The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey 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 18 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 Surrey 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 86 76 82
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 11 12 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.74% 0.94% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 1.01% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 8
Average daily rate £173 £100 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.50% -25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £100 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £100 £143
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £135 £135
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 7
Average hourly rate £16.75 £13.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.84% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £9.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £14.00 £20.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Job Titles Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1378 1183 1598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 92.30% 92.21% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 767 571 822
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 83 119
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.60 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Woking - 4 - -
Guildford - 1 - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Egham - - - -
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 20 (95.24%) Windows
2 16 (76.19%) Windows 7
3 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 8 (38.10%) MS Office
5 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
7 3 (14.29%) MCSE
7 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
7 3 (14.29%) LANDesk
7 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (14.29%) Windows 8
8 2 (9.52%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
8 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
8 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (9.52%) SCCM
8 2 (9.52%) Migration
8 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
8 2 (9.52%) VoIP
8 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
9 1 (4.76%) VPN
9 1 (4.76%) SLA
9 1 (4.76%) Cisco
9 1 (4.76%) LAN
9 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
9 1 (4.76%) C
9 1 (4.76%) SQL
9 1 (4.76%) VBScript

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Office
2 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) VoIP
1 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) VPN
2 1 (4.76%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) SAN
2 1 (4.76%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.76%) NHS
2 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 20 (95.24%) Windows
2 16 (76.19%) Windows 7
3 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.76%) Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.76%) Ubuntu
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.52%) Migration
2 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
2 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) C
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
1 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (14.29%) MCSE
3 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) MCSA
4 1 (4.76%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) SCOM
2 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) LANDesk
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco
3 1 (4.76%) Dell
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix
3 1 (4.76%) Lotus
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.76%) VMware