The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Technician role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 536 522 481
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 20 24 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.042% 0.053% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.057% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Average daily rate
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£150 £120 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £103 £150 £175
% change year-on-year
-31.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 16
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.91% +12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.55 £11.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £18.50 £16.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +14.81%
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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 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
43519 42217 37082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.41% 92.59% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 27035 25524 21725
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1679 1808 2037
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £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 England

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

Desktop Technician Jobs Demand Trend in England

Desktop Technician
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Desktop Technician Daily Rate Trend in England

Desktop Technician
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Desktop Technician Hourly Rate Trend in England

Desktop Technician
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Technician within the England region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +3 11 £170 +47.82% 1
North West -21 4 - - 1
West Midlands - 3 £110 -
South East -21 1 - -
South West - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Desktop Technician
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Desktop Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 32 (60.38%) Windows
2 28 (52.83%) Active Directory
3 22 (41.51%) Windows 7
4 20 (37.74%) Microsoft
5 13 (24.53%) Windows XP
6 10 (18.87%) SCCM
6 10 (18.87%) MS Office
6 10 (18.87%) ITIL
7 9 (16.98%) Citrix
8 8 (15.09%) MS Exchange
8 8 (15.09%) VMware
8 8 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (13.21%) Windows 8
9 7 (13.21%) Finance
9 7 (13.21%) Service Delivery
9 7 (13.21%) MS Excel
10 6 (11.32%) Apple
10 6 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (9.43%) VLAN
11 5 (9.43%) Degree
11 5 (9.43%) Fat Client
11 5 (9.43%) PowerShell
11 5 (9.43%) XenDesktop
11 5 (9.43%) Thin Client
11 5 (9.43%) LAN
11 5 (9.43%) WAN
11 5 (9.43%) Migration
12 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
12 4 (7.55%) VMware Workstation

Desktop Technician
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 8 (15.09%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.89%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (18.87%) MS Office
2 7 (13.21%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) VLAN
1 5 (9.43%) LAN
1 5 (9.43%) WAN
2 4 (7.55%) DHCP
2 4 (7.55%) DNS
2 4 (7.55%) SAN
3 3 (5.66%) LDAP
3 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.77%) VPN
4 2 (3.77%) SMTP
5 1 (1.89%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (13.21%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.89%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.43%) Fat Client
2 5 (9.43%) Thin Client
3 4 (7.55%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.77%) NHS
4 2 (3.77%) iPhone
4 2 (3.77%) iPad
5 1 (1.89%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 32 (60.38%) Windows
2 22 (41.51%) Windows 7
3 13 (24.53%) Windows XP
4 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (13.21%) Windows 8
5 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.77%) Linux
6 2 (3.77%) Mac OS X
6 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.89%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.87%) ITIL
2 7 (13.21%) Service Delivery
3 5 (9.43%) Migration
4 4 (7.55%) Investment Management
5 2 (3.77%) Change Management
5 2 (3.77%) Service Management
5 2 (3.77%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.89%) Change Control
6 1 (1.89%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.43%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) Degree
2 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.77%) MCSE
3 2 (3.77%) MCDST
4 1 (1.89%) VCP4
4 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (52.83%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.43%) XenDesktop
4 4 (7.55%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (7.55%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (7.55%) vSphere
5 1 (1.89%) XenApp
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (18.87%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (37.74%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.98%) Citrix
3 8 (15.09%) VMware
4 6 (11.32%) Apple
5 4 (7.55%) Reuters
5 4 (7.55%) Bloomberg
5 4 (7.55%) Cisco
5 4 (7.55%) Polycom
6 3 (5.66%) Adobe
7 2 (3.77%) HP
7 2 (3.77%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.89%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.89%) AppSense
8 1 (1.89%) Lotus