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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 423 422 379
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 197 225 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.43% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.46% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 90 105
Median daily rate £155 £148 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.08% -10.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £105 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £247
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £145 £164
% change year-on-year
- -11.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 78 64
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.35 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% -15.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.52 £11.23 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £19.18 £19.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -17.56%
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
47082 49406 48378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.64% 95.00% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 31049 32107 30018
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1524 1896 1961
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -7 77 £175 +20.68% 8
South East +10 45 £135 -15.62% 4
South West 0 22 £140 +33.33% 1
East of England -1 19 £170 +41.66% 2
North West +15 10 £215 +7.50% 2
Yorkshire +3 7 - -
North East -19 7 £175 -
East Midlands -13 5 - - 1
West Midlands -23 5 - -
Desktop Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 266 (73.48%) Windows
2 192 (53.04%) Active Directory
3 181 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 140 (38.67%) Microsoft
5 114 (31.49%) MS Office
6 79 (21.82%) Windows Server
6 79 (21.82%) MS Excel
7 71 (19.61%) SCCM
8 60 (16.57%) Windows 8
9 55 (15.19%) ITIL
10 52 (14.36%) Windows XP
11 50 (13.81%) Citrix
12 45 (12.43%) MS Exchange
13 42 (11.60%) Office 365
14 38 (10.50%) Windows 10
14 38 (10.50%) Windows Server 2008
15 33 (9.12%) Finance
16 32 (8.84%) VMware
17 31 (8.56%) Blackberry
17 31 (8.56%) DNS
17 31 (8.56%) Apple
18 30 (8.29%) DHCP
18 30 (8.29%) TCP/IP
19 29 (8.01%) Security Cleared
20 28 (7.73%) Windows Server 2003
21 26 (7.18%) SLA
22 25 (6.91%) HP
23 24 (6.63%) Cisco
23 24 (6.63%) Windows Server 2012
24 22 (6.08%) Analytical Skills

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 45 (12.43%) MS Exchange
2 20 (5.52%) IBM Notes
3 15 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (3.31%) Skype for Business
5 11 (3.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 10 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (2.21%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.38%) IIS
9 4 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2000
10 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.28%) CMS
11 1 (0.28%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 114 (31.49%) MS Office
2 79 (21.82%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) MS Project
4 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.49%) Eikon
2 2 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 42 (11.60%) Office 365
2 7 (1.93%) OneDrive
3 3 (0.83%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.28%) IaaS
4 1 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.28%) PaaS
4 1 (0.28%) SaaS
4 1 (0.28%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 31 (8.56%) DNS
2 30 (8.29%) DHCP
2 30 (8.29%) TCP/IP
3 18 (4.97%) VPN
4 15 (4.14%) LAN
5 10 (2.76%) Internet
5 10 (2.76%) WAN
6 9 (2.49%) Skype
7 7 (1.93%) Ethernet
7 7 (1.93%) VoIP
7 7 (1.93%) Wireless
8 6 (1.66%) SAN
8 6 (1.66%) VLAN
9 5 (1.38%) IP Telephony
9 5 (1.38%) iSCSI
10 4 (1.10%) Firewall
10 4 (1.10%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (0.83%) 3G
12 2 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.55%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.10%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 33 (9.12%) Finance
2 19 (5.25%) Banking
3 13 (3.59%) Retail
4 7 (1.93%) Retail Banking
5 4 (1.10%) Advertising
5 4 (1.10%) Legal
5 4 (1.10%) Local Government
6 3 (0.83%) Back Office
6 3 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.83%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.55%) Publishing
8 1 (0.28%) Front Office
8 1 (0.28%) Marketing
