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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 276 239 198
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 163 194 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.76% 0.86% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.90% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 107 145
Median daily rate £175 £165 £168
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £115 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £275 £249
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £155 £150
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 32 59
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.98 £12.45 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £23.80 £21.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.77 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.88% +5.13%
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
20235 21509 22822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.76% 95.16% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14421 15222 16429
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 347 443
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -16 24 £175 -12.50% 8
Canary Wharf +4 2 £160 -
Uxbridge +4 1 £175 -2.77%
Southwark - 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Brentford - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £240 -
Croydon - 1 £155 -
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 258 (82.43%) Windows
2 188 (60.06%) Active Directory
3 170 (54.31%) Windows 7
4 128 (40.89%) MS Office
5 124 (39.62%) Microsoft
6 80 (25.56%) Finance
7 68 (21.73%) Blackberry
8 67 (21.41%) Windows Server
9 65 (20.77%) MS Excel
10 61 (19.49%) Citrix
11 57 (18.21%) ITIL
12 48 (15.34%) MS Exchange
12 48 (15.34%) Banking
13 47 (15.02%) SCCM
13 47 (15.02%) Bloomberg
14 44 (14.06%) Apple
15 40 (12.78%) Windows XP
16 39 (12.46%) Office 365
17 38 (12.14%) TCP/IP
17 38 (12.14%) Reuters
18 36 (11.50%) Microsoft Certification
19 33 (10.54%) iPhone
20 32 (10.22%) Windows Server 2008
20 32 (10.22%) iPad
21 31 (9.90%) DNS
22 30 (9.58%) DHCP
22 30 (9.58%) Windows 8
23 29 (9.27%) Retail
24 26 (8.31%) MCP
24 26 (8.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

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 48 (15.34%) MS Exchange
2 26 (8.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 24 (7.67%) IBM Notes
4 21 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (4.47%) Skype for Business
6 12 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (3.19%) SharePoint
8 8 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.96%) CMS
10 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.32%) IIS
Applications
1 128 (40.89%) MS Office
2 65 (20.77%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.64%) InDesign
4 2 (0.64%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.32%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (5.43%) Eikon
2 2 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 39 (12.46%) Office 365
2 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.64%) G Suite
3 2 (0.64%) Google Drive
3 2 (0.64%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.32%) IaaS
4 1 (0.32%) PaaS
4 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (12.14%) TCP/IP
2 31 (9.90%) DNS
3 30 (9.58%) DHCP
4 23 (7.35%) LAN
5 19 (6.07%) Internet
6 18 (5.75%) Wireless
7 16 (5.11%) Ethernet
8 14 (4.47%) WAN
9 12 (3.83%) Skype
10 11 (3.51%) VPN
11 7 (2.24%) VoIP
11 7 (2.24%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (1.92%) IP Telephony
13 5 (1.60%) Remote Desktop
14 4 (1.28%) Firewall
15 3 (0.96%) PBX
15 3 (0.96%) SAN
16 2 (0.64%) HTTP
16 2 (0.64%) SSL
16 2 (0.64%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.32%) MSI
1 1 (0.32%) Xcode
General
1 80 (25.56%) Finance
2 48 (15.34%) Banking
3 29 (9.27%) Retail
4 14 (4.47%) Investment Banking
5 12 (3.83%) Legal
5 12 (3.83%) Retail Banking
6 8 (2.56%) Back Office
7 7 (2.24%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.28%) Law
9 3 (0.96%) Advertising
9 3 (0.96%) Billing
9 3 (0.96%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.96%) Front Office
9 3 (0.96%) Publishing
10 1 (0.32%) Games
10 1 (0.32%) German Language
10 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.32%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.64%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.32%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (0.32%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 68 (21.73%) Blackberry
2 33 (10.54%) iPhone
3 32 (10.22%) iPad
4 18 (5.75%) Video Conferencing
5 13 (4.15%) Client/Server
6 12 (3.83%) Data Centre
6 12 (3.83%) Smartphone
7 11 (3.51%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (1.60%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.96%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.96%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.96%) Statistics
10 3 (0.96%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.64%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.64%) Handset
11 2 (0.64%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.64%) NHS
12 1 (0.32%) Mobile Computing
12 1 (0.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 258 (82.43%) Windows
2 170 (54.31%) Windows 7
3 67 (21.41%) Windows Server
4 40 (12.78%) Windows XP
5 32 (10.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (9.58%) Windows 8
7 25 (7.99%) Apple iOS
7 25 (7.99%) Mac OS X
8 24 (7.67%) Android
9 22 (7.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (6.71%) Windows 10
11 13 (4.15%) Mac OS
11 13 (4.15%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (1.28%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.96%) Unix
13 3 (0.96%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.64%) Linux
15 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (18.21%) ITIL
2 25 (7.99%) Time Management
3 19 (6.07%) Asset Management
4 15 (4.79%) Change Management
5 13 (4.15%) Identity Management
5 13 (4.15%) Migration
5 13 (4.15%) Mobile Device Management
6 11 (3.51%) Validation
7 9 (2.88%) Service Delivery
8 6 (1.92%) Coaching
9 5 (1.60%) Incident Management
9 5 (1.60%) Service Management
10 4 (1.28%) Business Continuity
10 4 (1.28%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (1.28%) Data Protection
10 4 (1.28%) ITSM
10 4 (1.28%) Patch Management
10 4 (1.28%) Software Deployment
11 3 (0.96%) Business Continuity Management
11 3 (0.96%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.15%) PowerShell
2 11 (3.51%) Java
2 11 (3.51%) VBA
3 3 (0.96%) SQL
4 2 (0.64%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.32%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (11.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (8.31%) MCP
3 23 (7.35%) MCSE
4 18 (5.75%) MCDST
5 17 (5.43%) A+ Certification
5 17 (5.43%) Degree
5 17 (5.43%) MCSA
6 15 (4.79%) Network+ Certification
7 13 (4.15%) ACDT
7 13 (4.15%) ACHDS
7 13 (4.15%) ACTC
7 13 (4.15%) MCSM
8 9 (2.88%) Security Cleared
9 7 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.60%) SC Cleared
11 4 (1.28%) CCNA
11 4 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.28%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.96%) MCITP
12 3 (0.96%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.39%) SLA
2 2 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.64%) HL7
2 2 (0.64%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 188 (60.06%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.47%) Virtual Servers
3 12 (3.83%) XenApp
4 11 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.60%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.96%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.32%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.32%) UAG
8 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 47 (15.02%) SCCM
2 9 (2.88%) AirWatch
3 6 (1.92%) Casper Suite
4 4 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.96%) DameWare
6 2 (0.64%) SafeCom
6 2 (0.64%) SCOM
6 2 (0.64%) WSUS
7 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.32%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 1 (0.32%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 124 (39.62%) Microsoft
2 61 (19.49%) Citrix
3 47 (15.02%) Bloomberg
4 44 (14.06%) Apple
5 38 (12.14%) Reuters
6 24 (7.67%) Lotus
7 18 (5.75%) VMware
8 17 (5.43%) Cisco
9 10 (3.19%) ServiceNow
10 9 (2.88%) Google
10 9 (2.88%) Oracle
11 8 (2.56%) Symantec
12 7 (2.24%) FactSet
12 7 (2.24%) Remedy
13 5 (1.60%) Avaya
13 5 (1.60%) HP
14 4 (1.28%) Adobe
14 4 (1.28%) Dell
15 3 (0.96%) AppSense
15 3 (0.96%) Fidessa
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