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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 142 140 156
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 61 60 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.13% 1.03% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 1.12% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 30 26
Average daily rate
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£150 £175 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £138 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £155 £173
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -10.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 15
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £14.50 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £23.25 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.83% +3.33%
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
5044 5363 6721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.08% 92.20% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3955 3878 4908
Average daily rate £451 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 91 148
Average hourly rate £15.75 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £12.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.05 £35.00 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015, 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 77 (84.62%) Windows
2 41 (45.05%) MS Office
3 32 (35.16%) Microsoft
3 32 (35.16%) Finance
4 31 (34.07%) Active Directory
5 30 (32.97%) Windows 7
6 27 (29.67%) Windows XP
7 20 (21.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (20.88%) Citrix
9 18 (19.78%) Blackberry
9 18 (19.78%) MS Excel
10 16 (17.58%) SCCM
11 14 (15.38%) ITIL
11 14 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (14.29%) Banking
13 11 (12.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 10 (10.99%) SQL
14 10 (10.99%) Dell
14 10 (10.99%) MS Exchange
15 9 (9.89%) Bloomberg
16 8 (8.79%) TCP/IP
16 8 (8.79%) SLA
16 8 (8.79%) iPad
17 7 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
17 7 (7.69%) LAN
18 6 (6.59%) WAN
18 6 (6.59%) COM
18 6 (6.59%) Apple
18 6 (6.59%) Telecoms
18 6 (6.59%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 11 (12.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 10 (10.99%) MS Exchange
3 7 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.30%) IBM Notes
6 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.20%) WorkSite
7 1 (1.10%) Lync
Applications
1 41 (45.05%) MS Office
2 18 (19.78%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.10%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.79%) TCP/IP
2 7 (7.69%) LAN
3 6 (6.59%) WAN
4 5 (5.49%) Firewall
5 4 (4.40%) DHCP
5 4 (4.40%) VPN
5 4 (4.40%) DNS
6 3 (3.30%) VoIP
7 2 (2.20%) Network Security
7 2 (2.20%) Internet
8 1 (1.10%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.10%) LDAP
8 1 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.10%) VLAN
8 1 (1.10%) WLAN
8 1 (1.10%) SMTP
8 1 (1.10%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.10%) MySQL
1 1 (1.10%) FileMaker
1 1 (1.10%) IDOL
General
1 32 (35.16%) Finance
2 13 (14.29%) Banking
3 6 (6.59%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.40%) Financial Institution
4 4 (4.40%) Law
5 3 (3.30%) Legal
6 1 (1.10%) Games
6 1 (1.10%) Retail
6 1 (1.10%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.10%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.10%) Polish Language
6 1 (1.10%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.10%) Front Office
6 1 (1.10%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.59%) COM
2 2 (2.20%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.78%) Blackberry
2 8 (8.79%) iPad
3 5 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.49%) iPhone
4 3 (3.30%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.20%) NHS
6 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.10%) Handset
6 1 (1.10%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.10%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 77 (84.62%) Windows
2 30 (32.97%) Windows 7
3 27 (29.67%) Windows XP
4 20 (21.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (6.59%) Windows Vista
7 4 (4.40%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.30%) Mac OS X
8 3 (3.30%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.20%) Android
10 1 (1.10%) UNIX
10 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (1.10%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.38%) ITIL
2 4 (4.40%) Asset Management
3 3 (3.30%) Service Management
3 3 (3.30%) Problem Management
3 3 (3.30%) Migration
3 3 (3.30%) Office Automation
4 2 (2.20%) Software Deployment
4 2 (2.20%) Software Distribution
4 2 (2.20%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (2.20%) Investment Management
4 2 (2.20%) ITSM
4 2 (2.20%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (2.20%) Project Management
5 1 (1.10%) E-business
5 1 (1.10%) Information Management
5 1 (1.10%) Document Management
5 1 (1.10%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (1.10%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.10%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (1.10%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.99%) SQL
2 2 (2.20%) VBA
3 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.10%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (5.49%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.30%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.30%) MCDST
2 3 (3.30%) MCP
2 3 (3.30%) MCSE
3 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.10%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.79%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (34.07%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.40%) NDS
3 1 (1.10%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (17.58%) SCCM
2 3 (3.30%) SCOM
2 3 (3.30%) DameWare
3 2 (2.20%) WSUS
4 1 (1.10%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.10%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 32 (35.16%) Microsoft
2 19 (20.88%) Citrix
3 10 (10.99%) Dell
4 9 (9.89%) Bloomberg
5 6 (6.59%) Apple
5 6 (6.59%) VMware
6 5 (5.49%) Cisco
7 4 (4.40%) HP
7 4 (4.40%) Reuters
8 3 (3.30%) Lotus
9 2 (2.20%) McAfee
9 2 (2.20%) ServiceNow
9 2 (2.20%) AppSense
9 2 (2.20%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.10%) Riverbed
10 1 (1.10%) Altiris
10 1 (1.10%) Wyse
10 1 (1.10%) Remedy
10 1 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (1.10%) Avaya
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