The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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 Wiltshire 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 54 51 55
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 15 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 2.09% 0.42% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.31% 0.44% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate £135 - £182
UK excluding London average daily rate £158 £135 £135
% change year-on-year
+16.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £16.16 - £14.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.63 - £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Job Titles Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
649 450 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 90.52% 93.95% 91.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 319 369
Average daily rate £371 £383 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.13% +7.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 20 56
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.40 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.10% -38.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.42 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Desktop Support
South West

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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Swindon -7 6 £153 -
Salisbury - - - - 1
Desktop Support
South West

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (65.38%) Windows XP
2 17 (65.38%) Windows 7
3 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
3 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
4 9 (34.62%) MS Office
5 6 (23.08%) Application Packaging
5 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Citrix
7 4 (15.38%) MetaFrame
7 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
7 4 (15.38%) Windows 8
8 3 (11.54%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (11.54%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (11.54%) Manufacturing
8 3 (11.54%) Migration
8 3 (11.54%) McAfee
9 2 (7.69%) HP
9 2 (7.69%) DNS
9 2 (7.69%) Office 365
9 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
9 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (7.69%) Cisco
10 1 (3.85%) SCCM
10 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1 (3.85%) SLA
10 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
10 1 (3.85%) PDA

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (34.62%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) Wireless
2 1 (3.85%) DHCP
2 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) VPN
General
1 3 (11.54%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) PDA
1 1 (3.85%) Device Driver
1 1 (3.85%) EPoS
1 1 (3.85%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (65.38%) Windows XP
2 17 (65.38%) Windows 7
3 4 (15.38%) Windows 8
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (11.54%) Migration
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 4 (15.38%) MetaFrame
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 5 (19.23%) Citrix
3 3 (11.54%) McAfee
4 2 (7.69%) HP
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco
5 1 (3.85%) SonicWALL
5 1 (3.85%) Dell
5 1 (3.85%) VMware
5 1 (3.85%) Avaya
5 1 (3.85%) Apple