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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Deskside Support
Rank 619 642 582
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -60
Contract jobs requiring a Deskside Support 34 21 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.036% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.038% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 6 20
Median daily rate £140 £133 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -8.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £108 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £195 £190
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £110 £130
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 21
Median hourly rate £18.75 £15.77 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.89% +19.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £18.30 £15.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.77 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+10.97% +31.41%

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
50498 55077 54105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33021 35180 33066
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1705 2088 2149
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 30 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 29 September 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 +25 32 £140 +5.66% 1
London +6 12 £140 -9.67% 1
South East +27 9 £156 -30.66%
South West +15 4 £130 -
Swindon +13 4 £130 -
Wiltshire +6 4 £130 -
Oxfordshire -7 4 £155 -
Oxford - 4 £155 -
East of England +10 3 - -
Yorkshire +8 3 £140 -
Barnsley - 3 £140 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £140 -
Scotland +16 2 £110 -
Surrey - 2 £155 -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Dunstable - 2 - -
Edinburgh +13 1 - -
Epsom - 1 £175 -
Glasgow - 1 £110 -
Guildford - 1 £135 -
Southampton - 1 £156 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £150 -
Berkshire - 1 £200 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £150 -
Essex - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £156 -
Warwickshire - 1 £160 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £100 -
West Midlands - 1 £160 -
Warwick - 1 £160 -

Deskside Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 (84.48%) Windows
2 32 (55.17%) Windows 7
3 29 (50.00%) MS Office
4 28 (48.28%) Microsoft
5 18 (31.03%) Active Directory
5 18 (31.03%) ITIL
6 14 (24.14%) MS Excel
6 14 (24.14%) Windows XP
6 14 (24.14%) Blackberry
7 13 (22.41%) Lotus
7 13 (22.41%) IBM Notes
8 12 (20.69%) Service Management
8 12 (20.69%) Windows Server
9 11 (18.97%) iPad
10 10 (17.24%) iPhone
11 9 (15.52%) Windows 8
11 9 (15.52%) Banking
11 9 (15.52%) MS Exchange
12 8 (13.79%) Windows 10
13 7 (12.07%) Eikon
13 7 (12.07%) Retail
13 7 (12.07%) Retail Banking
13 7 (12.07%) SCCM
13 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (12.07%) Reuters
13 7 (12.07%) Bloomberg
13 7 (12.07%) Citrix
13 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (10.34%) Service Delivery
14 6 (10.34%) Incident Management

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 13 (22.41%) IBM Notes
2 9 (15.52%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 29 (50.00%) MS Office
2 14 (24.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Eikon
2 2 (3.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) VoIP
2 4 (6.90%) DNS
3 3 (5.17%) Ethernet
3 3 (5.17%) LAN
3 3 (5.17%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.45%) Firewall
4 2 (3.45%) NetScaler
4 2 (3.45%) SAN
4 2 (3.45%) VPN
5 1 (1.72%) Internet
5 1 (1.72%) WAN
General
1 9 (15.52%) Banking
2 7 (12.07%) Retail
2 7 (12.07%) Retail Banking
3 5 (8.62%) Finance
4 3 (5.17%) Back Office
5 1 (1.72%) Billing
5 1 (1.72%) French Language
5 1 (1.72%) Law
5 1 (1.72%) Legal
5 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.14%) Blackberry
2 11 (18.97%) iPad
3 10 (17.24%) iPhone
4 5 (8.62%) Smartphone
5 4 (6.90%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.45%) PDA
7 1 (1.72%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.72%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 49 (84.48%) Windows
2 32 (55.17%) Windows 7
3 14 (24.14%) Windows XP
4 12 (20.69%) Windows Server
5 9 (15.52%) Windows 8
6 8 (13.79%) Windows 10
7 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.45%) Android
8 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
8 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.72%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.03%) ITIL
2 12 (20.69%) Service Management
3 6 (10.34%) Incident Management
3 6 (10.34%) Service Delivery
4 4 (6.90%) ITSM
5 3 (5.17%) ITIL V3
6 2 (3.45%) Asset Management
6 2 (3.45%) Data Protection
6 2 (3.45%) Office Automation
6 2 (3.45%) Patch Management
7 1 (1.72%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.72%) Coaching
7 1 (1.72%) Competitor Analysis
7 1 (1.72%) Data Analysis
7 1 (1.72%) E-Discovery
7 1 (1.72%) Regulatory Compliance
7 1 (1.72%) Software Licensing
7 1 (1.72%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.62%) MCP
2 5 (8.62%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.45%) A+ Certification
4 2 (3.45%) MCSE
5 1 (1.72%) ACMT
5 1 (1.72%) ACSP
5 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.72%) MCDST
5 1 (1.72%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (31.03%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.34%) XenApp
3 2 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (12.07%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 13 (22.41%) Lotus
3 7 (12.07%) Bloomberg
3 7 (12.07%) Citrix
3 7 (12.07%) Reuters
4 3 (5.17%) Apple
4 3 (5.17%) HP
5 2 (3.45%) BMC
5 2 (3.45%) Cisco
5 2 (3.45%) Remedy
6 1 (1.72%) Intel
6 1 (1.72%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.72%) Xerox