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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Deskside Support
Rank 615 622 604
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Deskside Support 25 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.032% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.034% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 8
Median daily rate £125 £143 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.28% +1.78%
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 - £100
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 7
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.39 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +25.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £15.39 £12.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £19.30 £20.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.39 £13.79
% change year-on-year
-5.09% +26.06%

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
50938 53139 51380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.75% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 33216 33356 31629
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £568 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.16% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1509 2051 2085
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 29 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 24 June 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 +5 21 £128 -10.52% 2
London +1 9 £125 -12.28% 2
South East +7 4 £188 -
East of England +10 3 £163 -
Berkshire - 3 - -
South West - 3 £133 -
Wales - 3 - -
Slough - 3 - -
South Wales - 3 - -
Hertfordshire +6 2 £130 -
Bridgend - 2 - -
City of London +37 1 - -
Scotland -20 1 £125 -
Essex - 1 £195 -
Cardiff - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £125 -
Bristol - 1 £135 -
Dorset - 1 £130 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £125 -
Yorkshire - 1 £125 -
West Midlands - 1 £125 -
Bournemouth - 1 £130 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -
Hoddesdon - 1 £130 -
Leeds - 1 £125 -
Chippenham - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £125 -
Surrey - 1 £188 -

Deskside Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 43 (81.13%) Windows
2 28 (52.83%) Active Directory
3 25 (47.17%) MS Office
4 24 (45.28%) Windows 7
5 20 (37.74%) Microsoft
6 16 (30.19%) MS Excel
6 16 (30.19%) Windows XP
7 12 (22.64%) SCCM
8 10 (18.87%) Windows 8
8 10 (18.87%) ITIL
9 9 (16.98%) Banking
10 8 (15.09%) Finance
10 8 (15.09%) Blackberry
11 7 (13.21%) Office 365
12 6 (11.32%) iPad
12 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
12 6 (11.32%) Smartphone
12 6 (11.32%) Windows Server
12 6 (11.32%) Retail
12 6 (11.32%) MS Exchange
13 5 (9.43%) VoIP
13 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (9.43%) Service Management
13 5 (9.43%) Incident Management
13 5 (9.43%) iPhone
13 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
14 4 (7.55%) Retail Banking
14 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (7.55%) Eikon
14 4 (7.55%) Driving Licence

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 6 (11.32%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (7.55%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 25 (47.17%) MS Office
2 16 (30.19%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Eikon
2 1 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) VoIP
2 4 (7.55%) DNS
3 3 (5.66%) Ethernet
3 3 (5.66%) LAN
3 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.66%) VPN
3 3 (5.66%) Wireless
4 2 (3.77%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (3.77%) SAN
5 1 (1.89%) Internet
5 1 (1.89%) Telepresence
5 1 (1.89%) WAN
General
1 9 (16.98%) Banking
2 8 (15.09%) Finance
3 6 (11.32%) Retail
4 4 (7.55%) Law
4 4 (7.55%) Legal
4 4 (7.55%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.77%) Back Office
6 1 (1.89%) Billing
6 1 (1.89%) French Language
6 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Blackberry
2 6 (11.32%) iPad
2 6 (11.32%) Smartphone
3 5 (9.43%) iPhone
4 4 (7.55%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.77%) Life Science
5 2 (3.77%) PDA
5 2 (3.77%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 43 (81.13%) Windows
2 24 (45.28%) Windows 7
3 16 (30.19%) Windows XP
4 10 (18.87%) Windows 8
5 6 (11.32%) Windows Server
6 4 (7.55%) Windows 10
6 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.77%) Android
8 1 (1.89%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.87%) ITIL
2 5 (9.43%) Incident Management
2 5 (9.43%) Service Management
3 3 (5.66%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.77%) Data Protection
4 2 (3.77%) Office Automation
5 1 (1.89%) E-Discovery
5 1 (1.89%) ITIL V3
5 1 (1.89%) ITSM
5 1 (1.89%) Patch Management
5 1 (1.89%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.89%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.55%) MCP
4 3 (5.66%) CCNA
4 3 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.66%) MCSA
5 2 (3.77%) ACMT
5 2 (3.77%) Degree
5 2 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.89%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.89%) MCDST
6 1 (1.89%) MCSE
6 1 (1.89%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (52.83%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.66%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (22.64%) SCCM
2 2 (3.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (37.74%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.55%) Bloomberg
2 4 (7.55%) Lotus
2 4 (7.55%) Reuters
3 3 (5.66%) Apple
3 3 (5.66%) Citrix
3 3 (5.66%) HP
3 3 (5.66%) Wyse
4 2 (3.77%) Cisco
4 2 (3.77%) Intel
5 1 (1.89%) Altiris
5 1 (1.89%) BMC
5 1 (1.89%) Intel Security
5 1 (1.89%) Remedy
5 1 (1.89%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.89%) Sun