The median contractor rate for a Service Desk Team Leader was £315 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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.

Service Desk Team Lead
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 592 630 617
Rank change year-on-year +38 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Service Desk Team Leader 15 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.040% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.042% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 8
Median daily rate £315 £226 £208
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.22% +9.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £189 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £373 £233
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £350 £208
% change year-on-year -3.92% +68.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.69 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.68% +28.45%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.32 £20.00
% change year-on-year +23.03% +1.60%  

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 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
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 1376 1496 2028
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 £11.42 £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%  

Service Desk Team Leader
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Service Desk Team Leader in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Service Desk Team Leader in the UK

Service Desk Team Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Desk Team Leader in the UK

Service Desk Team Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Desk Team Leader over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Desk Team Leader in the UK

Service Desk Team Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Desk Team Leader in the UK

Service Desk Team Leader
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Desk Team Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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 +27 13 £320 +41.43% 13
Norfolk +6 5 £360 -0.68%
East of England -5 5 £360 -4.00% 1
London -10 5 £300 +46.34%
South East +27 2 £281 +18.42% 2
Surrey +5 1 £325 -7.14%
Cardiff - 1 £225 -
South Wales - 1 £225 -
East Midlands - 1 £163 - 3
Northampton - 1 £163 -
Kidlington - 1 £238 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 1 £325 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £163 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £238 -
Wales - 1 £225 -

Service Desk Team Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Service Desk Team Leader 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 Service Desk Team Leader in the job title.

1 22 (84.62%) ITIL
2 11 (42.31%) Problem Management
3 10 (38.46%) Service Management
4 8 (30.77%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
5 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (19.23%) Security Management
6 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
6 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
6 4 (15.38%) Windows
6 4 (15.38%) SLA
6 4 (15.38%) Business Continuity
7 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
7 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (11.54%) Change Management
7 3 (11.54%) Virtual Team
7 3 (11.54%) Contract Management
8 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
8 2 (7.69%) Service Desk Management
8 2 (7.69%) ServiceNow
8 2 (7.69%) ITIL V3
8 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
8 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
8 2 (7.69%) JIRA
9 1 (3.85%) QA
9 1 (3.85%) Trend Analysis
9 1 (3.85%) SCCM

Service Desk Team Leader 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 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 1 (3.85%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.54%) Virtual Team
3 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (84.62%) ITIL
2 11 (42.31%) Problem Management
3 10 (38.46%) Service Management
4 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (19.23%) Security Management
5 4 (15.38%) Business Continuity
6 3 (11.54%) Change Management
6 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (11.54%) Contract Management
6 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
7 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
7 2 (7.69%) ITIL V3
7 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 2 (7.69%) Service Desk Management
8 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
8 1 (3.85%) Line Management
8 1 (3.85%) Process Improvement
8 1 (3.85%) Trend Analysis
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.85%) Citrix
3 1 (3.85%) Remedy
3 1 (3.85%) VMware