The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 159 136 182
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +46
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 52 66 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.88% 1.12% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 1.22% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 35 14
Average daily rate
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£145 £220 £208
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.09% +6.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £126 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £302 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £165 £150
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 15
Average hourly rate £16.38 £17.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.07% +4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.56 £14.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £22.18 £23.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+0.86% -3.22%
Desktop Support
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5481 5422 6592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.38% 92.16% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4267 3949 4849
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 91 168
Average hourly rate £17.98 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.81% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.40 £32.82 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Support across the City of London region.

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Desktop Support Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Support across the City of London region.

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 82 (82.00%) Windows
2 41 (41.00%) Windows XP
3 40 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 38 (38.00%) Active Directory
5 37 (37.00%) MS Office
6 36 (36.00%) Finance
7 29 (29.00%) Microsoft
8 25 (25.00%) Blackberry
9 22 (22.00%) MS Excel
10 20 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (19.00%) Citrix
12 16 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (16.00%) Banking
13 15 (15.00%) Apple
14 13 (13.00%) SCCM
14 13 (13.00%) iPhone
14 13 (13.00%) iPad
15 12 (12.00%) Mac OS X
15 12 (12.00%) ITIL
16 11 (11.00%) SQL
17 9 (9.00%) Bloomberg
17 9 (9.00%) Telecoms
18 8 (8.00%) Law
18 8 (8.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 8 (8.00%) VPN
18 8 (8.00%) SLA
19 7 (7.00%) DNS
19 7 (7.00%) MS Exchange
19 7 (7.00%) TCP/IP
19 7 (7.00%) Dell

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 8 (8.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (7.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.00%) Lync
4 4 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.00%) IBM Notes
6 2 (2.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.00%) WorkSite
6 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.00%) CMS
Applications
1 37 (37.00%) MS Office
2 22 (22.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.00%) MS Project
4 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.00%) VPN
2 7 (7.00%) DNS
2 7 (7.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (6.00%) Firewall
3 6 (6.00%) DHCP
4 4 (4.00%) LAN
5 3 (3.00%) VoIP
5 3 (3.00%) WAN
5 3 (3.00%) Network Security
6 2 (2.00%) Internet
6 2 (2.00%) SMTP
6 2 (2.00%) LDAP
7 1 (1.00%) SAN
7 1 (1.00%) WLAN
7 1 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.00%) VLAN
7 1 (1.00%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.00%) MySQL
1 2 (2.00%) FileMaker
2 1 (1.00%) IDOL
General
1 36 (36.00%) Finance
2 16 (16.00%) Banking
3 9 (9.00%) Telecoms
4 8 (8.00%) Law
5 7 (7.00%) Legal
6 4 (4.00%) Financial Institution
7 3 (3.00%) Spanish Language
8 2 (2.00%) Front Office
8 2 (2.00%) Retail
9 1 (1.00%) Investment Banking
9 1 (1.00%) Retail Banking
9 1 (1.00%) Polish Language
9 1 (1.00%) Games
9 1 (1.00%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.00%) COM
2 2 (2.00%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.00%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (1.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 25 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 13 (13.00%) iPhone
2 13 (13.00%) iPad
3 5 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.00%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.00%) NHS
5 1 (1.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.00%) Handset
5 1 (1.00%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.00%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 82 (82.00%) Windows
2 41 (41.00%) Windows XP
3 40 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 20 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (12.00%) Mac OS X
7 7 (7.00%) Android
8 5 (5.00%) Windows Vista
8 5 (5.00%) Apple iOS
8 5 (5.00%) Windows 8
9 4 (4.00%) Mac OS X Server
10 2 (2.00%) Mac OS
10 2 (2.00%) Windows Phone
11 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (12.00%) ITIL
2 5 (5.00%) Document Management
3 3 (3.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (3.00%) ITSM
3 3 (3.00%) Asset Management
3 3 (3.00%) Software Deployment
3 3 (3.00%) Software Distribution
3 3 (3.00%) Security Patching
4 2 (2.00%) Project Management
4 2 (2.00%) Service Management
4 2 (2.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (1.00%) Investment Management
5 1 (1.00%) Time Management
5 1 (1.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (1.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (1.00%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (1.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.00%) Wealth Management
5 1 (1.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.00%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.00%) SQL
2 1 (1.00%) VBA
2 1 (1.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.00%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (7.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (3.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.00%) ACTC
4 1 (1.00%) Degree
4 1 (1.00%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.00%) MOS
4 1 (1.00%) MCP
4 1 (1.00%) MCSE
4 1 (1.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (38.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.00%) NDS
4 1 (1.00%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (13.00%) SCCM
2 3 (3.00%) SCOM
2 3 (3.00%) DameWare
3 2 (2.00%) WSUS
3 2 (2.00%) Casper Suite
4 1 (1.00%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.00%) TeamSite
4 1 (1.00%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 29 (29.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (19.00%) Citrix
3 15 (15.00%) Apple
4 9 (9.00%) Bloomberg
5 7 (7.00%) Dell
5 7 (7.00%) VMware
6 6 (6.00%) Cisco
7 4 (4.00%) HP
7 4 (4.00%) Reuters
8 3 (3.00%) Lotus
8 3 (3.00%) McAfee
9 2 (2.00%) Sophos
9 2 (2.00%) AppSense
9 2 (2.00%) Altiris
9 2 (2.00%) LANDesk
9 2 (2.00%) Avaya
9 2 (2.00%) Adobe
10 1 (1.00%) IBM
10 1 (1.00%) Oracle
10 1 (1.00%) Sybase
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