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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Technician
Rank 398 392 394
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 5 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.023% 0.013% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.014% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate
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£170 £129 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.03% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £175 £188
% change year-on-year
+31.42% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £10.09 £20.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.55% +48.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
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
20445 21023 20332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 92.91% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14135 14816 13711
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 371 455
Average hourly rate £18.71 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Technician across the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Desktop Technician Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Technician within the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
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Last Year
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City of London - 2 £170 -
Desktop Technician
England

Desktop Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 9 (60.00%) Finance
3 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (53.33%) MS Office
5 7 (46.67%) ITIL
6 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
6 6 (40.00%) Citrix
6 6 (40.00%) Apple
6 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (33.33%) Service Delivery
7 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 5 (33.33%) VMware
7 5 (33.33%) SCCM
7 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
8 4 (26.67%) Investment Management
8 4 (26.67%) Polycom
8 4 (26.67%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (26.67%) Degree
8 4 (26.67%) Fat Client
8 4 (26.67%) XenDesktop
8 4 (26.67%) vSphere
8 4 (26.67%) Windows 8
8 4 (26.67%) SQL
8 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
8 4 (26.67%) Thin Client
8 4 (26.67%) Reuters
8 4 (26.67%) Bloomberg
9 3 (20.00%) Windows XP

Desktop Technician
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (53.33%) MS Office
2 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) LDAP
1 3 (20.00%) VPN
2 2 (13.33%) SMTP
3 1 (6.67%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) DHCP
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (26.67%) Fat Client
2 4 (26.67%) Thin Client
3 2 (13.33%) iPad
3 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
4 1 (6.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (26.67%) Windows 8
4 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
5 1 (6.67%) Mac OS
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 4 (26.67%) Investment Management
4 3 (20.00%) Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
5 2 (13.33%) Change Management
6 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (26.67%) VMware Workstation
3 4 (26.67%) XenDesktop
3 4 (26.67%) vSphere
4 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Citrix
1 6 (40.00%) Apple
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) Polycom
3 4 (26.67%) Reuters
3 4 (26.67%) Bloomberg
4 1 (6.67%) Lotus
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco