The first table below looks at the demand for the Deskside Support role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Deskside Support in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Deskside Support
Rank 560 558 565
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Deskside Support 30 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.029% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.032% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 2
Average daily rate
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£130 £160 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £128 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £192 £208
UK excluding London average daily rate £125 £160 -
% change year-on-year
-21.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 3
Average hourly rate £12.68 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.22% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.65 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.21 £17.20 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.68 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-18.22% +3.33%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50446 47302 53477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.50% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30538 27736 29864
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2115 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Deskside Support
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Deskside Support within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Deskside Support Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Deskside Support within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +10 29 £155 -3.12% 4
London +11 11 £188 - 2
South East -3 7 £130 -35.00% 1
East of England -15 3 £130 -
North West -6 2 £120 -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
City of London +26 1 £200 - 1
Manchester -1 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Horley - - - - 1
Hull - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -

Deskside Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Deskside 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 Deskside Support in their job title.

1 36 (72.00%) Windows
2 21 (42.00%) Active Directory
2 21 (42.00%) Windows 7
3 20 (40.00%) MS Office
4 17 (34.00%) Windows XP
5 15 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 14 (28.00%) SLA
7 11 (22.00%) LAN
8 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
8 9 (18.00%) Security Cleared
9 8 (16.00%) IBM Notes
9 8 (16.00%) Lotus
9 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (14.00%) ITIL
10 7 (14.00%) WAN
10 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
10 7 (14.00%) SCCM
11 6 (12.00%) TCP/IP
11 6 (12.00%) VPN
12 5 (10.00%) Cisco
12 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (10.00%) Service Management
12 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (10.00%) Windows Vista
13 4 (8.00%) iPad
13 4 (8.00%) Blackberry
14 3 (6.00%) Sophos
14 3 (6.00%) ITSM
14 3 (6.00%) Law
14 3 (6.00%) Legal

Deskside Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Deskside 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 Deskside Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (16.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.00%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (2.00%) Lync
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.00%) WorkSite
Applications
1 20 (40.00%) MS Office
2 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.00%) AutoCAD
3 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.00%) LAN
2 7 (14.00%) WAN
3 6 (12.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (12.00%) VPN
4 3 (6.00%) VoIP
5 2 (4.00%) SAN
6 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.00%) Wireless
6 1 (2.00%) DNS
6 1 (2.00%) DHCP
6 1 (2.00%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (6.00%) Law
1 3 (6.00%) Legal
2 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.00%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) iPad
1 4 (8.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.00%) iPhone
3 2 (4.00%) NHS
4 1 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 36 (72.00%) Windows
2 21 (42.00%) Windows 7
3 17 (34.00%) Windows XP
4 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (10.00%) Windows Vista
6 3 (6.00%) Windows 2000
7 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.00%) ITIL
2 5 (10.00%) Service Management
3 3 (6.00%) ITSM
3 3 (6.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (4.00%) Workflow
4 2 (4.00%) Document Management
5 1 (2.00%) Project Management
5 1 (2.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (2.00%) ITIL V2
5 1 (2.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (2.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.00%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (18.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.00%) A+ Certification
4 2 (4.00%) MCITP
4 2 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (4.00%) MCP
4 2 (4.00%) MCSE
4 2 (4.00%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (28.00%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (42.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.00%) ARCserve
2 1 (2.00%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 15 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.00%) Lotus
3 5 (10.00%) Cisco
4 3 (6.00%) Sophos
4 3 (6.00%) Citrix
4 3 (6.00%) HP
4 3 (6.00%) Lumension
5 2 (4.00%) Dell
5 2 (4.00%) Avaya
5 2 (4.00%) Apple
6 1 (2.00%) VMware
6 1 (2.00%) Symantec
6 1 (2.00%) BMC
6 1 (2.00%) CA
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle
6 1 (2.00%) Polycom
Scotland
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15.77 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £10.50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago