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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 128 128 101
Rank change year-on-year
0 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 11 19 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.39% 0.67% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.70% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 9
Median daily rate £125 £116 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.52% +1.08%
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £164 £165
% change year-on-year
-5.34% -0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 13
Median hourly rate £10.20 £13.87 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.45% -10.51%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.37%
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
2722 2704 2407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 95.85% 94.98% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1881 1785 1544
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 105 126
Median hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.49 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £35.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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
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 26 May 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 -3 10 £125 +8.69% 1
North Yorkshire +6 1 £125 -
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 24 (75.00%) Windows
2 11 (34.38%) ITIL
2 11 (34.38%) Active Directory
3 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
4 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (25.00%) MS Office
5 7 (21.88%) Finance
5 7 (21.88%) Incident Management
6 6 (18.75%) SCCM
6 6 (18.75%) Blackberry
7 5 (15.63%) Citrix
7 5 (15.63%) Internet
7 5 (15.63%) HTML
7 5 (15.63%) Law
7 5 (15.63%) Office 365
8 4 (12.50%) Apple iOS
8 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
8 4 (12.50%) Problem Management
8 4 (12.50%) Document Management
8 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
8 4 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (9.38%) Extranet
9 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
9 3 (9.38%) ITIL V3
10 2 (6.25%) Software Licensing
10 2 (6.25%) Fat Client
10 2 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (6.25%) C
10 2 (6.25%) Thin Client
10 2 (6.25%) Legal

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 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) Internet
2 3 (9.38%) Extranet
3 2 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (3.13%) DHCP
4 1 (3.13%) DNS
4 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Law
3 2 (6.25%) Legal
4 1 (3.13%) Electronics
4 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.13%) Marketing
4 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) HTML
2 1 (3.13%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 2 (6.25%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.13%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.13%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 24 (75.00%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
3 4 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) ITIL
2 7 (21.88%) Incident Management
3 4 (12.50%) Document Management
3 4 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 3 (9.38%) ITIL V3
5 2 (6.25%) Software Licensing
6 1 (3.13%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.13%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (3.13%) Migration
6 1 (3.13%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) A+ Certification
1 1 (3.13%) MCDST
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (34.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) Citrix
3 1 (3.13%) Dell
3 1 (3.13%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) IBM
3 1 (3.13%) SAP
3 1 (3.13%) Toshiba