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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
London / City of London
Rank 125 121 126
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 29 30 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.98% 0.98% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 1.02% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 29
Median daily rate £160 £200 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £157 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £310 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £153 £140
% change year-on-year
+4.91% +8.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 20
Median hourly rate £21.75 £21.75 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +19.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.13 £19.95 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £129.03 £23.55 £35.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.56 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.78% +3.70%

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
2811 2943 4889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.45% 95.80% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2242 2304 3778
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 44 80
Median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% +34.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the City of London region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 42 (91.30%) Windows
2 34 (73.91%) Windows 7
3 24 (52.17%) MS Office
4 23 (50.00%) Finance
5 22 (47.83%) Microsoft
6 19 (41.30%) Active Directory
7 14 (30.43%) Blackberry
8 13 (28.26%) Citrix
9 11 (23.91%) Banking
10 10 (21.74%) Windows XP
11 9 (19.57%) Apple
11 9 (19.57%) Remedy
11 9 (19.57%) iPad
12 8 (17.39%) Coaching
12 8 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (15.22%) ServiceNow
13 7 (15.22%) VMware
13 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
14 6 (13.04%) ITIL
14 6 (13.04%) Ticket Management
15 5 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
15 5 (10.87%) MS Exchange
15 5 (10.87%) Bloomberg
16 4 (8.70%) Windows Server
16 4 (8.70%) Reuters
16 4 (8.70%) VPN
16 4 (8.70%) Asset Management
16 4 (8.70%) SCCM
17 3 (6.52%) Windows 10
17 3 (6.52%) Retail

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 5 (10.87%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 24 (52.17%) MS Office
2 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
3 3 (6.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Office 365
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) VPN
2 3 (6.52%) DHCP
3 2 (4.35%) 3G
3 2 (4.35%) HTTP
3 2 (4.35%) LAN
3 2 (4.35%) PBX
3 2 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (4.35%) SAN
3 2 (4.35%) SSL
3 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.17%) DNS
4 1 (2.17%) Firewall
4 1 (2.17%) Internet
4 1 (2.17%) WAN
4 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
General
1 23 (50.00%) Finance
2 11 (23.91%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Retail
4 2 (4.35%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (30.43%) Blackberry
2 9 (19.57%) iPad
3 8 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.52%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (4.35%) Driving Licence
5 2 (4.35%) Hedge funds
6 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.17%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 42 (91.30%) Windows
2 34 (73.91%) Windows 7
3 10 (21.74%) Windows XP
4 4 (8.70%) Windows Server
5 3 (6.52%) Mac OS
5 3 (6.52%) Mac OS X
5 3 (6.52%) Windows 10
6 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.17%) Android
7 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.17%) Linux
7 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.39%) Coaching
2 6 (13.04%) ITIL
2 6 (13.04%) Ticket Management
3 4 (8.70%) Asset Management
4 3 (6.52%) Migration
5 2 (4.35%) Application Packaging
5 2 (4.35%) Change Control
5 2 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.35%) ITSM
5 2 (4.35%) Service Management
6 1 (2.17%) Change Management
6 1 (2.17%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.17%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.17%) Patch Management
6 1 (2.17%) Release Management
6 1 (2.17%) Smoke Testing
6 1 (2.17%) Software Distribution
6 1 (2.17%) Time Management
6 1 (2.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) SQL
2 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) DV Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (4.35%) MCSA
2 2 (4.35%) MCSE
3 1 (2.17%) CCA
3 1 (2.17%) Degree
3 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (41.30%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.35%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) SCCM
2 2 (4.35%) DameWare
3 1 (2.17%) Casper Suite
3 1 (2.17%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 22 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 13 (28.26%) Citrix
3 9 (19.57%) Apple
3 9 (19.57%) Remedy
4 7 (15.22%) ServiceNow
4 7 (15.22%) VMware
5 5 (10.87%) Bloomberg
6 4 (8.70%) Reuters
7 2 (4.35%) Altiris
7 2 (4.35%) Avaya
7 2 (4.35%) Cisco
7 2 (4.35%) FactSet
7 2 (4.35%) NetApp
8 1 (2.17%) LANDesk
8 1 (2.17%) Red Hat