The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Desktop Support Technician featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Technician
Rank 633 594 595
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Technician 10 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.030% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.031% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 10
Median daily rate £135 £230 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.30% +31.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £90 £230 £175
% change year-on-year
-60.86% +31.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 5
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £11.90 £15.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £16.20 £20.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £14.50 £17.18
% change year-on-year
-5.17% -15.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50823 51340 50433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.71% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 33235 31856 31169
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1467 2031 2115
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Desktop Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Desktop Support Technician in the job title.

Desktop Support Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Desktop Support Technician
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Support Technician within the UK.

Desktop Support Technician Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Desktop Support Technician
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Support Technician within the UK.

Desktop Support Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Desktop Support Technician
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 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
England -15 8 £135 -41.30%
London +9 3 £135 -42.55%
South West -9 2 - -
Wales - 2 - -
Cardiff - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 - -
Staffordshire +6 1 - -
North West -18 1 - -
West Midlands -19 1 - -
East of England - 1 £90 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 £90 -
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £90 -

Desktop Support Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, Desktop Support 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 featuring Desktop Support Technician in the job title.

1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 5 (27.78%) Windows XP
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 4 (22.22%) Dell
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
5 3 (16.67%) MS Office
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (11.11%) Apple
6 2 (11.11%) ITIL
6 2 (11.11%) SAS
6 2 (11.11%) MCSA
6 2 (11.11%) VoIP
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (11.11%) Driving Licence
6 2 (11.11%) Office 365
6 2 (11.11%) SCCM
7 1 (5.56%) Time Management
7 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
7 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (5.56%) WAN
7 1 (5.56%) VPN
7 1 (5.56%) Cisco
7 1 (5.56%) Citrix
7 1 (5.56%) Adobe
7 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
7 1 (5.56%) LAN

Desktop Support Technician Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 (11.11%) SAS
2 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) VoIP
2 1 (5.56%) LAN
2 1 (5.56%) VPN
2 1 (5.56%) WAN
2 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (27.78%) Windows XP
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (5.56%) Linux
7 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (5.56%) Migration
2 1 (5.56%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) MCSA
3 1 (5.56%) MCP
3 1 (5.56%) MCSE
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) Dell
3 2 (11.11%) Apple
4 1 (5.56%) Adobe
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) VMware