The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Hertfordshire 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 30 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 59 60 65
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 3 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.43% 1.00% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 1.05% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 4
Median daily rate £90 £120 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £145 £155
% change year-on-year
- -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.45 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-7.24% -7.93%
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 Hertfordshire 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
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
675 761 761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 96.57% 94.77% 96.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 394 419
Median daily rate £395 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.28% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 74 56
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.86% +5.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £9.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 August 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
Watford 0 1 - -
Desktop Support Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
3 4 (44.44%) MS Office
3 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
3 4 (44.44%) Android
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (33.33%) Office 365
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 3 (33.33%) Driving Licence
5 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) Degree
5 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 2 (22.22%) A+ Certification
6 1 (11.11%) Veritas
6 1 (11.11%) Apple
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (11.11%) Symantec
6 1 (11.11%) SQL
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
6 1 (11.11%) LAN
6 1 (11.11%) WAN
6 1 (11.11%) VPN
6 1 (11.11%) SLA
6 1 (11.11%) ITIL

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
1 4 (44.44%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) VPN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
General
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Driving Licence
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (11.11%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Android
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
2 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) A+ Certification
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) MCITP
2 1 (11.11%) MCP
2 1 (11.11%) MCTS
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Apple
2 1 (11.11%) Symantec
2 1 (11.11%) Veritas