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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 443 421 400
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 172 207 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.35% 0.41% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.43% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 83 76
Median daily rate £139 £155 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.02% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £120 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £235 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £138 £150 £150
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 57 45
Median hourly rate £15.36 £15.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.93% +5.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.07 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £14.75 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-8.47% -6.34%
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
46763 48174 46107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.90% 94.70% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 30926 30296 28951
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1336 1918 1967
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £41.24 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 29 May 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
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 29 May 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 -34 41 £142 -13.96% 10
South East -4 36 £135 -16.92% 7
East of England +11 25 £120 - 3
South West -2 24 £141 -13.21% 1
North West +2 14 £183 -
North East -35 13 £230 +41.53%
West Midlands -6 11 £145 +26.08%
East Midlands +14 5 £153 -
Yorkshire +8 4 - - 1
Desktop Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 271 (78.32%) Windows
2 187 (54.05%) Windows 7
3 175 (50.58%) Active Directory
4 130 (37.57%) Microsoft
5 97 (28.03%) MS Office
6 69 (19.94%) ITIL
7 64 (18.50%) Windows Server
8 63 (18.21%) SCCM
9 62 (17.92%) Windows 8
10 53 (15.32%) Windows XP
11 44 (12.72%) MS Excel
11 44 (12.72%) Citrix
12 38 (10.98%) Office 365
13 35 (10.12%) Apple
14 34 (9.83%) SLA
14 34 (9.83%) MS Exchange
15 33 (9.54%) TCP/IP
15 33 (9.54%) DNS
16 32 (9.25%) Blackberry
16 32 (9.25%) Windows Server 2008
17 28 (8.09%) Cisco
17 28 (8.09%) Microsoft Certification
18 27 (7.80%) Finance
19 26 (7.51%) C
20 25 (7.23%) Windows 10
20 25 (7.23%) Apple iOS
21 24 (6.94%) DHCP
22 21 (6.07%) Security Cleared
22 21 (6.07%) Remedy
22 21 (6.07%) LAN

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 34 (9.83%) MS Exchange
2 16 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (3.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (3.47%) Skype for Business
5 10 (2.89%) IBM Notes
6 6 (1.73%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.16%) IBM Domino
8 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.87%) IIS
9 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.29%) Apache
10 1 (0.29%) CMS
10 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.29%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 97 (28.03%) MS Office
2 44 (12.72%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.87%) Acrobat
3 3 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.02%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (1.73%) Eikon
3 2 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.29%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 38 (10.98%) Office 365
2 7 (2.02%) OneDrive
3 2 (0.58%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 33 (9.54%) DNS
1 33 (9.54%) TCP/IP
2 24 (6.94%) DHCP
3 21 (6.07%) LAN
4 17 (4.91%) Internet
5 15 (4.34%) VPN
6 14 (4.05%) WAN
7 8 (2.31%) Firewall
7 8 (2.31%) Remote Desktop
7 8 (2.31%) VoIP
7 8 (2.31%) Wireless
8 5 (1.45%) Skype
9 3 (0.87%) 3G
9 3 (0.87%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (0.87%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.87%) Extranet
9 3 (0.87%) SAN
9 3 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.58%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.58%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.29%) MySQL
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 27 (7.80%) Finance
2 17 (4.91%) Banking
3 7 (2.02%) Retail
3 7 (2.02%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.73%) Law
5 5 (1.45%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.16%) Back Office
6 4 (1.16%) Legal
6 4 (1.16%) Local Government
