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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 105 87 93
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 37 48 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.18% 1.64% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.78% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 4
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -43.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £117 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £214 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £140 £135
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 9
Average hourly rate £14.25 £13.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.10 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.85 £18.40 £16.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.87 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-10.51% +10.71%
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
2942 2698 2267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.63% 92.43% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1844 1599 1373
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 157 160
Average hourly rate £20.12 £17.00 £15.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.36% +11.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.07 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.22 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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
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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +7 12 £120 -35.13%
Devon 0 7 £176 +32.45%
Wiltshire -4 6 - - 2
Gloucestershire -15 5 - - 1
Dorset -4 4 £173 +43.75%
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 61 (87.14%) Windows
2 45 (64.29%) Windows 7
3 37 (52.86%) Active Directory
4 36 (51.43%) MS Office
5 24 (34.29%) Microsoft
6 19 (27.14%) Windows XP
7 17 (24.29%) Citrix
8 11 (15.71%) MS Excel
8 11 (15.71%) MS Exchange
9 10 (14.29%) Office 365
10 7 (10.00%) Lync
10 7 (10.00%) SCCM
11 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (8.57%) LAN
11 6 (8.57%) SLA
12 5 (7.14%) SharePoint
12 5 (7.14%) WAN
12 5 (7.14%) SQL
12 5 (7.14%) VMware
12 5 (7.14%) Migration
12 5 (7.14%) Windows 8
13 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared
13 4 (5.71%) Security Cleared
13 4 (5.71%) FMCG
13 4 (5.71%) Manufacturing
13 4 (5.71%) ITIL
13 4 (5.71%) Remedy
14 3 (4.29%) Blackberry
14 3 (4.29%) Novell

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 11 (15.71%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.00%) Lync
3 5 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.29%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.43%) IIS
6 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 36 (51.43%) MS Office
2 11 (15.71%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.43%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.57%) LAN
2 5 (7.14%) WAN
3 3 (4.29%) VoIP
4 2 (2.86%) Internet
4 2 (2.86%) Firewall
5 1 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.43%) DHCP
5 1 (1.43%) VPN
5 1 (1.43%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (1.43%) MSI
General
1 4 (5.71%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.43%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.71%) FMCG
2 3 (4.29%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.29%) PDA
3 2 (2.86%) iPhone
3 2 (2.86%) CMDB
4 1 (1.43%) iPad
4 1 (1.43%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.43%) Clustering
4 1 (1.43%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 61 (87.14%) Windows
2 45 (64.29%) Windows 7
3 19 (27.14%) Windows XP
4 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.14%) Windows 8
6 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.43%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (7.14%) Migration
2 4 (5.71%) ITIL
3 2 (2.86%) Configuration Management
4 1 (1.43%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.43%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared
1 4 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.86%) Degree
3 1 (1.43%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (52.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.29%) XenApp
3 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (1.43%) SCOM
2 1 (1.43%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (34.29%) Microsoft
2 17 (24.29%) Citrix
3 5 (7.14%) VMware
4 4 (5.71%) Remedy
5 3 (4.29%) Novell
5 3 (4.29%) Lotus
5 3 (4.29%) HP
6 2 (2.86%) Dell
7 1 (1.43%) Oracle
7 1 (1.43%) Avaya
7 1 (1.43%) Compaq
7 1 (1.43%) Adobe
7 1 (1.43%) TOWER Software
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