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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 111 105 92
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 12 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.59% 0.60% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.63% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 7
Average daily rate £165 £118 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.42% -21.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £160 £160
% change year-on-year
-6.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 4
Average hourly rate £10.20 £13.87 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.45% +2.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.87 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -10.51%
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
1963 1914 1688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 95.80% 95.08% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1371 1198 1108
Average daily rate £400 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £459 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 79 69
Average hourly rate £11.75 £13.87 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.28% -7.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £9.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £40.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +3 11 £165 +40.42%
Desktop Support
Yorkshire

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) MS Office
2 7 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 6 (28.57%) ITIL
4 5 (23.81%) Blackberry
4 5 (23.81%) Finance
4 5 (23.81%) Citrix
4 5 (23.81%) Internet
4 5 (23.81%) HTML
4 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
4 5 (23.81%) Office 365
5 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
5 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
5 4 (19.05%) Law
6 3 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (14.29%) Extranet
6 3 (14.29%) Apple iOS
6 3 (14.29%) ITIL V3
6 3 (14.29%) SCCM
6 3 (14.29%) Problem Management
6 3 (14.29%) Document Management
7 2 (9.52%) Fat Client
7 2 (9.52%) Software Licensing
7 2 (9.52%) Thin Client
7 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
7 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
8 1 (4.76%) Legal
8 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
8 1 (4.76%) Migration

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 3 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) Internet
2 3 (14.29%) Extranet
3 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.76%) DHCP
4 1 (4.76%) DNS
4 1 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Law
3 1 (4.76%) Electronics
3 1 (4.76%) Legal
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.76%) Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Blackberry
2 2 (9.52%) Fat Client
2 2 (9.52%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.76%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
3 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
4 3 (14.29%) Apple iOS
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 6 (28.57%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) Document Management
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 3 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 2 (9.52%) Software Licensing
5 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (4.76%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) C
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Citrix
3 1 (4.76%) SAP