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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 116 127 134
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 17 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.68% 0.75% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.78% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 7
Median daily rate £145 £120 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £104 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £174 £156
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £145 £155
% change year-on-year
- -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 6
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 £12.30 £15.61 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £17.74 £25.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.45 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-7.24% -7.93%
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
2392 2950 2987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.53% 95.59% 95.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1401 1755 1778
Median daily rate £375 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 256 230
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 30 August 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 +22 8 £145 -4.91%
Norfolk +2 4 £145 -17.14%
Hertfordshire +1 3 £90 -25.00%
Essex +3 1 £170 +88.88%
Bedfordshire -2 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 30 August 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 27 (64.29%) Windows
2 18 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 17 (40.48%) Windows 7
4 14 (33.33%) SCCM
4 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 10 (23.81%) MS Office
6 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
6 9 (21.43%) Windows 8
6 9 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (19.05%) ITIL
7 8 (19.05%) SLA
7 8 (19.05%) Service Delivery
7 8 (19.05%) Windows Server
8 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
9 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (11.90%) HP
10 5 (11.90%) MCP
10 5 (11.90%) VPN
10 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (9.52%) SAN
11 4 (9.52%) Red Hat
11 4 (9.52%) Apple
11 4 (9.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (9.52%) Linux
11 4 (9.52%) Dell
11 4 (9.52%) VMware
11 4 (9.52%) Office 365
11 4 (9.52%) Driving Licence
11 4 (9.52%) Veeam

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 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2000
3 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (23.81%) MS Office
2 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Office 365
2 3 (7.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) VPN
2 4 (9.52%) iSCSI
2 4 (9.52%) SAN
2 4 (9.52%) VLAN
3 3 (7.14%) IP Telephony
3 3 (7.14%) LAN
3 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.14%) WAN
4 1 (2.38%) Firewall
4 1 (2.38%) Internet
General
1 3 (7.14%) Local Government
2 1 (2.38%) Back Office
2 1 (2.38%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Front Office
2 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.38%) NHS
3 1 (2.38%) PDA
3 1 (2.38%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 27 (64.29%) Windows
2 17 (40.48%) Windows 7
3 9 (21.43%) Windows 8
4 8 (19.05%) Windows Server
4 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (9.52%) Android
6 4 (9.52%) CentOS
6 4 (9.52%) Linux
6 4 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (9.52%) Ubuntu
7 3 (7.14%) Apple iOS
7 3 (7.14%) Mac OS
7 3 (7.14%) Windows Vista
8 2 (4.76%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) ITIL
1 8 (19.05%) Service Delivery
2 3 (7.14%) Information Security
2 3 (7.14%) Software Deployment
3 2 (4.76%) Asset Management
3 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.38%) Application Discovery
4 1 (2.38%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.38%) Change Management
4 1 (2.38%) High Availability
4 1 (2.38%) ITIL V3
4 1 (2.38%) ITSM
4 1 (2.38%) Migration
4 1 (2.38%) Project Management
4 1 (2.38%) Time Management
4 1 (2.38%) Validation
4 1 (2.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) MCP
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.52%) Degree
3 3 (7.14%) MCSE
4 2 (4.76%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.38%) MCITP
5 1 (2.38%) MCTS
5 1 (2.38%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.05%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.52%) vSphere
3 1 (2.38%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.38%) Xen
3 1 (2.38%) XenApp
3 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (33.33%) SCCM
2 4 (9.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (9.52%) WSUS
3 1 (2.38%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.90%) HP
3 4 (9.52%) Apple
3 4 (9.52%) Dell
3 4 (9.52%) Red Hat
3 4 (9.52%) Veeam
3 4 (9.52%) VMware
4 3 (7.14%) Avaya
5 2 (4.76%) Citrix
5 2 (4.76%) Symantec
6 1 (2.38%) Intel Security
6 1 (2.38%) Remedy
6 1 (2.38%) Veritas
6 1 (2.38%) Wyse