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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 281 233 223
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 149 210 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.65% 0.94% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.99% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 123 116
Median daily rate £163 £165 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £120 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £242 £283
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £160 £160
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 46 48
Median hourly rate £17.75 £19.44 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.68% +7.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.94 £13.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.15 £25.00 £23.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.67%
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
21602 21186 22093
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.75% 94.72% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 15671 14552 15446
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 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 384 401
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +10 21 £196 +30.83% 9
Chiswick - 3 - -
Wembley - 2 £120 -
Hammersmith - 2 £120 -
Croydon -8 1 £165 -5.71%
Brentford - 1 £190 -
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 250 (78.62%) Windows
2 163 (51.26%) Windows 7
3 157 (49.37%) Active Directory
4 131 (41.19%) MS Office
5 115 (36.16%) Microsoft
6 74 (23.27%) Finance
7 72 (22.64%) ITIL
8 56 (17.61%) Citrix
9 54 (16.98%) Blackberry
10 53 (16.67%) Windows Server
11 48 (15.09%) Windows XP
11 48 (15.09%) SCCM
12 46 (14.47%) Banking
12 46 (14.47%) MS Excel
13 40 (12.58%) Windows Server 2008
13 40 (12.58%) Windows 8
14 36 (11.32%) Bloomberg
15 35 (11.01%) MS Exchange
16 34 (10.69%) Microsoft Certification
17 31 (9.75%) Cisco
17 31 (9.75%) Reuters
17 31 (9.75%) Windows Server 2003
18 26 (8.18%) Apple
19 25 (7.86%) MCP
19 25 (7.86%) VMware
20 24 (7.55%) Office 365
21 23 (7.23%) Law
22 21 (6.60%) iPhone
22 21 (6.60%) SLA
23 20 (6.29%) Android

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 (11.01%) MS Exchange
2 14 (4.40%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (3.77%) Skype for Business
5 11 (3.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (2.20%) IBM Notes
7 6 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.63%) CMS
8 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.63%) SAS
9 1 (0.31%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 131 (41.19%) MS Office
2 46 (14.47%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.52%) Eikon
2 2 (0.63%) assyst
2 2 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.31%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (7.55%) Office 365
2 3 (0.94%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.63%) Mimecast
3 2 (0.63%) OneDrive
3 2 (0.63%) SaaS
4 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.97%) TCP/IP
2 17 (5.35%) LAN
3 16 (5.03%) VPN
4 15 (4.72%) DNS
5 13 (4.09%) DHCP
6 12 (3.77%) Internet
7 10 (3.14%) WAN
8 9 (2.83%) Firewall
9 8 (2.52%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (1.57%) VoIP
11 4 (1.26%) IP Telephony
11 4 (1.26%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (1.26%) WebEx
12 3 (0.94%) SAN
12 3 (0.94%) Skype
13 2 (0.63%) 3G
13 2 (0.63%) Ethernet
13 2 (0.63%) Intranet
13 2 (0.63%) MPLS
13 2 (0.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.63%) JIRA
General
1 74 (23.27%) Finance
2 46 (14.47%) Banking
3 23 (7.23%) Law
4 20 (6.29%) Investment Banking
4 20 (6.29%) Legal
5 10 (3.14%) Front Office
5 10 (3.14%) Retail
6 8 (2.52%) Back Office
7 6 (1.89%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.26%) Advertising
8 4 (1.26%) Billing
9 3 (0.94%) French Language
9 3 (0.94%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.31%) International Banking
10 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.31%) .NET
1 1 (0.31%) CSS
1 1 (0.31%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 54 (16.98%) Blackberry
2 21 (6.60%) iPhone
3 15 (4.72%) Video Conferencing
4 13 (4.09%) iPad
5 10 (3.14%) NHS
6 8 (2.52%) Fat Client
6 8 (2.52%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.57%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.57%) Mathematics
7 5 (1.57%) PDA
8 3 (0.94%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.94%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.94%) EPoS
8 3 (0.94%) Hedge funds
8 3 (0.94%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.94%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.63%) BYOD
9 2 (0.63%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 250 (78.62%) Windows
2 163 (51.26%) Windows 7
3 53 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 48 (15.09%) Windows XP
5 40 (12.58%) Windows 8
5 40 (12.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (9.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (6.29%) Android
8 17 (5.35%) Apple iOS
8 17 (5.35%) Windows 10
9 14 (4.40%) Mac OS X
9 14 (4.40%) Windows 2000 Server
10 13 (4.09%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (1.89%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.26%) Linux
12 4 (1.26%) Unix
13 1 (0.31%) Debian
13 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (22.64%) ITIL
2 12 (3.77%) Service Management
3 11 (3.46%) Asset Management
3 11 (3.46%) Change Management
4 9 (2.83%) ITIL V3
4 9 (2.83%) ITSM
5 8 (2.52%) Document Management
5 8 (2.52%) Incident Management
6 7 (2.20%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (2.20%) Migration
7 6 (1.89%) Service Delivery
8 5 (1.57%) Investment Management
8 5 (1.57%) Logistics
8 5 (1.57%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (1.26%) Configuration Management
9 4 (1.26%) CRM
9 4 (1.26%) Practice Management
9 4 (1.26%) Time Management
10 3 (0.94%) Project Management
10 3 (0.94%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.83%) C
2 7 (2.20%) SQL
3 6 (1.89%) Java
3 6 (1.89%) VBA
4 5 (1.57%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.63%) Python
6 1 (0.31%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.31%) Perl
6 1 (0.31%) PHP
6 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (10.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (7.86%) MCP
3 19 (5.97%) MCSE
4 14 (4.40%) MCDST
5 12 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (3.46%) Degree
7 9 (2.83%) Security Cleared
8 8 (2.52%) MCSA
9 6 (1.89%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.94%) CCNA
10 3 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.63%) CCNP
11 2 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.63%) MOS
12 1 (0.31%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.31%) CCA
12 1 (0.31%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.31%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.60%) SLA
2 2 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 157 (49.37%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.72%) XenApp
3 14 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.57%) BitLocker
5 4 (1.26%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.94%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.94%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.31%) Samba
Systems Management
1 48 (15.09%) SCCM
2 6 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.94%) DameWare
4 2 (0.63%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.31%) SCOM
5 1 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.31%) WSUS
Vendors
1 115 (36.16%) Microsoft
2 56 (17.61%) Citrix
3 36 (11.32%) Bloomberg
4 31 (9.75%) Cisco
4 31 (9.75%) Reuters
5 26 (8.18%) Apple
6 25 (7.86%) VMware
7 14 (4.40%) HP
8 10 (3.14%) Symantec
9 8 (2.52%) Dell
10 7 (2.20%) Lotus
11 6 (1.89%) Interwoven
12 5 (1.57%) Avaya
12 5 (1.57%) CheckPoint
12 5 (1.57%) Google
12 5 (1.57%) Remedy
13 4 (1.26%) Adobe
13 4 (1.26%) Polycom
14 3 (0.94%) iManage
14 3 (0.94%) LANDesk
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