The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Wales region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 62 61 59
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 11 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.74% 1.92% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 1.98% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 5
Median daily rate £140 £160 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £100 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £162 £207
UK excluding London median daily rate £153 £160 £160
% change year-on-year
-4.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Median hourly rate £10.80 £13.44 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.61% -16.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.95 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £15.01 £16.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.68
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.68%
Desktop Support
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region. 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
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
621 756 714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 97.95% 96.68% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 459 435
Median daily rate £375 £364 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% -3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 42 28
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.40 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.85% -15.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £17.95 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Wales region that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Support across the Wales region.

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Support across the Wales region.

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Wales region over the 3 months to 2 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
South Wales -4 9 £140 -12.50% 1
West Wales +14 1 £100 -
Desktop Support
UK

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, Desktop 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 across the Wales region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 18 (94.74%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) MS Office
2 11 (57.89%) Windows 7
3 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
4 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
5 5 (26.32%) VMware
5 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
6 4 (21.05%) SCCM
6 4 (21.05%) Cisco
6 4 (21.05%) SQL
6 4 (21.05%) Windows XP
7 3 (15.79%) ITIL
7 3 (15.79%) Migration
7 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
7 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
7 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (10.53%) vSphere
8 2 (10.53%) Software Deployment
8 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (10.53%) Android
8 2 (10.53%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (10.53%) Web Design
8 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
8 2 (10.53%) Apple
8 2 (10.53%) Photoshop
8 2 (10.53%) Adobe
9 1 (5.26%) Sun
9 1 (5.26%) IBM
9 1 (5.26%) HP
9 1 (5.26%) Dell

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Wales 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:

Applications
1 11 (57.89%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) Adobe Premiere
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) AS400
1 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
1 1 (5.26%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 18 (94.74%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Windows 7
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
4 4 (21.05%) Windows XP
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (10.53%) Android
7 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
7 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL
1 3 (15.79%) Migration
2 2 (10.53%) Software Deployment
2 2 (10.53%) Web Design
3 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.26%) MCP
2 1 (5.26%) MCSE
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) VMware
3 4 (21.05%) Cisco
4 2 (10.53%) Adobe
4 2 (10.53%) Apple
5 1 (5.26%) Dell
5 1 (5.26%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) IBM
5 1 (5.26%) Sun
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