Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Technician was £166 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 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
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 842 853 837
Rank change year-on-year +11 -16 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 35 28 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.027% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.028% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 25
UK median daily rate £166 £163 £138
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.85% +18.18% -8.33%
10th Percentile £130 £110 £108
90th Percentile £270 £220 £209
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £140 £134
% change year-on-year +17.86% +4.67% -22.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 16
UK median hourly rate £18.75 £14.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.31% +31.82% -26.67%
10th Percentile £11.40 £12.60 £8.60
90th Percentile £20.04 £16.68 £16.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £14.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year +31.58% +18.75% -20.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97749 99240 107788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64477 64699 68564
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2920 3284 4118
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Desktop Technician
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Technician over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 11 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 6 months to 21 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
England +23 31 £166 +1.85% 8
UK excluding London +20 23 £165 +17.86% 7
London -14 12 £166 -6.76% 2
South East +6 9 £160 - 3
South West -5 5 - - 1
Scotland -4 4 £165 -
West Midlands +18 3 £275 +150.00%
Midlands +15 3 £275 +150.00%
North of England +53 1 - -
East of England -6 1 £150 +30.43% 2
North West - 1 - -

Desktop Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 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 featuring Desktop Technician in the job title.

1 28 (80.00%) Windows
2 20 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 16 (45.71%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (42.86%) Apple iOS
5 14 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 13 (37.14%) TCP/IP
7 12 (34.29%) LAN
8 11 (31.43%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (25.71%) Windows 8
9 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Excel
9 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
10 8 (22.86%) Apple
10 8 (22.86%) Symantec
10 8 (22.86%) Norton AntiVirus
10 8 (22.86%) iPad
10 8 (22.86%) iPhone
10 8 (22.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 7 (20.00%) Time Management
11 7 (20.00%) Office 365
11 7 (20.00%) Windows 10
12 6 (17.14%) Citrix
12 6 (17.14%) Finance
12 6 (17.14%) Change Management
13 5 (14.29%) Identity Management
13 5 (14.29%) Management Information System
13 5 (14.29%) Wireless
13 5 (14.29%) Network+ Certification
13 5 (14.29%) Validation
13 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (14.29%) A+ Certification

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (14.29%) IBM Notes
2 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.86%) Apache
3 1 (2.86%) IIS
3 1 (2.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (45.71%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (22.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (37.14%) TCP/IP
2 12 (34.29%) LAN
3 5 (14.29%) Ethernet
3 5 (14.29%) Internet
3 5 (14.29%) Wireless
4 1 (2.86%) Network Security
4 1 (2.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (31.43%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (22.86%) iPad
2 8 (22.86%) iPhone
3 5 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 5 (14.29%) Client/Server
3 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 5 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 3 (8.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 28 (80.00%) Windows
2 20 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 15 (42.86%) Apple iOS
4 9 (25.71%) Windows 8
5 7 (20.00%) Windows 10
6 4 (11.43%) Mac OS X
7 3 (8.57%) Windows XP
8 2 (5.71%) Windows Server
9 1 (2.86%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) Time Management
2 6 (17.14%) Change Management
3 5 (14.29%) Identity Management
3 5 (14.29%) Validation
4 3 (8.57%) Migration
5 2 (5.71%) ITIL
6 1 (2.86%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.86%) Content Management
6 1 (2.86%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 1 (2.86%) Data Management
6 1 (2.86%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.86%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.86%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.86%) Project Management
6 1 (2.86%) Security Management
6 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) A+ Certification
1 5 (14.29%) ACDT
1 5 (14.29%) ACHDS
1 5 (14.29%) ACTC
1 5 (14.29%) MCDST
1 5 (14.29%) MCP
1 5 (14.29%) MCSA
1 5 (14.29%) MCSE
1 5 (14.29%) MCSM
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (14.29%) Network+ Certification
2 3 (8.57%) DBS Check
3 2 (5.71%) Degree
3 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 14 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (11.43%) SCCM
3 1 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.86%) Apple
2 8 (22.86%) Symantec
3 6 (17.14%) Citrix
4 5 (14.29%) Lotus
4 5 (14.29%) Oracle
5 2 (5.71%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.86%) AppSense
6 1 (2.86%) McAfee
6 1 (2.86%) Veritas
6 1 (2.86%) VMware