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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 156 136 164
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 45 58 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.77% 1.01% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 1.09% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 29 21
Average daily rate
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£150 £210 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £109 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £268 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £175 £150
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 14
Average hourly rate £15.75 £18.70 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.77% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.60 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £23.28 £23.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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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
5393 5319 6448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.43% 92.41% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4151 3926 4767
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £263 £282
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 92 76 164
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.58 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.64% -7.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.05 £32.03 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 84 (84.85%) Windows
2 49 (49.49%) Windows 7
3 46 (46.46%) Windows XP
4 38 (38.38%) MS Office
5 37 (37.37%) Active Directory
6 34 (34.34%) Finance
7 30 (30.30%) Microsoft
8 29 (29.29%) Blackberry
9 23 (23.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (20.20%) MS Excel
11 18 (18.18%) Apple
12 17 (17.17%) Citrix
12 17 (17.17%) Banking
13 16 (16.16%) iPhone
13 16 (16.16%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (15.15%) Mac OS X
14 15 (15.15%) iPad
15 13 (13.13%) ITIL
16 12 (12.12%) SCCM
17 9 (9.09%) Security Cleared
17 9 (9.09%) Law
17 9 (9.09%) MS Exchange
17 9 (9.09%) SQL
17 9 (9.09%) VPN
17 9 (9.09%) DNS
17 9 (9.09%) Bloomberg
18 8 (8.08%) Telecoms
18 8 (8.08%) Windows Vista
19 7 (7.07%) Android
19 7 (7.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 9 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (6.06%) IBM Notes
3 6 (6.06%) Lync
3 6 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.01%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.01%) CMS
5 1 (1.01%) WorkSite
Applications
1 38 (38.38%) MS Office
2 20 (20.20%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.02%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.09%) VPN
1 9 (9.09%) DNS
2 7 (7.07%) DHCP
3 6 (6.06%) TCP/IP
3 6 (6.06%) LAN
4 5 (5.05%) WAN
4 5 (5.05%) Firewall
5 3 (3.03%) Network Security
5 3 (3.03%) VoIP
6 2 (2.02%) SMTP
6 2 (2.02%) LDAP
7 1 (1.01%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.02%) MySQL
1 2 (2.02%) FileMaker
2 1 (1.01%) IDOL
General
1 34 (34.34%) Finance
2 17 (17.17%) Banking
3 9 (9.09%) Law
4 8 (8.08%) Telecoms
5 6 (6.06%) Legal
6 4 (4.04%) Financial Institution
6 4 (4.04%) Spanish Language
7 3 (3.03%) Retail
8 2 (2.02%) Front Office
8 2 (2.02%) Retail Banking
9 1 (1.01%) Investment Banking
9 1 (1.01%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.04%) COM
2 2 (2.02%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.01%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (1.01%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 29 (29.29%) Blackberry
2 16 (16.16%) iPhone
3 15 (15.15%) iPad
4 7 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.04%) NHS
6 2 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.01%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.01%) Handset
7 1 (1.01%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 84 (84.85%) Windows
2 49 (49.49%) Windows 7
3 46 (46.46%) Windows XP
4 23 (23.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (16.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (15.15%) Mac OS X
7 8 (8.08%) Windows Vista
8 7 (7.07%) Android
9 6 (6.06%) Mac OS X Server
9 6 (6.06%) Apple iOS
9 6 (6.06%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.02%) Windows Phone
10 2 (2.02%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.01%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.13%) ITIL
2 5 (5.05%) Service Delivery
2 5 (5.05%) Document Management
3 3 (3.03%) Incident Management
3 3 (3.03%) Service Management
3 3 (3.03%) Software Deployment
3 3 (3.03%) Software Distribution
4 2 (2.02%) Coaching
4 2 (2.02%) Security Patching
4 2 (2.02%) Project Management
4 2 (2.02%) ITSM
4 2 (2.02%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (2.02%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (2.02%) Migration
4 2 (2.02%) Asset Management
5 1 (1.01%) Investment Management
5 1 (1.01%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (1.01%) Wealth Management
5 1 (1.01%) Workflow
5 1 (1.01%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.05%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.02%) ACTC
5 1 (1.01%) Degree
5 1 (1.01%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.01%) MOS
5 1 (1.01%) MCP
5 1 (1.01%) MCSE
5 1 (1.01%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.07%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (37.37%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.04%) NDS
4 2 (2.02%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.01%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.01%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 12 (12.12%) SCCM
2 3 (3.03%) SCOM
2 3 (3.03%) DameWare
2 3 (3.03%) WSUS
3 2 (2.02%) Casper Suite
4 1 (1.01%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.01%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 30 (30.30%) Microsoft
2 18 (18.18%) Apple
3 17 (17.17%) Citrix
4 9 (9.09%) Bloomberg
5 6 (6.06%) VMware
5 6 (6.06%) Lotus
6 5 (5.05%) McAfee
7 4 (4.04%) Reuters
7 4 (4.04%) Dell
7 4 (4.04%) Cisco
8 3 (3.03%) HP
9 2 (2.02%) Avaya
9 2 (2.02%) Adobe
9 2 (2.02%) AppSense
9 2 (2.02%) Altiris
9 2 (2.02%) LANDesk
9 2 (2.02%) Polycom
9 2 (2.02%) Sophos
10 1 (1.01%) Wyse
10 1 (1.01%) Riverbed
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