The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Yorkshire region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 117 129 98
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 29 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.02% 0.75% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 0.79% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 4
Median daily rate £125 £130 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £95 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £158 £224
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £155
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 14
Median hourly rate £13.00 £11.60 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% +10.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £15.56 £16.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.88%
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
2733 3056 2273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 96.13% 95.89% 94.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1738 2067 1359
Median daily rate £380 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 163 137
Median hourly rate £14.48 £13.00 £13.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.38% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £22.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Yorkshire region that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

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 28 September 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
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +16 13 £150 +15.38% 1
North Yorkshire +3 7 £125 -
South Yorkshire +7 6 - -
East Yorkshire - 2 - -
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, Desktop Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Yorkshire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 31 (75.61%) Windows
2 24 (58.54%) Active Directory
3 22 (53.66%) ITIL
4 21 (51.22%) Windows 7
5 14 (34.15%) SCCM
6 9 (21.95%) Windows 10
6 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
6 9 (21.95%) MS Office
7 8 (19.51%) Finance
8 7 (17.07%) WAN
9 6 (14.63%) LAN
10 4 (9.76%) MS Exchange
11 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
11 3 (7.32%) Windows XP
11 3 (7.32%) Blackberry
11 3 (7.32%) Incident Management
12 2 (4.88%) Legal
12 2 (4.88%) ITSM
12 2 (4.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (4.88%) Dell
12 2 (4.88%) Process Improvement
12 2 (4.88%) Office 365
12 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
13 1 (2.44%) Grafana
13 1 (2.44%) Ubuntu
13 1 (2.44%) Smartphone
13 1 (2.44%) Line Management
13 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
13 1 (2.44%) Driving Licence
13 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (9.76%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (21.95%) MS Office
2 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.07%) WAN
2 6 (14.63%) LAN
3 1 (2.44%) DHCP
3 1 (2.44%) DNS
3 1 (2.44%) Firewall
3 1 (2.44%) Internet
3 1 (2.44%) SAN
3 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
General
1 8 (19.51%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Legal
3 1 (2.44%) Back Office
3 1 (2.44%) Law
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) CGI
1 1 (2.44%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.44%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.44%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (2.44%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 31 (75.61%) Windows
2 21 (51.22%) Windows 7
3 9 (21.95%) Windows 10
4 3 (7.32%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.44%) CentOS
6 1 (2.44%) Linux
6 1 (2.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (53.66%) ITIL
2 3 (7.32%) Incident Management
3 2 (4.88%) ITSM
3 2 (4.88%) Process Improvement
4 1 (2.44%) Data Migration
4 1 (2.44%) Document Management
4 1 (2.44%) ITIL V3
4 1 (2.44%) Line Management
4 1 (2.44%) Migration
4 1 (2.44%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.44%) Project Management
4 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.44%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) A+ Certification
1 1 (2.44%) Degree
1 1 (2.44%) MCP
1 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (58.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (34.15%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) Grafana
2 1 (2.44%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.88%) Dell
3 1 (2.44%) Citrix
3 1 (2.44%) HP
3 1 (2.44%) IBM
3 1 (2.44%) Intel Security
3 1 (2.44%) Splunk
3 1 (2.44%) Toshiba
3 1 (2.44%) VMware