The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Reading 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 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 74 68 73
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.55% 0.11% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £118 - £200
UK excluding London median daily rate £135 £150 £150
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.43 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.81% -6.25%
Desktop Support Engineer
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
838 845 932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 92.39% 94.20% 92.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 436 443
Median daily rate £408 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £240
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 35 38 31
Median hourly rate £15.50 £21.55 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.07% +34.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.08 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £26.14 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

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

1 9 (90.00%) Windows
1 9 (90.00%) Windows 7
2 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (50.00%) MS Office
4 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (40.00%) SCCM
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (30.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (30.00%) DBS Check
7 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
7 2 (20.00%) DHCP
7 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (20.00%) DNS
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
8 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (10.00%) Polycom
8 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (10.00%) Skype
8 1 (10.00%) OneDrive
8 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
8 1 (10.00%) Internet
8 1 (10.00%) Symantec
8 1 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (10.00%) Sophos
8 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
8 1 (10.00%) Lotus
8 1 (10.00%) IPX

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (10.00%) IBM Notes
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 5 (50.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DHCP
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) IPX
2 1 (10.00%) Skype
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
1 9 (90.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) DBS Check
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Lotus
2 1 (10.00%) Polycom
2 1 (10.00%) Sophos
2 1 (10.00%) Symantec
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £24.00 - £24.12 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago