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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Technician
Rank 543 549 550
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 32 11 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.064% 0.023% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.024% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 3
Average daily rate
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£173 - £175
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 - £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £263 - £207
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 - £113
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 7 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.00 £10.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.41 £17.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -2.94%
Desktop Technician
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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
46443 45266 50025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.33% 92.82% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 28666 27485 28743
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1833 1984 2511
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £40.57 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Technician across the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Desktop Technician Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Technician across the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Desktop Technician Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 August 2014. 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
South East +2 13 £175 -
North West -3 5 - - 1
London 0 4 £170 - 3
East Midlands +4 3 - - 1
North East - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
East of England -22 1 - -
South West - - - -
Desktop Technician
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Desktop Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 42 (77.78%) Windows
2 28 (51.85%) Windows 7
3 25 (46.30%) Windows XP
3 25 (46.30%) Microsoft
4 17 (31.48%) Active Directory
4 17 (31.48%) MS Office
4 17 (31.48%) Citrix
5 13 (24.07%) MS Exchange
6 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (16.67%) LAN
7 9 (16.67%) WAN
8 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
8 8 (14.81%) Internet
8 8 (14.81%) Migration
9 7 (12.96%) SCCM
9 7 (12.96%) Blackberry
9 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (12.96%) SLA
10 6 (11.11%) ITIL
10 6 (11.11%) Thin Client
10 6 (11.11%) Windows 8
10 6 (11.11%) Fat Client
11 5 (9.26%) Windows Vista
11 5 (9.26%) VMware
11 5 (9.26%) Security Cleared
11 5 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (9.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (9.26%) Firewall
11 5 (9.26%) Windows 2000
12 4 (7.41%) Finance

Desktop Technician
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 13 (24.07%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.85%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (31.48%) MS Office
2 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) assyst
2 1 (1.85%) Magento
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.67%) LAN
1 9 (16.67%) WAN
2 8 (14.81%) Internet
3 5 (9.26%) Firewall
4 3 (5.56%) Wireless
4 3 (5.56%) VoIP
5 2 (3.70%) SMTP
5 2 (3.70%) Nortel Meridian
5 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.70%) LDAP
6 1 (1.85%) DNS
6 1 (1.85%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MSI
General
1 4 (7.41%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.85%) Retail
3 1 (1.85%) Marketing
3 1 (1.85%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) .NET
1 1 (1.85%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Blackberry
2 6 (11.11%) Fat Client
2 6 (11.11%) Thin Client
3 3 (5.56%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.85%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 42 (77.78%) Windows
2 28 (51.85%) Windows 7
3 25 (46.30%) Windows XP
4 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (11.11%) Windows 8
7 5 (9.26%) Windows Vista
7 5 (9.26%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.85%) UNIX
8 1 (1.85%) HPUX
8 1 (1.85%) Linux
8 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.81%) Migration
2 6 (11.11%) ITIL
3 3 (5.56%) Service Management
4 2 (3.70%) Software Deployment
4 2 (3.70%) Computer Security
5 1 (1.85%) ISMS
5 1 (1.85%) Network Management
5 1 (1.85%) Change Control
5 1 (1.85%) Information Security
5 1 (1.85%) ITSM
5 1 (1.85%) Information Security Management
5 1 (1.85%) Security Management
5 1 (1.85%) OO
5 1 (1.85%) CRM
5 1 (1.85%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.85%) Java
1 1 (1.85%) PHP
1 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.26%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.96%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (31.48%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (5.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (5.56%) XenApp
4 3 (5.56%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.70%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) SCCM
2 2 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 25 (46.30%) Microsoft
2 17 (31.48%) Citrix
3 5 (9.26%) VMware
4 3 (5.56%) Cisco
5 2 (3.70%) Nortel
5 2 (3.70%) Adobe
5 2 (3.70%) Avaya
5 2 (3.70%) CA
5 2 (3.70%) Apple
5 2 (3.70%) Symantec
5 2 (3.70%) AppSense
5 2 (3.70%) Altiris
5 2 (3.70%) Lumension
6 1 (1.85%) McAfee
6 1 (1.85%) Sophos
6 1 (1.85%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.85%) Lotus
6 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.85%) HP
6 1 (1.85%) Dell
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