The table below looks at the statistics for the Service Desk Technician role in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Service Desk Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Desk Technician
Rank - - 51
Contract jobs requiring a Service Desk Technician 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - - 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate - £106 £100
% change year-on-year
- +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £8.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.75 £12.35 £11.25
% change year-on-year
-4.85% +9.77%
Service Desk Technician
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex 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
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
610 446 423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 97.13% 90.47% 91.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 232 202
Average daily rate £375 £385 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.47% +18.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £489 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 60 71
Average hourly rate £19.66 £16.50 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.15% -27.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.36 £40.30 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Service Desk Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Service Desk Technician in the job title across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Service Desk Technician Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Service Desk Technician
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Service Desk Technician across the Essex region.

Service Desk Technician Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Service Desk Technician
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Service Desk Technician across the Essex region.

Service Desk Technician Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Service Desk Technician
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region that cited Service Desk 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 Service Desk Technician in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Service Desk Management
1 2 (100.00%) Line Management

Service Desk Technician
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region that cited Service Desk 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 Service Desk Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Service Desk Management
1 2 (100.00%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) SLA