The median contractor rate for a Desktop Technician was £140 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 22 June 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 Technician
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 583 622 598
Rank change year-on-year +39 -24  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 7 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.016% 0.030% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.032% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 7
Median daily rate £140 £110 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -52.17%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £128 £110 £173
% change year-on-year +15.90% -36.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 16
Median hourly rate £19.50 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.48% +3.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £13.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year +41.81% -1.78%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40770 47086 48496
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.72% 95.05% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26583 31109 30993
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1252 1361 1876
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Desktop Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Desktop Technician in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Technician in England

Desktop Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Technician in England

Desktop Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Technician in England

Desktop Technician
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 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
South West +13 3 - -
London +13 2 - -
West Midlands +22 1 £140 +27.27%
South East - 1 - -
Desktop Technician
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Desktop 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 across the England region featuring Desktop Technician in the job title.

1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) Smartphone
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (21.43%) Apple
4 2 (14.29%) Time Management
4 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
5 1 (7.14%) DBS Check
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
5 1 (7.14%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (7.14%) Break/Fix
5 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) MCSM
5 1 (7.14%) Android
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
5 1 (7.14%) SCCM
5 1 (7.14%) Banking
5 1 (7.14%) ACTC

Desktop Technician Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) DHCP
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (7.14%) Wireless
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Smartphone
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
3 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.14%) Android
4 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
4 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Migration
1 2 (14.29%) Time Management
2 1 (7.14%) Break/Fix
2 1 (7.14%) Change Management
2 1 (7.14%) Identity Management
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (7.14%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) ACDT
2 1 (7.14%) ACHDS
2 1 (7.14%) ACTC
2 1 (7.14%) DBS Check
2 1 (7.14%) MCDST
2 1 (7.14%) MCP
2 1 (7.14%) MCSA
2 1 (7.14%) MCSE
2 1 (7.14%) MCSM
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Apple
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix
2 1 (7.14%) Google
2 1 (7.14%) Polycom
2 1 (7.14%) Sophos
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