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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 475 385 407
Rank change year-on-year
-90 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 156 232 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.45% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.47% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 82 76
Median daily rate £150 £151 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.82% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £110 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £249 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £150 £150
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 90 51
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.77 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.22% +5.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £11.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £15.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-13.11% -1.61%
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
47342 48948 45494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.84% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31078 31567 28107
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £249 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1406 1851 1890
Median hourly rate £17.45 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -40 46 £169 +5.46% 20
South East -15 37 £145 -9.37% 4
East of England +13 20 £125 +4.16% 1
South West -7 16 £175 +20.68% 1
North West -10 13 £148 -26.25% 2
East Midlands +6 8 £125 +16.27%
West Midlands -25 7 £145 +45.00%
North East -42 7 £218 +11.53%
Yorkshire -7 3 - - 1
Desktop Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 254 (75.82%) Windows
2 170 (50.75%) Active Directory
3 168 (50.15%) Windows 7
4 132 (39.40%) Microsoft
5 97 (28.96%) MS Office
6 65 (19.40%) Windows Server
6 65 (19.40%) SCCM
7 63 (18.81%) Windows 8
8 55 (16.42%) ITIL
9 54 (16.12%) MS Excel
10 48 (14.33%) Windows XP
11 41 (12.24%) Citrix
12 38 (11.34%) Windows Server 2008
13 36 (10.75%) SLA
14 35 (10.45%) Office 365
15 33 (9.85%) MS Exchange
16 30 (8.96%) DNS
17 28 (8.36%) TCP/IP
17 28 (8.36%) Apple
18 27 (8.06%) Cisco
19 26 (7.76%) Windows 10
20 25 (7.46%) Windows Server 2012
21 24 (7.16%) VMware
21 24 (7.16%) Microsoft Certification
22 23 (6.87%) HP
22 23 (6.87%) Security Cleared
22 23 (6.87%) Apple iOS
23 22 (6.57%) DHCP
23 22 (6.57%) Blackberry
24 21 (6.27%) Windows Server 2003

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 33 (9.85%) MS Exchange
2 18 (5.37%) Skype for Business
3 12 (3.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 10 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (2.99%) IBM Notes
5 8 (2.39%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2000
8 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.90%) IIS
9 1 (0.30%) CMS
9 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.30%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.30%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 97 (28.96%) MS Office
2 54 (16.12%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.60%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.90%) Eikon
3 1 (0.30%) assyst
3 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (10.45%) Office 365
2 7 (2.09%) OneDrive
3 2 (0.60%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.30%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.30%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.96%) DNS
2 28 (8.36%) TCP/IP
3 22 (6.57%) DHCP
4 21 (6.27%) LAN
4 21 (6.27%) VPN
5 15 (4.48%) Internet
6 12 (3.58%) WAN
7 9 (2.69%) Skype
7 9 (2.69%) VoIP
8 8 (2.39%) Wireless
9 6 (1.79%) Remote Desktop
9 6 (1.79%) SAN
9 6 (1.79%) VLAN
10 5 (1.49%) Firewall
10 5 (1.49%) iSCSI
11 4 (1.19%) 3G
11 4 (1.19%) Extranet
12 3 (0.90%) Ethernet
12 3 (0.90%) IP Telephony
12 3 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 18 (5.37%) Finance
2 12 (3.58%) Banking
3 8 (2.39%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.79%) Back Office
5 5 (1.49%) Retail
6 4 (1.19%) Law
6 4 (1.19%) Legal
6 4 (1.19%) Local Government
7 3 (0.90%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.60%) Advertising
8 2 (0.60%) Front Office
8 2 (0.60%) Marketing
8 2 (0.60%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.30%) Electronics
9 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.30%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.30%) Publishing
