The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Support Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Specialist
Rank - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Specialist 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £263 - £195
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.00 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2356 1909 2114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.18% 91.73% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1193 991 1053
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 134 141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -30.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.71 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £35.60 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Desktop Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Desktop Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Desktop Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Desktop Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands