Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Technician was £166 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 November 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
England > London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 622 600 585
Rank change year-on-year -22 -15 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 12 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.026% 0.016% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.016% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 6
London median daily rate £166 £178 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.76% -4.05% +23.33%
10th Percentile £130 £159 £129
90th Percentile £249 £198 £288
England median daily rate £166 £163 £142
% change year-on-year +1.85% +14.64% -11.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
London median hourly rate - £18.45 £9.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +93.90% -45.63%
England median hourly rate £17.58 £14.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +21.24% +20.83% -20.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 43845 42658 44659
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 95.00% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 31743 30364 31460
London median daily rate £493 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 553 695
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.62 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +3.24% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.15 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

Desktop Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Technician in London

Desktop Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Technician in London

Desktop Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Technician in London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Technician in London

Desktop Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Technician in London

Desktop Technician
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 Technician within the London region over the 6 months to 19 November 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
East London - 2 £130 -
Central London -6 1 - - 1
West London - 1 - -
Desktop Technician
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 London region featuring Desktop Technician in the job title.

1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
4 6 (50.00%) Apple iOS
4 6 (50.00%) LAN
4 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (50.00%) Apple
4 6 (50.00%) Time Management
5 5 (41.67%) MCDST
5 5 (41.67%) Blackberry
5 5 (41.67%) ACTC
5 5 (41.67%) ACHDS
5 5 (41.67%) ACDT
5 5 (41.67%) Internet
5 5 (41.67%) Change Management
5 5 (41.67%) Identity Management
5 5 (41.67%) Management Information System
5 5 (41.67%) Wireless
5 5 (41.67%) Finance
5 5 (41.67%) Validation
5 5 (41.67%) Network+ Certification
5 5 (41.67%) Ethernet
5 5 (41.67%) MCP
5 5 (41.67%) Client/Server
5 5 (41.67%) Citrix
5 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (41.67%) A+ Certification
5 5 (41.67%) Lotus
5 5 (41.67%) Java

Desktop Technician 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 5 (41.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) LAN
1 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (41.67%) Ethernet
2 5 (41.67%) Internet
2 5 (41.67%) Wireless
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Blackberry
1 5 (41.67%) Client/Server
1 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
1 5 (41.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) iPad
2 1 (8.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 6 (50.00%) Apple iOS
4 4 (33.33%) Mac OS X
5 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
7 1 (8.33%) Mac OS
7 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Time Management
2 5 (41.67%) Change Management
2 5 (41.67%) Identity Management
2 5 (41.67%) Validation
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) A+ Certification
1 5 (41.67%) ACDT
1 5 (41.67%) ACHDS
1 5 (41.67%) ACTC
1 5 (41.67%) MCDST
1 5 (41.67%) MCP
1 5 (41.67%) MCSA
1 5 (41.67%) MCSE
1 5 (41.67%) MCSM
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (41.67%) Network+ Certification
2 3 (25.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Apple
2 5 (41.67%) Citrix
2 5 (41.67%) Lotus
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) LANDesk
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Symantec