8 1 (0.28%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.28%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.28%) CGI
1 1 (0.28%) CSS
1 1 (0.28%) HTML
1 1 (0.28%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.56%) Blackberry
2 22 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.97%) iPhone
4 17 (4.70%) iPad
5 13 (3.59%) Smartphone
6 11 (3.04%) NHS
7 10 (2.76%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.66%) Fat Client
8 6 (1.66%) Thin Client
9 5 (1.38%) Statistics
10 4 (1.10%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.10%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.83%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.83%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.55%) BYOD
12 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.55%) Mobile Computing
13 1 (0.28%) Health Informatics
13 1 (0.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 266 (73.48%) Windows
2 181 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 79 (21.82%) Windows Server
4 60 (16.57%) Windows 8
5 52 (14.36%) Windows XP
6 38 (10.50%) Windows 10
6 38 (10.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (7.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (6.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (5.52%) Mac OS X
10 19 (5.25%) Android
11 17 (4.70%) Apple iOS
12 8 (2.21%) Mac OS
13 7 (1.93%) Linux
13 7 (1.93%) Windows Vista
14 5 (1.38%) Windows Phone
15 4 (1.10%) CentOS
15 4 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (1.10%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.83%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (15.19%) ITIL
2 13 (3.59%) Migration
2 13 (3.59%) Service Delivery
3 10 (2.76%) Service Management
4 9 (2.49%) Time Management
5 8 (2.21%) Asset Management
5 8 (2.21%) Project Management
6 7 (1.93%) Fault Analysis
6 7 (1.93%) Software Deployment
7 6 (1.66%) Business Continuity
7 6 (1.66%) Change Management
7 6 (1.66%) Coaching
7 6 (1.66%) Data Protection
7 6 (1.66%) Mobile Device Management
7 6 (1.66%) Patch Management
8 5 (1.38%) Configuration Management
8 5 (1.38%) ITSM
8 5 (1.38%) Line Management
9 4 (1.10%) Mentoring
9 4 (1.10%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.76%) PowerShell
2 9 (2.49%) C
3 6 (1.66%) SQL
4 3 (0.83%) Java
5 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.28%) PHP
5 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (8.01%) Security Cleared
2 22 (6.08%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (3.59%) MCP
5 12 (3.31%) Degree
6 11 (3.04%) MCSE
7 8 (2.21%) A+ Certification
8 6 (1.66%) MCSA
9 5 (1.38%) CCNA
9 5 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.10%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.83%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.83%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (0.55%) ACDT
12 2 (0.55%) ACHDS
12 2 (0.55%) ACTC
12 2 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.55%) MCSM
12 2 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.18%) SLA
2 3 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 192 (53.04%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.70%) XenApp
3 14 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.93%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (1.93%) XenDesktop
5 6 (1.66%) XenServer
6 5 (1.38%) BitLocker
6 5 (1.38%) vSphere
7 3 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.55%) Xen
9 1 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.28%) NFS
9 1 (0.28%) UAG
9 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 71 (19.61%) SCCM
2 7 (1.93%) WSUS
3 6 (1.66%) Backup Exec
3 6 (1.66%) XenMobile
4 5 (1.38%) EdgeSight
4 5 (1.38%) SafeCom
4 5 (1.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.55%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.55%) Casper Suite
6 1 (0.28%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.28%) SCOM
6 1 (0.28%) SCSM
6 1 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 140 (38.67%) Microsoft
2 50 (13.81%) Citrix
3 32 (8.84%) VMware
4 31 (8.56%) Apple
5 25 (6.91%) HP
6 24 (6.63%) Cisco
7 20 (5.52%) Lotus
8 17 (4.70%) Remedy
9 15 (4.14%) Bloomberg
10 13 (3.59%) Reuters
11 9 (2.49%) ServiceNow
12 8 (2.21%) SAP
12 8 (2.21%) Symantec
13 7 (1.93%) AppSense
13 7 (1.93%) Dell
13 7 (1.93%) Veeam
14 6 (1.66%) ThinPrint
15 5 (1.38%) Avaya
15 5 (1.38%) Google
15 5 (1.38%) LANDesk
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