The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Berkshire region that had Desktop Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 106 111 108
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 13 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.59% 0.36% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.39% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 4
Median daily rate £123 £160 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.12% -46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £131 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £305 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £145 £163
% change year-on-year
- -10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 8
Median hourly rate £17.50 £81.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-78.52% +346.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.32 £13.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £167.50 £19.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -17.56%
Desktop Support Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2019 2331 2291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.36% 93.09% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1095 1328 1131
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 109 88
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.75% +23.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Berkshire region that featured Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer across the Berkshire region.

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer across the Berkshire region.

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading +22 5 £110 -26.66%
Maidenhead - 4 £123 -
Slough +3 2 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Desktop Support Engineer
South East

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, Desktop Support Engineer 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 Berkshire region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Active Directory
3 12 (52.17%) MS Office
4 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
5 10 (43.48%) Windows 7
5 10 (43.48%) MS Excel
6 7 (30.43%) SCCM
6 7 (30.43%) Office 365
6 7 (30.43%) Windows Server
7 6 (26.09%) Windows 8
8 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
8 4 (17.39%) Citrix
9 3 (13.04%) SLA
9 3 (13.04%) VPN
9 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
10 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
10 2 (8.70%) Android
10 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (8.70%) Skype for Business
10 2 (8.70%) Windows Phone
10 2 (8.70%) MobileIron
10 2 (8.70%) IT Asset Management
10 2 (8.70%) Skype
10 2 (8.70%) BitLocker
10 2 (8.70%) DNS
10 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
10 2 (8.70%) Apple
10 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
10 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
10 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
1 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (52.17%) MS Office
2 10 (43.48%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) IaaS
2 1 (4.35%) OneDrive
2 1 (4.35%) PaaS
2 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) VPN
2 2 (8.70%) DHCP
2 2 (8.70%) DNS
2 2 (8.70%) LAN
2 2 (8.70%) Skype
2 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
3 1 (4.35%) SAN
3 1 (4.35%) VoIP
3 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (4.35%) Advertising
1 1 (4.35%) Back Office
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
1 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
1 1 (4.35%) Health Informatics
1 1 (4.35%) Informatics
1 1 (4.35%) iPad
1 1 (4.35%) Statistics
1 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Windows 7
3 7 (30.43%) Windows Server
4 6 (26.09%) Windows 8
5 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
6 2 (8.70%) Android
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Phone
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
7 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
7 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.70%) IT Asset Management
2 1 (4.35%) Change Control
2 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
2 1 (4.35%) ITIL
2 1 (4.35%) Migration
2 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
2 1 (4.35%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) MCP
2 1 (4.35%) MCSE
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (65.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) BitLocker
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Citrix
3 2 (8.70%) Apple
3 2 (8.70%) MobileIron
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) SAP
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco
4 1 (4.35%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) Intel Security
4 1 (4.35%) LANDesk
4 1 (4.35%) NetApp
4 1 (4.35%) Veritas