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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 50 55 43
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 14 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 2.01% 0.72% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 0.75% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 8
Average daily rate £278 - £150
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £140 £146
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.72 £19.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.23% -13.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.40 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-0.68% -6.45%
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
659 666 486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 94.41% 96.38% 88.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 453 321
Average daily rate £375 £418 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.17% +19.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 30 18
Average hourly rate £13.00 £26.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.94% +15.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £28.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Desktop Support Daily Rate Histogram 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 12 February 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
Swindon +3 9 £350 -
Chippenham - 2 - - 1
Salisbury - 1 £205 -
Desktop Support
South West

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 12 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
4 9 (37.50%) MS Office
5 7 (29.17%) Windows Server
6 6 (25.00%) Android
6 6 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (25.00%) HND
6 6 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 6 (25.00%) Apple
7 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
7 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 3 (12.50%) Lotus
8 3 (12.50%) Office 365
8 3 (12.50%) IBM Notes
8 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
9 2 (8.33%) C
9 2 (8.33%) SQL
9 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
9 2 (8.33%) Replication
9 2 (8.33%) Mathematics
9 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
10 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
10 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (4.17%) Barracuda Networks
10 1 (4.17%) Altiris
10 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 3 (12.50%) IBM Notes
1 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (37.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) Skype
2 1 (4.17%) VoIP
2 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (8.33%) Mathematics
2 2 (8.33%) Replication
3 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 12 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (29.17%) Windows Server
4 6 (25.00%) Android
4 6 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (4.17%) Coaching
1 1 (4.17%) Migration
1 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) C
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) HND
2 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) CCNA
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 6 (25.00%) Apple
3 3 (12.50%) Lotus
4 1 (4.17%) Altiris
4 1 (4.17%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) IBM
4 1 (4.17%) VMware
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Austin Fraser
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