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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 96 91 94
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 23 26 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.94% 1.15% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.23% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 3
Average daily rate
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£140 £118 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.14% -32.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £104 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £193 £205
UK excluding London average daily rate £145 £140 £150
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 5
Average hourly rate £12.42 £11.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -4.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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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
2266 2122 2078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 93.02% 93.89% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1505 1232 976
Average daily rate £355 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 96 160
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £29.00 £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +13 19 £140 +12.00% 1
South Yorkshire -8 1 - -
Desktop Support
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Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 37 (75.51%) Windows
2 25 (51.02%) Windows 7
3 19 (38.78%) Windows XP
3 19 (38.78%) Microsoft
4 15 (30.61%) MS Exchange
4 15 (30.61%) MS Office
5 14 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (26.53%) Active Directory
7 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
7 6 (12.24%) Windows 8
8 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
8 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
8 5 (10.20%) ITIL
8 5 (10.20%) SLA
8 5 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (10.20%) Sophos
8 5 (10.20%) Blackberry
8 5 (10.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (8.16%) Finance
9 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
9 4 (8.16%) SCCM
10 3 (6.12%) Mandarin Language
10 3 (6.12%) Cantonese Language
10 3 (6.12%) Software Distribution
10 3 (6.12%) Apple iOS
10 3 (6.12%) Legal
10 3 (6.12%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (6.12%) Dell
10 3 (6.12%) Firmware
10 3 (6.12%) VoIP

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 15 (30.61%) MS Exchange
2 14 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
4 5 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (10.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.04%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (30.61%) MS Office
2 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.04%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) VoIP
2 2 (4.08%) Extranet
3 1 (2.04%) Wireless
3 1 (2.04%) WAN
3 1 (2.04%) DHCP
3 1 (2.04%) DNS
3 1 (2.04%) LAN
General
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Mandarin Language
2 3 (6.12%) Cantonese Language
2 3 (6.12%) Legal
3 2 (4.08%) Law
4 1 (2.04%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.08%) NHS
2 2 (4.08%) iPad
3 1 (2.04%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.04%) iPhone
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.04%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 37 (75.51%) Windows
2 25 (51.02%) Windows 7
3 19 (38.78%) Windows XP
4 6 (12.24%) Windows 8
5 3 (6.12%) Apple iOS
6 2 (4.08%) Linux
7 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.04%) CentOS
7 1 (2.04%) Windows Phone
7 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.20%) ITIL
2 3 (6.12%) Software Distribution
3 2 (4.08%) Migration
3 2 (4.08%) Problem Management
3 2 (4.08%) Data Protection
4 1 (2.04%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.04%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.04%) Software Deployment
4 1 (2.04%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.12%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.08%) MCP
4 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.08%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (26.53%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.12%) Firmware
3 1 (2.04%) XenApp
3 1 (2.04%) UAG
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) SCCM
2 1 (2.04%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 19 (38.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.20%) Sophos
3 3 (6.12%) Dell
4 2 (4.08%) Siemens
4 2 (4.08%) Apple
4 2 (4.08%) Citrix
4 2 (4.08%) Remedy
5 1 (2.04%) McAfee
5 1 (2.04%) Altiris
5 1 (2.04%) BMC
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco
5 1 (2.04%) Sage
5 1 (2.04%) Lotus
5 1 (2.04%) Symantec
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle