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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 114 130 153
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 29 60 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.94% 1.18% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 1.25% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 34 26
Average daily rate £200 £153 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% -32.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £125 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £140 £146
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 11
Average hourly rate £19.75 £18.70 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.61% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £15.90 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £89.60 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%
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
2945 4817 5628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.49% 94.95% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2309 3708 4014
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 75 94
Average hourly rate £19.99 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.06% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £27.37 £30.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 55 (82.09%) Windows
2 40 (59.70%) MS Office
3 37 (55.22%) Windows 7
4 33 (49.25%) Finance
5 31 (46.27%) ITIL
6 30 (44.78%) Active Directory
7 25 (37.31%) Blackberry
8 23 (34.33%) SCCM
9 20 (29.85%) Microsoft
10 18 (26.87%) Citrix
11 17 (25.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (23.88%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (22.39%) Bloomberg
14 14 (20.90%) Microsoft Certification
14 14 (20.90%) MCP
15 13 (19.40%) MCSE
15 13 (19.40%) Windows 2000 Server
15 13 (19.40%) MCDST
15 13 (19.40%) XenApp
16 12 (17.91%) Windows XP
17 11 (16.42%) Windows Server
18 8 (11.94%) iPad
18 8 (11.94%) Apple
18 8 (11.94%) MS Excel
18 8 (11.94%) Banking
19 7 (10.45%) Reuters
19 7 (10.45%) Windows 8
20 6 (8.96%) FactSet
20 6 (8.96%) Apple iOS
20 6 (8.96%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 4 (5.97%) IBM Notes
1 4 (5.97%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.48%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (1.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 40 (59.70%) MS Office
2 8 (11.94%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.99%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.49%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.49%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (1.49%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Eikon
2 2 (2.99%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.49%) assyst
3 1 (1.49%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.46%) Office 365
2 1 (1.49%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) TCP/IP
1 4 (5.97%) VPN
2 3 (4.48%) DNS
2 3 (4.48%) LAN
3 2 (2.99%) DHCP
3 2 (2.99%) Firewall
3 2 (2.99%) WAN
3 2 (2.99%) WebEx
3 2 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.49%) Internet
4 1 (1.49%) LDAP
4 1 (1.49%) Multicast
4 1 (1.49%) VLAN
4 1 (1.49%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) JIRA
General
1 33 (49.25%) Finance
2 8 (11.94%) Banking
3 4 (5.97%) Front Office
3 4 (5.97%) Retail
3 4 (5.97%) Retail Banking
4 3 (4.48%) Back Office
5 2 (2.99%) Law
5 2 (2.99%) Legal
5 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) COM
1 1 (1.49%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (1.49%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 25 (37.31%) Blackberry
2 8 (11.94%) iPad
3 5 (7.46%) iPhone
3 5 (7.46%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (5.97%) BYOD
5 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.99%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.49%) NHS
6 1 (1.49%) PDA
6 1 (1.49%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 55 (82.09%) Windows
2 37 (55.22%) Windows 7
3 17 (25.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (23.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (19.40%) Windows 2000 Server
6 12 (17.91%) Windows XP
7 11 (16.42%) Windows Server
8 7 (10.45%) Windows 8
9 6 (8.96%) Apple iOS
10 3 (4.48%) Android
11 2 (2.99%) Linux
11 2 (2.99%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (2.99%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.49%) Debian
12 1 (1.49%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.49%) Windows 10
12 1 (1.49%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (46.27%) ITIL
2 6 (8.96%) Service Management
3 4 (5.97%) ITSM
4 3 (4.48%) Migration
4 3 (4.48%) Office Automation
4 3 (4.48%) Problem Management
5 2 (2.99%) Change Management
5 2 (2.99%) Coaching
5 2 (2.99%) Document Management
5 2 (2.99%) Investment Management
5 2 (2.99%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (2.99%) Software Distribution
6 1 (1.49%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.49%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.49%) CRM
6 1 (1.49%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.49%) E-Procurement
6 1 (1.49%) Information Security
6 1 (1.49%) Practice Management
6 1 (1.49%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.97%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.49%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (20.90%) MCP
1 14 (20.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (19.40%) MCDST
2 13 (19.40%) MCSE
3 2 (2.99%) Degree
3 2 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.49%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 30 (44.78%) Active Directory
2 13 (19.40%) XenApp
3 1 (1.49%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.49%) Firmware
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.49%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (34.33%) SCCM
2 1 (1.49%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (29.85%) Microsoft
2 18 (26.87%) Citrix
3 15 (22.39%) Bloomberg
4 8 (11.94%) Apple
5 7 (10.45%) Reuters
6 6 (8.96%) FactSet
7 5 (7.46%) Dell
7 5 (7.46%) Fidessa
8 4 (5.97%) Cisco
8 4 (5.97%) HP
8 4 (5.97%) Lotus
9 3 (4.48%) Remedy
9 3 (4.48%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.99%) Polycom
11 1 (1.49%) Altiris
11 1 (1.49%) Interwoven
11 1 (1.49%) Juniper
11 1 (1.49%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.49%) Symantec
11 1 (1.49%) VMware
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