The median contractor rate for a Service Desk Technician was £170 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 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.

Service Desk Technician
England / London
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 410 - 419
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Service Desk Technician 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.015% - 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% - 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £170 - £115
UK excluding London median daily rate £127 £175 £100
% change year-on-year -27.71% +75.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.40 £12.45
% change year-on-year - -16.43%  

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 19391 22001 21227
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.66% 94.98% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 13811 15907 14571
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 £310 £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 250 255 381
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 £13.38 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.70
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.43%  

Service Desk Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Service Desk Technician in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Service Desk Technician in London

Service Desk Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Desk Technician in London

Service Desk Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Desk Technician in London

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, Service Desk 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 Service Desk Technician in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Legal
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Compaq
4 1 (20.00%) Dell
4 1 (20.00%) Intel
4 1 (20.00%) Veritas
4 1 (20.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (20.00%) Apple
4 1 (20.00%) EPoS
4 1 (20.00%) Sophos
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (20.00%) Multimedia
4 1 (20.00%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (20.00%) Smartphone
4 1 (20.00%) Release Management
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) NETGEAR
4 1 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) Belkin

Service Desk 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:

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics NAV
General
1 2 (40.00%) Legal
2 1 (20.00%) Multimedia
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) EPoS
1 1 (20.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (20.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (20.00%) Release Management
1 1 (20.00%) Service Management
1 1 (20.00%) Software Licensing
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Apple
2 1 (20.00%) Belkin
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Compaq
2 1 (20.00%) Dell
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Intel
2 1 (20.00%) NETGEAR
2 1 (20.00%) Sophos
2 1 (20.00%) Veritas