The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Technician role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Technician
Rank 236 221 228
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 13 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.035% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.038% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
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£180 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 - £113
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -5.88%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8443 7880 9019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.77% 92.77% 91.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4593 4073 4128
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 547 637
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -9.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Desktop Technician
England

Desktop Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Desktop Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Desktop Technician
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Desktop Technician Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Desktop Technician
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Desktop Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Desktop Technician
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -7 5 £175 -
Kent - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Desktop Technician
England

Desktop Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (37.50%) Citrix
5 5 (31.25%) Windows XP
5 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
6 4 (25.00%) LAN
6 4 (25.00%) WAN
6 4 (25.00%) MS Office
6 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 4 (25.00%) VMware
7 3 (18.75%) Windows 8
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Vista
7 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (18.75%) Firewall
7 3 (18.75%) Internet
7 3 (18.75%) Windows 2000
8 2 (12.50%) ITIL
8 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
8 2 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
8 2 (12.50%) Computer Security
8 2 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (12.50%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (12.50%) Finance
8 2 (12.50%) SLA
9 1 (6.25%) Migration
9 1 (6.25%) Information Security

Desktop Technician
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (6.25%) IBM Notes
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) LAN
1 4 (25.00%) WAN
2 3 (18.75%) Internet
2 3 (18.75%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) DHCP
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) DNS
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 5 (31.25%) Windows XP
5 3 (18.75%) Windows 8
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Vista
5 3 (18.75%) Windows 2000
6 1 (6.25%) UNIX
6 1 (6.25%) Linux
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) ITIL
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Security
2 1 (6.25%) ISMS
2 1 (6.25%) Network Management
2 1 (6.25%) Change Control
2 1 (6.25%) Information Security Management
2 1 (6.25%) Security Management
2 1 (6.25%) Migration
2 1 (6.25%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
3 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) Citrix
3 4 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) Lotus
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.25%) Dell