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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 142 123 132
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 23 36 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.73% 1.05% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 1.09% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 37
Median daily rate £175 £200 £203
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £125 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £275 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £154 £150
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 22
Median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +1.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.57 £15.81 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.87% +5.40%
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
3021 3289 5467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.45% 95.58% 95.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2398 2613 4193
Median daily rate £490 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 46 103
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £41.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 37 (88.10%) Windows
2 26 (61.90%) Windows 7
3 23 (54.76%) Active Directory
4 22 (52.38%) Microsoft
5 20 (47.62%) MS Office
6 15 (35.71%) Finance
7 14 (33.33%) Blackberry
8 11 (26.19%) Windows XP
9 10 (23.81%) Citrix
9 10 (23.81%) Banking
10 9 (21.43%) VMware
10 9 (21.43%) ITIL
10 9 (21.43%) Apple
11 8 (19.05%) Bloomberg
11 8 (19.05%) Windows Server
12 7 (16.67%) Reuters
12 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
12 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
12 7 (16.67%) iPad
13 6 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (14.29%) Mac OS X
14 5 (11.90%) Coaching
14 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
14 5 (11.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (11.90%) VPN
14 5 (11.90%) SCCM
14 5 (11.90%) Migration
15 4 (9.52%) Asset Management
15 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008

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 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (47.62%) MS Office
2 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 3 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) VPN
2 3 (7.14%) DHCP
3 2 (4.76%) 3G
3 2 (4.76%) DNS
3 2 (4.76%) Firewall
3 2 (4.76%) HTTP
3 2 (4.76%) LAN
3 2 (4.76%) PBX
3 2 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (4.76%) SAN
3 2 (4.76%) SSL
3 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.38%) Extranet
4 1 (2.38%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.38%) Network Security
4 1 (2.38%) WAN
4 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (35.71%) Finance
2 10 (23.81%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Retail
4 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 7 (16.67%) iPad
3 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (4.76%) Hedge funds
5 2 (4.76%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.38%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.38%) iPhone
6 1 (2.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 37 (88.10%) Windows
2 26 (61.90%) Windows 7
3 11 (26.19%) Windows XP
4 8 (19.05%) Windows Server
5 6 (14.29%) Mac OS X
6 4 (9.52%) Mac OS
6 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (4.76%) Android
9 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.38%) Linux
9 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.38%) Unix
9 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) ITIL
2 5 (11.90%) Coaching
2 5 (11.90%) Migration
3 4 (9.52%) Asset Management
4 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.76%) ITSM
4 2 (4.76%) Service Management
5 1 (2.38%) Application Packaging
5 1 (2.38%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.38%) Change Management
5 1 (2.38%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.38%) Patch Management
5 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.38%) Project Management
5 1 (2.38%) Release Management
5 1 (2.38%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (2.38%) Smoke Testing
5 1 (2.38%) Ticket Management
5 1 (2.38%) Time Management
5 1 (2.38%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.14%) MCSA
2 3 (7.14%) MCSE
3 2 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.38%) CCA
4 1 (2.38%) Degree
4 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (54.76%) Active Directory
2 6 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.76%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.38%) BitLocker
4 1 (2.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.38%) UAG
4 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) SCCM
2 3 (7.14%) DameWare
3 1 (2.38%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.38%) Casper Suite
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.38%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (2.38%) SCOM
3 1 (2.38%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 22 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 10 (23.81%) Citrix
3 9 (21.43%) Apple
3 9 (21.43%) VMware
4 8 (19.05%) Bloomberg
5 7 (16.67%) Reuters
6 4 (9.52%) Remedy
7 3 (7.14%) FactSet
8 2 (4.76%) Altiris
8 2 (4.76%) Avaya
8 2 (4.76%) Cisco
8 2 (4.76%) NetApp
8 2 (4.76%) ServiceNow
9 1 (2.38%) Fidessa
9 1 (2.38%) IBM
9 1 (2.38%) Juniper
9 1 (2.38%) LANDesk
9 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.38%) Symantec
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