The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 85 85 84
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 22 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.20% 0.50% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 0.53% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 2
Average daily rate
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£120 £110 £154
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -28.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £106 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £122 £201
UK excluding London average daily rate £148 £145 £140
% change year-on-year
+1.72% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 9
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.54 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.44 £15.50 £18.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%
Desktop Support
Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1702 1501 1539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 92.50% 93.75% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1121 896 776
Average daily rate £373 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 55 94
Average hourly rate £13.25 £12.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.00 £38.00
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 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 24 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
Leeds -4 14 £118 +6.81% 3
Bradford -1 6 £175 -
Wakefield +2 1 - -
Desktop Support
Yorkshire

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 24 (70.59%) Windows
2 19 (55.88%) Windows 7
3 17 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 13 (38.24%) MS Exchange
4 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
4 13 (38.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (29.41%) MS Office
6 9 (26.47%) Active Directory
7 6 (17.65%) SharePoint
7 6 (17.65%) Windows 8
8 5 (14.71%) Sophos
8 5 (14.71%) ITIL
8 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
9 4 (11.76%) SCCM
9 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
9 4 (11.76%) Blackberry
9 4 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (8.82%) Apple
10 3 (8.82%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (8.82%) VoIP
10 3 (8.82%) Legal
10 3 (8.82%) Finance
10 3 (8.82%) Apple iOS
11 2 (5.88%) iPad
11 2 (5.88%) Law
11 2 (5.88%) Migration
11 2 (5.88%) MCDST
11 2 (5.88%) Problem Management
11 2 (5.88%) Citrix

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 13 (38.24%) MS Exchange
1 13 (38.24%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (17.65%) SharePoint
3 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (29.41%) MS Office
2 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.94%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) VoIP
2 2 (5.88%) Extranet
3 1 (2.94%) Wireless
3 1 (2.94%) LAN
3 1 (2.94%) WAN
3 1 (2.94%) DHCP
3 1 (2.94%) DNS
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
1 3 (8.82%) Legal
2 2 (5.88%) Law
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.88%) NHS
2 2 (5.88%) iPad
3 1 (2.94%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.94%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.94%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.94%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 24 (70.59%) Windows
2 19 (55.88%) Windows 7
3 17 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 6 (17.65%) Windows 8
5 3 (8.82%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.94%) Linux
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.94%) CentOS
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.71%) ITIL
2 2 (5.88%) Migration
2 2 (5.88%) Problem Management
3 1 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (2.94%) Data Protection
3 1 (2.94%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.94%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.88%) MCDST
4 2 (5.88%) MCP
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (26.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.94%) XenApp
2 1 (2.94%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.71%) Sophos
3 3 (8.82%) Apple
4 2 (5.88%) Citrix
4 2 (5.88%) Siemens
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco
5 1 (2.94%) BMC
5 1 (2.94%) Sage
5 1 (2.94%) Symantec
5 1 (2.94%) Remedy
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