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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
England / South West
Rank 118 112 118
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 22 34 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.82% 1.13% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 1.18% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 6
Median daily rate £140 £135 £153
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £125 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £190 £195
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £150 £150
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 12
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £15.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.10 £17.50 £30.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%

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
2539 2888 3065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.09% 96.20% 95.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1651 1913 1944
Median daily rate £380 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 170 152
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +41.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

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
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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 +9 9 £180 +48.80% 1
Wiltshire -4 6 - -
Gloucestershire +4 5 £133 +6.00% 1
Devon -4 1 - -
Somerset -4 1 - -
Desktop Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 51 (89.47%) Windows
2 28 (49.12%) Windows 7
3 26 (45.61%) Active Directory
4 15 (26.32%) Security Cleared
5 13 (22.81%) SC Cleared
6 12 (21.05%) Windows Server
7 11 (19.30%) Windows 10
7 11 (19.30%) Office 365
7 11 (19.30%) MS Office
7 11 (19.30%) VMware
8 8 (14.04%) MS Excel
9 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (10.53%) Citrix
9 6 (10.53%) Firewall
10 5 (8.77%) Finance
10 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
10 5 (8.77%) ITIL
11 4 (7.02%) MS Exchange
11 4 (7.02%) Blackberry
11 4 (7.02%) SCCM
11 4 (7.02%) Windows 8
11 4 (7.02%) Driving Licence
12 3 (5.26%) Android
12 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (5.26%) Migration
12 3 (5.26%) Remedy
12 3 (5.26%) Apple
12 3 (5.26%) HP

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 4 (7.02%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (19.30%) MS Office
2 8 (14.04%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (19.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.53%) Firewall
2 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.51%) Broadband
3 2 (3.51%) LAN
3 2 (3.51%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (3.51%) Wireless
4 1 (1.75%) Internet
4 1 (1.75%) VoIP
4 1 (1.75%) WAN
General
1 5 (8.77%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Blackberry
1 4 (7.02%) Driving Licence
2 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.51%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.51%) iPhone
2 2 (3.51%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.75%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.75%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (1.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 51 (89.47%) Windows
2 28 (49.12%) Windows 7
3 12 (21.05%) Windows Server
4 11 (19.30%) Windows 10
5 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (7.02%) Windows 8
7 3 (5.26%) Android
8 2 (3.51%) CentOS
8 2 (3.51%) Linux
8 2 (3.51%) Mac OS X
8 2 (3.51%) Ubuntu
8 2 (3.51%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (8.77%) ITIL
2 3 (5.26%) Migration
3 2 (3.51%) Asset Management
3 2 (3.51%) Line Management
3 2 (3.51%) Software Distribution
4 1 (1.75%) Incident Management
4 1 (1.75%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (1.75%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (1.75%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 13 (22.81%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 26 (45.61%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) VMware
2 6 (10.53%) Citrix
3 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.26%) Apple
4 3 (5.26%) HP
4 3 (5.26%) Remedy
5 2 (3.51%) Cisco
6 1 (1.75%) Forcepoint
6 1 (1.75%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.75%) Mitel
6 1 (1.75%) Samsung