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 17 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support Engineer
London / City of London
Rank 145 140 156
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 11 10 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.38% 0.33% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.35% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 12
Median daily rate £170 £165 £176
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £163 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £215 £215
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £133
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +20.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 10
Median hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £17.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +17.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -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 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
2778 2872 4792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.53% 95.73% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2203 2248 3700
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 44 76
Median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% +37.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £11.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.20 £53.00 £22.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

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 17 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 City of London region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (70.00%) MS Office
4 12 (60.00%) Windows 7
5 10 (50.00%) Windows XP
6 9 (45.00%) Blackberry
6 9 (45.00%) iPad
6 9 (45.00%) Finance
6 9 (45.00%) Banking
7 8 (40.00%) Coaching
7 8 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
8 7 (35.00%) Apple
9 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
10 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
11 3 (15.00%) ITIL
11 3 (15.00%) Mac OS X
11 3 (15.00%) Remedy
11 3 (15.00%) Mac OS
11 3 (15.00%) Retail
11 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
11 3 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
12 2 (10.00%) Driving Licence
12 2 (10.00%) Application Packaging
12 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
12 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (10.00%) VPN
13 1 (5.00%) DNS

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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (70.00%) MS Office
2 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) VPN
2 1 (5.00%) DHCP
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 9 (45.00%) Banking
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Blackberry
1 9 (45.00%) iPad
2 8 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 12 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 10 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (15.00%) Mac OS
4 3 (15.00%) Mac OS X
5 1 (5.00%) Android
5 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.00%) Linux
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Coaching
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Application Packaging
4 1 (5.00%) Change Management
4 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.00%) ITSM
4 1 (5.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (5.00%) Service Management
4 1 (5.00%) Software Distribution
4 1 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) CCA
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 17 (85.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) Apple
3 3 (15.00%) Remedy
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow