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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Technician
Rank 532 502 531
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 25 20 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.049% 0.046% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.050% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 1
Average daily rate £151 £170 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.02% -15.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £175 -
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 19
Average hourly rate £15.68 £14.88 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.34% +35.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.10 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.55 £17.50 £16.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £14.94 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+6.09% +10.66%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47436 40059 51618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.37% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29338 23533 29060
Average daily rate £398 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £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 1929 2075 2465
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
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
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 17 April 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
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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
North West -13 7 - - 1
London -34 5 £129 -24.26% 2
South West -22 4 £200 - 4
South East -18 3 £115 -
Yorkshire -7 2 - - 1
West Midlands -19 2 £80 -
East of England -32 2 £125 -21.87% 1
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
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Desktop Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 33 (75.00%) Windows
2 22 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 16 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 15 (34.09%) Windows XP
5 14 (31.82%) Microsoft
6 10 (22.73%) MS Excel
6 10 (22.73%) MS Office
6 10 (22.73%) Migration
7 8 (18.18%) Blackberry
8 6 (13.64%) MS Exchange
9 5 (11.36%) Citrix
9 5 (11.36%) ITIL
9 5 (11.36%) Internet
9 5 (11.36%) TOWER Software
9 5 (11.36%) Backup Exec
9 5 (11.36%) Windows 8
9 5 (11.36%) Finance
9 5 (11.36%) SCCM
9 5 (11.36%) Time Management
9 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
10 4 (9.09%) VMware
10 4 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (9.09%) SLA
11 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
11 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (6.82%) MCSE
11 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (6.82%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (6.82%) Telecoms

Desktop Technician
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 6 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.27%) SAS
5 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.27%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (22.73%) MS Office
1 10 (22.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) assyst
2 1 (2.27%) Magento
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) Internet
2 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.55%) Nortel Meridian
4 1 (2.27%) DNS
4 1 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.27%) Wireless
4 1 (2.27%) LAN
4 1 (2.27%) VoIP
4 1 (2.27%) WAN
4 1 (2.27%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MSI
General
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.27%) Back Office
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.55%) Thin Client
2 2 (4.55%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.27%) iPhone
3 1 (2.27%) iPad
3 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 33 (75.00%) Windows
2 22 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 15 (34.09%) Windows XP
4 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (11.36%) Windows 8
5 3 (6.82%) Apple iOS
5 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.82%) Windows Vista
6 2 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (4.55%) Mac OS
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.55%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.27%) AIX
7 1 (2.27%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) Migration
2 5 (11.36%) ITIL
2 5 (11.36%) Time Management
3 2 (4.55%) Service Management
4 1 (2.27%) Workflow
4 1 (2.27%) Data Management
4 1 (2.27%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (2.27%) OO
4 1 (2.27%) CRM
4 1 (2.27%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.27%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.27%) Software Deployment
4 1 (2.27%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) Java
1 1 (2.27%) PHP
1 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.82%) MCSE
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.55%) vSphere
4 1 (2.27%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) Backup Exec
1 5 (11.36%) SCCM
2 2 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.36%) Citrix
2 5 (11.36%) TOWER Software
3 4 (9.09%) VMware
4 2 (4.55%) AppSense
4 2 (4.55%) Altiris
4 2 (4.55%) Symantec
4 2 (4.55%) Nortel
4 2 (4.55%) Avaya
5 1 (2.27%) CA
5 1 (2.27%) JD Edwards
5 1 (2.27%) Reuters
5 1 (2.27%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.27%) HP
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle
5 1 (2.27%) SAP
5 1 (2.27%) IBM
5 1 (2.27%) McAfee
5 1 (2.27%) Sophos
5 1 (2.27%) Lumension
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton
DP Connect
Rate: £200 - £215 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Posted: 6 days ago