3 1 (0.73%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 50 (36.50%) Microsoft
2 21 (15.33%) Citrix
3 11 (8.03%) Apple
4 6 (4.38%) Cisco
4 6 (4.38%) HP
4 6 (4.38%) Remedy
5 5 (3.65%) Symantec
5 5 (3.65%) VMware
6 4 (2.92%) Adobe
7 3 (2.19%) LANDesk
7 3 (2.19%) Wyse
8 2 (1.46%) Avaya
8 2 (1.46%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.46%) Dell
8 2 (1.46%) Intel Security
8 2 (1.46%) Lotus
8 2 (1.46%) Polycom
8 2 (1.46%) Rackspace
8 2 (1.46%) Reuters
8 2 (1.46%) Sophos
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £24.00 - £24.12 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £14 - £17.4 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago