Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Technician was £145 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Desktop Technician
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 169 -
Rank change year-on-year -4 - +178
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.046% 0.024% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.026% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Berkshire median daily rate £145 £201 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.68% - -
South East median daily rate £123 £140 -
% change year-on-year -12.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -15.00% +33.33% +65.47%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 4,005 3,786 3,893
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.43% 92.05% 92.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,962 2,015 2,100
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £213 £250 £235
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 132 182
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.88 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.14% -7.50% -25.00%
10th Percentile £11.08 £10.50 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £41.50 £48.63
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +6.92%

Desktop Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Desktop Technician in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Technician in Berkshire

Desktop Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Technician in Berkshire

Desktop Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Technician in Berkshire

Desktop Technician
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Technician within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 11 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -9 2 £145 -27.68%
Desktop Technician
South East

Desktop Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, Desktop Technician contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Desktop Technician in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) Software Asset Management
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) NHS
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) ITSM
2 1 (50.00%) Electronics
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (50.00%) MCDST
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office

Desktop Technician Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
General
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (50.00%) ITSM
1 1 (50.00%) Line Management
1 1 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
1 1 (50.00%) Software Asset Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCDST
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) SAP