The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 111 119 113
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 32 31 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.15% 0.97% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 1.01% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 11
Median daily rate £150 £165 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £113 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £205 £290
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £155 £145
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 20
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.70 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -8.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £18.35 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.57 £15.76 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.58% +5.06%
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
2652 3057 3162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.05% 95.77% 96.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1744 2073 2029
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 152 230
Median hourly rate £20.13 £20.63 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.42% -1.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.91 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.75 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South West region that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

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
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 10 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the South West region over the 3 months to 10 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
Bristol +10 11 £188 +66.66% 1
Gloucestershire +7 8 £140 -6.66%
Somerset +22 4 £155 -11.42%
Wiltshire -4 4 £130 -36.58% 1
Dorset +4 3 £190 -
Desktop Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 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 West region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 53 (82.81%) Windows
2 34 (53.13%) Windows 7
3 30 (46.88%) Active Directory
4 16 (25.00%) MS Office
5 14 (21.88%) Windows Server
5 14 (21.88%) Security Cleared
5 14 (21.88%) VMware
6 13 (20.31%) MS Excel
6 13 (20.31%) SCCM
7 12 (18.75%) SC Cleared
7 12 (18.75%) Microsoft
8 11 (17.19%) Citrix
9 9 (14.06%) Windows 10
9 9 (14.06%) Office 365
10 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (10.94%) MS Exchange
12 6 (9.38%) Windows XP
12 6 (9.38%) Finance
12 6 (9.38%) Firewall
12 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (7.81%) Windows 8
13 5 (7.81%) Smartphone
13 5 (7.81%) TCP/IP
13 5 (7.81%) Apple
13 5 (7.81%) Blackberry
14 4 (6.25%) Mac OS X
14 4 (6.25%) HP
14 4 (6.25%) Thin Client
14 4 (6.25%) LAN

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 7 (10.94%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (25.00%) MS Office
2 13 (20.31%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.38%) Firewall
2 5 (7.81%) TCP/IP
3 4 (6.25%) LAN
4 2 (3.13%) Internet
4 2 (3.13%) VoIP
4 2 (3.13%) WAN
5 1 (1.56%) Broadband
5 1 (1.56%) DHCP
5 1 (1.56%) DNS
5 1 (1.56%) Wireless
General
1 6 (9.38%) Finance
2 1 (1.56%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) Blackberry
1 5 (7.81%) Smartphone
2 4 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 4 (6.25%) Thin Client
3 3 (4.69%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.13%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.56%) iPhone
5 1 (1.56%) NHS
5 1 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 53 (82.81%) Windows
2 34 (53.13%) Windows 7
3 14 (21.88%) Windows Server
4 9 (14.06%) Windows 10
5 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (9.38%) Windows XP
7 5 (7.81%) Windows 8
8 4 (6.25%) Android
8 4 (6.25%) Mac OS X
9 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
9 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (6.25%) Line Management
2 3 (4.69%) ITIL
2 3 (4.69%) Migration
2 3 (4.69%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (3.13%) Asset Management
3 2 (3.13%) Incident Management
4 1 (1.56%) Capacity Management
4 1 (1.56%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (1.56%) Software Distribution
4 1 (1.56%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 12 (18.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (46.88%) Active Directory
2 8 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.13%) XenApp
4 1 (1.56%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.56%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (20.31%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (21.88%) VMware
2 12 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 11 (17.19%) Citrix
4 5 (7.81%) Apple
5 4 (6.25%) HP
6 3 (4.69%) Cisco
6 3 (4.69%) Samsung
7 2 (3.13%) Mitel
7 2 (3.13%) Nokia
8 1 (1.56%) Dell
8 1 (1.56%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.56%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.56%) Polycom
8 1 (1.56%) Remedy
8 1 (1.56%) Wyse