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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Help Desk Support
Rank - 39 34
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Support 0 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire - 0.59% 2.03%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.62% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £138 £135 £125
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £10.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.75 £12.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-2.08% -
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
468 325 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 93.79% 95.59% 92.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 204 178
Average daily rate £360 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 22 30
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.76 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +37.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.55 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £29.50 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Top 14 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) NHS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 2000
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 2000
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft