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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 146 149 151
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 15 47 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.44% 0.82% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.87% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 30 31
Median daily rate £138 £175 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -18.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £127 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £275 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £160 £170
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 11
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £12.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.50 £21.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
3239 5432 5593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.66% 94.67% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2626 4186 4158
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 95 72
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.72 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.62% -1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £37.05 £32.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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
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 27 June 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 33 (80.49%) Windows
2 25 (60.98%) Windows 7
3 22 (53.66%) MS Office
3 22 (53.66%) Active Directory
4 14 (34.15%) Finance
4 14 (34.15%) ITIL
5 13 (31.71%) Blackberry
6 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
7 9 (21.95%) SCCM
8 8 (19.51%) Citrix
8 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (19.51%) Windows XP
9 7 (17.07%) MCSE
9 7 (17.07%) Smartphone
9 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (14.63%) XenApp
10 6 (14.63%) Law
10 6 (14.63%) Banking
10 6 (14.63%) MCP
10 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (12.20%) Bloomberg
11 5 (12.20%) Legal
11 5 (12.20%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (12.20%) MCDST
11 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
12 4 (9.76%) Windows Server
12 4 (9.76%) Windows 10
12 4 (9.76%) Document Management
12 4 (9.76%) iPhone
12 4 (9.76%) Practice Management

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 3 (7.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (7.32%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.88%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 22 (53.66%) MS Office
2 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Office 365
2 1 (2.44%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) VPN
2 3 (7.32%) DNS
3 2 (4.88%) DHCP
3 2 (4.88%) LAN
3 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.44%) Multicast
4 1 (2.44%) VLAN
4 1 (2.44%) WAN
General
1 14 (34.15%) Finance
2 6 (14.63%) Banking
2 6 (14.63%) Law
3 5 (12.20%) Legal
4 2 (4.88%) Front Office
5 1 (2.44%) Back Office
5 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 13 (31.71%) Blackberry
2 7 (17.07%) Smartphone
3 4 (9.76%) iPhone
4 2 (4.88%) BYOD
4 2 (4.88%) iPad
4 2 (4.88%) NHS
5 1 (2.44%) Handset
5 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 33 (80.49%) Windows
2 25 (60.98%) Windows 7
3 8 (19.51%) Windows XP
4 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (12.20%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (9.76%) Mac OS X
7 4 (9.76%) Windows 10
7 4 (9.76%) Windows Server
8 3 (7.32%) Android
8 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
9 2 (4.88%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.44%) Linux
10 1 (2.44%) Mac OS
10 1 (2.44%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) ITIL
2 4 (9.76%) Document Management
2 4 (9.76%) Practice Management
3 3 (7.32%) Logistics
4 2 (4.88%) CRM
5 1 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.44%) Application Packaging
5 1 (2.44%) Change Control
5 1 (2.44%) Change Management
5 1 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.44%) Fault Analysis
5 1 (2.44%) Migration
5 1 (2.44%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.44%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (17.07%) MCSE
3 6 (14.63%) MCP
4 5 (12.20%) MCDST
5 2 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.44%) A+ Certification
6 1 (2.44%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (53.66%) Active Directory
2 6 (14.63%) XenApp
3 3 (7.32%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 9 (21.95%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.51%) Citrix
3 5 (12.20%) Bloomberg
4 4 (9.76%) Apple
4 4 (9.76%) Cisco
4 4 (9.76%) Interwoven
5 3 (7.32%) Reuters
6 2 (4.88%) Altiris
6 2 (4.88%) eSpeed
6 2 (4.88%) HP
6 2 (4.88%) Lotus
7 1 (2.44%) AppSense
7 1 (2.44%) Avaya
7 1 (2.44%) Canon
7 1 (2.44%) FactSet
7 1 (2.44%) Juniper
7 1 (2.44%) Symantec
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