The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 114 79 97
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 30 45 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.94% 1.60% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 1.73% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 6
Average daily rate
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£153 £150 £191
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -21.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £140 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £213 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £140 £140
% change year-on-year
+10.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 9
Average hourly rate £15.13 £13.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.03% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £12.10 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.85 £17.50 £16.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £14.69
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +5.51%
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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2973 2594 2367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.46% 92.05% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1894 1547 1424
Average daily rate £380 £360 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +7.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 147 171
Average hourly rate £22.60 £17.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.11% +4.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.85 £37.20 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 February 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
Bristol -6 9 £130 -29.72% 1
Wiltshire -5 7 - -
Gloucestershire -15 6 £95 -57.77%
Devon -8 4 - - 1
Dorset -6 2 £173 - 1
Somerset - - - -
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 54 (81.82%) Windows
2 39 (59.09%) Windows 7
3 31 (46.97%) MS Office
4 30 (45.45%) Active Directory
5 22 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 17 (25.76%) Citrix
7 15 (22.73%) Windows XP
8 12 (18.18%) MS Excel
9 10 (15.15%) MS Exchange
10 9 (13.64%) Security Cleared
10 9 (13.64%) Office 365
11 7 (10.61%) SCCM
11 7 (10.61%) SC Cleared
11 7 (10.61%) VMware
11 7 (10.61%) SharePoint
12 6 (9.09%) LAN
12 6 (9.09%) Military
12 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (9.09%) Lync
13 5 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (7.58%) HP
13 5 (7.58%) WAN
14 4 (6.06%) SQL
14 4 (6.06%) Blackberry
14 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
15 3 (4.55%) XenApp
15 3 (4.55%) FMCG
15 3 (4.55%) PDA
15 3 (4.55%) Manufacturing

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 10 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.61%) SharePoint
3 6 (9.09%) Lync
4 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.55%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.52%) IIS
6 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 31 (46.97%) MS Office
2 12 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.52%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.09%) LAN
2 5 (7.58%) WAN
3 3 (4.55%) VoIP
4 2 (3.03%) SAN
4 2 (3.03%) Internet
5 1 (1.52%) Firewall
5 1 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.52%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.52%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (1.52%) DHCP
5 1 (1.52%) VPN
5 1 (1.52%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (1.52%) MSI
General
1 6 (9.09%) Military
2 3 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.52%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.06%) Blackberry
1 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.55%) FMCG
2 3 (4.55%) PDA
3 2 (3.03%) iPhone
4 1 (1.52%) iPad
4 1 (1.52%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.52%) Clustering
4 1 (1.52%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 54 (81.82%) Windows
2 39 (59.09%) Windows 7
3 15 (22.73%) Windows XP
4 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (3.03%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.03%) UNIX
7 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.52%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (4.55%) ITIL
2 2 (3.03%) Asset Management
2 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (1.52%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.06%) SQL
2 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.52%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.61%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.03%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.03%) MCSE
3 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.03%) Degree
4 1 (1.52%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.55%) XenApp
4 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (10.61%) SCCM
2 2 (3.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.52%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.52%) WSUS
3 1 (1.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 17 (25.76%) Citrix
3 7 (10.61%) VMware
4 5 (7.58%) HP
5 3 (4.55%) Lotus
6 2 (3.03%) Dell
7 1 (1.52%) Remedy
7 1 (1.52%) TOWER Software
7 1 (1.52%) Compaq
7 1 (1.52%) Avaya
7 1 (1.52%) Adobe
7 1 (1.52%) Oracle
7 1 (1.52%) Cisco
7 1 (1.52%) IBM
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