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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 108 108 119
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 36 43 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.27% 1.32% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.39% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 14
Median daily rate £163 £150 £194
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £105 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £184 £329
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £155
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 7
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £13.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £21.20 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.88%
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
2675 3103 3186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.39% 95.13% 95.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1725 1964 2052
Median daily rate £360 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £208 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 223 179
Median hourly rate £24.50 £25.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.92% +34.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 27 September 2016.

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 September 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 27 September 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 +2 12 £185 -
Somerset +26 10 £250 +31.57% 1
Wiltshire +6 7 £137 +30.47%
Devon +1 3 - -
Gloucestershire -1 3 £170 +13.33%
Desktop Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 42 (65.63%) Windows 7
3 38 (59.38%) Active Directory
4 18 (28.13%) Microsoft
5 17 (26.56%) MS Office
6 16 (25.00%) SCCM
7 13 (20.31%) MS Excel
8 12 (18.75%) VMware
8 12 (18.75%) Windows Server
9 11 (17.19%) Citrix
9 11 (17.19%) Windows 8
10 10 (15.63%) Windows 10
11 8 (12.50%) Blackberry
11 8 (12.50%) SC Cleared
11 8 (12.50%) Security Cleared
12 7 (10.94%) Office 365
12 7 (10.94%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (10.94%) Smartphone
12 7 (10.94%) HP
12 7 (10.94%) ITIL
13 6 (9.38%) Windows XP
13 6 (9.38%) MS Exchange
13 6 (9.38%) TCP/IP
13 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (6.25%) Apple iOS
14 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (6.25%) MCDST
14 4 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
14 4 (6.25%) Android
14 4 (6.25%) Fat Client

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 6 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.56%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (26.56%) MS Office
2 13 (20.31%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.94%) Office 365
2 1 (1.56%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.38%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.25%) DHCP
2 4 (6.25%) DNS
3 3 (4.69%) LAN
4 2 (3.13%) Internet
4 2 (3.13%) VoIP
5 1 (1.56%) Broadband
5 1 (1.56%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.56%) WAN
5 1 (1.56%) Wireless
General
1 4 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (1.56%) Back Office
2 1 (1.56%) Banking
2 1 (1.56%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 7 (10.94%) Smartphone
3 4 (6.25%) Fat Client
3 4 (6.25%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.13%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.13%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.56%) NHS
5 1 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 53 (82.81%) Windows
2 42 (65.63%) Windows 7
3 12 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 11 (17.19%) Windows 8
5 10 (15.63%) Windows 10
6 7 (10.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (9.38%) Windows XP
8 4 (6.25%) Android
8 4 (6.25%) Apple iOS
8 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (4.69%) Mac OS X
10 2 (3.13%) Linux
10 2 (3.13%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (10.94%) ITIL
2 3 (4.69%) Line Management
2 3 (4.69%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (3.13%) Asset Management
4 1 (1.56%) Capacity Management
4 1 (1.56%) Incident Management
4 1 (1.56%) Migration
4 1 (1.56%) Problem Management
4 1 (1.56%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (1.56%) Service Delivery
4 1 (1.56%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 8 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (6.25%) MCDST
3 4 (6.25%) MCP
3 4 (6.25%) MCSE
4 1 (1.56%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.56%) MCSA
4 1 (1.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 38 (59.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.69%) XenApp
4 2 (3.13%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.56%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (1.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 18 (28.13%) Microsoft
2 12 (18.75%) VMware
3 11 (17.19%) Citrix
4 7 (10.94%) HP
5 3 (4.69%) Apple
6 2 (3.13%) Cisco
6 2 (3.13%) Mitel
6 2 (3.13%) Nokia
6 2 (3.13%) Samsung
7 1 (1.56%) Dell
7 1 (1.56%) Lotus
7 1 (1.56%) Polycom
7 1 (1.56%) Remedy
7 1 (1.56%) Wyse
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