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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Deskside Support
Rank 567 535 575
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Deskside Support 20 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.019% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.020% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
Average daily rate £100 £140 £116
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +20.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £100 £80 £116
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -31.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 6
Average hourly rate £13.87 £19.88 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.21% +26.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £15.58 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.98 £24.18 £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.87 £14.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -12.12%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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
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 9 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -82 12 £160 +6.66% 1
South East -11 4 - -
London -24 4 £160 +6.66% 1
Surrey -9 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Devon - - - -

Deskside Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 26 (68.42%) Windows
2 18 (47.37%) Windows 7
3 15 (39.47%) Active Directory
4 13 (34.21%) Windows XP
4 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
5 12 (31.58%) MS Office
6 10 (26.32%) SLA
7 8 (21.05%) LAN
8 6 (15.79%) WAN
9 5 (13.16%) IBM Notes
9 5 (13.16%) Lotus
9 5 (13.16%) SCCM
9 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
9 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
10 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (10.53%) Service Management
10 4 (10.53%) Cisco
10 4 (10.53%) Avaya
10 4 (10.53%) Blackberry
10 4 (10.53%) ITIL
11 3 (7.89%) C
11 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
11 3 (7.89%) VoIP
11 3 (7.89%) HP
11 3 (7.89%) NHS
11 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (7.89%) Sophos
11 3 (7.89%) Windows Vista
11 3 (7.89%) Lumension
12 2 (5.26%) WorkSite

Deskside Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (13.16%) IBM Notes
2 2 (5.26%) WorkSite
Applications
1 12 (31.58%) MS Office
2 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.05%) LAN
2 6 (15.79%) WAN
3 3 (7.89%) VoIP
4 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.63%) VPN
4 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.63%) Wireless
General
1 2 (5.26%) Retail
1 2 (5.26%) Law
2 1 (2.63%) Legal
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Blackberry
2 3 (7.89%) NHS
3 1 (2.63%) PDA
3 1 (2.63%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.63%) iPhone
3 1 (2.63%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 26 (68.42%) Windows
2 18 (47.37%) Windows 7
3 13 (34.21%) Windows XP
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (7.89%) Windows Vista
6 2 (5.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.53%) Service Management
1 4 (10.53%) ITIL
2 1 (2.63%) Migration
2 1 (2.63%) ITSM
2 1 (2.63%) Document Management
2 1 (2.63%) Asset Management
2 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
1 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) MCSE
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.63%) A+ Certification
2 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (26.32%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (39.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.16%) Lotus
3 4 (10.53%) Cisco
3 4 (10.53%) Avaya
4 3 (7.89%) HP
4 3 (7.89%) Sophos
4 3 (7.89%) Lumension
5 2 (5.26%) VMware
6 1 (2.63%) Compaq
6 1 (2.63%) Dell
6 1 (2.63%) BMC
6 1 (2.63%) Hummingbird
6 1 (2.63%) Open Text
6 1 (2.63%) Meridio
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A&O IT Group Ltd
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