The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Service Desk Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Desk Engineer
Rank 556 555 564
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Service Desk Engineer 68 68 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.13% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.14% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 21 17
Median daily rate £160 £127 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.98% -15.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £95 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £175 £202
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £113 £148
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -23.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 18
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.44 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.44% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £11.00 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £21.60 £17.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £18.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-29.72% +37.03%
Service Desk 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
46856 50029 49209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.61% 95.03% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 30915 32483 30579
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 1539 1928 1999
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
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 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Service Desk Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Service Desk Engineer in the job title.

Service Desk Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Service Desk Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Service Desk Engineer across the England region.

Service Desk Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Service Desk Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Desk Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

Service Desk Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Service Desk Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Service Desk Engineer across the England region.

Service Desk Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Service Desk 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 Service Desk Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 30 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 +18 18 £150 +7.14% 2
South West +20 14 £138 +17.02% 1
South East -4 10 £175 +84.21% 4
West Midlands - 10 - -
East of England +9 7 £150 - 5
Yorkshire +16 3 - -
North West +14 3 £175 +29.62% 2
East Midlands -14 2 £110 -
North East -17 1 £175 -
Service Desk Engineer
UK

Service Desk Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, Service Desk 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 Service Desk Engineer in the job title.

1 88 (64.71%) Windows
2 61 (44.85%) Active Directory
3 52 (38.24%) Windows 7
4 42 (30.88%) Microsoft
5 41 (30.15%) ITIL
6 27 (19.85%) Citrix
7 26 (19.12%) MS Excel
8 25 (18.38%) SLA
9 23 (16.91%) Windows XP
10 17 (12.50%) Service Management
10 17 (12.50%) MS Office
11 16 (11.76%) Windows Server
12 14 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (9.56%) MS Exchange
13 13 (9.56%) Blackberry
14 12 (8.82%) Service Delivery
14 12 (8.82%) Management Information System
14 12 (8.82%) Incident Management
15 11 (8.09%) Huawei
15 11 (8.09%) Nokia Networks
15 11 (8.09%) Windows 8
15 11 (8.09%) Cramer
15 11 (8.09%) SQL
15 11 (8.09%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (8.09%) Internet
15 11 (8.09%) Amdocs OSS
16 10 (7.35%) Tellabs
16 10 (7.35%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (7.35%) Lotus
16 10 (7.35%) Nortel

Service Desk 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 13 (9.56%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.35%) IBM Notes
3 6 (4.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.94%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.47%) IIS
6 2 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.74%) CMS
7 1 (0.74%) Confluence
7 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 26 (19.12%) MS Excel
2 17 (12.50%) MS Office
3 7 (5.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (5.15%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.21%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.47%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 7 (5.15%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.15%) Office 365
2 6 (4.41%) Google Apps
3 4 (2.94%) OneDrive
4 2 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.47%) IaaS
4 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.74%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.09%) Internet
2 10 (7.35%) 4G
3 8 (5.88%) 3G
3 8 (5.88%) LTE
4 7 (5.15%) Radio Access Network
4 7 (5.15%) Wireless
5 6 (4.41%) 2G
5 6 (4.41%) LAN
5 6 (4.41%) TCP/IP
6 5 (3.68%) WAN
7 4 (2.94%) Ethernet
8 3 (2.21%) Firewall
8 3 (2.21%) FTP
8 3 (2.21%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.47%) DHCP
9 2 (1.47%) DNS
9 2 (1.47%) VoIP
9 2 (1.47%) VPN
10 1 (0.74%) MPLS
10 1 (0.74%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (4.41%) MS Access
3 2 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.47%) JIRA
General
1 8 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.15%) Banking
2 7 (5.15%) Retail
2 7 (5.15%) Retail Banking
3 6 (4.41%) Back Office
4 5 (3.68%) Finance
5 4 (2.94%) Local Government
6 2 (1.47%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.74%) Aerospace
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.56%) Blackberry
3 12 (8.82%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.15%) iPad
4 7 (5.15%) iPhone
5 6 (4.41%) EFT
5 6 (4.41%) NHS
6 5 (3.68%) User Experience
7 4 (2.94%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.47%) PKI
9 1 (0.74%) CMDB
9 1 (0.74%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.74%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 88 (64.71%) Windows
2 52 (38.24%) Windows 7
3 23 (16.91%) Windows XP
4 16 (11.76%) Windows Server
5 11 (8.09%) Windows 8
6 10 (7.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (6.62%) Linux
8 7 (5.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (3.68%) Apple iOS
9 5 (3.68%) Unix
9 5 (3.68%) Windows NT
10 4 (2.94%) Windows 10
10 4 (2.94%) Windows 2000
11 3 (2.21%) Mac OS
11 3 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (1.47%) Android
12 2 (1.47%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.74%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (30.15%) ITIL
2 17 (12.50%) Service Management
3 12 (8.82%) Incident Management
3 12 (8.82%) Service Delivery
4 8 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (4.41%) Dashboard Development
5 6 (4.41%) Data Protection
5 6 (4.41%) Fault Analysis
5 6 (4.41%) ITSM
6 5 (3.68%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (3.68%) Fault Management
6 5 (3.68%) Identity Access Management
6 5 (3.68%) ITIL V3
6 5 (3.68%) Time Management
7 4 (2.94%) Software Licensing
8 3 (2.21%) Change Management
8 3 (2.21%) Network Management
8 3 (2.21%) WFM
9 2 (1.47%) Asset Management
9 2 (1.47%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (8.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (7.35%) MCSE
3 7 (5.15%) MCSA
4 6 (4.41%) Degree
4 6 (4.41%) HNC
4 6 (4.41%) MCP
4 6 (4.41%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.68%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.94%) CCNA
6 4 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.74%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.74%) MCITP
8 1 (0.74%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (18.38%) SLA
2 6 (4.41%) QA
3 1 (0.74%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 61 (44.85%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.41%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.21%) Terminal Services
3 3 (2.21%) XenApp
4 2 (1.47%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.74%) Samba
5 1 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.74%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (8.09%) Amdocs OSS
2 8 (5.88%) SCCM
3 3 (2.21%) DameWare
4 2 (1.47%) BMC Marimba
5 1 (0.74%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 42 (30.88%) Microsoft
2 27 (19.85%) Citrix
3 11 (8.09%) Cramer
3 11 (8.09%) Huawei
3 11 (8.09%) Nokia Networks
4 10 (7.35%) Lotus
4 10 (7.35%) Nortel
4 10 (7.35%) Tellabs
5 9 (6.62%) Ericsson
6 7 (5.15%) Apple
6 7 (5.15%) Bloomberg
6 7 (5.15%) Cisco
6 7 (5.15%) Remedy
6 7 (5.15%) Reuters
7 6 (4.41%) Google
7 6 (4.41%) HP
7 6 (4.41%) Virgin Media
8 5 (3.68%) Arqiva
8 5 (3.68%) Telindus
8 5 (3.68%) ZTE
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