The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the East of England 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support Engineer
England / East of England
Rank 109 110 105
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 11 18 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.53% 0.76% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.79% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 11
Median daily rate £101 £140 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £96 £115 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £171 £175
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £155 £140
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 7
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +29.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -13.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England 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
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1990 2267 2465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.22% 95.78% 96.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1154 1360 1449
Median daily rate £390 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £248 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 195 231
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.40 £50.68 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 19 February 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
Cambridgeshire +5 6 £95 -15.55%
Suffolk -2 3 - - 1
Norfolk +11 1 £107 -33.12%
Hertfordshire -9 1 - - 1
Desktop Support Engineer
England

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 East of England region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) ITIL
2 9 (34.62%) Windows 7
3 7 (26.92%) Degree
3 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
4 6 (23.08%) Asset Management
4 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
4 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (23.08%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 4 (15.38%) Windows 10
6 3 (11.54%) Migration
6 3 (11.54%) MS Office
6 3 (11.54%) SCCM
6 3 (11.54%) Office 365
6 3 (11.54%) Windows 8
7 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
7 2 (7.69%) Application Packaging
7 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (7.69%) VMware
7 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (7.69%) DNS
7 2 (7.69%) MCP
7 2 (7.69%) DHCP
7 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
8 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
8 1 (3.85%) VoIP
8 1 (3.85%) Linux

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
2 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Office 365
2 1 (3.85%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) DHCP
1 2 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (3.85%) IP Telephony
2 1 (3.85%) LDAP
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) VoIP
2 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (3.85%) Legal
1 1 (3.85%) Local Government
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) Windows 7
3 4 (15.38%) Windows 10
4 3 (11.54%) Windows 8
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.85%) Android
6 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.85%) Linux
6 1 (3.85%) Mac OS
6 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) Asset Management
2 6 (23.08%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 3 (11.54%) Migration
4 2 (7.69%) Application Packaging
5 1 (3.85%) Application Discovery
5 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.85%) Line Management
5 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.85%) Service Management
5 1 (3.85%) Time Management
5 1 (3.85%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) MCP
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.85%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.85%) MCSA
3 1 (3.85%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) Adobe
3 1 (3.85%) Apple
3 1 (3.85%) Citrix