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 27 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
England / London
Rank 306 262 214
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -48
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 100 166 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.51% 0.78% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.83% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 98 139
Median daily rate £160 £163 £157
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £119 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £275 £226
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £150 £150
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 39
Median hourly rate £20.50 £18.85 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +1.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.53 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £22.00 £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +1.75%

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
18431 20097 20183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.79% 95.01% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 13201 14255 14185
Median daily rate £475 £450 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 299 332
Median hourly rate £23.00 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.39% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 -1 28 £125 -37.50% 7
Beckenham - 2 - -
Bromley +7 1 - -
Chiswick +1 1 - -
Croydon - 1 - - 1
Twickenham - 1 £155 -
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 217 (79.20%) Windows
2 150 (54.74%) Active Directory
3 139 (50.73%) Windows 7
4 119 (43.43%) Microsoft
5 107 (39.05%) MS Office
6 71 (25.91%) Finance
7 65 (23.72%) Citrix
8 60 (21.90%) Blackberry
9 59 (21.53%) Windows Server
10 52 (18.98%) MS Excel
11 49 (17.88%) ITIL
12 46 (16.79%) Banking
13 42 (15.33%) SCCM
14 38 (13.87%) MS Exchange
15 37 (13.50%) Apple
16 36 (13.14%) Office 365
17 35 (12.77%) Bloomberg
18 33 (12.04%) TCP/IP
19 30 (10.95%) Windows XP
20 29 (10.58%) Reuters
20 29 (10.58%) Microsoft Certification
20 29 (10.58%) Retail
21 28 (10.22%) LAN
21 28 (10.22%) Windows 10
22 27 (9.85%) iPhone
23 26 (9.49%) Android
23 26 (9.49%) iPad
24 25 (9.12%) Windows Server 2008
24 25 (9.12%) DHCP
25 24 (8.76%) 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 38 (13.87%) MS Exchange
2 17 (6.20%) IBM Notes
3 15 (5.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 15 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (3.65%) Skype for Business
5 8 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.82%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.09%) CMS
9 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.36%) IIS
10 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 107 (39.05%) MS Office
2 52 (18.98%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (4.74%) Eikon
2 2 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 36 (13.14%) Office 365
2 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.73%) G Suite
4 1 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.36%) IaaS
4 1 (0.36%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.36%) PaaS
4 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (12.04%) TCP/IP
2 28 (10.22%) LAN
3 25 (9.12%) DHCP
4 24 (8.76%) DNS
5 15 (5.47%) VPN
5 15 (5.47%) WAN
6 14 (5.11%) Wireless
7 12 (4.38%) Internet
8 10 (3.65%) Ethernet
9 8 (2.92%) IP Telephony
10 7 (2.55%) Skype
10 7 (2.55%) VoIP
11 6 (2.19%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (2.19%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (1.46%) Network Security
12 4 (1.46%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (1.09%) 3G
13 3 (1.09%) Firewall
13 3 (1.09%) PBX
13 3 (1.09%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.36%) MSI
General
1 71 (25.91%) Finance
2 46 (16.79%) Banking
3 29 (10.58%) Retail
4 14 (5.11%) Investment Banking
5 11 (4.01%) Retail Banking
6 8 (2.92%) Legal
7 7 (2.55%) Back Office
8 4 (1.46%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.46%) Front Office
8 4 (1.46%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.09%) Games
9 3 (1.09%) Law
10 2 (0.73%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.73%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.36%) Advertising
11 1 (0.36%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.19%) XMPP
2 4 (1.46%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.36%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 60 (21.90%) Blackberry
2 27 (9.85%) iPhone
3 26 (9.49%) iPad
4 17 (6.20%) Video Conferencing
5 11 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.01%) Smartphone
6 7 (2.55%) Client/Server
6 7 (2.55%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.82%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.82%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.46%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.46%) NHS
9 3 (1.09%) BYOD
9 3 (1.09%) PDA
10 2 (0.73%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.36%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.36%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.36%) Life Science
11 1 (0.36%) Online Games
11 1 (0.36%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 217 (79.20%) Windows
2 139 (50.73%) Windows 7
3 59 (21.53%) Windows Server
4 30 (10.95%) Windows XP
5 28 (10.22%) Windows 10
6 26 (9.49%) Android
7 25 (9.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (8.03%) Windows 8
9 20 (7.30%) Mac OS X
10 19 (6.93%) Apple iOS
11 15 (5.47%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (5.11%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (4.01%) Mac OS
14 3 (1.09%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.73%) Unix
16 1 (0.36%) Linux
16 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.36%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (17.88%) ITIL
2 18 (6.57%) Time Management
3 16 (5.84%) Asset Management
4 11 (4.01%) Mobile Device Management
5 9 (3.28%) Identity Management
5 9 (3.28%) Migration
6 8 (2.92%) Change Management
6 8 (2.92%) Coaching
6 8 (2.92%) Ticket Management
7 7 (2.55%) Validation
8 6 (2.19%) Incident Management
8 6 (2.19%) Service Delivery
9 4 (1.46%) Service Management
9 4 (1.46%) Software Deployment
10 3 (1.09%) Business Continuity Management
10 3 (1.09%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (1.09%) Investment Management
10 3 (1.09%) ITSM
10 3 (1.09%) Patch Management
10 3 (1.09%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.01%) PowerShell
2 8 (2.92%) VBA
3 6 (2.19%) Java
4 4 (1.46%) SQL
5 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 29 (10.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (6.93%) MCP
3 17 (6.20%) MCSE
4 12 (4.38%) MCDST
5 10 (3.65%) Degree
5 10 (3.65%) MCSA
5 10 (3.65%) Network+ Certification
6 8 (2.92%) A+ Certification
6 8 (2.92%) Security Cleared
7 7 (2.55%) ACDT
7 7 (2.55%) ACHDS
7 7 (2.55%) ACTC
7 7 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.55%) MCSM
8 4 (1.46%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.09%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.73%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.66%) SLA
2 4 (1.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 150 (54.74%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.38%) XenApp
4 7 (2.55%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (1.46%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (1.46%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.09%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.73%) vSphere
8 1 (0.36%) Firmware
8 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 42 (15.33%) SCCM
2 10 (3.65%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (2.92%) AirWatch
4 4 (1.46%) Jamf Pro
4 4 (1.46%) WSUS
5 2 (0.73%) DameWare
5 2 (0.73%) SafeCom
6 1 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.36%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 119 (43.43%) Microsoft
2 65 (23.72%) Citrix
3 37 (13.50%) Apple
4 35 (12.77%) Bloomberg
5 29 (10.58%) Reuters
6 22 (8.03%) Cisco
7 18 (6.57%) VMware
8 17 (6.20%) Lotus
9 14 (5.11%) Symantec
10 13 (4.74%) ServiceNow
11 11 (4.01%) Remedy
12 8 (2.92%) Dell
12 8 (2.92%) HP
13 7 (2.55%) Google
14 6 (2.19%) FactSet
15 5 (1.82%) Avaya
16 4 (1.46%) Snow
17 3 (1.09%) AppSense
17 3 (1.09%) Oracle
17 3 (1.09%) Polycom
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