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 29 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 112 119 131
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 16 26 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.63% 0.83% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.88% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 6
Median daily rate £145 £120 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £102 £120 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £293 £128
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £140 £150
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 4
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.77 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.39% +6.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.13 £15.55 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £18.35 £15.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -3.22%
Desktop Support Engineer
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 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
2430 2962 2882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.33% 95.09% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1403 1801 1687
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 243 235
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer across the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 July 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
Cambridgeshire +16 6 £145 -
Norfolk +3 5 £126 -28.00%
Hertfordshire +7 3 £155 +29.16%
Essex -2 1 £170 -38.18%
Bedfordshire - 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 29 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 East of England region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 32 (71.11%) Windows
2 23 (51.11%) Windows 7
3 20 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 18 (40.00%) SCCM
5 17 (37.78%) Microsoft
6 15 (33.33%) Windows 8
7 14 (31.11%) SLA
8 13 (28.89%) MS Office
9 10 (22.22%) Windows Server
10 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (17.78%) Service Delivery
11 8 (17.78%) MS Excel
11 8 (17.78%) Apple
12 7 (15.56%) ITIL
12 7 (15.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 7 (15.56%) Windows Vista
12 7 (15.56%) Apple iOS
12 7 (15.56%) Software Deployment
13 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (13.33%) Mac OS
13 6 (13.33%) Information Security
13 6 (13.33%) MS Exchange
13 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (11.11%) SAN
14 5 (11.11%) VPN
14 5 (11.11%) HP
14 5 (11.11%) MCSE
14 5 (11.11%) MCP
15 4 (8.89%) Driving Licence

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 6 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2000
3 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (28.89%) MS Office
2 8 (17.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) assyst
1 1 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Office 365
2 3 (6.67%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) SAN
1 5 (11.11%) VPN
2 4 (8.89%) iSCSI
2 4 (8.89%) LAN
2 4 (8.89%) VLAN
2 4 (8.89%) WAN
3 3 (6.67%) IP Telephony
3 3 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.44%) Internet
5 1 (2.22%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) Crystal Reports
General
1 3 (6.67%) Local Government
2 2 (4.44%) Back Office
3 1 (2.22%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Front Office
3 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.89%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.44%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.22%) NHS
4 1 (2.22%) PDA
4 1 (2.22%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 32 (71.11%) Windows
2 23 (51.11%) Windows 7
3 15 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 10 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (15.56%) Apple iOS
6 7 (15.56%) Windows Vista
7 6 (13.33%) Mac OS
7 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (8.89%) Android
8 4 (8.89%) CentOS
8 4 (8.89%) Linux
8 4 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (8.89%) Ubuntu
9 2 (4.44%) Windows 10
10 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.22%) Unix
10 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.78%) Service Delivery
2 7 (15.56%) ITIL
2 7 (15.56%) Software Deployment
3 6 (13.33%) Information Security
4 3 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.22%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.22%) Change Management
5 1 (2.22%) Data Entry
5 1 (2.22%) High Availability
5 1 (2.22%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.22%) ITSM
5 1 (2.22%) Migration
5 1 (2.22%) Project Management
5 1 (2.22%) Time Management
5 1 (2.22%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.44%) C
1 2 (4.44%) SQL
2 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (11.11%) MCP
2 5 (11.11%) MCSE
3 1 (2.22%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.22%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) MCITP
3 1 (2.22%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (31.11%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.89%) vSphere
3 1 (2.22%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.22%) Xen
3 1 (2.22%) XenApp
3 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (40.00%) SCCM
2 7 (15.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (8.89%) WSUS
4 1 (2.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.22%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 17 (37.78%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.78%) Apple
3 5 (11.11%) HP
4 4 (8.89%) Dell
4 4 (8.89%) Red Hat
4 4 (8.89%) Symantec
4 4 (8.89%) Veeam
4 4 (8.89%) VMware
5 3 (6.67%) Avaya
6 2 (4.44%) Citrix
7 1 (2.22%) Computacenter
7 1 (2.22%) Intel Security
7 1 (2.22%) Remedy
7 1 (2.22%) Wyse