The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Taunton region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 11 29 39
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 1 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 2.50% 0.83% 2.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.94% 0.86% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 6
Median daily rate - £138 £204
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -32.51%
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £164 £165
% change year-on-year
-5.34% -0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.37%
Desktop Support
Somerset

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
34 116 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 85.00% 95.87% 98.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 100 175
Median daily rate £300 £340 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +3.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £296 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £810 £540 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £21.83 £12.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.87% -44.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Taunton region that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 Taunton region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton 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:

Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) VMware