The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire 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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 52 60 45
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 13 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 1.68% 0.57% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 0.60% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£105 £168 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.31% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £155 £173
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -10.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 5
Average hourly rate £15.25 £20.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.75% +56.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.77 £20.00 £15.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.83% +3.33%
Desktop Support
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Wiltshire 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
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
725 670 526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 93.43% 95.44% 93.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 436 326
Average daily rate £390 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 33 47
Average hourly rate £19.03 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.85% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.77 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.10 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
Swindon -5 5 - -
Chippenham - 3 £105 - 1
Salisbury - 1 - -
Trowbridge - 1 - -
Desktop Support
South West

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 20 (74.07%) Windows
2 15 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 13 (48.15%) Windows 7
3 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
4 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 6 (22.22%) SLA
6 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
6 4 (14.81%) ITIL
6 4 (14.81%) SQL
6 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
6 4 (14.81%) Google
7 3 (11.11%) Fat Client
7 3 (11.11%) Thin Client
7 3 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (11.11%) McAfee
7 3 (11.11%) VMware
7 3 (11.11%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
7 3 (11.11%) VBScript
7 3 (11.11%) VB
8 2 (7.41%) MS Office
8 2 (7.41%) SCCM
8 2 (7.41%) Release Management
8 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
9 1 (3.70%) Android
9 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (3.70%) Coaching
9 1 (3.70%) Altiris
9 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 1 (3.70%) IBM Notes
1 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) VoIP
1 1 (3.70%) Firewall
General
1 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Thin Client
1 3 (11.11%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (74.07%) Windows
2 13 (48.15%) Windows 7
3 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) ITIL
2 2 (7.41%) Release Management
3 1 (3.70%) Coaching
3 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
2 3 (11.11%) VBScript
2 3 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 15 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (7.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Google
3 3 (11.11%) McAfee
3 3 (11.11%) VMware
4 1 (3.70%) Altiris
4 1 (3.70%) Lotus
4 1 (3.70%) Apple
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco
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