The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Surrey region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 80 78 71
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 18 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.42% 1.28% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 1.36% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 7
Median daily rate £160 £170 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £170 £160
% change year-on-year
-14.70% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 6
Median hourly rate £15.79 £14.40 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.61% +2.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.26 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-8.25% +1.73%
Desktop Support
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey 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
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1207 1251 1207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 94.96% 94.49% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 828 723 713
Median daily rate £415 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 53 60
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -7.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.50 £135.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Surrey region that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Egham - 4 £145 -
Leatherhead +9 1 - -
Guildford +3 1 £150 -
Woking -3 1 - -
Weybridge - 1 £170 -
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 Surrey region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 33 (84.62%) Windows
2 26 (66.67%) MS Office
3 25 (64.10%) Active Directory
4 23 (58.97%) Windows 7
5 19 (48.72%) Microsoft
6 17 (43.59%) TCP/IP
7 13 (33.33%) Citrix
7 13 (33.33%) SCCM
8 12 (30.77%) ITIL
8 12 (30.77%) MCP
8 12 (30.77%) LAN
9 11 (28.21%) WAN
9 11 (28.21%) MCSE
9 11 (28.21%) MS Excel
9 11 (28.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (25.64%) Office 365
10 10 (25.64%) DHCP
10 10 (25.64%) MS Exchange
11 9 (23.08%) Windows XP
11 9 (23.08%) DNS
12 8 (20.51%) MCDST
13 7 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2007
13 7 (17.95%) XenApp
13 7 (17.95%) SLA
13 7 (17.95%) Service Delivery
14 6 (15.38%) Asset Management
15 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (10.26%) Apple
16 4 (10.26%) Blackberry
16 4 (10.26%) Finance

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey 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 10 (25.64%) MS Exchange
2 7 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.56%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 26 (66.67%) MS Office
2 11 (28.21%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.56%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 10 (25.64%) Office 365
2 1 (2.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (2.56%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (43.59%) TCP/IP
2 12 (30.77%) LAN
3 11 (28.21%) WAN
4 10 (25.64%) DHCP
5 9 (23.08%) DNS
6 3 (7.69%) Internet
6 3 (7.69%) Wireless
7 2 (5.13%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (5.13%) Intranet
8 1 (2.56%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.56%) IP Telephony
8 1 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) FileMaker
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Advertising
3 1 (2.56%) Front Office
3 1 (2.56%) Games
3 1 (2.56%) Local Government
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (10.26%) Blackberry
1 4 (10.26%) Smartphone
2 3 (7.69%) BYOD
3 2 (5.13%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.56%) AS400
4 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.56%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.56%) iPad
4 1 (2.56%) iPhone
4 1 (2.56%) Social Media
4 1 (2.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (84.62%) Windows
2 23 (58.97%) Windows 7
3 9 (23.08%) Windows XP
4 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (10.26%) Windows 8
6 3 (7.69%) Windows Server
7 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.56%) Android
8 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.56%) Windows NT
8 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) ITIL
2 7 (17.95%) Service Delivery
3 6 (15.38%) Asset Management
4 4 (10.26%) IT Asset Management
5 3 (7.69%) Software Deployment
6 2 (5.13%) Patch Management
6 2 (5.13%) Service Management
7 1 (2.56%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (2.56%) ERP
7 1 (2.56%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.56%) ITSM
7 1 (2.56%) Migration
7 1 (2.56%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (2.56%) Security Patching
7 1 (2.56%) SEO
7 1 (2.56%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) MCP
2 11 (28.21%) MCSE
2 11 (28.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (20.51%) MCDST
4 3 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (5.13%) A+ Certification
5 2 (5.13%) CCNA
5 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (5.13%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) SLA
2 4 (10.26%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 25 (64.10%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.95%) XenApp
3 1 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (2.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 19 (48.72%) Microsoft
2 13 (33.33%) Citrix
3 4 (10.26%) Apple
4 3 (7.69%) Cisco
5 2 (5.13%) Bloomberg
5 2 (5.13%) HP
5 2 (5.13%) Remedy
5 2 (5.13%) Reuters
5 2 (5.13%) VMware
6 1 (2.56%) arcserve
6 1 (2.56%) Avaya
6 1 (2.56%) Dell
6 1 (2.56%) FactSet
6 1 (2.56%) Intel
6 1 (2.56%) Intel Security
6 1 (2.56%) Lotus
6 1 (2.56%) Sage
6 1 (2.56%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.56%) Symantec
6 1 (2.56%) Wyse