The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Technician
Rank 542 542 506
Rank change year-on-year
0 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 27 13 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.056% 0.028% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.030% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate
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£180 - £164
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 - £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £213 - £205
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 - £113
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £17.50 £17.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-1.56% -5.88%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44977 43051 48985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.56% 92.64% 92.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27854 25792 27963
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1992 2536
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.26 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Desktop Technician
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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 23 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 14 £180 - 1
East Midlands +5 3 - - 1
North West -4 2 - - 1
South West -31 2 - -
East of England -20 1 - -
London - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Desktop Technician
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Desktop Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (84.00%) Windows
2 26 (52.00%) Windows 7
3 23 (46.00%) Windows XP
4 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
5 16 (32.00%) Active Directory
6 14 (28.00%) Citrix
6 14 (28.00%) MS Office
7 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (18.00%) MS Exchange
8 9 (18.00%) Migration
9 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
9 7 (14.00%) VMware
10 6 (12.00%) SCCM
10 6 (12.00%) Windows 2000
10 6 (12.00%) LAN
10 6 (12.00%) WAN
10 6 (12.00%) Internet
10 6 (12.00%) Blackberry
11 5 (10.00%) Thin Client
11 5 (10.00%) SLA
11 5 (10.00%) Fat Client
11 5 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (8.00%) Windows 8
12 4 (8.00%) Windows Vista
12 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
12 4 (8.00%) ITIL
12 4 (8.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (6.00%) Norton AntiVirus
13 3 (6.00%) Symantec

Desktop Technician
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 9 (18.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.00%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (28.00%) MS Office
2 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) assyst
2 1 (2.00%) Magento
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) LAN
1 6 (12.00%) WAN
1 6 (12.00%) Internet
2 3 (6.00%) Firewall
2 3 (6.00%) VoIP
3 2 (4.00%) Wireless
3 2 (4.00%) Nortel Meridian
3 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.00%) DNS
4 1 (2.00%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MSI
General
1 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (6.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Retail
2 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) .NET
1 1 (2.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Blackberry
2 5 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 5 (10.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.00%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 42 (84.00%) Windows
2 26 (52.00%) Windows 7
3 23 (46.00%) Windows XP
4 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (12.00%) Windows 2000
7 4 (8.00%) Windows Vista
7 4 (8.00%) Windows 8
8 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (2.00%) UNIX
10 1 (2.00%) HPUX
10 1 (2.00%) Linux
10 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.00%) Migration
2 4 (8.00%) ITIL
3 2 (4.00%) Service Management
3 2 (4.00%) Computer Security
4 1 (2.00%) ISMS
4 1 (2.00%) Network Management
4 1 (2.00%) Change Control
4 1 (2.00%) Software Deployment
4 1 (2.00%) Information Security Management
4 1 (2.00%) Security Management
4 1 (2.00%) Information Security
4 1 (2.00%) OO
4 1 (2.00%) CRM
4 1 (2.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) Java
1 1 (2.00%) PHP
1 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (32.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (6.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (4.00%) XenApp
4 2 (4.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (4.00%) vSphere
4 2 (4.00%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (2.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (12.00%) SCCM
2 3 (6.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (28.00%) Citrix
3 7 (14.00%) VMware
4 3 (6.00%) Cisco
4 3 (6.00%) Symantec
5 2 (4.00%) Nortel
5 2 (4.00%) AppSense
5 2 (4.00%) Altiris
5 2 (4.00%) Avaya
6 1 (2.00%) CA
6 1 (2.00%) Lotus
6 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.00%) JD Edwards
6 1 (2.00%) Dell
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle
6 1 (2.00%) SAP
6 1 (2.00%) Lumension
6 1 (2.00%) McAfee
6 1 (2.00%) Sophos