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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 80 74 72
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 18 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.42% 1.49% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 1.57% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 6
Median daily rate £170 £158 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £138 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £210
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £160 £170
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 6
Median hourly rate £16.39 £14.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.05% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.91 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.88 £18.50 £77.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
1210 1210 1262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 95.20% 94.61% 95.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 794 691 722
Median daily rate £413 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 49 65
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -26.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.81 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £41.50 £135.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

Desktop Support Daily Rate Histogram 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 June 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
Woking -2 4 - -
Egham - 2 £80 -
Weybridge - 1 £170 -
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 28 (80.00%) Windows
2 23 (65.71%) Active Directory
3 22 (62.86%) Windows 7
4 21 (60.00%) MS Office
5 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
6 13 (37.14%) TCP/IP
6 13 (37.14%) LAN
7 12 (34.29%) SCCM
7 12 (34.29%) MCSE
7 12 (34.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (34.29%) Citrix
8 11 (31.43%) WAN
8 11 (31.43%) Office 365
9 9 (25.71%) DHCP
9 9 (25.71%) MCP
9 9 (25.71%) MS Exchange
9 9 (25.71%) DNS
10 8 (22.86%) ITIL
10 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
10 8 (22.86%) MCDST
11 7 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (20.00%) XenApp
11 7 (20.00%) SLA
12 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (14.29%) Windows XP
13 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
14 3 (8.57%) Asset Management
14 3 (8.57%) Smartphone
14 3 (8.57%) Patch Management
14 3 (8.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

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 (25.71%) MS Exchange
2 7 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 21 (60.00%) MS Office
2 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.86%) QuarkXPress
Cloud Services
1 11 (31.43%) Office 365
2 1 (2.86%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (2.86%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (37.14%) LAN
1 13 (37.14%) TCP/IP
2 11 (31.43%) WAN
3 9 (25.71%) DHCP
3 9 (25.71%) DNS
4 3 (8.57%) Internet
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (5.71%) Intranet
5 2 (5.71%) Wireless
6 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.86%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) FileMaker
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Advertising
2 1 (2.86%) Front Office
2 1 (2.86%) Games
2 1 (2.86%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
2 3 (8.57%) Smartphone
3 2 (5.71%) BYOD
4 1 (2.86%) AS400
4 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.86%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.86%) iPad
4 1 (2.86%) iPhone
4 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 28 (80.00%) Windows
2 22 (62.86%) Windows 7
3 5 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 2 (5.71%) Windows 10
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.86%) Windows NT
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) ITIL
2 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
3 3 (8.57%) Asset Management
3 3 (8.57%) Patch Management
4 2 (5.71%) Service Management
4 2 (5.71%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.86%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.86%) IT Asset Management
5 1 (2.86%) ITSM
5 1 (2.86%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (2.86%) Security Patching
5 1 (2.86%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (34.29%) MCSE
1 12 (34.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (25.71%) MCP
3 8 (22.86%) MCDST
4 3 (8.57%) A+ Certification
4 3 (8.57%) CCNA
4 3 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (8.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (8.57%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 23 (65.71%) Active Directory
2 7 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (2.86%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 12 (34.29%) SCCM
2 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 12 (34.29%) Citrix
3 3 (8.57%) HP
3 3 (8.57%) Remedy
4 2 (5.71%) Apple
4 2 (5.71%) Bloomberg
4 2 (5.71%) Cisco
4 2 (5.71%) Reuters
5 1 (2.86%) Adobe
5 1 (2.86%) Avaya
5 1 (2.86%) Dell
5 1 (2.86%) FactSet
5 1 (2.86%) Intel Security
5 1 (2.86%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.86%) Sybase
5 1 (2.86%) Symantec
5 1 (2.86%) VMware
5 1 (2.86%) Wyse