The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank - 15 -
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton - 1.92% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.96% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £150 £143
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.64% -6.66%
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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 Taunton 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
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
131 51 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 95.62% 98.08% 84.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 33 22
Average daily rate £375 £318 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.11% +2.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £238 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.30 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.27% +103.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) SCCM
1 7 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (85.71%) MS Office
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (85.71%) Windows XP
2 6 (85.71%) Internet
3 5 (71.43%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
4 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
4 4 (57.14%) Blackberry
4 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
5 3 (42.86%) Nortel
5 3 (42.86%) Citrix
5 3 (42.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (42.86%) MSI
5 3 (42.86%) VMware
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (42.86%) Service Management
5 3 (42.86%) Altiris
5 3 (42.86%) Nortel Meridian
5 3 (42.86%) assyst
5 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (14.29%) Sophos
6 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (14.29%) ITIL
6 1 (14.29%) MCP

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 3 (42.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (85.71%) MS Office
2 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) Internet
2 3 (42.86%) Nortel Meridian
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MSI
General
1 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (57.14%) Blackberry
3 1 (14.29%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (85.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (14.29%) MCP
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Nortel
1 3 (42.86%) Citrix
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
1 3 (42.86%) Altiris
2 1 (14.29%) Sophos
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft