The table below looks at the statistics for the Help Desk Support role in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Help Desk Support in their job title over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Help Desk Support
Rank 38 34 38
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Support 2 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.60% 1.95% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 2.13% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £120 £128 £110
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +15.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £11.25 £11.50 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +27.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
Help Desk Support
Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
315 282 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 94.03% 91.56% 93.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 141 141
Average daily rate £330 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 48 38
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £35.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Help Desk Support
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Help Desk Support in the job title across the South Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Help Desk Support Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

Help Desk Support
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Help Desk Support across the South Yorkshire region.

Help Desk Support Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Help Desk Support
Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Help Desk Support across the South Yorkshire region.

Help Desk Support Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Help Desk Support
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Help Desk Support within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Sheffield - 1 - - 1
Barnsley - - - -
Help Desk Support
Yorkshire

Help Desk Support
Top 19 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire region that cited Help Desk 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 Help Desk Support in their job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Firmware
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Mandarin Language
2 2 (40.00%) Cantonese Language
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) Software Distribution
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) NHS
3 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management

Help Desk Support
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire region that cited Help Desk 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 Help Desk Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
General
1 2 (40.00%) Mandarin Language
1 2 (40.00%) Cantonese Language
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Software Distribution
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) Firmware