The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Warwickshire 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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 30 24 31
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 9 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 2.66% 2.99% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.88% 3.19% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
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£165 £135 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -22.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £148 £145 £135
% change year-on-year
+1.72% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Desktop Support
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Warwickshire 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
Warwickshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
312 251 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 92.31% 93.66% 93.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 131 133
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £208 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 30 29
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.69 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.89% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.20 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.58 £30.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Warwickshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Warwickshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwick +4 5 - -
Atherstone - 1 £165 -
Nuneaton - 1 - -
Desktop Support
West Midlands

Desktop Support
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire 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 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Windows 7
3 8 (61.54%) Windows XP
4 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
5 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
6 5 (38.46%) ITIL
7 4 (30.77%) MS Office
7 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
7 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
7 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (23.08%) LAN
8 3 (23.08%) WAN
8 3 (23.08%) PDA
8 3 (23.08%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
9 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000
10 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
10 1 (7.69%) Citrix
10 1 (7.69%) SSH
10 1 (7.69%) Logistics
10 1 (7.69%) VMware
10 1 (7.69%) iPad
10 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
10 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Warwickshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire 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 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
2 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) LAN
1 3 (23.08%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) SSH
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) PDA
2 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.69%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Windows 7
3 8 (61.54%) Windows XP
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000
7 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
7 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Logistics
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) VMware