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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 45 34 43
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 1 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.22% 1.70% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 1.77% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£165 £165 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +37.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £150 £133
% change year-on-year
- +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £12.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.74 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.44% -7.53%
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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
415 282 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 92.43% 95.92% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 212 277
Average daily rate £400 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 15
Average hourly rate £15.30 £12.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.98% -60.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.90 £26.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -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 16 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 11 (84.62%) ITIL
2 11 (84.62%) Apple iOS
3 10 (76.92%) Windows 8
3 10 (76.92%) MS Office
3 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
3 10 (76.92%) Mac OS X
4 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
5 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
6 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000
7 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (7.69%) VMware
7 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
7 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
7 1 (7.69%) SLA

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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.

Applications
1 10 (76.92%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 11 (84.62%) Apple iOS
3 10 (76.92%) Windows 8
3 10 (76.92%) Mac OS X
4 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) ITIL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) VMware