The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon 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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 28 31 39
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 12 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 3.02% 2.82% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.31% 3.14% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 2
Average daily rate
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- £225 £106
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +111.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £175 £150
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Swindon 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
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
363 350 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 91.44% 89.74% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 264 247
Average daily rate £400 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £519 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 19
Average hourly rate £13.00 £21.28 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.90% +57.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £20.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 14 (82.35%) Active Directory
3 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
3 9 (52.94%) Windows 7
4 5 (29.41%) Windows XP
4 5 (29.41%) SLA
5 4 (23.53%) MS Office
5 4 (23.53%) ITIL
5 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (23.53%) Google
6 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
6 3 (17.65%) SQL
7 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
7 2 (11.76%) VBScript
7 2 (11.76%) VB
7 2 (11.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (11.76%) McAfee
7 2 (11.76%) VMware
7 2 (11.76%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (11.76%) Office 365
7 2 (11.76%) Release Management
7 2 (11.76%) SCCM
8 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
8 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
8 1 (5.88%) Android
8 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (5.88%) Firewall
8 1 (5.88%) Finance
8 1 (5.88%) Apple

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Office
2 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Windows 7
3 5 (29.41%) Windows XP
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
2 2 (11.76%) VBScript
2 2 (11.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) HND
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (82.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Google
3 2 (11.76%) McAfee
3 2 (11.76%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) Apple
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco