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 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
London / City of London
Rank 123 122 135
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 28 29 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.94% 0.92% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.96% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 33
Median daily rate £125 £200 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +37.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £171 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £229 £240
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £150 £150
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 15
Median hourly rate £21.75 £18.25 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.17% -1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £16.13 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £113.70 £19.85 £74.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +1.75%

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
2817 3015 4912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 94.91% 95.53% 95.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2229 2375 3760
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 44 71
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.75 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% +5.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £11.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £53.00 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 (82.35%) Windows
2 31 (60.78%) Windows 7
3 27 (52.94%) MS Office
3 27 (52.94%) Finance
4 25 (49.02%) Microsoft
5 19 (37.25%) Active Directory
6 16 (31.37%) Blackberry
7 15 (29.41%) Citrix
8 11 (21.57%) MS Excel
8 11 (21.57%) Banking
9 9 (17.65%) Apple
10 8 (15.69%) Windows XP
10 8 (15.69%) Remedy
10 8 (15.69%) iPad
10 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (13.73%) Coaching
11 7 (13.73%) VMware
11 7 (13.73%) ITIL
12 6 (11.76%) ServiceNow
12 6 (11.76%) Ticket Management
12 6 (11.76%) SCCM
13 5 (9.80%) Windows Server
13 5 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (9.80%) MS Exchange
13 5 (9.80%) TCP/IP
13 5 (9.80%) Bloomberg
14 4 (7.84%) Reuters
14 4 (7.84%) VPN
14 4 (7.84%) SLA
14 4 (7.84%) Cisco

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 (9.80%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 27 (52.94%) MS Office
2 11 (21.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Office 365
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.84%) VPN
3 3 (5.88%) DHCP
3 3 (5.88%) LAN
4 2 (3.92%) 3G
4 2 (3.92%) HTTP
4 2 (3.92%) PBX
4 2 (3.92%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (3.92%) SAN
4 2 (3.92%) SSL
4 2 (3.92%) Wireless
5 1 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.96%) DNS
5 1 (1.96%) Firewall
5 1 (1.96%) Internet
5 1 (1.96%) VoIP
5 1 (1.96%) WAN
5 1 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
General
1 27 (52.94%) Finance
2 11 (21.57%) Banking
3 3 (5.88%) Retail
4 2 (3.92%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.96%) Front Office
5 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (31.37%) Blackberry
2 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (15.69%) iPad
3 3 (5.88%) Hedge funds
3 3 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.92%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.96%) NHS
5 1 (1.96%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 42 (82.35%) Windows
2 31 (60.78%) Windows 7
3 8 (15.69%) Windows XP
4 5 (9.80%) Windows Server
5 3 (5.88%) Mac OS
5 3 (5.88%) Mac OS X
5 3 (5.88%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.92%) Android
6 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.96%) Linux
7 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.96%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.73%) Coaching
1 7 (13.73%) ITIL
2 6 (11.76%) Ticket Management
3 4 (7.84%) Asset Management
4 3 (5.88%) Migration
5 2 (3.92%) Application Packaging
5 2 (3.92%) Change Control
5 2 (3.92%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.92%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.96%) Change Management
6 1 (1.96%) Data Migration
6 1 (1.96%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.96%) Investment Management
6 1 (1.96%) ITSM
6 1 (1.96%) Release Management
6 1 (1.96%) Service Management
6 1 (1.96%) Smoke Testing
6 1 (1.96%) Software Distribution
6 1 (1.96%) Time Management
6 1 (1.96%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.88%) SQL
2 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) DV Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (3.92%) MCSA
2 2 (3.92%) MCSE
3 1 (1.96%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.96%) CCA
3 1 (1.96%) Degree
3 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.96%) MCDST
3 1 (1.96%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 19 (37.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.92%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.96%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) SCCM
2 2 (3.92%) DameWare
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.96%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 25 (49.02%) Microsoft
2 15 (29.41%) Citrix
3 9 (17.65%) Apple
4 8 (15.69%) Remedy
5 7 (13.73%) VMware
6 6 (11.76%) ServiceNow
7 5 (9.80%) Bloomberg
8 4 (7.84%) Cisco
8 4 (7.84%) Reuters
9 2 (3.92%) Altiris
9 2 (3.92%) Avaya
9 2 (3.92%) FactSet
9 2 (3.92%) NetApp
10 1 (1.96%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.96%) Sage
10 1 (1.96%) Symantec
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