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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 457 416 413
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 162 212 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.33% 0.42% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.44% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 81 76
Median daily rate £139 £158 £158
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.79% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £120 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £250 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £138 £150 £150
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 69 43
Median hourly rate £15.36 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.03% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.56 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £19.60 £19.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.77 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-11.22% +3.40%
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
46209 48121 46401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.90% 94.81% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 30544 30820 29000
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 £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1354 1845 1896
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -20 44 £139 -15.85% 11
South East +2 40 £143 -5.00% 4
South West -5 21 £184 +26.72%
East of England +8 20 £111 -7.50% 3
North West -13 10 £115 -42.50% 1
North East -50 10 £275 +44.73%
West Midlands -18 9 £145 -
East Midlands +11 7 £125 -
Yorkshire -9 2 - - 1
Desktop Support Engineer
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Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 251 (77.47%) Windows
2 164 (50.62%) Windows 7
3 163 (50.31%) Active Directory
4 124 (38.27%) Microsoft
5 96 (29.63%) MS Office
6 63 (19.44%) Windows Server
6 63 (19.44%) Windows 8
7 61 (18.83%) SCCM
8 57 (17.59%) ITIL
9 52 (16.05%) MS Excel
10 47 (14.51%) Windows XP
11 39 (12.04%) Citrix
12 36 (11.11%) Office 365
13 35 (10.80%) MS Exchange
14 34 (10.49%) SLA
15 32 (9.88%) Windows Server 2008
16 30 (9.26%) DNS
17 28 (8.64%) TCP/IP
17 28 (8.64%) Apple
18 27 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
18 27 (8.33%) Cisco
19 25 (7.72%) Blackberry
20 23 (7.10%) DHCP
20 23 (7.10%) Windows 10
21 22 (6.79%) Apple iOS
21 22 (6.79%) Finance
22 21 (6.48%) Windows Server 2003
22 21 (6.48%) LAN
22 21 (6.48%) Windows Server 2012
23 20 (6.17%) VMware

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 (10.80%) MS Exchange
2 16 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (4.63%) Skype for Business
4 12 (3.70%) IBM Notes
5 9 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.23%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.93%) IBM Domino
8 3 (0.93%) IIS
9 1 (0.31%) CMS
9 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.31%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 96 (29.63%) MS Office
2 52 (16.05%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.62%) Acrobat
3 2 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.54%) Eikon
1 5 (1.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.31%) assyst
2 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 36 (11.11%) Office 365
2 7 (2.16%) OneDrive
3 2 (0.62%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.31%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 30 (9.26%) DNS
2 28 (8.64%) TCP/IP
3 23 (7.10%) DHCP
4 21 (6.48%) LAN
5 16 (4.94%) Internet
6 14 (4.32%) VPN
7 13 (4.01%) WAN
8 8 (2.47%) Remote Desktop
8 8 (2.47%) Skype
9 7 (2.16%) Wireless
10 6 (1.85%) VoIP
11 5 (1.54%) Firewall
12 3 (0.93%) 3G
12 3 (0.93%) Ethernet
12 3 (0.93%) Extranet
12 3 (0.93%) IP Telephony
12 3 (0.93%) SAN
13 2 (0.62%) 4G
13 2 (0.62%) IPX
13 2 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 22 (6.79%) Finance
2 15 (4.63%) Banking
3 6 (1.85%) Law
3 6 (1.85%) Retail
3 6 (1.85%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.23%) Back Office
4 4 (1.23%) Legal
4 4 (1.23%) Local Government
5 3 (0.93%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.93%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.62%) Advertising
6 2 (0.62%) Marketing
7 1 (0.31%) Electronics
