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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 33 36 28
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 2.06% 0.73% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 0.78% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£155 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £140 £140
% change year-on-year
+10.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.68 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.82% -41.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £14.69
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +5.51%
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
308 255 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 90.59% 93.07% 90.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 126 111
Average daily rate £325 £330 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 26 11
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.25 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.23% +1.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £32.50 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015. 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 +5 5 £100 -
Nuneaton - - - -
Rugby - - - -
Desktop Support
West Midlands

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Windows 7
3 10 (62.50%) Windows XP
4 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
5 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 7 (43.75%) MS Office
6 7 (43.75%) ITIL
7 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
7 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
8 5 (31.25%) LAN
8 5 (31.25%) WAN
8 5 (31.25%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (31.25%) PDA
8 5 (31.25%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (12.50%) Citrix
9 2 (12.50%) Windows 2000
10 1 (6.25%) SSH
10 1 (6.25%) Logistics
10 1 (6.25%) MCDST
10 1 (6.25%) MCITP
10 1 (6.25%) IBM Notes
10 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
10 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (6.25%) A+ Certification
10 1 (6.25%) CA
10 1 (6.25%) Lotus
10 1 (6.25%) Intel
10 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Warwickshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (6.25%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) MS Office
2 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) LAN
1 5 (31.25%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) Wireless
2 1 (6.25%) SSH
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Windows 7
3 10 (62.50%) Windows XP
4 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (31.25%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 2000
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) Logistics
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.25%) MCDST
2 1 (6.25%) MCITP
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) DameWare
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) CA
3 1 (6.25%) Lotus
3 1 (6.25%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Intel