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 27 August 2016 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Technician
Rank 613 619 557
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -62
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 16 27 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.032% 0.051% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.054% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 6
Median daily rate £171 £150 £173
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.16% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £106 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £210 £263
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £115 £175
% change year-on-year
+39.13% -34.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 23
Median hourly rate £13.50 £10.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £9.07 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £15.75 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £10.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -40.29%
Desktop Technician
UK

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
46883 50243 48342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.74% 94.97% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 30886 32538 29753
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1439 1894 1939
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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
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 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Technician within the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London +4 6 £178 +1.42%
West Midlands -28 6 £110 -
South West - 2 £200 -
Yorkshire - 1 £250 -
East of England - 1 £140 -
Desktop Technician
UK

Desktop Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 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 16 (59.26%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) MS Office
3 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
4 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
5 4 (14.81%) Dell
5 4 (14.81%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (14.81%) Windows 8
6 3 (11.11%) Wireless
6 3 (11.11%) VMware
6 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
7 2 (7.41%) SAS
7 2 (7.41%) Linux
7 2 (7.41%) MCSA
7 2 (7.41%) VoIP
7 2 (7.41%) Apple
7 2 (7.41%) Degree
7 2 (7.41%) Migration
7 2 (7.41%) SCCM
7 2 (7.41%) Line Management
8 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
8 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
8 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
8 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (3.70%) Grafana
8 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
8 1 (3.70%) VMware Server
8 1 (3.70%) Mitel

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 (7.41%) SAS
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (33.33%) MS Office
2 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) Wireless
2 2 (7.41%) VoIP
3 1 (3.70%) LAN
3 1 (3.70%) SAN
3 1 (3.70%) VPN
3 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (3.70%) Back Office
1 1 (3.70%) Banking
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (59.26%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
3 4 (14.81%) Windows 8
4 2 (7.41%) Linux
5 1 (3.70%) CentOS
5 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (7.41%) Line Management
1 2 (7.41%) Migration
2 1 (3.70%) Analytics
2 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (3.70%) ITIL
2 1 (3.70%) Logistics
2 1 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (3.70%) Security Management
2 1 (3.70%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) MCSA
3 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.70%) MCP
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) Grafana
2 1 (3.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Dell
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) VMware
3 2 (7.41%) Apple
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco
4 1 (3.70%) Mitel
4 1 (3.70%) Splunk