The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 302 243 223
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 126 193 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.58% 0.83% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.87% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 110 113
Median daily rate £164 £160 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.34% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £120 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £245 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £153 £160 £170
% change year-on-year
-4.68% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 32 38
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.42 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.89% +12.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.05 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £23.90 £22.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Desktop Support
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 London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20558 22106 21788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 95.14% 94.61% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 14897 15440 15139
Median daily rate £463 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 369 391
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.72 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.23% +12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £52.17 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in London

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Support across the London region.

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in London

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the London region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

Desktop Support Daily Rate Histogram in London

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Support across the London region.

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in London

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the London region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
City of London +14 15 £161 -7.85% 8
Hammersmith - 3 £120 -
Chiswick - 3 - -
Brentford +3 1 £190 -
Croydon -15 1 £225 +28.57%
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Carshalton - 1 - -
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, Desktop Support 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 London region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 220 (78.01%) Windows
2 146 (51.77%) Active Directory
3 136 (48.23%) Windows 7
4 116 (41.13%) MS Office
5 105 (37.23%) Microsoft
6 62 (21.99%) Finance
7 56 (19.86%) ITIL
8 49 (17.38%) MS Excel
8 49 (17.38%) Blackberry
9 43 (15.25%) Citrix
10 42 (14.89%) Banking
11 40 (14.18%) Windows XP
12 39 (13.83%) Windows Server
13 36 (12.77%) MS Exchange
13 36 (12.77%) SCCM
14 34 (12.06%) Windows 8
15 32 (11.35%) Microsoft Certification
16 31 (10.99%) Apple
17 30 (10.64%) Bloomberg
18 28 (9.93%) Windows Server 2008
19 26 (9.22%) Cisco
20 25 (8.87%) Reuters
21 23 (8.16%) Office 365
22 22 (7.80%) Android
22 22 (7.80%) VMware
23 21 (7.45%) Windows 10
23 21 (7.45%) iPhone
24 20 (7.09%) Apple iOS
24 20 (7.09%) Mac OS X
24 20 (7.09%) DNS

