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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 87 90 90
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 52 54 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.63% 1.63% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 1.77% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 4
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£139 £175 £191
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.71% -8.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £125 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £216 £267
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £160 £135
% change year-on-year
- +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 8
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.30 £12.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.30 £19.06 £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.94 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-10.09% +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
2986 3052 2196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.52% 92.34% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1869 1847 1308
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 187 147
Average hourly rate £20.19 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £40.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +4 13 £120 -35.13%
Gloucestershire -8 10 £210 +20.00% 3
Devon +4 9 £176 +32.45% 1
Wiltshire -2 9 - - 1
Dorset 0 4 £173 +43.75%
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 67 (87.01%) Windows
2 50 (64.94%) Windows 7
3 43 (55.84%) Active Directory
4 40 (51.95%) MS Office
5 29 (37.66%) Microsoft
6 21 (27.27%) Windows XP
7 15 (19.48%) Citrix
8 12 (15.58%) MS Excel
9 11 (14.29%) Office 365
9 11 (14.29%) MS Exchange
10 9 (11.69%) SLA
11 7 (9.09%) LAN
11 7 (9.09%) Degree
11 7 (9.09%) Lync
12 6 (7.79%) Windows 8
12 6 (7.79%) FMCG
12 6 (7.79%) WAN
12 6 (7.79%) SQL
12 6 (7.79%) Manufacturing
12 6 (7.79%) Remedy
13 5 (6.49%) Novell
13 5 (6.49%) Migration
13 5 (6.49%) SharePoint
13 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (6.49%) SCCM
14 4 (5.19%) ITIL
14 4 (5.19%) VMware
15 3 (3.90%) Lotus
15 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (3.90%) Configuration Management

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.09%) Lync
3 5 (6.49%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.90%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.30%) IIS
6 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 40 (51.95%) MS Office
2 12 (15.58%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.30%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.09%) LAN
2 6 (7.79%) WAN
3 2 (2.60%) VoIP
3 2 (2.60%) Firewall
4 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.30%) DHCP
4 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.30%) VPN
4 1 (1.30%) DNS
4 1 (1.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (1.30%) MSI
General
1 6 (7.79%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.60%) Finance
3 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.30%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.60%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) FMCG
2 3 (3.90%) CMDB
2 3 (3.90%) PDA
3 2 (2.60%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.60%) iPhone
4 1 (1.30%) iPad
4 1 (1.30%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.30%) Clustering
4 1 (1.30%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.30%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.30%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 67 (87.01%) Windows
2 50 (64.94%) Windows 7
3 21 (27.27%) Windows XP
4 6 (7.79%) Windows 8
5 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.60%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (2.60%) Android
8 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.30%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (6.49%) Migration
2 4 (5.19%) ITIL
3 3 (3.90%) Configuration Management
4 1 (1.30%) Service Management
4 1 (1.30%) Service Delivery
4 1 (1.30%) Incident Management
4 1 (1.30%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.79%) SQL
2 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.30%) VBScript
2 1 (1.30%) VB
2 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.30%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (1.30%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.69%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (55.84%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.30%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.30%) XenApp
2 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) SCCM
2 1 (1.30%) SCOM
2 1 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.30%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (37.66%) Microsoft
2 15 (19.48%) Citrix
3 6 (7.79%) Remedy
4 5 (6.49%) Novell
5 4 (5.19%) VMware
6 3 (3.90%) Lotus
6 3 (3.90%) HP
7 2 (2.60%) Dell
8 1 (1.30%) McAfee
8 1 (1.30%) TOWER Software
8 1 (1.30%) Compaq
8 1 (1.30%) Avaya
8 1 (1.30%) Adobe
8 1 (1.30%) Oracle
8 1 (1.30%) Cisco
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