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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support Engineer
UK / England
Rank 417 419 377
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 149 178 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.36% 0.38% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.40% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 86 96
Median daily rate £168 £160 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £113 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £265 £225
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £138
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 45 71
Median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -15.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.40 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £20.00 £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+18.00% -16.66%

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
39269 44133 43974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.71% 94.89% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 25773 28481 28114
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1341 1605 1770
Median hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.12% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 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
London +8 63 £175 +20.68% 5
North East 0 18 £170 -
South East -11 18 £138 -16.51% 1
South West +6 15 £140 - 1
North West +23 9 £98 -63.20% 2
East Midlands +6 8 £143 -10.93% 1
East of England -7 8 £101 -12.17% 1
Yorkshire +6 5 £180 +12.14%
West Midlands -10 4 £115 -41.02% 1
Desktop Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 England region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 267 (77.39%) Windows
2 172 (49.86%) Windows 7
3 163 (47.25%) Active Directory
4 131 (37.97%) Microsoft
5 122 (35.36%) MS Office
6 78 (22.61%) Windows Server
7 72 (20.87%) MS Excel
8 62 (17.97%) SCCM
9 54 (15.65%) Security Cleared
10 53 (15.36%) Windows XP
11 52 (15.07%) ITIL
12 50 (14.49%) Windows 10
13 47 (13.62%) Office 365
13 47 (13.62%) Windows 8
14 45 (13.04%) Blackberry
15 44 (12.75%) MS Exchange
16 42 (12.17%) Citrix
17 40 (11.59%) Finance
18 38 (11.01%) Windows Server 2008
19 37 (10.72%) Apple
20 36 (10.43%) DNS
20 36 (10.43%) SC Cleared
21 35 (10.14%) VMware
22 34 (9.86%) Windows Server 2003
23 33 (9.57%) DHCP
23 33 (9.57%) Banking
24 32 (9.28%) TCP/IP
25 28 (8.12%) VMware Infrastructure
26 27 (7.83%) Retail
26 27 (7.83%) IBM Notes

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 44 (12.75%) MS Exchange
2 27 (7.83%) IBM Notes
3 11 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (2.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.74%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.58%) IIS
9 2 (0.58%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 122 (35.36%) MS Office
2 72 (20.87%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (3.77%) Eikon
2 4 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 47 (13.62%) Office 365
2 4 (1.16%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.29%) G Suite
3 1 (0.29%) IaaS
3 1 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.29%) PaaS
3 1 (0.29%) SaaS
3 1 (0.29%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 36 (10.43%) DNS
2 33 (9.57%) DHCP
3 32 (9.28%) TCP/IP
4 25 (7.25%) LAN
5 23 (6.67%) VPN
6 19 (5.51%) Internet
7 16 (4.64%) WAN
8 14 (4.06%) Wireless
9 11 (3.19%) Ethernet
9 11 (3.19%) Firewall
10 9 (2.61%) VoIP
11 8 (2.32%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (2.03%) Skype
13 5 (1.45%) IP Telephony
13 5 (1.45%) Remote Desktop
14 3 (0.87%) 3G
15 2 (0.58%) Cisco IOS
15 2 (0.58%) VLAN
16 1 (0.29%) iSCSI
16 1 (0.29%) Network Security
General
1 40 (11.59%) Finance
2 33 (9.57%) Banking
3 27 (7.83%) Retail
4 12 (3.48%) Retail Banking
5 10 (2.90%) Legal
6 6 (1.74%) Back Office
7 4 (1.16%) Korean Language
8 3 (0.87%) Advertising
8 3 (0.87%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.29%) Games
10 1 (0.29%) German Language
10 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Law
10 1 (0.29%) Local Government
10 1 (0.29%) Publishing
10 1 (0.29%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.87%) XMPP
