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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Desk Engineer
UK / England
Rank 511 525 548
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Service Desk Engineer 62 85 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.18% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.19% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 18 14
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 £104 £94 £81
10% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £158 £195
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £120 £105
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 24 14
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.77% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £17.35 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £14.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%

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
39639 45394 45253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.69% 95.07% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26042 29634 28355
Median daily rate £425 £422 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +5.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1412 1517 1797
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 23 February 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
London +6 16 £150 +25.00% 2
South East +2 15 £125 -23.07% 3
East of England +5 8 £125 -
West Midlands +9 6 - -
East Midlands - 6 £150 - 2
South West +4 5 - - 1
North West +30 4 £183 - 1
Yorkshire +11 2 £200 +122.22%
Service Desk Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 105 (71.92%) Windows
2 76 (52.05%) Active Directory
3 69 (47.26%) Windows 7
4 59 (40.41%) ITIL
5 57 (39.04%) Microsoft
6 44 (30.14%) MS Office
7 36 (24.66%) MS Excel
8 25 (17.12%) Windows XP
9 22 (15.07%) Windows Server
10 18 (12.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (12.33%) SLA
11 16 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (10.96%) Office 365
11 16 (10.96%) Android
11 16 (10.96%) MS Exchange
12 15 (10.27%) Blackberry
12 15 (10.27%) Citrix
13 14 (9.59%) Apple
13 14 (9.59%) Service Management
13 14 (9.59%) Incident Management
14 13 (8.90%) Lotus
14 13 (8.90%) IBM Notes
15 12 (8.22%) WAN
15 12 (8.22%) VPN
15 12 (8.22%) Smartphone
15 12 (8.22%) Banking
15 12 (8.22%) Data Protection
16 11 (7.53%) Windows Server 2008
16 11 (7.53%) HP
17 10 (6.85%) Dell

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 16 (10.96%) MS Exchange
2 13 (8.90%) IBM Notes
3 3 (2.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 44 (30.14%) MS Office
2 36 (24.66%) MS Excel
3 10 (6.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.05%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.68%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (6.16%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.96%) Office 365
2 1 (0.68%) G Suite
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.68%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.68%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.22%) VPN
1 12 (8.22%) WAN
2 10 (6.85%) NAS
2 10 (6.85%) SAN
2 10 (6.85%) Wireless
3 7 (4.79%) Internet
3 7 (4.79%) Unified Communications
4 5 (3.42%) FTP
4 5 (3.42%) LAN
4 5 (3.42%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.05%) 3G
5 3 (2.05%) 4G
5 3 (2.05%) Firewall
5 3 (2.05%) LTE
6 2 (1.37%) 2G
6 2 (1.37%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (1.37%) VoIP
7 1 (0.68%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.68%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.68%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.37%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) JIRA
General
1 12 (8.22%) Banking
2 9 (6.16%) Retail
2 9 (6.16%) Retail Banking
3 6 (4.11%) Finance
3 6 (4.11%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.05%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.68%) Back Office
5 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.68%) German Language
5 1 (0.68%) Local Government
5 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (10.27%) Blackberry
3 12 (8.22%) Smartphone
4 10 (6.85%) RSA SecurID
5 8 (5.48%) iPad
5 8 (5.48%) iPhone
6 7 (4.79%) EFT
7 6 (4.11%) Data Centre
8 3 (2.05%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.37%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.68%) BYOD
10 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.68%) NHS
10 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 105 (71.92%) Windows
2 69 (47.26%) Windows 7
3 25 (17.12%) Windows XP
4 22 (15.07%) Windows Server
5 18 (12.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (10.96%) Android
7 11 (7.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (5.48%) Linux
8 8 (5.48%) Unix
9 7 (4.79%) Windows 10
10 5 (3.42%) Mac OS X
11 4 (2.74%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.74%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.37%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.37%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.68%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.68%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (40.41%) ITIL
2 14 (9.59%) Incident Management
2 14 (9.59%) Service Management
3 12 (8.22%) Data Protection
4 10 (6.85%) Asset Management
5 9 (6.16%) Service Delivery
6 8 (5.48%) ITIL V3
7 7 (4.79%) Change Management
7 7 (4.79%) Data Loss Prevention
7 7 (4.79%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 7 (4.79%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (4.79%) ITSM
8 4 (2.74%) Coaching
8 4 (2.74%) DNA
9 3 (2.05%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (2.05%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (2.05%) Fault Analysis
9 3 (2.05%) Fault Management
9 3 (2.05%) Technical Analysis
9 3 (2.05%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.16%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (2.74%) Degree
1 4 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.37%) MCITP
2 2 (1.37%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.37%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.68%) A+ Certification
3 1 (0.68%) CCNA
3 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.68%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.68%) MCP
3 1 (0.68%) MCSA
3 1 (0.68%) MCSE
3 1 (0.68%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.33%) SLA
2 5 (3.42%) QA
3 4 (2.74%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 76 (52.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.05%) XenApp
3 2 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (2.74%) Amdocs OSS
1 4 (2.74%) SCCM
2 2 (1.37%) DameWare
3 1 (0.68%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.68%) BMC Marimba
Vendors
1 57 (39.04%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.27%) Citrix
3 14 (9.59%) Apple
4 13 (8.90%) Lotus
5 11 (7.53%) HP
6 10 (6.85%) Dell
6 10 (6.85%) Toshiba
6 10 (6.85%) Webroot
7 9 (6.16%) Bloomberg
7 9 (6.16%) Reuters
8 4 (2.74%) Cisco
8 4 (2.74%) Cramer
8 4 (2.74%) Huawei
8 4 (2.74%) Nokia Networks
8 4 (2.74%) Nortel
8 4 (2.74%) Tellabs
9 3 (2.05%) Remedy
9 3 (2.05%) VMware
10 2 (1.37%) Ericsson
10 2 (1.37%) Google
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