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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
South East / Surrey
Rank 67 79 78
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 21 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 2.08% 1.22% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.22% 1.26% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 4
Median daily rate £200 £163 £176
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £133 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £313 £221
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £150 £150
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 8
Median hourly rate £15.75 £11.13 £13.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.57% -15.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £14.25 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.26%

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
945 1186 1353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 93.75% 96.11% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 784 716
Median daily rate £403 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.42% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £225 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 98 51
Median hourly rate £15.00 £24.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.77% +22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £60.43 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 25 February 2017. 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 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
Guildford - 9 £210 - 3
Egham +4 2 £125 -21.87%
Reigate +1 1 £160 -41.81%
Weybridge - 1 £126 -
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 35 (67.31%) Windows
2 26 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 26 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 23 (44.23%) MS Office
4 17 (32.69%) Microsoft
5 11 (21.15%) Windows XP
6 10 (19.23%) LAN
6 10 (19.23%) MS Excel
6 10 (19.23%) TCP/IP
6 10 (19.23%) Office 365
7 9 (17.31%) Lotus
7 9 (17.31%) IBM Notes
8 8 (15.38%) Driving Licence
8 8 (15.38%) SCCM
9 7 (13.46%) Wireless
9 7 (13.46%) WAN
9 7 (13.46%) Citrix
10 6 (11.54%) DNS
10 6 (11.54%) SLA
10 6 (11.54%) HP
10 6 (11.54%) DHCP
10 6 (11.54%) ITIL
10 6 (11.54%) Firewall
10 6 (11.54%) Smartphone
10 6 (11.54%) Windows 10
11 5 (9.62%) Windows 8
11 5 (9.62%) Mobile Device Management
11 5 (9.62%) Incident Management
11 5 (9.62%) Back Office
11 5 (9.62%) Migration

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 9 (17.31%) IBM Notes
2 5 (9.62%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 23 (44.23%) MS Office
2 10 (19.23%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.77%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (19.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.23%) LAN
1 10 (19.23%) TCP/IP
2 7 (13.46%) WAN
2 7 (13.46%) Wireless
3 6 (11.54%) DHCP
3 6 (11.54%) DNS
3 6 (11.54%) Firewall
4 5 (9.62%) 3G
4 5 (9.62%) Internet
5 3 (5.77%) VPN
6 1 (1.92%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.92%) VLAN
General
1 5 (9.62%) Back Office
2 4 (7.69%) Korean Language
3 3 (5.77%) Finance
4 1 (1.92%) Games
4 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Driving Licence
2 6 (11.54%) Smartphone
3 2 (3.85%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (67.31%) Windows
2 26 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (21.15%) Windows XP
4 6 (11.54%) Windows 10
5 5 (9.62%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.85%) Android
6 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.85%) Windows 2000
6 2 (3.85%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.92%) Windows NT
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (11.54%) ITIL
2 5 (9.62%) Incident Management
2 5 (9.62%) Migration
2 5 (9.62%) Mobile Device Management
2 5 (9.62%) Patch Management
3 4 (7.69%) Service Management
4 3 (5.77%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.85%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.85%) Data Migration
5 2 (3.85%) Data Protection
5 2 (3.85%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.92%) Change Control
6 1 (1.92%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.92%) ITSM
6 1 (1.92%) Security Management
6 1 (1.92%) Software Licensing
6 1 (1.92%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (1.92%) ACMT
2 1 (1.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (32.69%) Microsoft
2 9 (17.31%) Lotus
3 7 (13.46%) Citrix
4 6 (11.54%) HP
5 5 (9.62%) Dell
6 4 (7.69%) VMware
7 3 (5.77%) LANDesk
8 2 (3.85%) Apple
8 2 (3.85%) Remedy
9 1 (1.92%) AppSense
9 1 (1.92%) Polycom
9 1 (1.92%) ServiceNow