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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
England / Yorkshire
Rank 110 121 100
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 13 20 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.60% 0.70% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.74% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 11
Median daily rate £120 £120 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £100 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £212 £240
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £150 £145
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 15
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.63 £12.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.14% +18.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.85 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-8.51% +5.66%

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
2082 2704 2351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 96.34% 95.04% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1351 1731 1560
Median daily rate £375 £375 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 116 121
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £9.75 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £45.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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
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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +23 6 £170 +25.92%
North Yorkshire +11 4 £115 +4.54%
South Yorkshire -6 3 - -
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 33 (80.49%) Windows
2 25 (60.98%) Windows 7
3 22 (53.66%) Active Directory
4 17 (41.46%) ITIL
5 14 (34.15%) Windows 10
6 12 (29.27%) SCCM
7 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
8 10 (24.39%) MS Office
9 8 (19.51%) WAN
10 7 (17.07%) LAN
10 7 (17.07%) Finance
11 5 (12.20%) Migration
12 4 (9.76%) Data Migration
13 3 (7.32%) Office 365
13 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
14 2 (4.88%) Incident Management
14 2 (4.88%) ITSM
14 2 (4.88%) MCP
14 2 (4.88%) Blackberry
14 2 (4.88%) Citrix
14 2 (4.88%) Process Improvement
14 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
14 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
14 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
14 2 (4.88%) Security Monitoring
15 1 (2.44%) CentOS
15 1 (2.44%) Mac OS
15 1 (2.44%) Ubuntu
15 1 (2.44%) ITIL V3
15 1 (2.44%) Splunk

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 1 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (24.39%) MS Office
2 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) WAN
2 7 (17.07%) LAN
3 1 (2.44%) DHCP
3 1 (2.44%) DNS
3 1 (2.44%) Extranet
3 1 (2.44%) Firewall
3 1 (2.44%) SAN
3 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.44%) VoIP
General
1 7 (17.07%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Back Office
2 1 (2.44%) Law
2 1 (2.44%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.44%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.44%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 33 (80.49%) Windows
2 25 (60.98%) Windows 7
3 14 (34.15%) Windows 10
4 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.44%) CentOS
5 1 (2.44%) Linux
5 1 (2.44%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.44%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (41.46%) ITIL
2 5 (12.20%) Migration
3 4 (9.76%) Data Migration
4 2 (4.88%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.88%) ITSM
4 2 (4.88%) Process Improvement
4 2 (4.88%) Security Monitoring
5 1 (2.44%) Document Management
5 1 (2.44%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.44%) Line Management
5 1 (2.44%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.44%) Project Management
5 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.44%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) MCP
1 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (53.66%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (29.27%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) Grafana
2 1 (2.44%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.88%) Citrix
3 1 (2.44%) Apple
3 1 (2.44%) Dell
3 1 (2.44%) Intel Security
3 1 (2.44%) Splunk
3 1 (2.44%) VMware