The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 136 152 164
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 21 49 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.60% 0.87% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.91% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 35 20
Median daily rate £196 £150 £176
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.83% -14.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £125 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £268 £269
UK excluding London median daily rate £151 £160 £160
% change year-on-year
-5.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 14
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.87 £19.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.95% -7.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.63 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £18.70 £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -9.67%
Desktop Support
London

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
3313 5358 5910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 94.90% 95.63% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2682 4077 4318
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £276 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 82 85
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £28.95 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

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 1 May 2016.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 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 City of London region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 45 (86.54%) Windows
2 36 (69.23%) Windows 7
3 30 (57.69%) MS Office
4 29 (55.77%) Active Directory
5 27 (51.92%) Finance
6 24 (46.15%) ITIL
7 23 (44.23%) Blackberry
8 19 (36.54%) SCCM
9 15 (28.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (28.85%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (26.92%) Citrix
10 14 (26.92%) MCSE
10 14 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (25.00%) MCP
12 12 (23.08%) Windows 2000 Server
12 12 (23.08%) MCDST
12 12 (23.08%) XenApp
13 11 (21.15%) Microsoft
14 10 (19.23%) Windows XP
15 8 (15.38%) Bloomberg
15 8 (15.38%) Banking
16 7 (13.46%) Reuters
17 6 (11.54%) Windows Server
17 6 (11.54%) Cisco
18 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
18 5 (9.62%) Apple
18 5 (9.62%) Law
19 4 (7.69%) iPhone
19 4 (7.69%) iPad
19 4 (7.69%) Apple iOS

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (5.77%) IBM Notes
2 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 30 (57.69%) MS Office
2 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Eikon
2 1 (1.92%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Office 365
2 1 (1.92%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) DNS
2 3 (5.77%) DHCP
2 3 (5.77%) LAN
2 3 (5.77%) VPN
3 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.85%) WAN
3 2 (3.85%) WebEx
4 1 (1.92%) Firewall
4 1 (1.92%) Multicast
4 1 (1.92%) VLAN
4 1 (1.92%) VoIP
General
1 27 (51.92%) Finance
2 8 (15.38%) Banking
3 5 (9.62%) Law
4 4 (7.69%) Front Office
4 4 (7.69%) Legal
5 2 (3.85%) Back Office
5 2 (3.85%) Retail
5 2 (3.85%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 23 (44.23%) Blackberry
2 4 (7.69%) iPad
2 4 (7.69%) iPhone
2 4 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.85%) BYOD
3 2 (3.85%) NHS
4 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 45 (86.54%) Windows
2 36 (69.23%) Windows 7
3 15 (28.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (23.08%) Windows 2000 Server
6 10 (19.23%) Windows XP
7 6 (11.54%) Windows Server
8 4 (7.69%) Apple iOS
8 4 (7.69%) Windows 8
9 3 (5.77%) Android
9 3 (5.77%) Windows 10
10 2 (3.85%) Linux
10 2 (3.85%) Mac OS X
10 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.92%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (46.15%) ITIL
2 4 (7.69%) Document Management
2 4 (7.69%) Practice Management
3 3 (5.77%) CRM
3 3 (5.77%) Logistics
4 2 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.85%) ITSM
4 2 (3.85%) Service Management
5 1 (1.92%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.92%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.92%) Build Automation
5 1 (1.92%) Change Control
5 1 (1.92%) Change Management
5 1 (1.92%) Coaching
5 1 (1.92%) Fault Analysis
5 1 (1.92%) Investment Management
5 1 (1.92%) Migration
5 1 (1.92%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.92%) Software Distribution
5 1 (1.92%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (28.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (26.92%) MCSE
3 13 (25.00%) MCP
4 12 (23.08%) MCDST
5 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.92%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (55.77%) Active Directory
2 12 (23.08%) XenApp
3 2 (3.85%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 19 (36.54%) SCCM
2 1 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 14 (26.92%) Citrix
2 11 (21.15%) Microsoft
3 8 (15.38%) Bloomberg
4 7 (13.46%) Reuters
5 6 (11.54%) Cisco
6 5 (9.62%) Apple
7 4 (7.69%) Interwoven
8 3 (5.77%) HP
8 3 (5.77%) Lotus
9 2 (3.85%) Altiris
9 2 (3.85%) Dell
9 2 (3.85%) eSpeed
9 2 (3.85%) Polycom
9 2 (3.85%) Symantec
10 1 (1.92%) FactSet
10 1 (1.92%) Juniper
10 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.92%) SAP