The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Technician role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Berkshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Technician
Rank 120 - 137
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 6 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.24% - 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% - 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£185 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 - £113
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -5.88%
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2253 2223 2789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.69% 90.88% 88.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1078 952 1036
Average daily rate £363 £370 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% +2.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 83 103
Average hourly rate £17.07 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.16% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.88 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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Desktop Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Technician in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Technician Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Desktop Technician
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Technician across the Berkshire region.

Desktop Technician Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Desktop Technician
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Technician across the Berkshire region.

Desktop Technician Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Desktop Technician
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Desktop Technician 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 Technician in their job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) LAN
1 4 (66.67%) WAN
2 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (50.00%) Internet
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Lotus
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) IBM Notes
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) SLA

Desktop Technician
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Desktop Technician 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 Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) LAN
1 4 (66.67%) WAN
2 3 (50.00%) Internet
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Lotus