Period
to 17 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Technician was £166 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 October 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
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 803 838 808
Rank change year-on-year +35 -30 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 27 30 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.030% 0.030% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.032% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 16
England median daily rate £166 £151 £173
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.42% -12.32% -1.43%
10th Percentile £130 £110 £108
90th Percentile £276 £218 £230
UK median daily rate £166 £151 £160
% change year-on-year +9.42% -5.47% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 19
England median hourly rate £17.58 £14.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.24% +20.83% -23.81%
10th Percentile £11.72 £12.50 £8.60
90th Percentile £20.08 £20.00 £16.15
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £14.75 £10.09
% change year-on-year +18.64% +46.18% -35.94%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 86445 93606 98127
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.84% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 57283 61667 63459
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2558 2964 3808
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +4.11% +7.70%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.50 £43.83
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% +8.38%

Desktop Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Technician in England over the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 17 October 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 -8 13 £166 +1.85%
South East +19 8 £160 - 1
South West +5 3 - -
North of England +73 1 - - 1
Midlands +28 1 £275 +150.00% 1
West Midlands +24 1 £275 +150.00%
North West +23 1 - -
East of England -19 1 £150 +30.43% 1
Desktop Technician
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 22 (81.48%) Windows
2 14 (51.85%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (51.85%) Windows 7
3 13 (48.15%) Active Directory
4 11 (40.74%) TCP/IP
4 11 (40.74%) LAN
4 11 (40.74%) Apple iOS
5 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Excel
6 7 (25.93%) Windows 8
7 6 (22.22%) iPad
7 6 (22.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 6 (22.22%) Time Management
7 6 (22.22%) iPhone
7 6 (22.22%) Citrix
7 6 (22.22%) Apple
7 6 (22.22%) Symantec
7 6 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (22.22%) Change Management
8 5 (18.52%) Identity Management
8 5 (18.52%) Network+ Certification
8 5 (18.52%) Management Information System
8 5 (18.52%) Wireless
8 5 (18.52%) Finance
8 5 (18.52%) Validation
8 5 (18.52%) ACTC
8 5 (18.52%) ACHDS
8 5 (18.52%) ACDT
8 5 (18.52%) Blackberry

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (18.52%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.70%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (51.85%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (22.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (40.74%) LAN
1 11 (40.74%) TCP/IP
2 5 (18.52%) Ethernet
2 5 (18.52%) Internet
2 5 (18.52%) Wireless
3 1 (3.70%) Network Security
3 1 (3.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (22.22%) iPad
2 6 (22.22%) iPhone
3 5 (18.52%) Blackberry
3 5 (18.52%) Client/Server
3 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
3 5 (18.52%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.41%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 22 (81.48%) Windows
2 14 (51.85%) Windows 7
3 11 (40.74%) Apple iOS
4 7 (25.93%) Windows 8
5 4 (14.81%) Mac OS X
5 4 (14.81%) Windows 10
6 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
7 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
8 1 (3.70%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Change Management
1 6 (22.22%) Time Management
2 5 (18.52%) Identity Management
2 5 (18.52%) Validation
3 3 (11.11%) Migration
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL
5 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.70%) Content Management
5 1 (3.70%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 1 (3.70%) Data Management
5 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.70%) Project Management
5 1 (3.70%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) Java
2 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) A+ Certification
1 5 (18.52%) ACDT
1 5 (18.52%) ACHDS
1 5 (18.52%) ACTC
1 5 (18.52%) MCDST
1 5 (18.52%) MCP
1 5 (18.52%) MCSA
1 5 (18.52%) MCSE
1 5 (18.52%) MCSM
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (18.52%) Network+ Certification
2 3 (11.11%) DBS Check
2 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) Degree
System Software
1 13 (48.15%) Active Directory
2 5 (18.52%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (14.81%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) Apple
2 6 (22.22%) Citrix
2 6 (22.22%) Symantec
3 5 (18.52%) Lotus
3 5 (18.52%) Oracle
4 2 (7.41%) LANDesk
5 1 (3.70%) Veritas