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 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support Engineer
UK / England
Rank 432 444 373
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -71
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 140 173 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.33% 0.37% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.39% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 76 102
Median daily rate £166 £158 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £113 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £228 £219
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £145
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 50 69
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £20.10 £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -13.33%

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
39601 44590 45082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.66% 95.07% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 25970 29094 28268
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 £255 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1416 1498 1792
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 -20 41 £175 +16.66% 8
South East +13 34 £150 -6.25% 3
South West 0 14 £180 +41.50% 1
North East -7 13 £170 +6.25%
East of England -9 11 £101 -36.87% 2
East Midlands +6 10 £200 +11.11%
North West +14 8 £124 -4.80% 1
West Midlands +2 5 £115 -41.02% 2
Yorkshire +18 4 £180 +12.14%
Desktop Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 253 (77.37%) Windows
2 161 (49.24%) Windows 7
3 144 (44.04%) Active Directory
4 115 (35.17%) Microsoft
5 103 (31.50%) MS Office
6 66 (20.18%) Windows Server
7 62 (18.96%) MS Excel
8 51 (15.60%) Security Cleared
8 51 (15.60%) SCCM
9 49 (14.98%) ITIL
10 48 (14.68%) Windows 10
11 46 (14.07%) Windows XP
12 43 (13.15%) Office 365
13 41 (12.54%) Windows 8
14 39 (11.93%) Blackberry
15 38 (11.62%) Citrix
16 35 (10.70%) MS Exchange
16 35 (10.70%) SC Cleared
17 34 (10.40%) Windows Server 2008
17 34 (10.40%) DNS
17 34 (10.40%) Migration
18 33 (10.09%) Apple
19 32 (9.79%) Finance
20 31 (9.48%) VMware
21 29 (8.87%) Banking
22 28 (8.56%) Windows Server 2003
23 27 (8.26%) TCP/IP
23 27 (8.26%) LAN
23 27 (8.26%) DHCP
24 24 (7.34%) SLA

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 35 (10.70%) MS Exchange
2 21 (6.42%) IBM Notes
3 8 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (2.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.53%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 103 (31.50%) MS Office
2 62 (18.96%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (3.06%) Eikon
2 4 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 43 (13.15%) Office 365
2 2 (0.61%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.31%) G Suite
3 1 (0.31%) IaaS
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.31%) PaaS
3 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (10.40%) DNS
2 27 (8.26%) DHCP
2 27 (8.26%) LAN
2 27 (8.26%) TCP/IP
3 23 (7.03%) VPN
4 17 (5.20%) Internet
5 15 (4.59%) Wireless
6 14 (4.28%) WAN
7 12 (3.67%) Firewall
8 9 (2.75%) VoIP
9 8 (2.45%) Ethernet
9 8 (2.45%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (2.14%) Skype
11 5 (1.53%) IP Telephony
11 5 (1.53%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (1.22%) 3G
13 2 (0.61%) Broadband
13 2 (0.61%) Cisco IOS
14 1 (0.31%) Cisco ASA
14 1 (0.31%) Network Security
General
1 32 (9.79%) Finance
2 29 (8.87%) Banking
3 24 (7.34%) Retail
4 9 (2.75%) Retail Banking
5 8 (2.45%) Legal
6 6 (1.83%) Back Office
7 4 (1.22%) Korean Language
7 4 (1.22%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.61%) Advertising
8 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.31%) Games
9 1 (0.31%) German Language
9 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Law
9 1 (0.31%) Local Government
9 1 (0.31%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.92%) XMPP
2 1 (0.31%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.93%) Blackberry
2 21 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (6.42%) iPad
3 19 (5.81%) iPhone
4 11 (3.36%) Driving Licence
4 11 (3.36%) Smartphone
5 9 (2.75%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (2.14%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.53%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.53%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.53%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.92%) BYOD
9 2 (0.61%) Handset
9 2 (0.61%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.61%) NHS
10 1 (0.31%) CMDB
10 1 (0.31%) EPoS
10 1 (0.31%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.31%) PDA
10 1 (0.31%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 253 (77.37%) Windows
2 161 (49.24%) Windows 7
3 66 (20.18%) Windows Server
4 48 (14.68%) Windows 10
5 46 (14.07%) Windows XP
6 41 (12.54%) Windows 8
7 34 (10.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (8.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (6.12%) Apple iOS
10 19 (5.81%) Android
11 18 (5.50%) Mac OS X
12 12 (3.67%) Mac OS
12 12 (3.67%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (1.22%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.61%) Linux
14 2 (0.61%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.61%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.31%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (14.98%) ITIL
2 34 (10.40%) Migration
3 15 (4.59%) Time Management
4 12 (3.67%) Asset Management
4 12 (3.67%) Data Migration
5 10 (3.06%) Incident Management
6 8 (2.45%) Coaching
6 8 (2.45%) Patch Management
6 8 (2.45%) Service Management
7 7 (2.14%) Change Management
7 7 (2.14%) Software Distribution
8 6 (1.83%) Creative Problem-Solving
8 6 (1.83%) Mobile Device Management
8 6 (1.83%) Validation
9 5 (1.53%) Configuration Management
9 5 (1.53%) Identity Management
9 5 (1.53%) ITIL V3
9 5 (1.53%) Software Deployment
10 4 (1.22%) Data Protection
10 4 (1.22%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.45%) PowerShell
2 6 (1.83%) Java
3 5 (1.53%) SQL
4 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 51 (15.60%) Security Cleared
2 35 (10.70%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (3.36%) Degree
4 11 (3.36%) MCP
5 10 (3.06%) MCSE
6 7 (2.14%) MCDST
6 7 (2.14%) MCSA
6 7 (2.14%) Network+ Certification
7 5 (1.53%) A+ Certification
7 5 (1.53%) ACDT
7 5 (1.53%) ACHDS
7 5 (1.53%) ACTC
7 5 (1.53%) MCSM
8 4 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.22%) DBS Check
8 4 (1.22%) MCITP
9 3 (0.92%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.31%) ACMT
10 1 (0.31%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.34%) SLA
2 3 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.31%) QA
System Software
1 144 (44.04%) Active Directory
2 24 (7.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.06%) XenApp
4 6 (1.83%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.92%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.61%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.31%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.31%) Firmware
8 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.31%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 51 (15.60%) SCCM
2 4 (1.22%) Jamf Pro
3 3 (0.92%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.61%) WSUS
5 1 (0.31%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.31%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 115 (35.17%) Microsoft
2 38 (11.62%) Citrix
3 33 (10.09%) Apple
4 31 (9.48%) VMware
5 21 (6.42%) Lotus
6 17 (5.20%) Bloomberg
6 17 (5.20%) Remedy
7 14 (4.28%) Reuters
8 13 (3.98%) Cisco
9 8 (2.45%) HP
10 6 (1.83%) AppSense
10 6 (1.83%) Symantec
11 5 (1.53%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.22%) Dell
12 4 (1.22%) Google
12 4 (1.22%) Intel Security
12 4 (1.22%) SAP
13 3 (0.92%) Avaya
13 3 (0.92%) LANDesk
13 3 (0.92%) Oracle
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