The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Technician role in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Technician
Rank 386 387 367
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 8 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.038% 0.046% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.049% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Average daily rate
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£125 £185 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.43% +8.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £110 £170 £175
% change year-on-year
-35.29% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +10.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.88 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-2.52% +10.18%
Desktop Technician
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
19406 20362 18296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.44% 93.12% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13742 13958 12341
Average daily rate £438 £436 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.45% +2.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 329 382 512
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.39 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.74% -3.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

Desktop Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Technician in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Technician Jobs Demand Trend in London

Desktop Technician
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Technician across the London region.

Desktop Technician Daily Rate Trend in London

Desktop Technician
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Technician across the London region.

Desktop Technician Hourly Rate Trend in London

Desktop Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Desktop Technician in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Technician in their job title.

1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 7 (38.89%) MS Office
3 7 (38.89%) Apple
4 6 (33.33%) Citrix
4 6 (33.33%) Finance
4 6 (33.33%) VMware
4 6 (33.33%) SCCM
4 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
5 5 (27.78%) ITIL
6 4 (22.22%) SQL
6 4 (22.22%) Visual Studio
6 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
6 4 (22.22%) Thin Client
6 4 (22.22%) Reuters
6 4 (22.22%) Bloomberg
6 4 (22.22%) Investment Management
6 4 (22.22%) Polycom
6 4 (22.22%) vSphere
6 4 (22.22%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
6 4 (22.22%) Degree
6 4 (22.22%) XenDesktop
6 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
6 4 (22.22%) Fat Client
6 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills

Desktop Technician
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Desktop Technician in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.56%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (38.89%) MS Office
2 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) LDAP
1 2 (11.11%) SMTP
1 2 (11.11%) DHCP
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 2 (11.11%) DNS
1 2 (11.11%) SAN
1 2 (11.11%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Publishing
2 1 (5.56%) Spanish Language
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Thin Client
1 4 (22.22%) Fat Client
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
4 2 (11.11%) Mac OS X
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
2 4 (22.22%) Investment Management
3 2 (11.11%) ITSM
4 1 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (22.22%) XenDesktop
3 4 (22.22%) vSphere
3 4 (22.22%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) Apple
3 6 (33.33%) Citrix
3 6 (33.33%) VMware
4 4 (22.22%) Polycom
4 4 (22.22%) Reuters
4 4 (22.22%) Bloomberg
5 2 (11.11%) ServiceNow
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco
6 1 (5.56%) Lotus
6 1 (5.56%) Remedy
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