The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Essex 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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 55 52 52
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 1 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.22% 0.56% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.56% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £325 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £138 £150 £150
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.43 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.50% -9.37%
Desktop Support Engineer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex 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
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
443 533 573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 98.01% 98.70% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 294 319
Median daily rate £348 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 38 57
Median hourly rate £16.50 £36.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.48% +119.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.40 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Essex region that featured Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer across the Essex region.

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer across the Essex region.

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 Essex region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) MS Office
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) Citrix
3 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
3 3 (42.86%) DHCP
3 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) SCCM
4 2 (28.57%) Office 365
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
4 2 (28.57%) IBM
4 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
4 2 (28.57%) Lotus
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) IBM Notes
4 2 (28.57%) IBM Domino
4 2 (28.57%) MCSE
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 1 (14.29%) MCSA
5 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 1 (14.29%) Unix
5 1 (14.29%) SAN
5 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (14.29%) LAN
5 1 (14.29%) WAN

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) IBM Domino
2 2 (28.57%) IBM Notes
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DHCP
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) Wireless
General
1 1 (14.29%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (14.29%) iPhone
2 1 (14.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) Android
4 1 (14.29%) Unix
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) MCSE
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) MCITP
2 1 (14.29%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Xen
2 1 (14.29%) XenApp
2 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
2 1 (14.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (14.29%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Citrix
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) IBM
2 2 (28.57%) Lotus
3 1 (14.29%) Symantec