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 36 (12.77%) MS Exchange
2 15 (5.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 14 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (4.26%) Skype for Business
5 9 (3.19%) IBM Notes
5 9 (3.19%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.71%) CMS
8 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.71%) SAS
9 1 (0.35%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 116 (41.13%) MS Office
2 49 (17.38%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.48%) Eikon
2 2 (0.71%) assyst
3 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (8.16%) Office 365
2 6 (2.13%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.71%) Mimecast
3 2 (0.71%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.09%) DNS
2 18 (6.38%) DHCP
2 18 (6.38%) TCP/IP
3 17 (6.03%) VPN
4 14 (4.96%) Internet
5 11 (3.90%) LAN
6 9 (3.19%) Firewall
7 7 (2.48%) WAN
8 6 (2.13%) Wireless
9 5 (1.77%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (1.77%) Skype
9 5 (1.77%) VoIP
10 4 (1.42%) Ethernet
10 4 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (1.06%) Extranet
11 3 (1.06%) Intranet
11 3 (1.06%) IP Telephony
11 3 (1.06%) SAN
12 2 (0.71%) MPLS
12 2 (0.71%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Xcode
General
1 62 (21.99%) Finance
2 42 (14.89%) Banking
3 19 (6.74%) Legal
4 18 (6.38%) Investment Banking
5 17 (6.03%) Law
6 8 (2.84%) Front Office
6 8 (2.84%) Retail
7 5 (1.77%) Back Office
7 5 (1.77%) Billing
8 4 (1.42%) Advertising
9 3 (1.06%) Publishing
9 3 (1.06%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.71%) French Language
10 2 (0.71%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.35%) Cantonese Language
11 1 (0.35%) International Banking
11 1 (0.35%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.35%) Marketing
11 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.35%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.71%) SAML
2 1 (0.35%) .NET
2 1 (0.35%) CSS
2 1 (0.35%) HTML
2 1 (0.35%) ODBC
2 1 (0.35%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (17.38%) Blackberry
2 21 (7.45%) iPhone
3 13 (4.61%) Video Conferencing
4 12 (4.26%) NHS
5 11 (3.90%) iPad
6 10 (3.55%) Smartphone
7 7 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.48%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.13%) Fat Client
8 6 (2.13%) Thin Client
9 5 (1.77%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.77%) Handset
10 4 (1.42%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.06%) BYOD
11 3 (1.06%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.06%) EPoS
11 3 (1.06%) Hedge funds
11 3 (1.06%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.71%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.71%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 220 (78.01%) Windows
2 136 (48.23%) Windows 7
3 40 (14.18%) Windows XP
4 39 (13.83%) Windows Server
5 34 (12.06%) Windows 8
6 28 (9.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (7.80%) Android
8 21 (7.45%) Windows 10
9 20 (7.09%) Apple iOS
9 20 (7.09%) Mac OS X
10 15 (5.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (4.96%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (2.84%) Mac OS
13 6 (2.13%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (1.42%) Unix
15 3 (1.06%) Linux
16 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X Server
16 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (19.86%) ITIL
2 10 (3.55%) Asset Management
2 10 (3.55%) Change Management
2 10 (3.55%) Service Management
3 9 (3.19%) Document Management
3 9 (3.19%) Incident Management
3 9 (3.19%) ITIL V3
4 7 (2.48%) Migration
5 6 (2.13%) ITSM
5 6 (2.13%) Service Delivery
6 5 (1.77%) Logistics
6 5 (1.77%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (1.77%) Problem Management
6 5 (1.77%) Software Deployment
7 4 (1.42%) Practice Management
7 4 (1.42%) Wealth Management
8 3 (1.06%) Coaching
8 3 (1.06%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (1.06%) Project Management
8 3 (1.06%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.84%) C
2 6 (2.13%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.77%) Java
3 5 (1.77%) SQL
3 5 (1.77%) VBA
4 2 (0.71%) Python
5 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.35%) Perl
5 1 (0.35%) PHP
5 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (11.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (6.03%) MCP
3 15 (5.32%) MCSE
4 11 (3.90%) MCDST
4 11 (3.90%) MCSA
5 10 (3.55%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (2.48%) Degree
7 6 (2.13%) Security Cleared
8 5 (1.77%) A+ Certification
8 5 (1.77%) CCNA
8 5 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.42%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.06%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.71%) ACDT
11 2 (0.71%) ACHDS
11 2 (0.71%) ACTC
11 2 (0.71%) CCNP
11 2 (0.71%) MCSM
11 2 (0.71%) MOS
11 2 (0.71%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.38%) SLA
2 1 (0.35%) HL7
System Software
1 146 (51.77%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.48%) XenApp
4 5 (1.77%) BitLocker
5 3 (1.06%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.71%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.35%) Samba
7 1 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 36 (12.77%) SCCM
2 3 (1.06%) DameWare
2 3 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.35%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.35%) Casper Suite
4 1 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.35%) SafeCom
4 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 105 (37.23%) Microsoft
2 43 (15.25%) Citrix
3 31 (10.99%) Apple
4 30 (10.64%) Bloomberg
5 26 (9.22%) Cisco
6 25 (8.87%) Reuters
7 22 (7.80%) VMware
8 11 (3.90%) HP
9 10 (3.55%) Google
10 9 (3.19%) Lotus
11 7 (2.48%) Dell
11 7 (2.48%) Symantec
12 6 (2.13%) Avaya
13 5 (1.77%) Interwoven
14 4 (1.42%) CheckPoint
15 3 (1.06%) Adobe
15 3 (1.06%) FactSet
15 3 (1.06%) Oracle
16 2 (0.71%) Tandberg
16 2 (0.71%) Veeam
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