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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 121 98 100
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 19 28 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.67% 1.11% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 1.19% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 2
Average daily rate
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£116 £130 £94
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.57% +38.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £107 £91
10% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £177 £97
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £165 £140
% change year-on-year
- +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 4
Average hourly rate £13.87 £15.50 £12.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.51% +27.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +14.28%
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
2604 2356 1793
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 92.47% 93.57% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1716 1509 917
Average daily rate £350 £340 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 122 112
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.48 £10.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £33.00 £34.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 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 22 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 -11 11 £115 -23.33% 1
North Yorkshire +2 4 - -
South Yorkshire -12 3 £150 - 1
East Yorkshire +2 1 - -
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 29 (76.32%) Windows
2 13 (34.21%) Windows XP
3 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 10 (26.32%) Active Directory
3 10 (26.32%) Windows 7
4 9 (23.68%) MS Office
5 8 (21.05%) McAfee
6 5 (13.16%) SLA
7 4 (10.53%) Blackberry
7 4 (10.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (7.89%) LAN
8 3 (7.89%) WAN
8 3 (7.89%) ITIL
8 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
8 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (5.26%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (5.26%) Service Management
9 2 (5.26%) Firewall
9 2 (5.26%) Wireless
9 2 (5.26%) 2G
9 2 (5.26%) Finance
9 2 (5.26%) Migration
9 2 (5.26%) VMware
9 2 (5.26%) Amdocs
9 2 (5.26%) SCCM
9 2 (5.26%) Data Protection
9 2 (5.26%) Problem Management
9 2 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (5.26%) LTE

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 4 (10.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (23.68%) MS Office
2 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.63%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) LAN
1 3 (7.89%) WAN
2 2 (5.26%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (5.26%) Firewall
2 2 (5.26%) Wireless
2 2 (5.26%) 2G
2 2 (5.26%) LTE
2 2 (5.26%) GPRS
2 2 (5.26%) GSM
2 2 (5.26%) UMTS
2 2 (5.26%) 3G
3 1 (2.63%) Extranet
3 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.63%) VPN
3 1 (2.63%) SSL
3 1 (2.63%) Broadband
General
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Law
2 1 (2.63%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.63%) NHS
2 1 (2.63%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.63%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.63%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 29 (76.32%) Windows
2 13 (34.21%) Windows XP
3 10 (26.32%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (5.26%) Linux
5 2 (5.26%) UNIX
6 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (7.89%) ITIL
2 2 (5.26%) Service Management
2 2 (5.26%) Migration
2 2 (5.26%) Data Protection
2 2 (5.26%) Problem Management
3 1 (2.63%) Document Management
3 1 (2.63%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.63%) MCP
1 1 (2.63%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) XenApp
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.05%) McAfee
3 2 (5.26%) VMware
3 2 (5.26%) Amdocs
3 2 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (2.63%) Juniper
4 1 (2.63%) BMC
4 1 (2.63%) Dell
4 1 (2.63%) Adobe
4 1 (2.63%) Remedy
4 1 (2.63%) Altiris
4 1 (2.63%) LANDesk