2 1 (0.29%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 45 (13.04%) Blackberry
2 25 (7.25%) iPad
3 20 (5.80%) iPhone
4 19 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.48%) Smartphone
6 11 (3.19%) Driving Licence
7 9 (2.61%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (2.32%) Management Information System
9 7 (2.03%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.74%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.74%) Thin Client
11 5 (1.45%) Statistics
12 4 (1.16%) BYOD
13 3 (0.87%) NHS
14 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.58%) Mainframe
15 1 (0.29%) Handset
15 1 (0.29%) Hedge funds
15 1 (0.29%) Mobile Computing
15 1 (0.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 267 (77.39%) Windows
2 172 (49.86%) Windows 7
3 78 (22.61%) Windows Server
4 53 (15.36%) Windows XP
5 50 (14.49%) Windows 10
6 47 (13.62%) Windows 8
7 38 (11.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (9.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (6.09%) Apple iOS
9 21 (6.09%) Mac OS X
10 19 (5.51%) Android
11 13 (3.77%) Mac OS
11 13 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (1.16%) Linux
12 4 (1.16%) Windows Phone
12 4 (1.16%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.58%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.29%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (15.07%) ITIL
2 26 (7.54%) Migration
3 17 (4.93%) Time Management
4 11 (3.19%) Asset Management
4 11 (3.19%) Incident Management
5 9 (2.61%) Change Management
5 9 (2.61%) Coaching
6 8 (2.32%) Service Management
7 7 (2.03%) Data Migration
7 7 (2.03%) Mobile Device Management
7 7 (2.03%) Patch Management
7 7 (2.03%) Validation
8 6 (1.74%) Creative Problem-Solving
8 6 (1.74%) Identity Management
8 6 (1.74%) ITIL V3
8 6 (1.74%) Line Management
8 6 (1.74%) Software Deployment
9 5 (1.45%) Data Protection
9 5 (1.45%) ITSM
9 5 (1.45%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.90%) PowerShell
2 8 (2.32%) Java
3 5 (1.45%) SQL
4 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.29%) C
4 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 54 (15.65%) Security Cleared
2 36 (10.43%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (3.77%) Degree
5 12 (3.48%) MCP
5 12 (3.48%) MCSE
6 9 (2.61%) MCSA
7 8 (2.32%) Network+ Certification
8 7 (2.03%) A+ Certification
8 7 (2.03%) MCDST
9 6 (1.74%) ACDT
9 6 (1.74%) ACHDS
9 6 (1.74%) ACTC
9 6 (1.74%) MCSM
10 5 (1.45%) MCITP
11 4 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (1.16%) CCNA
11 4 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.16%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.58%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.25%) SLA
2 3 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.58%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.29%) QA
System Software
1 163 (47.25%) Active Directory
2 28 (8.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.48%) XenApp
4 8 (2.32%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.87%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.58%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.58%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.58%) vSphere
7 2 (0.58%) XenServer
8 1 (0.29%) Firmware
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.29%) NFS
8 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 62 (17.97%) SCCM
2 4 (1.16%) Casper Suite
2 4 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.87%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.58%) EdgeSight
4 2 (0.58%) SafeCom
4 2 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.58%) WSUS
4 2 (0.58%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.29%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.29%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 131 (37.97%) Microsoft
2 42 (12.17%) Citrix
3 37 (10.72%) Apple
4 35 (10.14%) VMware
5 27 (7.83%) Lotus
6 20 (5.80%) Bloomberg
7 18 (5.22%) Remedy
8 17 (4.93%) Reuters
9 16 (4.64%) Cisco
10 12 (3.48%) HP
11 8 (2.32%) AppSense
12 6 (1.74%) SAP
12 6 (1.74%) Symantec
13 5 (1.45%) ServiceNow
13 5 (1.45%) ThinPrint
14 4 (1.16%) Google
14 4 (1.16%) Oracle
15 3 (0.87%) Dell
16 2 (0.58%) Avaya
16 2 (0.58%) Nortel
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