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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Desk Engineer
UK / England
Rank 484 512 555
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +43
Contract jobs requiring a Service Desk Engineer 91 78 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.17% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.18% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 19 10
Median daily rate £150 £120 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £94 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £207
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £120 £125
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 17
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £20.30 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £12.50 £12.75
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -1.96%

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
39238 43349 43884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.62% 94.94% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 25748 27917 28128
Median daily rate £428 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1338 1586 1778
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

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 16 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Desk Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

Service Desk Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 16 January 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
South East +15 22 £140 - 7
London -12 22 £150 +22.44% 1
East Midlands - 11 £150 -
South West +20 10 £131 +9.37%
East of England +1 9 £125 +4.16%
North West +27 8 £183 -57.05% 6
West Midlands -3 5 - - 1
Yorkshire +14 4 £200 - 1
Service Desk Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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.

1 112 (69.14%) Windows
2 75 (46.30%) Active Directory
3 67 (41.36%) Windows 7
4 60 (37.04%) ITIL
5 57 (35.19%) Microsoft
6 42 (25.93%) MS Office
7 38 (23.46%) MS Excel
8 29 (17.90%) Windows XP
9 26 (16.05%) Windows Server
10 23 (14.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (11.73%) Blackberry
11 19 (11.73%) MS Exchange
12 18 (11.11%) Citrix
13 16 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
13 16 (9.88%) Lotus
13 16 (9.88%) SLA
13 16 (9.88%) IBM Notes
13 16 (9.88%) Banking
13 16 (9.88%) Service Management
14 14 (8.64%) Incident Management
15 13 (8.02%) Retail Banking
15 13 (8.02%) Eikon
15 13 (8.02%) Retail
15 13 (8.02%) Reuters
15 13 (8.02%) Bloomberg
16 12 (7.41%) Apple
16 12 (7.41%) Linux
16 12 (7.41%) SQL
16 12 (7.41%) Android
16 12 (7.41%) iPhone

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 19 (11.73%) MS Exchange
2 16 (9.88%) IBM Notes
3 3 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.62%) Confluence
4 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 42 (25.93%) MS Office
2 38 (23.46%) MS Excel
3 10 (6.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.85%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.62%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 13 (8.02%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.41%) Office 365
2 2 (1.23%) G Suite
2 2 (1.23%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.62%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.17%) NAS
1 10 (6.17%) SAN
2 9 (5.56%) Internet
2 9 (5.56%) WAN
3 8 (4.94%) VPN
4 7 (4.32%) FTP
4 7 (4.32%) Unified Communications
5 6 (3.70%) Wireless
6 5 (3.09%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.47%) Firewall
7 4 (2.47%) LAN
8 3 (1.85%) 3G
8 3 (1.85%) 4G
8 3 (1.85%) LTE
8 3 (1.85%) VoIP
9 2 (1.23%) 2G
9 2 (1.23%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (1.23%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.23%) WebEx
9 2 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.23%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (1.23%) JIRA
General
1 16 (9.88%) Banking
2 13 (8.02%) Retail
2 13 (8.02%) Retail Banking
3 8 (4.94%) Finance
4 6 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.85%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.23%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.62%) Back Office
7 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.62%) German Language
7 1 (0.62%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.73%) Blackberry
2 16 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (7.41%) iPad
3 12 (7.41%) iPhone
4 11 (6.79%) EFT
5 8 (4.94%) Smartphone
6 6 (3.70%) Data Centre
6 6 (3.70%) RSA SecurID
7 3 (1.85%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.23%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.23%) NHS
9 1 (0.62%) BYOD
9 1 (0.62%) CMDB
9 1 (0.62%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.62%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 112 (69.14%) Windows
2 67 (41.36%) Windows 7
3 29 (17.90%) Windows XP
4 26 (16.05%) Windows Server
5 23 (14.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (7.41%) Android
6 12 (7.41%) Linux
7 11 (6.79%) Unix
7 11 (6.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (4.94%) Windows 10
9 5 (3.09%) Mac OS X
10 4 (2.47%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.85%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.85%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.85%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.23%) Windows NT
12 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.62%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (37.04%) ITIL
2 16 (9.88%) Service Management
3 14 (8.64%) Incident Management
4 12 (7.41%) Data Protection
5 10 (6.17%) Asset Management
6 9 (5.56%) ITIL V3
6 9 (5.56%) ITSM
6 9 (5.56%) Service Delivery
7 7 (4.32%) Change Management
7 7 (4.32%) Data Loss Prevention
7 7 (4.32%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 7 (4.32%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (3.09%) Technical Analysis
9 3 (1.85%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (1.85%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (1.85%) Fault Analysis
9 3 (1.85%) Fault Management
9 3 (1.85%) Mentoring
9 3 (1.85%) WFM
10 2 (1.23%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (3.09%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.47%) Degree
2 4 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.47%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.23%) CCNA
3 2 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.23%) MCITP
4 1 (0.62%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.62%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.62%) HNC
4 1 (0.62%) MCP
4 1 (0.62%) MCSA
4 1 (0.62%) MCSE
4 1 (0.62%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.88%) SLA
2 8 (4.94%) QA
3 4 (2.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 75 (46.30%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.85%) XenApp
3 2 (1.23%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.62%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (3.09%) SCCM
2 4 (2.47%) Amdocs OSS
3 3 (1.85%) DameWare
4 1 (0.62%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.62%) BMC Marimba
Vendors
1 57 (35.19%) Microsoft
2 18 (11.11%) Citrix
3 16 (9.88%) Lotus
4 13 (8.02%) Bloomberg
4 13 (8.02%) Reuters
5 12 (7.41%) Apple
6 10 (6.17%) Webroot
7 7 (4.32%) HP
8 6 (3.70%) Dell
8 6 (3.70%) Toshiba
9 5 (3.09%) Cisco
10 4 (2.47%) Cramer
10 4 (2.47%) Huawei
10 4 (2.47%) Nokia Networks
10 4 (2.47%) Nortel
10 4 (2.47%) Tellabs
11 3 (1.85%) Google
11 3 (1.85%) Remedy
11 3 (1.85%) VMware
12 2 (1.23%) Ericsson
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