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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 90 82 101
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 7 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.41% 1.06% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 1.12% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£148 £119 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.21% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £164 £150 £130
% change year-on-year
+9.16% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 14
Average hourly rate £15.50 £11.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £10.20 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £12.40 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.58
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.34%
Job Titles Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1581 1423 1764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 93.27% 94.11% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1001 747 1000
Average daily rate £340 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 64 86
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £45.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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 30 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 7 £148 - 1
Wakefield - - - -
Desktop Support
Yorkshire

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
3 8 (38.10%) Incident Management
3 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
3 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
4 4 (19.05%) Lotus
4 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
5 3 (14.29%) MS Office
5 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (14.29%) Office 365
6 2 (9.52%) Backup Exec
6 2 (9.52%) Banking
6 2 (9.52%) Service Management
6 2 (9.52%) Change Management
6 2 (9.52%) DNS
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco
6 2 (9.52%) IBM Notes
6 2 (9.52%) Lotus Domino
6 2 (9.52%) Symantec
6 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
6 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
6 2 (9.52%) Project Management
7 1 (4.76%) Apple
7 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.76%) SAN
7 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
7 1 (4.76%) Linux
7 1 (4.76%) Migration

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (9.52%) IBM Notes
1 2 (9.52%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) DNS
2 1 (4.76%) SAN
General
1 2 (9.52%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.76%) Linux
5 1 (4.76%) Ubuntu
5 1 (4.76%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Incident Management
2 2 (9.52%) Service Management
2 2 (9.52%) Change Management
2 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
2 2 (9.52%) Project Management
3 1 (4.76%) Migration
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
1 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Lotus
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco
3 2 (9.52%) Symantec
4 1 (4.76%) Apple
4 1 (4.76%) VMware