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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 52 58 66
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 8 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.36% 0.74% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 0.78% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
Median daily rate £95 £136 £171
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.27% -20.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £83 £117 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £155 £195
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £160 £143
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.14 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.19% +0.96%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
Desktop Support Engineer
East of England

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
564 637 725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 95.92% 94.37% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 393 437
Median daily rate £330 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £265 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £529 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 57 52
Median hourly rate £27.44 £15.77 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.98% -4.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 9 December 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
Cambridge +17 5 £95 -
Huntingdon 0 2 £83 -26.66%
Peterborough -1 1 - -
Desktop Support Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) ITIL
2 7 (36.84%) Degree
3 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
3 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (31.58%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 6 (31.58%) Asset Management
4 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
5 4 (21.05%) MS Office
5 4 (21.05%) Windows 8
6 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
6 2 (10.53%) Migration
7 1 (5.26%) Mac OS
7 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
7 1 (5.26%) Application Packaging
7 1 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (5.26%) SCCM
7 1 (5.26%) Time Management
7 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
7 1 (5.26%) Office 365
7 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment
7 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (5.26%) Application Discovery
7 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
7 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
7 1 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (5.26%) VMware
7 1 (5.26%) Information Security

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 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) VoIP
1 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (5.26%) Back Office
1 1 (5.26%) Front Office
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
3 4 (21.05%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.26%) Mac OS
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) ITIL
2 6 (31.58%) Asset Management
2 6 (31.58%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 2 (10.53%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Application Discovery
4 1 (5.26%) Application Packaging
4 1 (5.26%) Information Security
4 1 (5.26%) ITSM
4 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment
4 1 (5.26%) Time Management
4 1 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
1 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
1 1 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Apple
2 1 (5.26%) Remedy
2 1 (5.26%) VMware