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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 97 100 117
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 18 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.76% 0.85% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.91% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Average daily rate
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£199 £155 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £170 £140
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 11
Average hourly rate £14.75 £11.00 £13.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.09% -20.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £10.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £142.20 £18.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.89%
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
2215 2092 2527
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 93.07% 93.48% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1342 1123 1348
Average daily rate £343 £320 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.03% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £180 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 133 133
Average hourly rate £14.50 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.55% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 2014.

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
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 August 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
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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
South Yorkshire +4 8 - -
West Yorkshire +3 6 £135 +13.68% 6
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 38 (80.85%) Windows
2 20 (42.55%) Windows 7
3 14 (29.79%) Active Directory
4 12 (25.53%) Windows XP
4 12 (25.53%) Incident Management
5 11 (23.40%) Security Cleared
6 10 (21.28%) SC Cleared
7 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
8 7 (14.89%) MS Office
9 6 (12.77%) LAN
9 6 (12.77%) Remedy
10 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (8.51%) Service Management
11 4 (8.51%) ITIL
11 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
12 3 (6.38%) Windows 2000
12 3 (6.38%) Firmware
12 3 (6.38%) Cisco
12 3 (6.38%) Blackberry
12 3 (6.38%) Finance
12 3 (6.38%) Mandarin Language
12 3 (6.38%) Cantonese Language
12 3 (6.38%) Software Distribution
13 2 (4.26%) Information Security
13 2 (4.26%) SCCM
13 2 (4.26%) ISMS
13 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
13 2 (4.26%) Office 365
13 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Architecture
13 2 (4.26%) VMware

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 2 (4.26%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (14.89%) MS Office
2 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) LAN
2 1 (2.13%) SAN
2 1 (2.13%) VoIP
2 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.13%) Firewall
General
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
1 3 (6.38%) Mandarin Language
1 3 (6.38%) Cantonese Language
2 2 (4.26%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Firmware
1 3 (6.38%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 38 (80.85%) Windows
2 20 (42.55%) Windows 7
3 12 (25.53%) Windows XP
4 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.38%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.13%) Linux
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) Incident Management
2 4 (8.51%) Service Management
2 4 (8.51%) ITIL
3 3 (6.38%) Software Distribution
4 2 (4.26%) Information Security
4 2 (4.26%) ISMS
4 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (4.26%) Asset Management
4 2 (4.26%) Information Security Management
4 2 (4.26%) Security Management
4 2 (4.26%) Change Management
4 2 (4.26%) Configuration Management
4 2 (4.26%) Project Management
5 1 (2.13%) Migration
5 1 (2.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.13%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (23.40%) Security Cleared
2 10 (21.28%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 14 (29.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.77%) Remedy
3 3 (6.38%) Cisco
4 2 (4.26%) VMware
4 2 (4.26%) Lotus
4 2 (4.26%) Sophos
4 2 (4.26%) HP
5 1 (2.13%) Dell
5 1 (2.13%) Apple
5 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
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