The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £165 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 April 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
England / London
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 317 291 229
Rank change year-on-year -26 -62  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 95 150 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.47% 0.65% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.68% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 98 129
Median daily rate £165 £161 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.32% -2.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £120 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £255 £231
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £150 £160
% change year-on-year -6.66% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 30 44
Median hourly rate £20.63 £17.75 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.19% -5.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.91 £13.00 £14.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.05 £22.05 £23.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £13.50 £13.94
% change year-on-year +12.22% -3.12%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19121 21935 21488
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.65% 94.96% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 13630 15856 14749
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 256 384
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -7.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in London

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in London

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in London over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Support in London

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in London

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in London over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Desktop Support in London

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 3 months to 25 April 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
City of London +10 22 £128 -35.03% 4
Chiswick +2 1 - -
Twickenham - 1 £155 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Paddington - 1 £200 -
Desktop Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 London region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 161 (77.78%) Windows
2 111 (53.62%) Active Directory
3 97 (46.86%) Windows 7
4 90 (43.48%) Microsoft
5 85 (41.06%) Microsoft Office
6 57 (27.54%) Finance
7 48 (23.19%) Citrix
8 44 (21.26%) Blackberry
9 38 (18.36%) Windows Server
10 37 (17.87%) ITIL
11 32 (15.46%) Banking
12 31 (14.98%) Apple
13 29 (14.01%) Windows 10
14 28 (13.53%) MS Exchange
15 27 (13.04%) SCCM
15 27 (13.04%) Office 365
16 25 (12.08%) Android
17 24 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
18 23 (11.11%) Cisco
19 22 (10.63%) TCP/IP
20 21 (10.14%) LAN
20 21 (10.14%) Windows XP
20 21 (10.14%) Windows 8
21 17 (8.21%) iPad
21 17 (8.21%) Retail
22 16 (7.73%) Windows Server 2008
22 16 (7.73%) DHCP
22 16 (7.73%) VPN
23 15 (7.25%) DNS
23 15 (7.25%) Bloomberg

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 28 (13.53%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.28%) IBM Notes
3 9 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.90%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.45%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.48%) CMS
7 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.48%) IIS
Applications
1 85 (41.06%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (3.86%) Eikon
2 3 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.48%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 27 (13.04%) Office 365
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.63%) TCP/IP
2 21 (10.14%) LAN
3 16 (7.73%) DHCP
3 16 (7.73%) VPN
4 15 (7.25%) DNS
5 13 (6.28%) WAN
6 8 (3.86%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (3.38%) Internet
7 7 (3.38%) Wireless
8 5 (2.42%) Firewall
8 5 (2.42%) VoIP
9 4 (1.93%) Ethernet
9 4 (1.93%) IP Telephony
9 4 (1.93%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (1.93%) Skype
9 4 (1.93%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (1.45%) 3G
10 3 (1.45%) Network Security
10 3 (1.45%) SSL
11 2 (0.97%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (0.48%) MSI
General
1 57 (27.54%) Finance
2 32 (15.46%) Banking
3 17 (8.21%) Retail
4 10 (4.83%) Legal
5 7 (3.38%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.38%) Retail Banking
6 6 (2.90%) Back Office
6 6 (2.90%) Front Office
7 4 (1.93%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.45%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.45%) Games
9 2 (0.97%) Advertising
9 2 (0.97%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.97%) Law
9 2 (0.97%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.97%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.48%) French Language
10 1 (0.48%) German Language
10 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.90%) XMPP
2 2 (0.97%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 44 (21.26%) Blackberry
2 17 (8.21%) iPad
3 15 (7.25%) iPhone
4 13 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (5.31%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (3.38%) Smartphone
7 5 (2.42%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.93%) BYOD
8 4 (1.93%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.93%) NHS
9 3 (1.45%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.45%) PDA
10 2 (0.97%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.48%) CMDB
11 1 (0.48%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.48%) EPoS
11 1 (0.48%) Life Science
11 1 (0.48%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 161 (77.78%) Windows
2 97 (46.86%) Windows 7
3 38 (18.36%) Windows Server
4 29 (14.01%) Windows 10
5 25 (12.08%) Android
6 21 (10.14%) Windows 8
6 21 (10.14%) Windows XP
7 16 (7.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (6.76%) Mac OS X
10 13 (6.28%) Apple iOS
10 13 (6.28%) Mac OS
11 9 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.45%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.97%) Unix
13 2 (0.97%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.48%) Linux
14 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X Server
14 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (17.87%) ITIL
2 9 (4.35%) Time Management
3 8 (3.86%) Ticket Management
4 7 (3.38%) Asset Management
4 7 (3.38%) Migration
4 7 (3.38%) Mobile Device Management
5 6 (2.90%) Coaching
6 5 (2.42%) Application Packaging
6 5 (2.42%) Incident Management
6 5 (2.42%) ITSM
6 5 (2.42%) Software Distribution
7 3 (1.45%) Change Control
7 3 (1.45%) Configuration Management
7 3 (1.45%) Patch Management
7 3 (1.45%) Service Management
8 2 (0.97%) Change Management
8 2 (0.97%) Identity Management
8 2 (0.97%) Service Delivery
8 2 (0.97%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 2 (0.97%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.90%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.45%) Java
3 2 (0.97%) SQL
4 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.48%) Perl
4 1 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (5.80%) MCSE
3 11 (5.31%) MCP
4 8 (3.86%) MCSA
5 7 (3.38%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (3.38%) MCDST
6 5 (2.42%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.93%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (1.45%) A+ Certification
8 3 (1.45%) Degree
9 2 (0.97%) ACDT
9 2 (0.97%) ACHDS
9 2 (0.97%) ACTC
9 2 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.97%) CCNA
9 2 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.97%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.97%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.97%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.80%) SLA
2 2 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.97%) QA
System Software
1 111 (53.62%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.93%) XenApp
4 3 (1.45%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.97%) Firmware
5 2 (0.97%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.97%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.48%) vSphere
6 1 (0.48%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (13.04%) SCCM
2 6 (2.90%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.45%) WSUS
4 2 (0.97%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.97%) DameWare
5 1 (0.48%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.48%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 90 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 48 (23.19%) Citrix
3 31 (14.98%) Apple
4 23 (11.11%) Cisco
5 15 (7.25%) Bloomberg
6 14 (6.76%) Reuters
6 14 (6.76%) VMware
7 13 (6.28%) Lotus
8 11 (5.31%) Remedy
8 11 (5.31%) ServiceNow
9 10 (4.83%) HP
10 7 (3.38%) Symantec
11 6 (2.90%) Dell
12 4 (1.93%) Avaya
12 4 (1.93%) Google
13 3 (1.45%) Snow
14 2 (0.97%) Altiris
14 2 (0.97%) Aruba
14 2 (0.97%) Intel Security
14 2 (0.97%) Polycom
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Rate: Competitive rate
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