The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 119 96 95
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 19 32 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.66% 1.28% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 1.36% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 2
Average daily rate
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£118 £110 £94
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% +17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £100 £91
10% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £158 £97
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £160 £135
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 3
Average hourly rate £13.87 £15.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.51% +34.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-8.06% +10.71%
Desktop Support
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2670 2347 1894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 92.64% 93.73% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1691 1487 963
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 127 121
Average hourly rate £13.87 £14.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.09 £10.00 £10.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £32.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 4 May 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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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
West Yorkshire -14 13 £116 -10.57%
South Yorkshire -12 3 £150 -
North Yorkshire -5 2 - -
East Yorkshire +1 1 - -
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 27 (71.05%) Windows
2 13 (34.21%) Windows XP
3 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
4 11 (28.95%) MS Office
4 11 (28.95%) Windows 7
5 8 (21.05%) Active Directory
6 7 (18.42%) McAfee
7 6 (15.79%) Blackberry
7 6 (15.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (13.16%) SLA
9 4 (10.53%) ITIL
9 4 (10.53%) MS Exchange
9 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (7.89%) Problem Management
10 3 (7.89%) SCCM
10 3 (7.89%) Citrix
10 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (5.26%) Extranet
11 2 (5.26%) 3G
11 2 (5.26%) BMC
11 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (5.26%) Linux
11 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
11 2 (5.26%) MCP
11 2 (5.26%) GPRS
11 2 (5.26%) GSM
11 2 (5.26%) LAN
11 2 (5.26%) UMTS
11 2 (5.26%) WAN
11 2 (5.26%) MCDST

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 6 (15.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (28.95%) MS Office
2 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.63%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Extranet
1 2 (5.26%) 3G
1 2 (5.26%) GPRS
1 2 (5.26%) GSM
1 2 (5.26%) LAN
1 2 (5.26%) UMTS
1 2 (5.26%) WAN
1 2 (5.26%) Firewall
1 2 (5.26%) Wireless
1 2 (5.26%) 2G
1 2 (5.26%) LTE
1 2 (5.26%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (2.63%) DHCP
2 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.63%) VPN
2 1 (2.63%) DNS
2 1 (2.63%) SSL
2 1 (2.63%) VoIP
2 1 (2.63%) Broadband
General
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
1 2 (5.26%) Law
1 2 (5.26%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.26%) NHS
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) iPad
3 1 (2.63%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.63%) iPhone
3 1 (2.63%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.63%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 27 (71.05%) Windows
2 13 (34.21%) Windows XP
3 11 (28.95%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.26%) Linux
5 2 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.63%) CentOS
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.53%) ITIL
2 3 (7.89%) Problem Management
3 2 (5.26%) Service Management
3 2 (5.26%) Migration
3 2 (5.26%) Data Protection
4 1 (2.63%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.63%) Document Management
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (5.26%) MCP
1 2 (5.26%) MCDST
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.26%) XenApp
3 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) SCCM
2 1 (2.63%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.42%) McAfee
3 3 (7.89%) Citrix
4 2 (5.26%) BMC
4 2 (5.26%) Remedy
4 2 (5.26%) Amdocs
5 1 (2.63%) VMware
5 1 (2.63%) LANDesk
5 1 (2.63%) Altiris
5 1 (2.63%) Juniper
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco
5 1 (2.63%) Adobe
5 1 (2.63%) Apple
5 1 (2.63%) Dell
5 1 (2.63%) Symantec