The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Birmingham 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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank - 63 63
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - 0.36% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.39% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £105
UK excluding London median daily rate £135 £150 £145
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.18 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+4.67% -
Desktop Support Engineer
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham 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
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
701 775 575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 91.99% 93.83% 91.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 529 341
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £205 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 28 26
Median hourly rate £15.48 £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.53% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.56 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £26.00 £29.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 Birmingham region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) ITSM
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Sophos

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL V3
1 2 (66.67%) ITSM
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Sophos