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 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 119 107 92
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 19 19 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.66% 0.75% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.78% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 9
Average daily rate £130 £190 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +58.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £116 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £240 £187
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £140 £145
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 11
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.38 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.05% +7.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.64 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £113.60 £16.15 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%
Desktop Support
England

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
2725 2424 2156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 95.21% 95.06% 95.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1782 1582 1268
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £491 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 120 103
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £12.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +3.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.45 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Desktop Support Daily Rate Histogram 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 14 February 2016.

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 14 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
West Yorkshire -13 11 £135 -28.94% 3
North Yorkshire +11 5 £110 -
South Yorkshire -14 2 £420 -
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 28 (77.78%) Windows
2 15 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 14 (38.89%) Active Directory
4 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
5 10 (27.78%) MS Office
6 8 (22.22%) ITIL
7 6 (16.67%) Windows Server
7 6 (16.67%) Citrix
7 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (13.89%) SCCM
9 4 (11.11%) Incident Management
9 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (11.11%) Office 365
9 4 (11.11%) Internet
9 4 (11.11%) Blackberry
9 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
9 4 (11.11%) Windows XP
9 4 (11.11%) Finance
10 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
10 3 (8.33%) MCSE
10 3 (8.33%) MCP
10 3 (8.33%) C
10 3 (8.33%) HTML
10 3 (8.33%) Windows 8
10 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (5.56%) Mathematics
11 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (5.56%) MCDST
11 2 (5.56%) Remote Desktop

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (27.78%) MS Office
2 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (11.11%) Internet
3 2 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (2.78%) DHCP
4 1 (2.78%) DNS
4 1 (2.78%) LAN
4 1 (2.78%) WAN
4 1 (2.78%) Wireless
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Electronics
2 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.78%) Marketing
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.56%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.78%) NHS
3 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 28 (77.78%) Windows
2 15 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 6 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (11.11%) Windows XP
5 3 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.78%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) ITIL
2 4 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 2 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (2.78%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.78%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Programme Management
4 1 (2.78%) Security Patching
4 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.78%) Service Management
4 1 (2.78%) Software Licensing
4 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.78%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.33%) MCP
2 3 (8.33%) MCSE
3 2 (5.56%) A+ Certification
3 2 (5.56%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) SCCM
2 1 (2.78%) SCOM
2 1 (2.78%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (2.78%) HP
3 1 (2.78%) SAP
3 1 (2.78%) VMware
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