The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Deskside Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Deskside Support
Rank 628 619 597
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Deskside Support 19 17 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.030% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.032% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 8
Median daily rate £128 £145 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.06% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £110 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £194 £215
UK excluding London median daily rate £120 £180 £100
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +80.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 9
Median hourly rate £15.75 £10.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.76 £10.50 £12.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.07 £14.22 £20.64
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.95 £10.50 £13.87
% change year-on-year
+42.38% -24.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52732 52894 51448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.87% 94.71% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34355 32133 31426
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1512 2114 2112
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Deskside Support
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Deskside Support in the job title.

Deskside Support Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Deskside Support
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Deskside Support within the UK.

Deskside Support Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Deskside Support
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Deskside Support within the UK.

Deskside Support Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Deskside Support
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Deskside Support within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 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
England -24 14 £143 -1.72% 6
London -10 6 £150 +36.36% 2
South East -3 4 - -
Belfast - 3 £105 -
County Antrim - 3 £105 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £105 -
South West - 2 £135 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
City of London +41 1 £120 -
North West -3 1 £150 -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Merthyr Tydfil - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £135 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - - 1
Solihull - 1 - - 1
Slough - 1 - -
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Weybridge - 1 - -
Chippenham - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £150 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - - 1

Deskside Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, Deskside 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 featuring Deskside Support in the job title.

1 49 (83.05%) Windows
2 35 (59.32%) Active Directory
3 26 (44.07%) Windows XP
4 25 (42.37%) Windows 7
5 23 (38.98%) Microsoft
6 22 (37.29%) MS Office
7 19 (32.20%) Blackberry
8 15 (25.42%) IBM Notes
8 15 (25.42%) Lotus
8 15 (25.42%) Banking
9 13 (22.03%) Citrix
9 13 (22.03%) ITIL
10 12 (20.34%) Internet
10 12 (20.34%) Service Delivery
11 11 (18.64%) Finance
11 11 (18.64%) TCP/IP
11 11 (18.64%) SLA
11 11 (18.64%) SCCM
12 10 (16.95%) Billing
12 10 (16.95%) Data Centre
12 10 (16.95%) MS Excel
12 10 (16.95%) Java
12 10 (16.95%) Wireless
13 9 (15.25%) Apple
13 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (15.25%) Incident Management
14 8 (13.56%) Retail
14 8 (13.56%) Service Management
15 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (11.86%) Windows Server

Deskside Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 15 (25.42%) IBM Notes
2 6 (10.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (8.47%) IBM Domino
4 2 (3.39%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 22 (37.29%) MS Office
2 10 (16.95%) MS Excel
3 5 (8.47%) Acrobat
4 2 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.34%) Internet
2 11 (18.64%) TCP/IP
3 10 (16.95%) Wireless
4 5 (8.47%) Remote Desktop
4 5 (8.47%) VoIP
4 5 (8.47%) VPN
5 3 (5.08%) DNS
6 2 (3.39%) 3G
7 1 (1.69%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.69%) SAN
7 1 (1.69%) Telepresence
General
1 15 (25.42%) Banking
2 11 (18.64%) Finance
3 10 (16.95%) Billing
4 8 (13.56%) Retail
5 6 (10.17%) Law
5 6 (10.17%) Legal
6 5 (8.47%) Front Office
6 5 (8.47%) Investment Banking
6 5 (8.47%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.69%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 19 (32.20%) Blackberry
2 10 (16.95%) Data Centre
3 6 (10.17%) iPad
4 5 (8.47%) iPhone
5 3 (5.08%) Driving Licence
6 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.39%) Life Science
6 2 (3.39%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.69%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.69%) PDA
7 1 (1.69%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 49 (83.05%) Windows
2 26 (44.07%) Windows XP
3 25 (42.37%) Windows 7
4 7 (11.86%) Windows Server
4 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (8.47%) Apple iOS
5 5 (8.47%) Windows 2000
5 5 (8.47%) Windows Vista
6 4 (6.78%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.69%) Android
7 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.03%) ITIL
2 12 (20.34%) Service Delivery
3 9 (15.25%) Incident Management
4 8 (13.56%) Service Management
5 5 (8.47%) Business Continuity
5 5 (8.47%) Business Continuity Management
5 5 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (8.47%) Security Patching
6 1 (1.69%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.69%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.69%) Fault Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.95%) Java
2 1 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.47%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.08%) ACMT
4 3 (5.08%) CCNA
4 3 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.08%) MCSA
5 2 (3.39%) Degree
6 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.69%) MCDST
6 1 (1.69%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.64%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (59.32%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.39%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (18.64%) SCCM
2 5 (8.47%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (38.98%) Microsoft
2 15 (25.42%) Lotus
3 13 (22.03%) Citrix
4 9 (15.25%) Apple
5 5 (8.47%) Adobe
5 5 (8.47%) Bloomberg
5 5 (8.47%) Dell
5 5 (8.47%) Oracle
5 5 (8.47%) Reuters
5 5 (8.47%) Symantec
6 4 (6.78%) Cisco
6 4 (6.78%) HP
7 3 (5.08%) iManage
7 3 (5.08%) Intel
7 3 (5.08%) Intel Security
7 3 (5.08%) Wyse
8 2 (3.39%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.69%) Altiris
9 1 (1.69%) Interwoven
9 1 (1.69%) Sun
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