The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Staffordshire region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 24 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.73% 1.02% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 1.10% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £135 £136
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -0.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.75 £11.13 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.56% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Job Titles Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
127 91 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 92.70% 92.86% 95.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 47 87
Average daily rate £325 £330 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 24
Average hourly rate £16.26 £15.31 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.20% -9.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £9.79 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.13 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Desktop Support
West Midlands

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Support across the Staffordshire region.

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Support across the Staffordshire region.

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Desktop Support
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 3 (60.00%) Symantec
1 3 (60.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (60.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (60.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 2 (40.00%) ITSM
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (40.00%) SLA
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) Back Office
3 1 (20.00%) SCADA

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
General
1 3 (60.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (40.00%) ITSM
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Symantec
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft