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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 159 182 196
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 10 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.30% 0.31% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.32% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 9
Median daily rate £185 £190 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £134 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £262 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £143 £150 £150
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £13.46 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.58% -10.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +3.33%
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
3195 5541 5581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.80% 94.69% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2580 4277 4152
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 96 75
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.72 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.62% -1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.82 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £37.05 £32.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 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 City of London region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) MS Office
2 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 9 (47.37%) Windows 7
3 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
4 4 (21.05%) Mac OS X
4 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
4 4 (21.05%) Windows XP
4 4 (21.05%) Office 365
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
5 3 (15.79%) BitLocker
5 3 (15.79%) VPN
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL
5 3 (15.79%) Apple
5 3 (15.79%) Logistics
6 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
6 2 (10.53%) iPhone
6 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
6 2 (10.53%) NHS
6 2 (10.53%) Citrix
6 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (10.53%) SLA
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco
6 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (10.53%) iPad
7 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment
7 1 (5.26%) Fault Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) IBM BigFix

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 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (47.37%) MS Office
2 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (5.26%) MS Project
3 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) VPN
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) Extranet
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.26%) Banking
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
1 2 (10.53%) iPad
1 2 (10.53%) iPhone
1 2 (10.53%) NHS
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Windows 7
3 4 (21.05%) Mac OS X
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
3 4 (21.05%) Windows XP
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) Android
5 1 (5.26%) Mac OS
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL
1 3 (15.79%) Logistics
2 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
2 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
2 1 (5.26%) Change Management
2 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (5.26%) Fault Analysis
2 1 (5.26%) Migration
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
2 1 (5.26%) Project Management
2 1 (5.26%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment
2 1 (5.26%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) A+ Certification
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.26%) MCP
2 1 (5.26%) MCSE
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) BitLocker
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (5.26%) UAG
3 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
1 1 (5.26%) IBM BigFix
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
1 1 (5.26%) SCOM
1 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) Apple
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) IBM
4 1 (5.26%) Symantec
4 1 (5.26%) VMware
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Rate: £125 per day
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