The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cambridgeshire 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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support Engineer
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 50 52 60
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 4 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.72% 0.36% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.37% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £95 £113 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% -40.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £138
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £16.00 £12.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -10.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+18.00% -16.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
540 535 701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 97.12% 95.88% 95.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 319 402
Median daily rate £350 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £253 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 48 56
Median hourly rate £26.88 £35.00 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.21% +120.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.75 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 20 January 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
Cambridge - 4 £95 -
Desktop Support Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Degree
3 6 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (33.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 6 (33.33%) ITIL
4 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
5 2 (11.11%) MS Office
5 2 (11.11%) Migration
5 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
5 2 (11.11%) Mac OS
6 1 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (5.56%) Application Discovery
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
6 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
6 1 (5.56%) SCCM
6 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.56%) Office 365
6 1 (5.56%) Software Deployment
6 1 (5.56%) Apple
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) DHCP
1 1 (5.56%) DNS
1 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony
1 1 (5.56%) LDAP
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.56%) VoIP
1 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
4 2 (11.11%) Mac OS
5 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.56%) Linux
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Asset Management
1 6 (33.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
1 6 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Application Discovery
3 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
3 1 (5.56%) Information Security
3 1 (5.56%) Software Deployment
3 1 (5.56%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
1 1 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Apple
2 1 (5.56%) VMware