The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Desktop Technician featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Technician
UK / England
Rank 551 596 571
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 9 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.022% 0.032% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.033% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 5
Median daily rate £115 £150 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £97 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £252 £188
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £150 £110
% change year-on-year
-23.33% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £14.40 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £16.00 £15.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%

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
38923 45199 45004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.64% 95.07% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 25520 29485 28268
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.48% +5.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1530 1806
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

Desktop Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Desktop Technician in the job title.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Technician within the England region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +12 6 £113 -25.00%
North West +28 1 £115 -
South East +18 1 £115 - 1
London +18 1 £145 -17.14%
Desktop Technician
UK

Desktop Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, Desktop Technician 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 England region featuring Desktop Technician in the job title.

1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Smartphone
2 3 (18.75%) Apple
2 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
3 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (12.50%) MS Office
3 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 2 (12.50%) Google
3 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 2 (12.50%) Android
3 2 (12.50%) Office 365
3 2 (12.50%) Driving Licence
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.25%) MCSM
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.25%) Moodle
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 1 (6.25%) MCDST
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.25%) Time Management
4 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (6.25%) LAN
4 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
4 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.25%) MCP
4 1 (6.25%) MCSE

Desktop Technician Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Moodle
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
1 1 (6.25%) LAN
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Smartphone
2 2 (12.50%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) e-Learning
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Android
2 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
2 1 (6.25%) Change Management
2 1 (6.25%) Identity Management
2 1 (6.25%) Time Management
2 1 (6.25%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ACDT
1 1 (6.25%) ACHDS
1 1 (6.25%) ACTC
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) MCDST
1 1 (6.25%) MCP
1 1 (6.25%) MCSA
1 1 (6.25%) MCSE
1 1 (6.25%) MCSM
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.25%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Apple
2 2 (12.50%) Google
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix