The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Technician role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Technician
Rank 127 131 113
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 1 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.040% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£105 £125 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £103 £150 £175
% change year-on-year
-31.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £14.88 £9.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +55.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +14.81%
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England 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
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2364 2465 2076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 94.48% 93.12% 93.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1343 1370 1071
Average daily rate £395 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 216 222
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.10 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Desktop Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Technician in the job title across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Desktop Technician
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Technician across the East of England region.

Desktop Technician Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Desktop Technician
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Technician across the East of England region.

Desktop Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Desktop Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region that cited Desktop Technician 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 Technician in their job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
3 4 (57.14%) SCCM
4 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (28.57%) SAN
4 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) MCDST
4 2 (28.57%) VLAN
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (28.57%) LAN
4 2 (28.57%) WAN
4 2 (28.57%) DHCP
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) MCSE
4 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 2 (28.57%) Service Management
4 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (28.57%) VMware

Desktop Technician
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region that cited Desktop Technician 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 Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
1 2 (28.57%) VLAN
1 2 (28.57%) LAN
1 2 (28.57%) WAN
1 2 (28.57%) DHCP
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Service Management
1 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (28.57%) MCDST
1 2 (28.57%) MCSE
2 1 (14.29%) VCP4
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) VMware