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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 281 217 220
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 154 248 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.68% 1.06% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 1.12% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 120 123
Median daily rate £168 £160 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £115 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £262
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £155
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 43 41
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.02% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.54 £12.69 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £22.00 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.88%
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
21443 22185 23279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.77% 94.99% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 15237 15665 16113
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £617 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 350 441
Median hourly rate £17.10 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 25 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the London region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 September 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 -15 19 £175 -12.60% 5
Canary Wharf +2 5 £160 -
Ilford - 2 - -
Hayes -1 1 £193 +2.66%
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 218 (79.56%) Windows
2 149 (54.38%) Active Directory
3 138 (50.36%) Windows 7
4 119 (43.43%) MS Office
5 99 (36.13%) Microsoft
6 71 (25.91%) Finance
7 62 (22.63%) MS Excel
8 56 (20.44%) Blackberry
9 53 (19.34%) Citrix
10 46 (16.79%) ITIL
11 42 (15.33%) Windows Server
12 40 (14.60%) SCCM
13 39 (14.23%) Windows XP
14 37 (13.50%) Banking
15 35 (12.77%) MS Exchange
15 35 (12.77%) Apple
16 31 (11.31%) Bloomberg
17 30 (10.95%) Microsoft Certification
18 28 (10.22%) iPhone
19 27 (9.85%) TCP/IP
20 26 (9.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
20 26 (9.49%) Windows Server 2008
21 25 (9.12%) Reuters
21 25 (9.12%) DNS
21 25 (9.12%) Cisco
22 23 (8.39%) Apple iOS
22 23 (8.39%) Office 365
22 23 (8.39%) Windows 8
23 22 (8.03%) DHCP
24 21 (7.66%) MCP

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 35 (12.77%) MS Exchange
2 26 (9.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 20 (7.30%) IBM Notes
4 14 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (4.01%) SharePoint
6 10 (3.65%) Skype for Business
7 8 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.73%) CMS
10 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.73%) SAS
11 1 (0.36%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 119 (43.43%) MS Office
2 62 (22.63%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.73%) InDesign
4 2 (0.73%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.36%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.36%) MS Project
5 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (4.38%) Eikon
2 1 (0.36%) assyst
2 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (8.39%) Office 365
2 7 (2.55%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.73%) Google Drive
4 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.36%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.36%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 27 (9.85%) TCP/IP
2 25 (9.12%) DNS
3 22 (8.03%) DHCP
4 19 (6.93%) Internet
5 15 (5.47%) Wireless
6 12 (4.38%) LAN
6 12 (4.38%) VPN
7 10 (3.65%) Ethernet
8 8 (2.92%) WAN
9 7 (2.55%) IP Telephony
10 6 (2.19%) Firewall
10 6 (2.19%) Skype
10 6 (2.19%) VoIP
11 5 (1.82%) Extranet
12 4 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (1.09%) SAN
14 2 (0.73%) Intranet
14 2 (0.73%) MPLS
14 2 (0.73%) Remote Desktop
14 2 (0.73%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.73%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.36%) MSI
1 1 (0.36%) Xcode
General
1 71 (25.91%) Finance
2 37 (13.50%) Banking
3 17 (6.20%) Legal
4 13 (4.74%) Retail
5 10 (3.65%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.92%) Law
7 7 (2.55%) Telecoms
8 6 (2.19%) Back Office
8 6 (2.19%) Retail Banking
9 5 (1.82%) Publishing
10 3 (1.09%) Advertising
10 3 (1.09%) Billing
