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 28 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 457 407 392
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 173 232 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.35% 0.44% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.46% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 86 94
Median daily rate £155 £150 £168
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -10.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £105 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £200 £249
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £140 £155
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 89 63
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.40 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -8.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £11.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.28 £19.03 £20.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.45 £14.63 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-8.03% -7.26%
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
46888 50234 48267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.74% 94.99% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30895 32536 29727
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1440 1905 1932
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.12 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.02 £37.80
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 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 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
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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 68 £175 +16.66% 7
South East -10 37 £145 -9.37% 6
East of England +11 17 £145 +20.83%
South West -3 17 £145 +38.09% 1
North West +5 11 £180 -10.00%
East Midlands +3 8 - -
North East -17 6 £196 +3.28%
Yorkshire -4 5 - -
West Midlands -31 4 - - 1
Desktop Support Engineer
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Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 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 England region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 261 (75.43%) Windows
2 185 (53.47%) Active Directory
3 176 (50.87%) Windows 7
4 129 (37.28%) Microsoft
5 102 (29.48%) MS Office
6 74 (21.39%) Windows Server
7 68 (19.65%) SCCM
8 65 (18.79%) MS Excel
9 58 (16.76%) Windows 8
10 55 (15.90%) ITIL
11 50 (14.45%) Windows XP
12 46 (13.29%) Citrix
13 41 (11.85%) Windows Server 2008
14 38 (10.98%) MS Exchange
15 37 (10.69%) Office 365
16 33 (9.54%) DNS
17 32 (9.25%) TCP/IP
17 32 (9.25%) Windows 10
18 29 (8.38%) VMware
19 28 (8.09%) DHCP
19 28 (8.09%) Cisco
20 27 (7.80%) Windows Server 2003
20 27 (7.80%) Blackberry
21 26 (7.51%) HP
21 26 (7.51%) Apple
21 26 (7.51%) Security Cleared
22 25 (7.23%) SLA
22 25 (7.23%) Finance
22 25 (7.23%) Windows Server 2012
23 18 (5.20%) Service Delivery

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 38 (10.98%) MS Exchange
2 18 (5.20%) IBM Notes
3 14 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (3.47%) Skype for Business
5 10 (2.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (2.02%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.45%) IIS
9 4 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2000
10 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.29%) CMS
11 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.29%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 102 (29.48%) MS Office
2 65 (18.79%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) MS Project
4 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.45%) Eikon
2 2 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 37 (10.69%) Office 365
2 7 (2.02%) OneDrive
3 2 (0.58%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.29%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 33 (9.54%) DNS
2 32 (9.25%) TCP/IP
3 28 (8.09%) DHCP
4 16 (4.62%) VPN
5 14 (4.05%) LAN
6 12 (3.47%) Internet
6 12 (3.47%) WAN
7 8 (2.31%) Skype
7 8 (2.31%) VoIP
7 8 (2.31%) Wireless
8 7 (2.02%) Ethernet
9 6 (1.73%) SAN
9 6 (1.73%) VLAN
10 5 (1.45%) iSCSI
10 5 (1.45%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (1.16%) 3G
11 4 (1.16%) Firewall
12 3 (0.87%) IP Telephony
12 3 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.58%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.16%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 25 (7.23%) Finance
2 12 (3.47%) Banking
3 9 (2.60%) Retail
4 6 (1.73%) Legal
5 5 (1.45%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.16%) Local Government
6 4 (1.16%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.87%) Advertising
7 3 (0.87%) Back Office
8 2 (0.58%) Front Office
8 2 (0.58%) Law
8 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.58%) Publishing
9 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Marketing
9 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.29%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.29%) CGI
1 1 (0.29%) CSS
1 1 (0.29%) HTML
1 1 (0.29%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.80%) Blackberry
2 17 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.91%) Smartphone
3 12 (3.47%) iPhone
3 12 (3.47%) NHS
4 11 (3.18%) Driving Licence
4 11 (3.18%) iPad
5 6 (1.73%) Fat Client
5 6 (1.73%) Thin Client
6 5 (1.45%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.45%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.16%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.16%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.87%) BYOD
8 3 (0.87%) Statistics
8 3 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.58%) CMDB
9 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.29%) Health Informatics
10 1 (0.29%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 261 (75.43%) Windows
2 176 (50.87%) Windows 7
3 74 (21.39%) Windows Server
4 58 (16.76%) Windows 8
5 50 (14.45%) Windows XP
6 41 (11.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (9.25%) Windows 10
8 27 (7.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 25 (7.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (4.91%) Android
10 17 (4.91%) Apple iOS
11 13 (3.76%) Mac OS X
12 8 (2.31%) Mac OS
13 7 (2.02%) Linux
13 7 (2.02%) Windows Vista
14 4 (1.16%) CentOS
14 4 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.16%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.58%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (15.90%) ITIL
2 18 (5.20%) Service Delivery
3 12 (3.47%) Migration
4 10 (2.89%) Fault Analysis
5 9 (2.60%) Change Management
5 9 (2.60%) Service Management
6 8 (2.31%) Project Management
6 8 (2.31%) Time Management
7 7 (2.02%) Configuration Management
7 7 (2.02%) Incident Management
7 7 (2.02%) ITSM
8 6 (1.73%) Business Continuity
8 6 (1.73%) Coaching
8 6 (1.73%) Software Deployment
9 5 (1.45%) Data Protection
9 5 (1.45%) ITIL V3
9 5 (1.45%) Mentoring
9 5 (1.45%) Mobile Device Management
9 5 (1.45%) Patch Management
10 4 (1.16%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.18%) C
2 6 (1.73%) PowerShell
2 6 (1.73%) SQL
3 3 (0.87%) Java
4 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.29%) PHP
4 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (7.51%) Security Cleared
2 17 (4.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (4.91%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.18%) MCP
3 11 (3.18%) MCSE
4 8 (2.31%) A+ Certification
5 7 (2.02%) Degree
6 6 (1.73%) MCSA
7 5 (1.45%) CCNA
7 5 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.45%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.87%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.87%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (0.58%) ACDT
9 2 (0.58%) ACHDS
9 2 (0.58%) ACTC
9 2 (0.58%) MCDST
9 2 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.23%) SLA
2 3 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 185 (53.47%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.62%) XenApp
3 13 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.31%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (2.31%) XenDesktop
5 6 (1.73%) BitLocker
5 6 (1.73%) XenServer
6 5 (1.45%) vSphere
7 3 (0.87%) UAG
7 3 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.58%) Xen
9 1 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.29%) NFS
9 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 68 (19.65%) SCCM
2 6 (1.73%) Backup Exec
2 6 (1.73%) WSUS
2 6 (1.73%) XenMobile
3 5 (1.45%) EdgeSight
3 5 (1.45%) SafeCom
3 5 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.29%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.29%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (0.29%) SCOM
4 1 (0.29%) SCSM
4 1 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 129 (37.28%) Microsoft
2 46 (13.29%) Citrix
3 29 (8.38%) VMware
4 28 (8.09%) Cisco
5 26 (7.51%) Apple
5 26 (7.51%) HP
6 18 (5.20%) Lotus
7 16 (4.62%) Remedy
8 11 (3.18%) ServiceNow
9 10 (2.89%) Dell
10 7 (2.02%) AppSense
10 7 (2.02%) Bloomberg
10 7 (2.02%) Reuters
10 7 (2.02%) Symantec
10 7 (2.02%) Veeam
11 6 (1.73%) SAP
12 5 (1.45%) Avaya
12 5 (1.45%) ThinPrint
13 4 (1.16%) Red Hat
14 3 (0.87%) Intel Security
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