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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 90 88 121
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 54 35 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.63% 1.50% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 1.59% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 7
Average daily rate £175 £191 £203
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.49% -5.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £149 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £267 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £135 £135
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 14
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.31 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.06 £18.25 £20.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3057 2195 3363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 92.30% 94.37% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1849 1307 1959
Average daily rate £350 £340 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 147 243
Average hourly rate £19.66 £15.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.75 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -6 14 £130 - 2
Gloucestershire +4 8 £175 -40.67%
Somerset -7 8 £204 +50.92% 1
Bristol -17 8 £185 -3.26% 2
Devon -2 7 £133 - 2
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 75 (83.33%) Windows
2 61 (67.78%) Windows 7
3 46 (51.11%) Windows XP
4 42 (46.67%) Active Directory
5 31 (34.44%) MS Office
6 23 (25.56%) Microsoft
7 16 (17.78%) Citrix
7 16 (17.78%) MS Exchange
8 14 (15.56%) Security Cleared
9 11 (12.22%) SC Cleared
9 11 (12.22%) VMware
10 10 (11.11%) SCCM
10 10 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (10.00%) Internet
12 8 (8.89%) MS Excel
12 8 (8.89%) Migration
13 7 (7.78%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (7.78%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (7.78%) Blackberry
14 6 (6.67%) HP
14 6 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
14 6 (6.67%) Application Packaging
15 5 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
15 5 (5.56%) Telecoms
15 5 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 5 (5.56%) Dell
16 4 (4.44%) Nortel
16 4 (4.44%) MSI
16 4 (4.44%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (17.78%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.11%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 31 (34.44%) MS Office
2 8 (8.89%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.11%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (4.44%) assyst
2 3 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.11%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.11%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.00%) Internet
2 4 (4.44%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.44%) Nortel Meridian
3 3 (3.33%) VPN
3 3 (3.33%) DNS
3 3 (3.33%) LAN
4 2 (2.22%) Firewall
4 2 (2.22%) DHCP
5 1 (1.11%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.11%) Wireless
5 1 (1.11%) 3G
5 1 (1.11%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 4 (4.44%) MSI
General
1 5 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.11%) Retail
3 1 (1.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.78%) Video Conferencing
1 7 (7.78%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.11%) PDA
2 1 (1.11%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.11%) CMDB
2 1 (1.11%) Device Driver
2 1 (1.11%) EPoS
2 1 (1.11%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (1.11%) Thin Client
2 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 75 (83.33%) Windows
2 61 (67.78%) Windows 7
3 46 (51.11%) Windows XP
4 10 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.44%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.33%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.22%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (8.89%) Migration
2 7 (7.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (4.44%) Service Management
4 2 (2.22%) ITIL
5 1 (1.11%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (1.11%) Change Control
5 1 (1.11%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.11%) Business Continuity
5 1 (1.11%) Asset Management
5 1 (1.11%) ITSM
5 1 (1.11%) Change Management
5 1 (1.11%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.22%) SQL
2 1 (1.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (15.56%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.11%) Degree
3 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.11%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.11%) SLA
1 1 (1.11%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.11%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 42 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.44%) MetaFrame
3 4 (4.44%) XenDesktop
3 4 (4.44%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.11%) XenApp
4 1 (1.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (11.11%) SCCM
2 3 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (25.56%) Microsoft
2 16 (17.78%) Citrix
3 11 (12.22%) VMware
4 6 (6.67%) HP
5 5 (5.56%) Dell
6 4 (4.44%) Nortel
6 4 (4.44%) Compaq
6 4 (4.44%) Altiris
7 3 (3.33%) McAfee
8 2 (2.22%) Cisco
8 2 (2.22%) Adobe
8 2 (2.22%) Apple
9 1 (1.11%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.11%) Avaya
9 1 (1.11%) Lotus
9 1 (1.11%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (1.11%) Sophos
9 1 (1.11%) Remedy
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £15 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £16 - £18 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton
DP Connect
Rate: £200 - £215 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Allied Worldwide
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 20 days ago