11 2 (0.73%) French Language
12 1 (0.36%) Cantonese Language
12 1 (0.36%) International Banking
12 1 (0.36%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.36%) Marketing
12 1 (0.36%) Polish Language
12 1 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.73%) SAML
1 2 (0.73%) XMPP
2 1 (0.36%) .NET
2 1 (0.36%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.36%) CSS
2 1 (0.36%) HTML
2 1 (0.36%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 56 (20.44%) Blackberry
2 28 (10.22%) iPhone
3 18 (6.57%) iPad
4 17 (6.20%) Video Conferencing
5 12 (4.38%) Data Centre
6 10 (3.65%) Client/Server
6 10 (3.65%) Management Information System
7 9 (3.28%) Smartphone
8 7 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (2.19%) NHS
10 5 (1.82%) Handset
11 4 (1.46%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.46%) Thin Client
12 3 (1.09%) Hedge funds
12 3 (1.09%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.73%) Driving Licence
14 1 (0.36%) BYOD
14 1 (0.36%) Computer Science
14 1 (0.36%) Mathematics
14 1 (0.36%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 218 (79.56%) Windows
2 138 (50.36%) Windows 7
3 42 (15.33%) Windows Server
4 39 (14.23%) Windows XP
5 26 (9.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (8.39%) Apple iOS
6 23 (8.39%) Windows 8
7 21 (7.66%) Android
7 21 (7.66%) Mac OS X
8 19 (6.93%) Windows 10
9 14 (5.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (3.28%) Mac OS
10 9 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.46%) Unix
12 3 (1.09%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.73%) Linux
13 2 (0.73%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.36%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (16.79%) ITIL
2 15 (5.47%) Change Management
3 12 (4.38%) Service Management
3 12 (4.38%) Time Management
4 11 (4.01%) Asset Management
4 11 (4.01%) Migration
5 8 (2.92%) Incident Management
5 8 (2.92%) ITIL V3
5 8 (2.92%) Mobile Device Management
6 7 (2.55%) Identity Management
6 7 (2.55%) Validation
7 6 (2.19%) Problem Management
7 6 (2.19%) Service Delivery
8 5 (1.82%) Document Management
8 5 (1.82%) Software Deployment
8 5 (1.82%) Wealth Management
9 4 (1.46%) Coaching
9 4 (1.46%) ITSM
9 4 (1.46%) Patch Management
10 3 (1.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.01%) Java
2 7 (2.55%) PowerShell
2 7 (2.55%) VBA
3 6 (2.19%) C
4 4 (1.46%) SQL
5 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.36%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (10.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (7.66%) MCP
3 18 (6.57%) MCDST
4 16 (5.84%) MCSE
5 15 (5.47%) A+ Certification
6 13 (4.74%) MCSA
7 12 (4.38%) Degree
8 11 (4.01%) Security Cleared
9 9 (3.28%) ACDT
9 9 (3.28%) ACHDS
9 9 (3.28%) ACTC
9 9 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (3.28%) MCSM
9 9 (3.28%) Network+ Certification
10 7 (2.55%) SC Cleared
11 6 (2.19%) DBS Check
12 4 (1.46%) CCNA
12 4 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (1.09%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (1.09%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.20%) SLA
2 2 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.73%) HL7
2 2 (0.73%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 149 (54.38%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.65%) Virtual Servers
3 9 (3.28%) XenApp
4 8 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.09%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.73%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.36%) UAG
Systems Management
1 40 (14.60%) SCCM
2 4 (1.46%) AirWatch
2 4 (1.46%) Casper Suite
3 2 (0.73%) DameWare
3 2 (0.73%) SCOM
3 2 (0.73%) WSUS
4 1 (0.36%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.36%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (0.36%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.36%) SafeCom
4 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 99 (36.13%) Microsoft
2 53 (19.34%) Citrix
3 35 (12.77%) Apple
4 31 (11.31%) Bloomberg
5 25 (9.12%) Cisco
5 25 (9.12%) Reuters
6 20 (7.30%) Lotus
7 18 (6.57%) VMware
8 13 (4.74%) Google
9 10 (3.65%) Oracle
10 6 (2.19%) Dell
10 6 (2.19%) HP
11 5 (1.82%) Remedy
11 5 (1.82%) ServiceNow
11 5 (1.82%) Symantec
12 4 (1.46%) Adobe
12 4 (1.46%) Avaya
12 4 (1.46%) FactSet
13 2 (0.73%) IBM
13 2 (0.73%) Tandberg
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