The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 102 68 108
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 36 42 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.23% 1.95% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 2.07% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 17 5
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£180 £170 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £108 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £219 £202
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £150 £140
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 10
Average hourly rate £15.75 £15.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.49 £11.17 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.80 £16.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +5.08%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2727 2029 2813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.14% 94.02% 93.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1792 1259 1677
Average daily rate £363 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 134 185
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Support in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Support across the South West region.

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the South West region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Desktop Support Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Support across the South West region.

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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
Wiltshire +4 15 £225 +111.76%
Gloucestershire -21 6 £145 -4.91%
Bristol -16 4 - -
Dorset -3 2 £120 -40.00% 1
Somerset -19 2 £150 -13.04%
Cornwall - - - -
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 77 (84.62%) Windows
2 58 (63.74%) Windows 7
3 50 (54.95%) Windows XP
4 40 (43.96%) MS Office
5 36 (39.56%) Active Directory
6 35 (38.46%) Microsoft
7 16 (17.58%) MS Exchange
7 16 (17.58%) Windows 8
8 15 (16.48%) MS Excel
9 14 (15.38%) ITIL
9 14 (15.38%) Apple iOS
9 14 (15.38%) Security Cleared
10 11 (12.09%) Citrix
11 10 (10.99%) Mac OS X
11 10 (10.99%) SC Cleared
11 10 (10.99%) SCCM
12 9 (9.89%) Migration
12 9 (9.89%) Internet
13 8 (8.79%) VMware
14 7 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (7.69%) Blackberry
14 7 (7.69%) Telecoms
15 5 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
15 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (5.49%) McAfee
16 4 (4.40%) MSI
16 4 (4.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 4 (4.40%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (17.58%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.10%) Lync
Applications
1 40 (43.96%) MS Office
2 15 (16.48%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.10%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (4.40%) assyst
1 4 (4.40%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.10%) Summit
2 1 (1.10%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.89%) Internet
2 4 (4.40%) Nortel Meridian
3 2 (2.20%) DNS
3 2 (2.20%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.10%) VLAN
4 1 (1.10%) VPN
4 1 (1.10%) LAN
4 1 (1.10%) DHCP
4 1 (1.10%) Firewall
4 1 (1.10%) 3G
Development Applications
1 4 (4.40%) MSI
General
1 7 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.40%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.30%) Law
3 3 (3.30%) Legal
4 2 (2.20%) Finance
5 1 (1.10%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.10%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
1 7 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.30%) Fat Client
2 3 (3.30%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.20%) PDA
4 1 (1.10%) CMDB
4 1 (1.10%) EPoS
4 1 (1.10%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.10%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 77 (84.62%) Windows
2 58 (63.74%) Windows 7
3 50 (54.95%) Windows XP
4 16 (17.58%) Windows 8
5 14 (15.38%) Apple iOS
6 10 (10.99%) Mac OS X
7 7 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (4.40%) Windows 2000
10 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (2.20%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.38%) ITIL
2 9 (9.89%) Migration
3 4 (4.40%) Service Management
4 2 (2.20%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.10%) Asset Management
5 1 (1.10%) Business Continuity
5 1 (1.10%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.10%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (1.10%) Change Control
5 1 (1.10%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (1.10%) Change Management
5 1 (1.10%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.10%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.20%) SQL
2 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.10%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.99%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.40%) MCP
4 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.20%) MCSE
6 1 (1.10%) MCDST
6 1 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.10%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.40%) SLA
2 1 (1.10%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.10%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 36 (39.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.30%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.10%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.10%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.10%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.10%) XenApp
5 1 (1.10%) MetaFrame
5 1 (1.10%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (10.99%) SCCM
2 4 (4.40%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.09%) Citrix
3 8 (8.79%) VMware
4 5 (5.49%) McAfee
5 4 (4.40%) Nortel
5 4 (4.40%) HP
5 4 (4.40%) Altiris
6 3 (3.30%) Compaq
6 3 (3.30%) Dell
7 1 (1.10%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.10%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.10%) Apple
7 1 (1.10%) Cisco
7 1 (1.10%) Adobe
7 1 (1.10%) Sophos
7 1 (1.10%) Remedy
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