7 1 (0.31%) Front Office
7 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.31%) CGI
1 1 (0.31%) CSS
1 1 (0.31%) HTML
1 1 (0.31%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.72%) Blackberry
2 16 (4.94%) NHS
3 14 (4.32%) iPhone
4 13 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.01%) Driving Licence
5 12 (3.70%) Mathematics
6 11 (3.40%) iPad
7 10 (3.09%) Smartphone
8 6 (1.85%) Fat Client
8 6 (1.85%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.23%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.93%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.93%) PDA
11 2 (0.62%) BYOD
11 2 (0.62%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.62%) CMDB
11 2 (0.62%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.62%) User Experience
12 1 (0.31%) Health Informatics
Operating Systems
1 251 (77.47%) Windows
2 164 (50.62%) Windows 7
3 63 (19.44%) Windows 8
3 63 (19.44%) Windows Server
4 47 (14.51%) Windows XP
5 32 (9.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (7.10%) Windows 10
7 22 (6.79%) Apple iOS
8 21 (6.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (6.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (4.32%) Android
10 13 (4.01%) Mac OS X
10 13 (4.01%) Windows Vista
11 10 (3.09%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.31%) Linux
12 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.31%) Unix
12 1 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.31%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (17.59%) ITIL
2 16 (4.94%) Service Delivery
3 12 (3.70%) Software Deployment
4 11 (3.40%) ITIL V3
5 9 (2.78%) ITSM
5 9 (2.78%) Patch Management
5 9 (2.78%) Service Management
6 8 (2.47%) Configuration Management
6 8 (2.47%) Fault Analysis
6 8 (2.47%) Information Security
7 7 (2.16%) Change Management
7 7 (2.16%) Mentoring
7 7 (2.16%) Migration
8 6 (1.85%) Coaching
8 6 (1.85%) Incident Management
8 6 (1.85%) Mobile Device Management
9 5 (1.54%) Project Management
9 5 (1.54%) Virtual Environments
10 4 (1.23%) Performance Optimisation
10 4 (1.23%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 19 (5.86%) C
2 8 (2.47%) SQL
3 4 (1.23%) Java
4 2 (0.62%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.31%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.31%) Perl
5 1 (0.31%) PHP
5 1 (0.31%) Python
5 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (6.17%) Security Cleared
3 17 (5.25%) MCSE
4 15 (4.63%) MCP
5 11 (3.40%) SC Cleared
6 8 (2.47%) MCSA
7 7 (2.16%) CCNA
7 7 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.85%) DBS Check
9 5 (1.54%) A+ Certification
10 4 (1.23%) Degree
10 4 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.93%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.93%) MCITP
12 2 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.62%) Network+ Certification
13 1 (0.31%) CCA
13 1 (0.31%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.31%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (10.49%) SLA
2 2 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 163 (50.31%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.94%) XenApp
3 9 (2.78%) XenDesktop
4 8 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (2.16%) BitLocker
6 5 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (1.23%) UAG
7 4 (1.23%) XenServer
8 3 (0.93%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.31%) Samba
10 1 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 61 (18.83%) SCCM
2 9 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (1.54%) XenMobile
4 4 (1.23%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.93%) EdgeSight
5 3 (0.93%) SafeCom
6 2 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.62%) SCOM
6 2 (0.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.62%) WSUS
7 1 (0.31%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.31%) DameWare
Vendors
1 124 (38.27%) Microsoft
2 39 (12.04%) Citrix
3 28 (8.64%) Apple
4 27 (8.33%) Cisco
5 20 (6.17%) VMware
6 18 (5.56%) HP
6 18 (5.56%) Remedy
7 13 (4.01%) Symantec
8 12 (3.70%) Lotus
9 10 (3.09%) ServiceNow
10 7 (2.16%) AppSense
11 6 (1.85%) Bloomberg
11 6 (1.85%) Reuters
12 5 (1.54%) Avaya
12 5 (1.54%) LANDesk
13 4 (1.23%) Canon
13 4 (1.23%) Dell
13 4 (1.23%) SAP
13 4 (1.23%) Sophos
14 3 (0.93%) ThinPrint
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