7 2 (0.58%) Advertising
7 2 (0.58%) Electronics
7 2 (0.58%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.58%) Marketing
8 1 (0.29%) Billing
8 1 (0.29%) Front Office
8 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
8 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%) LAMP
1 1 (0.29%) ODBC
1 1 (0.29%) Web Services
1 1 (0.29%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.25%) Blackberry
2 18 (5.20%) Mathematics
2 18 (5.20%) NHS
3 16 (4.62%) iPhone
4 15 (4.34%) Driving Licence
4 15 (4.34%) Video Conferencing
5 14 (4.05%) Smartphone
6 12 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (3.18%) iPad
8 9 (2.60%) Data Centre
9 7 (2.02%) Fat Client
9 7 (2.02%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.16%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.87%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.87%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.87%) PDA
12 2 (0.58%) BYOD
12 2 (0.58%) CMDB
12 2 (0.58%) Statistics
12 2 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 271 (78.32%) Windows
2 187 (54.05%) Windows 7
3 64 (18.50%) Windows Server
4 62 (17.92%) Windows 8
5 53 (15.32%) Windows XP
6 32 (9.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (7.23%) Apple iOS
7 25 (7.23%) Windows 10
8 20 (5.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (5.49%) Android
10 18 (5.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (4.34%) Windows Vista
12 11 (3.18%) Mac OS X
13 10 (2.89%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.58%) Linux
14 2 (0.58%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.29%) Debian
15 1 (0.29%) Fedora
15 1 (0.29%) Unix
15 1 (0.29%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (19.94%) ITIL
2 18 (5.20%) Service Delivery
3 15 (4.34%) ITIL V3
4 13 (3.76%) Software Deployment
5 11 (3.18%) Service Management
6 10 (2.89%) Change Management
6 10 (2.89%) ITSM
6 10 (2.89%) Migration
7 9 (2.60%) Patch Management
8 8 (2.31%) Configuration Management
8 8 (2.31%) Information Security
9 7 (2.02%) Mentoring
9 7 (2.02%) Mobile Device Management
10 6 (1.73%) Coaching
10 6 (1.73%) Fault Analysis
10 6 (1.73%) Incident Management
10 6 (1.73%) Project Management
11 5 (1.45%) Time Management
12 4 (1.16%) Performance Optimisation
12 4 (1.16%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 26 (7.51%) C
2 9 (2.60%) SQL
3 5 (1.45%) Java
4 3 (0.87%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.58%) Perl
5 2 (0.58%) PHP
6 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.29%) Python
6 1 (0.29%) Ruby
6 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (8.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (6.07%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.34%) MCSE
4 14 (4.05%) MCP
5 13 (3.76%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (2.02%) MCSA
7 6 (1.73%) DBS Check
8 5 (1.45%) A+ Certification
8 5 (1.45%) CCNA
8 5 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.45%) Degree
9 4 (1.16%) HND
10 3 (0.87%) MCDST
10 3 (0.87%) MCITP
11 2 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.58%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.58%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (9.83%) SLA
2 3 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 175 (50.58%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.91%) XenApp
3 10 (2.89%) XenDesktop
4 8 (2.31%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (1.73%) BitLocker
7 4 (1.16%) UAG
7 4 (1.16%) XenServer
8 3 (0.87%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.87%) Samba
9 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 63 (18.21%) SCCM
2 9 (2.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (1.73%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (1.45%) XenMobile
5 3 (0.87%) EdgeSight
5 3 (0.87%) SafeCom
5 3 (0.87%) SCOM
6 2 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.29%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.29%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.29%) DameWare
7 1 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 130 (37.57%) Microsoft
2 44 (12.72%) Citrix
3 35 (10.12%) Apple
4 28 (8.09%) Cisco
5 21 (6.07%) Remedy
6 20 (5.78%) VMware
7 18 (5.20%) HP
8 13 (3.76%) Symantec
9 10 (2.89%) Lotus
9 10 (2.89%) ServiceNow
10 9 (2.60%) Bloomberg
10 9 (2.60%) Reuters
11 7 (2.02%) AppSense
12 6 (1.73%) Dell
12 6 (1.73%) LANDesk
12 6 (1.73%) Sophos
13 5 (1.45%) Avaya
13 5 (1.45%) SAP
14 4 (1.16%) BMC
14 4 (1.16%) Polycom
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