The median contractor rate for a Desktop Technician was £128 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 579 633 611
Rank change year-on-year +54 -22  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 8 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.036% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.038% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 8
Median daily rate £128 £110 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.90% -45.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £102 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £137 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £128 £110 £173
% change year-on-year +15.90% -36.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 16
Median hourly rate £19.50 £14.75 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.20% +15.68%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £13.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year +41.81% +1.85%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
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

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Technician in the UK

Desktop Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Technician in the UK

Desktop Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Technician in the UK

Desktop Technician
Top 13 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 25 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
England +39 7 £140 +27.27% 4
South West +2 3 - -
Wiltshire +6 2 - -
London +4 2 - -
Swindon - 2 - -
Scotland +42 1 £115 -
West Midlands +20 1 £140 +27.27%
Bristol -6 1 - -
Abingdon - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
South East - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £140 -
East Renfrewshire - 1 £115 -

Desktop Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 featuring Desktop Technician in the job title.

1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (26.67%) Smartphone
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (20.00%) Apple
5 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (13.33%) Time Management
5 2 (13.33%) Migration
5 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
5 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
6 1 (6.67%) Android
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (6.67%) SCCM
6 1 (6.67%) Banking
6 1 (6.67%) ACTC
6 1 (6.67%) ACHDS
6 1 (6.67%) ACDT
6 1 (6.67%) Google
6 1 (6.67%) MCDST
6 1 (6.67%) DBS Check
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
6 1 (6.67%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (6.67%) Break/Fix
6 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS

Desktop Technician Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) DHCP
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
2 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (6.67%) Wireless
General
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Smartphone
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
3 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.67%) Android
4 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (6.67%) Mac OS
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Migration
1 2 (13.33%) Time Management
2 1 (6.67%) Break/Fix
2 1 (6.67%) Change Management
2 1 (6.67%) Identity Management
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (6.67%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (6.67%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) ACDT
2 1 (6.67%) ACHDS
2 1 (6.67%) ACTC
2 1 (6.67%) DBS Check
2 1 (6.67%) MCDST
2 1 (6.67%) MCP
2 1 (6.67%) MCSA
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
2 1 (6.67%) MCSM
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Apple
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Citrix
2 1 (6.67%) Google
2 1 (6.67%) Polycom
2 1 (6.67%) Sophos
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