Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

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 Support
Central London > City of London
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 176 158
Rank change year-on-year +7 -18 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 70 56 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.08% 0.82% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 0.86% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 36 87
City of London median daily rate £200 £200 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -22.22%
10th Percentile £116 £126 £123
90th Percentile £678 £375 £429
Central London median daily rate £198 £188 £188
% change year-on-year +5.33% - -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 33
City of London median hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +17.65% -9.09%
10th Percentile £13.60 £15.29 £12.04
90th Percentile £88.13 £22.96 £21.75
Central London median hourly rate £19.98 £20.00 £17.43
% change year-on-year -0.13% +14.73% -3.15%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6186 6497 10825
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.68% 95.32% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4744 5234 8304
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 76 163
City of London median hourly rate £17.39 £19.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +1.30% +1.60%
10th Percentile £12.54 £11.38 £10.30
90th Percentile £29.98 £39.29 £37.04
Central London median hourly rate £17.25 £19.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year -10.38% +4.04% +5.71%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Desktop Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in the City of London

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Desktop Support in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in the City of London

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in the City of London over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Support in the City of London

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in the City of London

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in the City of London over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Desktop Support in the City of London

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the City of London region over the 6 months to 27 July 2017. 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
London Bridge - 1 - -
Desktop Support
Central London

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 July 2017, Desktop Support 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 City of London region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 55 (78.57%) Windows
2 34 (48.57%) Finance
3 29 (41.43%) Microsoft
4 27 (38.57%) Microsoft Office
5 26 (37.14%) Active Directory
5 26 (37.14%) Windows 7
6 18 (25.71%) Blackberry
7 17 (24.29%) Banking
8 14 (20.00%) Citrix
9 13 (18.57%) Office 365
10 12 (17.14%) Windows 10
11 9 (12.86%) Migration
12 8 (11.43%) LAN
12 8 (11.43%) ITIL
12 8 (11.43%) SCCM
13 7 (10.00%) iPhone
13 7 (10.00%) TCP/IP
13 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (8.57%) VPN
14 6 (8.57%) SLA
14 6 (8.57%) iPad
14 6 (8.57%) Security Cleared
14 6 (8.57%) Windows 8
15 5 (7.14%) Cisco
15 5 (7.14%) Windows XP
15 5 (7.14%) Apple
16 4 (5.71%) DHCP
16 4 (5.71%) Bloomberg
16 4 (5.71%) DNS

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 4 (5.71%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 27 (38.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Eikon
2 1 (1.43%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.57%) Office 365
2 3 (4.29%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.43%) LAN
2 7 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (8.57%) VPN
4 4 (5.71%) DHCP
4 4 (5.71%) DNS
5 3 (4.29%) Skype
5 3 (4.29%) WAN
5 3 (4.29%) Wireless
6 2 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (2.86%) Firewall
6 2 (2.86%) Internet
7 1 (1.43%) Intranet
7 1 (1.43%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.43%) SAN
7 1 (1.43%) VLAN
7 1 (1.43%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.43%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) MSI
1 1 (1.43%) Subversion
General
1 34 (48.57%) Finance
2 17 (24.29%) Banking
3 2 (2.86%) Front Office
3 2 (2.86%) Publishing
3 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Law
4 1 (1.43%) Legal
4 1 (1.43%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) XMPP
2 1 (1.43%) .NET
2 1 (1.43%) Web Services
2 1 (1.43%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.71%) Blackberry
2 7 (10.00%) iPhone
3 6 (8.57%) iPad
4 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.86%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.86%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.43%) BYOD
6 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.43%) NHS
6 1 (1.43%) PMI
6 1 (1.43%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.43%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 55 (78.57%) Windows
2 26 (37.14%) Windows 7
3 12 (17.14%) Windows 10
4 6 (8.57%) Windows 8
5 5 (7.14%) Windows XP
6 4 (5.71%) Android
6 4 (5.71%) Windows Server
6 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.29%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.86%) Linux
9 1 (1.43%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.43%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.43%) Unix
9 1 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.86%) Migration
2 8 (11.43%) ITIL
3 6 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (5.71%) Change Control
4 4 (5.71%) Investment Management
5 3 (4.29%) Application Packaging
5 3 (4.29%) Asset Management
5 3 (4.29%) Change Management
5 3 (4.29%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.29%) Incident Management
5 3 (4.29%) PRINCE2
5 3 (4.29%) Service Management
6 2 (2.86%) Business Analysis
6 2 (2.86%) Coaching
6 2 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.86%) Programme Management
6 2 (2.86%) Project Management
6 2 (2.86%) Resource Management
6 2 (2.86%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.86%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.29%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.86%) SQL
3 1 (1.43%) C
3 1 (1.43%) C#
3 1 (1.43%) Perl
3 1 (1.43%) Python
3 1 (1.43%) VBA
3 1 (1.43%) XAML
Qualifications
1 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.57%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.71%) MCSA
4 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.86%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.43%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.43%) MCDST
6 1 (1.43%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (1.43%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.43%) PMO
2 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 26 (37.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.86%) Firmware
2 2 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (2.86%) XenApp
3 1 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) SCCM
2 2 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.43%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.43%) Packer
3 1 (1.43%) Puppet
3 1 (1.43%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 29 (41.43%) Microsoft
2 14 (20.00%) Citrix
3 5 (7.14%) Apple
3 5 (7.14%) Cisco
4 4 (5.71%) Bloomberg
4 4 (5.71%) Google
4 4 (5.71%) HP
5 3 (4.29%) Symantec
5 3 (4.29%) VMware
6 2 (2.86%) FactSet
7 1 (1.43%) Altiris
7 1 (1.43%) Charles River
7 1 (1.43%) Fujitsu Siemens
7 1 (1.43%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.43%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.43%) Polycom
7 1 (1.43%) Reuters
7 1 (1.43%) Sage
7 1 (1.43%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.43%) Xamarin
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago