The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Service Desk Technician featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Desk Technician
Rank 424 424 421
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Service Desk Technician 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.009% 0.009% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.009% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £125 £91 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.12% -37.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £91 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £91 £189
UK excluding London median daily rate £108 - £130
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £13.25 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +47.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.58 £10.09 £11.00
% change year-on-year
+14.71% -8.27%
Service Desk 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
20247 21536 22754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.77% 95.14% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14429 15250 16369
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 £299 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 348 448
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 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

Service Desk Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Service Desk Technician in the job title.

Service Desk Technician Jobs Demand Trend in London

Service Desk Technician
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Service Desk Technician Daily Rate Trend in London

Service Desk Technician
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Service Desk Technician Hourly Rate Trend in London

Service Desk Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, Service Desk Technician 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 Service Desk Technician in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Avaya
3 2 (50.00%) Smartphone
3 2 (50.00%) Mitel
3 2 (50.00%) Apple
3 2 (50.00%) iPad
4 1 (25.00%) Software Licensing
4 1 (25.00%) Google Drive
4 1 (25.00%) DBS Check
4 1 (25.00%) Belkin
4 1 (25.00%) EPoS
4 1 (25.00%) Sophos
4 1 (25.00%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (25.00%) InDesign
4 1 (25.00%) NETGEAR
4 1 (25.00%) Google
4 1 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (25.00%) Veritas
4 1 (25.00%) Adobe
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) Compaq

Service Desk Technician 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 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (25.00%) InDesign
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Google Drive
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) iPad
1 2 (50.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (25.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Software Licensing
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) DBS Check
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Apple
2 2 (50.00%) Avaya
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Mitel
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe
3 1 (25.00%) Belkin
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Compaq
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) Google
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Intel
3 1 (25.00%) NETGEAR
3 1 (25.00%) Sophos
3 1 (25.00%) Veritas