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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 97 105 106
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 25 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.98% 0.67% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 0.72% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 1
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£105 £145 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.58% +31.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £150 £135
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 12
Average hourly rate £10.50 £13.50 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +10.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.98 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £45.40 £17.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £13.98 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.91% -6.83%
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
2349 2087 2401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 92.01% 93.55% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1419 1164 1201
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 126 125
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.10 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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
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 24 October 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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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 -3 16 £105 -27.58% 3
South Yorkshire - 6 £133 - 1
East Yorkshire - 2 - -
North Yorkshire -6 1 - -
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 39 (84.78%) Windows
2 24 (52.17%) Windows 7
3 15 (32.61%) Active Directory
4 14 (30.43%) Windows XP
5 12 (26.09%) MS Exchange
5 12 (26.09%) Microsoft
6 11 (23.91%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (21.74%) MS Office
8 8 (17.39%) SC Cleared
8 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
9 6 (13.04%) Windows 8
9 6 (13.04%) Remedy
9 6 (13.04%) Sophos
9 6 (13.04%) LAN
9 6 (13.04%) SharePoint
10 5 (10.87%) Incident Management
10 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (8.70%) Firmware
11 4 (8.70%) Mandarin Language
11 4 (8.70%) Cantonese Language
11 4 (8.70%) Software Distribution
12 3 (6.52%) SCCM
12 3 (6.52%) Finance
12 3 (6.52%) VoIP
12 3 (6.52%) ITIL
13 2 (4.35%) Linux
13 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
13 2 (4.35%) SLA
13 2 (4.35%) Dell
13 2 (4.35%) Siemens

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 12 (26.09%) MS Exchange
2 11 (23.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (13.04%) SharePoint
4 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.17%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (21.74%) MS Office
2 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) LAN
2 3 (6.52%) VoIP
3 1 (2.17%) WAN
3 1 (2.17%) SAN
3 1 (2.17%) Firewall
General
1 4 (8.70%) Mandarin Language
1 4 (8.70%) Cantonese Language
2 3 (6.52%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
1 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 39 (84.78%) Windows
2 24 (52.17%) Windows 7
3 14 (30.43%) Windows XP
4 6 (13.04%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.35%) Linux
5 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.17%) CentOS
6 1 (2.17%) UNIX
6 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.17%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.87%) Incident Management
2 4 (8.70%) Software Distribution
3 3 (6.52%) ITIL
4 1 (2.17%) Service Management
4 1 (2.17%) Information Security Management
4 1 (2.17%) Security Management
4 1 (2.17%) Information Security
4 1 (2.17%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (2.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.17%) ISMS
4 1 (2.17%) Software Deployment
4 1 (2.17%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (17.39%) SC Cleared
1 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (32.61%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.70%) Firmware
3 1 (2.17%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.17%) VMware Server
3 1 (2.17%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.04%) Remedy
2 6 (13.04%) Sophos
3 2 (4.35%) VMware
3 2 (4.35%) Dell
3 2 (4.35%) Siemens
4 1 (2.17%) Lotus
4 1 (2.17%) Apple
4 1 (2.17%) Sage
4 1 (2.17%) HP
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco
4 1 (2.17%) ServiceNow
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