The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire 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 17 April 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 West Yorkshire 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 89 67 80
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 16 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.89% 1.13% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.20% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Average daily rate £150 £140 £113
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +24.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £135 £135
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 3
Average hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.85 £17.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Job Titles Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1669 1251 1682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 93.03% 94.63% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1084 619 867
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £200 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 77 74
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £34.00 £23.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Desktop Support
Yorkshire

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Leeds -12 11 £150 +7.14% 3
Bradford - 1 - -
Desktop Support
Yorkshire

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 18 (78.26%) Windows
1 18 (78.26%) Windows 7
2 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
3 8 (34.78%) Windows XP
3 8 (34.78%) Incident Management
4 5 (21.74%) MS Office
5 4 (17.39%) Lotus
6 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
6 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (13.04%) Office 365
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
7 2 (8.70%) DNS
7 2 (8.70%) SLA
7 2 (8.70%) Cisco
7 2 (8.70%) HP
7 2 (8.70%) Dell
7 2 (8.70%) IBM Notes
7 2 (8.70%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
7 2 (8.70%) Backup Exec
7 2 (8.70%) Service Management
7 2 (8.70%) Change Management
7 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
7 2 (8.70%) Symantec
7 2 (8.70%) McAfee
7 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
7 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
7 2 (8.70%) Project Management
7 2 (8.70%) Banking

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 2 (8.70%) IBM Notes
1 2 (8.70%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
General
1 2 (8.70%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Windows
1 18 (78.26%) Windows 7
2 8 (34.78%) Windows XP
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Incident Management
2 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
2 2 (8.70%) Project Management
2 2 (8.70%) Service Management
2 2 (8.70%) Change Management
3 1 (4.35%) Migration
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) MCP
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Lotus
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) HP
3 2 (8.70%) Dell
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco
3 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
3 2 (8.70%) Symantec
3 2 (8.70%) McAfee
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