The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London 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 7 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 156 144 184
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 11 17 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.35% 0.49% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.52% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 9
Median daily rate £175 £165 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -23.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £117 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £210 £237
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £160 £144
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +11.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 10
Median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
Desktop Support Engineer
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3041 3297 5484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.54% 95.65% 95.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2415 2615 4197
Median daily rate £500 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 47 104
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £13.00 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £41.50 £22.50
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 the City of London

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 7 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 City of London region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (90.48%) Windows
2 15 (71.43%) MS Office
2 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 12 (57.14%) Windows 7
4 9 (42.86%) Windows XP
5 7 (33.33%) Blackberry
5 7 (33.33%) iPad
6 6 (28.57%) Banking
6 6 (28.57%) Mac OS X
6 6 (28.57%) Apple
6 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 6 (28.57%) Finance
7 5 (23.81%) Coaching
7 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (19.05%) Mac OS
8 4 (19.05%) ITIL
8 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
9 3 (14.29%) VPN
9 3 (14.29%) Remedy
9 3 (14.29%) Retail
9 3 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
10 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (9.52%) DNS
10 2 (9.52%) Citrix
11 1 (4.76%) DHCP

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (71.43%) MS Office
2 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 3 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (4.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) VPN
2 2 (9.52%) DNS
3 1 (4.76%) DHCP
3 1 (4.76%) Extranet
3 1 (4.76%) Firewall
3 1 (4.76%) Network Security
3 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (28.57%) Banking
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 7 (33.33%) iPad
2 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.76%) Smartphone
3 1 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (90.48%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 9 (42.86%) Windows XP
4 6 (28.57%) Mac OS X
5 4 (19.05%) Mac OS
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
7 1 (4.76%) Android
7 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
7 1 (4.76%) Linux
7 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
7 1 (4.76%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Coaching
2 4 (19.05%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.76%) Application Packaging
4 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.76%) Change Management
4 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.76%) ITSM
4 1 (4.76%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (4.76%) Patch Management
4 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.76%) Project Management
4 1 (4.76%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (4.76%) Service Management
4 1 (4.76%) Software Deployment
4 1 (4.76%) Software Distribution
4 1 (4.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) CCA
1 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) MCSE
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) BitLocker
2 1 (4.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (4.76%) UAG
2 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
1 1 (4.76%) Casper Suite
1 1 (4.76%) IBM BigFix
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
1 1 (4.76%) SCOM
1 1 (4.76%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) Apple
3 3 (14.29%) Remedy
4 2 (9.52%) Citrix
5 1 (4.76%) IBM
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow
5 1 (4.76%) Symantec
5 1 (4.76%) VMware