The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Service Desk Technician featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Desk Technician
Rank 647 625 570
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -55
Contract jobs requiring a Service Desk Technician 9 24 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.043% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.046% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 5
Median daily rate £140 £135 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +17.39%
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £135 £106
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +27.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 11
Median hourly rate £10.66 £12.45 £7.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.38% +65.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.66 £12.45 £7.50
% change year-on-year
-14.38% +65.93%

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
51670 52282 49893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.71% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33730 32289 30871
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
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 1487 2076 2100
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.33 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

Service Desk Technician
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Service Desk Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Service Desk Technician
Daily Rate Trend

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

Service Desk Technician Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Service Desk Technician
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Service Desk Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Service Desk Technician
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Desk Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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 -28 9 £140 +3.70% 4
Yorkshire +14 4 £140 -
West Yorkshire +3 3 - -
South East -7 3 - - 2
Huddersfield - 3 - -
Reading - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Guildford +4 1 - -
Surrey -10 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 1
Chester - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 - -
Doncaster - 1 £140 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £140 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - - 1

Service Desk Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 featuring Service Desk Technician in the job title.

1 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
3 7 (25.93%) ITIL
4 5 (18.52%) NHS
5 4 (14.81%) Service Management
5 4 (14.81%) HP
5 4 (14.81%) MS Office
6 3 (11.11%) IBM Notes
6 3 (11.11%) Citrix
6 3 (11.11%) Lotus
7 2 (7.41%) Driving Licence
7 2 (7.41%) French Language
7 2 (7.41%) SCCM
7 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
7 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
7 2 (7.41%) Intranet
7 2 (7.41%) ZENworks
7 2 (7.41%) Apple
7 2 (7.41%) A+ Certification
7 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
7 2 (7.41%) VPN
8 1 (3.70%) SLA
8 1 (3.70%) C
8 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
8 1 (3.70%) CA
8 1 (3.70%) Unicenter
8 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
8 1 (3.70%) Finance

Service Desk 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 3 (11.11%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Intranet
1 2 (7.41%) VPN
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (7.41%) French Language
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) NHS
2 2 (7.41%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) Service Management
3 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL V2
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.70%) Migration
4 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.70%) Release Management
4 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) A+ Certification
2 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
1 2 (7.41%) ZENworks
2 1 (3.70%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) HP
3 3 (11.11%) Citrix
3 3 (11.11%) Lotus
4 2 (7.41%) Apple
5 1 (3.70%) CA
5 1 (3.70%) LANDesk
5 1 (3.70%) Northgate
5 1 (3.70%) Remedy
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