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 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 299 244 223
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 133 181 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.61% 0.82% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.86% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 105 110
Median daily rate £160 £170 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £120 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £268 £291
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £165 £165
% change year-on-year
-8.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 36 39
Median hourly rate £17.75 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.57% +1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £24.50 £22.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £15.93
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -10.51%
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
20552 20961 21857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.85% 94.65% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 14945 14461 15395
Median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 381 390
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.72 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% +12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £55.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

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 24 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 24 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 24 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 +13 13 £148 -20.27% 9
Hammersmith - 3 £120 -
Chiswick - 3 - -
Croydon -8 2 £195 +11.42%
Uxbridge +6 1 - -
Brentford - 1 £190 -
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 244 (79.74%) Windows
2 156 (50.98%) Windows 7
3 151 (49.35%) Active Directory
4 125 (40.85%) MS Office
5 109 (35.62%) Microsoft
6 75 (24.51%) Finance
7 69 (22.55%) ITIL
8 58 (18.95%) Blackberry
9 53 (17.32%) Citrix
10 51 (16.67%) Windows Server
11 49 (16.01%) SCCM
12 48 (15.69%) MS Excel
13 46 (15.03%) Windows XP
14 42 (13.73%) Banking
15 40 (13.07%) Windows Server 2008
16 36 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
17 35 (11.44%) Bloomberg
18 34 (11.11%) Windows 8
19 32 (10.46%) MS Exchange
20 30 (9.80%) Cisco
20 30 (9.80%) Windows Server 2003
20 30 (9.80%) Reuters
21 25 (8.17%) Apple
22 24 (7.84%) Law
22 24 (7.84%) Legal
22 24 (7.84%) VMware
22 24 (7.84%) Office 365
23 23 (7.52%) MCP
24 21 (6.86%) Smartphone
24 21 (6.86%) 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 32 (10.46%) MS Exchange
2 13 (4.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 11 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (3.59%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.59%) Skype for Business
4 10 (3.27%) IBM Notes
5 4 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.65%) CMS
6 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.65%) SAS
7 1 (0.33%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 125 (40.85%) MS Office
2 48 (15.69%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.61%) Eikon
2 2 (0.65%) assyst
2 2 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 24 (7.84%) Office 365
2 6 (1.96%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.65%) Mimecast
3 2 (0.65%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 17 (5.56%) DNS
3 16 (5.23%) VPN
4 14 (4.58%) DHCP
4 14 (4.58%) Internet
4 14 (4.58%) LAN
5 9 (2.94%) Firewall
5 9 (2.94%) WAN
6 5 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.31%) Intranet
7 4 (1.31%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (1.31%) VoIP
7 4 (1.31%) WebEx
7 4 (1.31%) Wireless
8 3 (0.98%) IP Telephony
8 3 (0.98%) SAN
8 3 (0.98%) Skype
9 2 (0.65%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.65%) Extranet
9 2 (0.65%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 75 (24.51%) Finance
2 42 (13.73%) Banking
3 24 (7.84%) Law
3 24 (7.84%) Legal
4 18 (5.88%) Investment Banking
5 11 (3.59%) Retail
6 8 (2.61%) Front Office
7 6 (1.96%) Back Office
7 6 (1.96%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.31%) Advertising
8 4 (1.31%) Billing
9 3 (0.98%) French Language
9 3 (0.98%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.65%) Publishing
11 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.33%) International Banking
11 1 (0.33%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.33%) Marketing
11 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.65%) SAML
2 1 (0.33%) .NET
2 1 (0.33%) CSS
2 1 (0.33%) HTML
2 1 (0.33%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 58 (18.95%) Blackberry
2 21 (6.86%) iPhone
2 21 (6.86%) Smartphone
3 18 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
4 12 (3.92%) iPad
5 11 (3.59%) NHS
6 9 (2.94%) Fat Client
6 9 (2.94%) Thin Client
7 7 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (1.96%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.63%) Handset
9 5 (1.63%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.31%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.31%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.98%) BYOD
11 3 (0.98%) EPoS
11 3 (0.98%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.98%) PDA
12 2 (0.65%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.65%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 244 (79.74%) Windows
2 156 (50.98%) Windows 7
3 51 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 46 (15.03%) Windows XP
5 40 (13.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (11.11%) Windows 8
7 30 (9.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (6.86%) Android
8 21 (6.86%) Windows 10
9 20 (6.54%) Apple iOS
10 14 (4.58%) Mac OS X
10 14 (4.58%) Windows 2000 Server
11 13 (4.25%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (1.96%) Mac OS
13 4 (1.31%) Unix
14 3 (0.98%) Linux
15 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X Server
15 1 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (22.55%) ITIL
2 12 (3.92%) Change Management
3 11 (3.59%) Service Management
4 10 (3.27%) Asset Management
4 10 (3.27%) ITIL V3
5 9 (2.94%) Document Management
5 9 (2.94%) Incident Management
6 7 (2.29%) ITSM
7 6 (1.96%) Migration
8 5 (1.63%) Logistics
8 5 (1.63%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (1.63%) Service Delivery
8 5 (1.63%) Software Deployment
9 4 (1.31%) Configuration Management
9 4 (1.31%) Practice Management
9 4 (1.31%) Problem Management
9 4 (1.31%) Time Management
10 3 (0.98%) Investment Management
10 3 (0.98%) Project Management
10 3 (0.98%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.27%) C
2 6 (1.96%) SQL
3 5 (1.63%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.63%) VBA
4 4 (1.31%) Java
5 2 (0.65%) Python
6 1 (0.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.33%) Perl
6 1 (0.33%) PHP
6 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (7.52%) MCP
3 20 (6.54%) MCSE
4 16 (5.23%) MCDST
5 11 (3.59%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (3.27%) Security Cleared
7 8 (2.61%) Degree
7 8 (2.61%) MCSA
8 7 (2.29%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.98%) CCNA
9 3 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.98%) MOS
10 2 (0.65%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.65%) CCNP
10 2 (0.65%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.65%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.33%) CCA
11 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.21%) SLA
2 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 151 (49.35%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.23%) XenApp
3 14 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.63%) BitLocker
5 4 (1.31%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.98%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.33%) Samba
Systems Management
1 49 (16.01%) SCCM
2 4 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.98%) DameWare
4 2 (0.65%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.33%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.33%) SafeCom
5 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 109 (35.62%) Microsoft
2 53 (17.32%) Citrix
3 35 (11.44%) Bloomberg
4 30 (9.80%) Cisco
4 30 (9.80%) Reuters
5 25 (8.17%) Apple
6 24 (7.84%) VMware
7 16 (5.23%) HP
8 10 (3.27%) Lotus
9 8 (2.61%) Dell
9 8 (2.61%) Google
10 7 (2.29%) Symantec
11 6 (1.96%) Avaya
11 6 (1.96%) Interwoven
12 5 (1.63%) Polycom
12 5 (1.63%) Remedy
13 4 (1.31%) CheckPoint
14 3 (0.98%) Altiris
14 3 (0.98%) LANDesk
15 2 (0.65%) Wyse
City of London
Mint
Rate: £10 - £13 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Energon Global
Rate: £225 - £300 per day
Posted: 20 days ago