9 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.30%) CGI
1 1 (0.30%) CSS
1 1 (0.30%) HTML
1 1 (0.30%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.57%) Blackberry
2 18 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.78%) NHS
4 13 (3.88%) Driving Licence
5 12 (3.58%) Mathematics
5 12 (3.58%) Smartphone
6 10 (2.99%) iPhone
7 8 (2.39%) iPad
8 6 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.49%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.19%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.19%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.90%) PDA
12 2 (0.60%) BYOD
12 2 (0.60%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.60%) CMDB
12 2 (0.60%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.60%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.60%) Statistics
12 2 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 254 (75.82%) Windows
2 168 (50.15%) Windows 7
3 65 (19.40%) Windows Server
4 63 (18.81%) Windows 8
5 48 (14.33%) Windows XP
6 38 (11.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (7.76%) Windows 10
8 25 (7.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (6.87%) Apple iOS
10 21 (6.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (4.18%) Android
12 13 (3.88%) Mac OS
13 12 (3.58%) Windows Vista
14 10 (2.99%) Mac OS X
15 6 (1.79%) Linux
16 4 (1.19%) CentOS
16 4 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (1.19%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.60%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (16.42%) ITIL
2 16 (4.78%) Service Delivery
3 13 (3.88%) Software Deployment
4 12 (3.58%) Migration
5 10 (2.99%) ITSM
6 9 (2.69%) Fault Analysis
6 9 (2.69%) Service Management
7 8 (2.39%) Change Management
7 8 (2.39%) Configuration Management
7 8 (2.39%) Information Security
7 8 (2.39%) ITIL V3
8 7 (2.09%) Patch Management
9 6 (1.79%) Coaching
9 6 (1.79%) Mentoring
9 6 (1.79%) Project Management
10 5 (1.49%) Incident Management
10 5 (1.49%) Mobile Device Management
11 4 (1.19%) Infrastructure Management
11 4 (1.19%) Performance Optimisation
11 4 (1.19%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 20 (5.97%) C
2 9 (2.69%) SQL
3 5 (1.49%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.19%) Java
5 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.30%) Perl
5 1 (0.30%) PHP
5 1 (0.30%) Python
5 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (7.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (6.87%) Security Cleared
3 18 (5.37%) MCSE
4 14 (4.18%) SC Cleared
5 13 (3.88%) MCP
6 8 (2.39%) MCSA
7 6 (1.79%) A+ Certification
7 6 (1.79%) CCNA
7 6 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.49%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.90%) Degree
10 3 (0.90%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.60%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.30%) CCNP
12 1 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.30%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (10.75%) SLA
2 3 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 170 (50.75%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.78%) XenApp
3 8 (2.39%) BitLocker
3 8 (2.39%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.39%) XenDesktop
4 5 (1.49%) UAG
4 5 (1.49%) vSphere
5 4 (1.19%) XenServer
6 2 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.60%) Xen
7 1 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.30%) NFS
7 1 (0.30%) Samba
7 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 65 (19.40%) SCCM
2 9 (2.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (1.79%) WSUS
4 5 (1.49%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.49%) XenMobile
5 3 (0.90%) EdgeSight
5 3 (0.90%) SafeCom
6 2 (0.60%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.60%) SCOM
6 2 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.30%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (0.30%) SCSM
7 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 132 (39.40%) Microsoft
2 41 (12.24%) Citrix
3 28 (8.36%) Apple
4 27 (8.06%) Cisco
5 24 (7.16%) VMware
6 23 (6.87%) HP
7 18 (5.37%) Remedy
8 13 (3.88%) Symantec
9 10 (2.99%) Dell
9 10 (2.99%) Lotus
9 10 (2.99%) ServiceNow
10 7 (2.09%) AppSense
10 7 (2.09%) Veeam
11 6 (1.79%) Avaya
12 5 (1.49%) Bloomberg
12 5 (1.49%) Reuters
12 5 (1.49%) SAP
13 4 (1.19%) LANDesk
13 4 (1.19%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.19%) Sophos
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