The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 414 424 362
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -62
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 192 204 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.42% 0.41% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.43% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 95 121
Median daily rate £153 £160 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £113 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £240
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £160 £145
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 65 84
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £19.40 £18.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
Desktop Support Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
43322 47779 48205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.49% 94.87% 93.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 28576 30906 31008
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1509 1853 2022
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 10 December 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
London +11 79 £175 +32.07% 8
South East +13 38 £145 -9.37% 3
South West +7 19 £140 -11.25%
North East -11 18 £170 - 2
East of England -4 12 £95 -20.83% 1
East Midlands +2 7 £143 -14.92%
North West -14 7 £98 -61.00% 1
Yorkshire +22 6 £180 -
West Midlands -23 5 £115 -29.23% 1
Desktop Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 England region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 281 (77.84%) Windows
2 183 (50.69%) Windows 7
3 178 (49.31%) Active Directory
4 140 (38.78%) Microsoft
5 131 (36.29%) MS Office
6 85 (23.55%) MS Excel
7 84 (23.27%) Windows Server
8 75 (20.78%) SCCM
9 59 (16.34%) Windows XP
10 57 (15.79%) Windows 8
11 53 (14.68%) MS Exchange
12 48 (13.30%) ITIL
12 48 (13.30%) Citrix
12 48 (13.30%) Office 365
13 44 (12.19%) Windows 10
13 44 (12.19%) Security Cleared
14 43 (11.91%) Windows Server 2008
15 42 (11.63%) Blackberry
16 37 (10.25%) VMware
16 37 (10.25%) Apple
17 36 (9.97%) DNS
18 35 (9.70%) Windows Server 2003
18 35 (9.70%) Finance
19 33 (9.14%) DHCP
20 32 (8.86%) TCP/IP
21 29 (8.03%) Banking
21 29 (8.03%) SC Cleared
22 27 (7.48%) IBM Notes
22 27 (7.48%) Lotus
22 27 (7.48%) Migration

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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 53 (14.68%) MS Exchange
2 27 (7.48%) IBM Notes
3 14 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (3.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 10 (2.77%) Skype for Business
7 9 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.94%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2000
10 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.55%) IIS
12 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 131 (36.29%) MS Office
2 85 (23.55%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (3.60%) Eikon
2 3 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 48 (13.30%) Office 365
2 3 (0.83%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.28%) G Suite
3 1 (0.28%) IaaS
3 1 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.28%) PaaS
3 1 (0.28%) SaaS
3 1 (0.28%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 36 (9.97%) DNS
2 33 (9.14%) DHCP
3 32 (8.86%) TCP/IP
4 26 (7.20%) LAN
5 24 (6.65%) VPN
6 17 (4.71%) Internet
6 17 (4.71%) WAN
7 16 (4.43%) Wireless
8 11 (3.05%) Firewall
9 10 (2.77%) Ethernet
9 10 (2.77%) VoIP
10 9 (2.49%) Skype
10 9 (2.49%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (1.66%) VLAN
12 5 (1.39%) IP Telephony
12 5 (1.39%) iSCSI
12 5 (1.39%) SAN
13 4 (1.11%) Remote Desktop
14 3 (0.83%) 3G
15 2 (0.55%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.83%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 35 (9.70%) Finance
2 29 (8.03%) Banking
3 26 (7.20%) Retail
4 11 (3.05%) Retail Banking
5 7 (1.94%) Legal
6 6 (1.66%) Back Office
7 4 (1.11%) Advertising
7 4 (1.11%) Korean Language
7 4 (1.11%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.55%) Publishing
9 1 (0.28%) Front Office
9 1 (0.28%) Games
9 1 (0.28%) German Language
9 1 (0.28%) Law
9 1 (0.28%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.28%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.55%) XMPP
2 1 (0.28%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 42 (11.63%) Blackberry
2 24 (6.65%) iPad
3 21 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.82%) iPhone
4 13 (3.60%) Smartphone
5 12 (3.32%) Driving Licence
6 8 (2.22%) Client/Server
6 8 (2.22%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.94%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.94%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.66%) Statistics
8 6 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.39%) NHS
10 2 (0.55%) BYOD
10 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.55%) Mobile Computing
11 1 (0.28%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.28%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.28%) User Experience
11 1 (0.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 281 (77.84%) Windows
2 183 (50.69%) Windows 7
3 84 (23.27%) Windows Server
4 59 (16.34%) Windows XP
5 57 (15.79%) Windows 8
6 44 (12.19%) Windows 10
7 43 (11.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (9.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 25 (6.93%) Mac OS X
10 19 (5.26%) Apple iOS
11 18 (4.99%) Android
11 18 (4.99%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (3.05%) Mac OS
13 7 (1.94%) Linux
14 5 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (1.39%) Windows Phone
15 4 (1.11%) CentOS
15 4 (1.11%) Ubuntu
15 4 (1.11%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (13.30%) ITIL
2 27 (7.48%) Migration
3 18 (4.99%) Time Management
4 10 (2.77%) Asset Management
4 10 (2.77%) Incident Management
5 8 (2.22%) Change Management
5 8 (2.22%) Mobile Device Management
5 8 (2.22%) Service Management
6 7 (1.94%) Validation
7 6 (1.66%) Coaching
7 6 (1.66%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 6 (1.66%) Data Migration
7 6 (1.66%) Identity Management
7 6 (1.66%) Line Management
7 6 (1.66%) Patch Management
7 6 (1.66%) Software Deployment
8 5 (1.39%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (1.39%) Data Protection
8 5 (1.39%) ITSM
9 4 (1.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (3.60%) PowerShell
2 7 (1.94%) Java
2 7 (1.94%) SQL
3 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.28%) C
3 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (12.19%) Security Cleared
2 29 (8.03%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (3.88%) Degree
5 12 (3.32%) MCP
5 12 (3.32%) MCSE
6 10 (2.77%) MCSA
7 8 (2.22%) A+ Certification
7 8 (2.22%) Network+ Certification
8 7 (1.94%) MCDST
9 6 (1.66%) ACDT
9 6 (1.66%) ACHDS
9 6 (1.66%) ACTC
9 6 (1.66%) MCSM
10 5 (1.39%) CCNA
10 5 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.39%) MCITP
11 4 (1.11%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.83%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.20%) SLA
2 3 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 178 (49.31%) Active Directory
2 26 (7.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.88%) XenApp
4 8 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (1.66%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.39%) vSphere
7 4 (1.11%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.83%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.83%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.55%) XenServer
10 1 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.28%) NFS
10 1 (0.28%) UAG
10 1 (0.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 75 (20.78%) SCCM
2 6 (1.66%) WSUS
3 4 (1.11%) AirWatch
3 4 (1.11%) Casper Suite
3 4 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.55%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.55%) EdgeSight
4 2 (0.55%) SafeCom
4 2 (0.55%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.28%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.28%) SCOM
5 1 (0.28%) SCSM
5 1 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 140 (38.78%) Microsoft
2 48 (13.30%) Citrix
3 37 (10.25%) Apple
3 37 (10.25%) VMware
4 27 (7.48%) Lotus
5 21 (5.82%) Bloomberg
6 18 (4.99%) Reuters
7 15 (4.16%) Cisco
8 14 (3.88%) Remedy
9 13 (3.60%) HP
10 7 (1.94%) AppSense
11 6 (1.66%) Dell
12 5 (1.39%) Google
12 5 (1.39%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.39%) SAP
12 5 (1.39%) Symantec
12 5 (1.39%) ThinPrint
13 4 (1.11%) Oracle
13 4 (1.11%) Veeam
14 3 (0.83%) ServiceNow
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