The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cambridge 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 39 55 48
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 6 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.68% 0.80% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 0.84% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £120 - £118
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £150 £150
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.39 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +8.65%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £15.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-13.11% -1.61%
Desktop Support Engineer
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge 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
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
342 479 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.53% 95.23% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 338 281
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £458 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 34 34
Median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +32.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.88 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £53.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 Cambridge region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (78.57%) Windows
3 9 (64.29%) MS Office
3 9 (64.29%) SLA
3 9 (64.29%) Windows 7
4 8 (57.14%) Windows 8
4 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
5 7 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (50.00%) Apple
5 7 (50.00%) Apple iOS
5 7 (50.00%) Software Deployment
5 7 (50.00%) SCCM
5 7 (50.00%) Windows Vista
6 6 (42.86%) Mac OS
6 6 (42.86%) Information Security
7 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
8 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
9 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
9 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (14.29%) LAN
9 2 (14.29%) WAN
9 2 (14.29%) C
10 1 (7.14%) SQL
10 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
10 1 (7.14%) ITIL
10 1 (7.14%) MCP
10 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
10 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
10 1 (7.14%) Symantec
10 1 (7.14%) Remedy

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (64.29%) MS Office
2 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) LAN
1 2 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) Skype
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (7.14%) Back Office
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Front Office
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows 7
3 8 (57.14%) Windows 8
4 7 (50.00%) Apple iOS
4 7 (50.00%) Windows Vista
5 6 (42.86%) Mac OS
6 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
7 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
8 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
8 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Software Deployment
2 6 (42.86%) Information Security
3 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) ITSM
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) MCP
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (64.29%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) SCCM
1 7 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) Apple
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) Computacenter
3 1 (7.14%) Remedy
3 1 (7.14%) Symantec
3 1 (7.14%) Wyse