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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 137 155 140
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 60 64 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.03% 0.88% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 0.95% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 26 46
Average daily rate
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£175 £200 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £125 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £173 £140
% change year-on-year
-10.14% +23.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 24
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.70 £13.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £25.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Desktop Support
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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
5359 6714 7231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.13% 92.63% 92.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3875 4903 5242
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £277 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 148 171
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 28 August 2014.

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
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 28 August 2014.

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 95 (84.82%) Windows
2 64 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 56 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 45 (40.18%) MS Office
5 38 (33.93%) Windows XP
5 38 (33.93%) Finance
6 35 (31.25%) Microsoft
7 29 (25.89%) Blackberry
8 26 (23.21%) Citrix
8 26 (23.21%) MS Exchange
9 23 (20.54%) MS Excel
10 19 (16.96%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (14.29%) SCCM
11 16 (14.29%) VMware
11 16 (14.29%) ITIL
12 13 (11.61%) iPhone
13 12 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (9.82%) Bloomberg
14 11 (9.82%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (9.82%) Banking
15 10 (8.93%) SLA
15 10 (8.93%) Cisco
16 9 (8.04%) Security Cleared
17 8 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
17 8 (7.14%) HP
18 7 (6.25%) Lotus
18 7 (6.25%) DNS
18 7 (6.25%) Reuters
18 7 (6.25%) DHCP
18 7 (6.25%) IBM Notes

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 26 (23.21%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (6.25%) IBM Notes
4 6 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.57%) WorkSite
6 3 (2.68%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 45 (40.18%) MS Office
2 23 (20.54%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.89%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.89%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) LatentZero
1 1 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.89%) Cerner Millennium
1 1 (0.89%) ReMetrica
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.25%) DHCP
1 7 (6.25%) DNS
2 6 (5.36%) VPN
3 4 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (2.68%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.68%) LAN
4 3 (2.68%) Firewall
5 2 (1.79%) LDAP
5 2 (1.79%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.79%) WAN
5 2 (1.79%) SMTP
5 2 (1.79%) Internet
6 1 (0.89%) 3G
6 1 (0.89%) Wireless
6 1 (0.89%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.89%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.89%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (0.89%) Broadband
6 1 (0.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.89%) MSI
General
1 38 (33.93%) Finance
2 11 (9.82%) Banking
3 6 (5.36%) Law
3 6 (5.36%) Legal
4 5 (4.46%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.57%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.89%) Front Office
6 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.89%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.89%) Flash
1 1 (0.89%) WAP
1 1 (0.89%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 29 (25.89%) Blackberry
2 13 (11.61%) iPhone
3 5 (4.46%) iPad
4 4 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.79%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.79%) Kindle
5 2 (1.79%) Handset
5 2 (1.79%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.79%) PKI
5 2 (1.79%) PDA
5 2 (1.79%) Derivative
5 2 (1.79%) CMDB
6 1 (0.89%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.89%) NHS
6 1 (0.89%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.89%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 95 (84.82%) Windows
2 56 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 38 (33.93%) Windows XP
4 19 (16.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (9.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.46%) Linux
7 4 (3.57%) Android
8 3 (2.68%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.79%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.79%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.89%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.89%) UNIX
10 1 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.89%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.29%) ITIL
2 5 (4.46%) Business Continuity
3 4 (3.57%) Problem Management
3 4 (3.57%) Change Control
4 3 (2.68%) Incident Management
4 3 (2.68%) Server Monitoring
4 3 (2.68%) Asset Management
4 3 (2.68%) Document Management
4 3 (2.68%) CRM
4 3 (2.68%) Configuration Management
5 2 (1.79%) Service Delivery
5 2 (1.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (1.79%) Validation
5 2 (1.79%) Migration
5 2 (1.79%) Software Testing
5 2 (1.79%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (0.89%) Business Transformation
6 1 (0.89%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (0.89%) Fault Management
6 1 (0.89%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.46%) SQL
2 1 (0.89%) VBA
2 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (8.04%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.36%) Degree
4 6 (5.36%) MCP
5 5 (4.46%) MCSA
6 3 (2.68%) MCTS
7 2 (1.79%) MCSE
7 2 (1.79%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (1.79%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.89%) MOS
8 1 (0.89%) MCDST
8 1 (0.89%) CCNP
8 1 (0.89%) CCNA
8 1 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.89%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.93%) SLA
2 2 (1.79%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 64 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.57%) XenApp
4 2 (1.79%) vSphere
5 1 (0.89%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.89%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.89%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (0.89%) PureDisk
2 1 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.89%) ARCserve
2 1 (0.89%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (0.89%) DameWare
2 1 (0.89%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 26 (23.21%) Citrix
3 16 (14.29%) VMware
4 11 (9.82%) Bloomberg
5 10 (8.93%) Cisco
6 8 (7.14%) HP
7 7 (6.25%) Lotus
7 7 (6.25%) Reuters
8 6 (5.36%) Apple
9 3 (2.68%) Remedy
10 2 (1.79%) Sophos
10 2 (1.79%) Google
10 2 (1.79%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.89%) F5
11 1 (0.89%) Verint
11 1 (0.89%) Mitel
11 1 (0.89%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.89%) Dell
11 1 (0.89%) Oracle
11 1 (0.89%) Adobe
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