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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 174 189 146
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 68 84 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.88% 0.88% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.93% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 39 43
Median daily rate £150 £160 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £124 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £211 £232
UK excluding London median daily rate £153 £158 £150
% change year-on-year
-3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 33 46
Median hourly rate £15.18 £14.40 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.39% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £12.10 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.81 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.12% +5.40%
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
7228 9049 9230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.61% 94.91% 94.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4209 5243 5063
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £263 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 511 507
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.64 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.94% +10.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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
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
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 7 December 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 +37 34 £155 +6.89% 2
Berkshire 0 11 £200 +14.28% 3
Hampshire +21 10 £138 -14.06% 2
Buckinghamshire +16 5 £235 +80.76% 1
Oxfordshire -11 3 £131 -20.45%
Middlesex - 3 - - 1
West Sussex +2 1 - -
Desktop Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 (78.79%) Windows
2 66 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 66 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 61 (46.21%) MS Office
4 48 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 37 (28.03%) MS Excel
6 25 (18.94%) SCCM
7 23 (17.42%) Windows Server
7 23 (17.42%) Windows 8
7 23 (17.42%) Windows XP
8 22 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 22 (16.67%) ITIL
9 20 (15.15%) Office 365
10 19 (14.39%) Citrix
11 17 (12.88%) SLA
12 16 (12.12%) MS Exchange
12 16 (12.12%) Windows 10
13 13 (9.85%) MCP
13 13 (9.85%) Finance
14 12 (9.09%) Service Delivery
14 12 (9.09%) IBM Notes
14 12 (9.09%) Lotus
15 11 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (7.58%) VPN
16 10 (7.58%) Driving Licence
17 9 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
17 9 (6.82%) Incident Management
17 9 (6.82%) Wireless
18 8 (6.06%) Change Management
18 8 (6.06%) DHCP

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 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 12 (9.09%) IBM Notes
3 6 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.27%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 61 (46.21%) MS Office
2 37 (28.03%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.76%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.76%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.15%) Office 365
2 3 (2.27%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.76%) IaaS
3 1 (0.76%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.76%) PaaS
3 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 10 (7.58%) VPN
3 9 (6.82%) Wireless
4 8 (6.06%) DHCP
4 8 (6.06%) LAN
5 6 (4.55%) Internet
6 4 (3.03%) 3G
6 4 (3.03%) WAN
7 3 (2.27%) DNS
7 3 (2.27%) Firewall
7 3 (2.27%) Network Security
7 3 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.52%) Skype
8 2 (1.52%) VoIP
9 1 (0.76%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.76%) Intranet
9 1 (0.76%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 13 (9.85%) Finance
2 6 (4.55%) Retail
3 4 (3.03%) Automotive
3 4 (3.03%) German Language
3 4 (3.03%) Korean Language
4 3 (2.27%) Advertising
4 3 (2.27%) Legal
4 3 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.52%) Local Government
5 2 (1.52%) Marketing
6 1 (0.76%) Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Games
6 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.76%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.58%) Driving Licence
2 8 (6.06%) Smartphone
3 7 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.55%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.03%) Fat Client
5 4 (3.03%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.76%) BYOD
7 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.76%) CMDB
7 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.76%) Health Informatics
7 1 (0.76%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.76%) Informatics
7 1 (0.76%) NHS
7 1 (0.76%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.76%) Social Media
7 1 (0.76%) Statistics
7 1 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 104 (78.79%) Windows
2 66 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 23 (17.42%) Windows 8
3 23 (17.42%) Windows Server
3 23 (17.42%) Windows XP
4 16 (12.12%) Windows 10
5 9 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (4.55%) Apple iOS
8 4 (3.03%) Windows 2000
9 3 (2.27%) Android
9 3 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.27%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.52%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.76%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.67%) ITIL
2 12 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 9 (6.82%) Incident Management
4 8 (6.06%) Change Management
5 6 (4.55%) Data Protection
5 6 (4.55%) IT Asset Management
5 6 (4.55%) Migration
6 5 (3.79%) Asset Management
6 5 (3.79%) Line Management
6 5 (3.79%) Patch Management
6 5 (3.79%) Project Management
7 4 (3.03%) B2C
7 4 (3.03%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (2.27%) Change Control
8 3 (2.27%) Email Filtering
8 3 (2.27%) ITIL V3
8 3 (2.27%) Problem Management
8 3 (2.27%) Project Planning
8 3 (2.27%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.79%) Java
2 4 (3.03%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (9.85%) MCP
2 11 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (6.06%) Security Cleared
4 7 (5.30%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.55%) MCSE
6 4 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (2.27%) Degree
7 3 (2.27%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.76%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.76%) ACMT
9 1 (0.76%) CCNA
9 1 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.76%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.76%) HNC
9 1 (0.76%) MCDST
9 1 (0.76%) MCSA
9 1 (0.76%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.88%) SLA
2 4 (3.03%) ISO 9000
3 2 (1.52%) QA
4 1 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 66 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.52%) BitLocker
3 2 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 25 (18.94%) SCCM
2 5 (3.79%) WSUS
3 1 (0.76%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 48 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 19 (14.39%) Citrix
3 12 (9.09%) Lotus
4 8 (6.06%) Apple
4 8 (6.06%) Dell
4 8 (6.06%) Remedy
5 7 (5.30%) VMware
6 6 (4.55%) HP
7 5 (3.79%) Cisco
8 4 (3.03%) SAP
9 3 (2.27%) Intel Security
9 3 (2.27%) LANDesk
9 3 (2.27%) Sophos
10 2 (1.52%) BMC
10 2 (1.52%) Lumension
10 2 (1.52%) MobileIron
10 2 (1.52%) Oracle
11 1 (0.76%) NetApp
11 1 (0.76%) Novell
11 1 (0.76%) Sybase
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