The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Support in their job title over the 3 months to 23 July 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 advertised for the Wales region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 64 43 49
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 7 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.91% 1.92% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 2.08% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£221 £105 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+110.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £150 £140
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 £14.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.58
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.34%
Job Titles Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
734 480 586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 95.70% 92.31% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 282 305
Average daily rate £375 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 31
Average hourly rate £13.25 £14.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.62% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.25 £18.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Desktop Support
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Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Wales region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Desktop Support Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region that cited Desktop 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 Desktop Support in their job title.

1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
4 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
5 2 (12.50%) MS Office
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) VoIP
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco
5 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
5 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 2 (12.50%) QA
5 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (6.25%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (6.25%) Lync
6 1 (6.25%) PABX
6 1 (6.25%) SCCM
6 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
6 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (6.25%) XenApp
6 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
6 1 (6.25%) Finance
6 1 (6.25%) AppSense
6 1 (6.25%) LAN

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region that cited Desktop 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 Desktop Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Lync
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (6.25%) PABX
2 1 (6.25%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) ITIL
1 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
1 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
1 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
1 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
1 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) AppSense
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