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 27 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 55 71 49
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 5 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.71% 0.39% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.42% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £110 £150 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -45.45%
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £145 £164
% change year-on-year
- -11.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Median hourly rate £20.00 £175.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.57% +821.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -17.56%
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
633 959 787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.41% 94.39% 94.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 611 421
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 49 56
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +23.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £34.61 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 27 September 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 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) MS Office
3 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
4 7 (63.64%) MS Excel
4 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
4 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
5 5 (45.45%) Windows 8
6 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
6 4 (36.36%) SCCM
7 3 (27.27%) SLA
8 2 (18.18%) Office 365
8 2 (18.18%) Windows Phone
8 2 (18.18%) Skype
8 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
8 2 (18.18%) Oracle
8 2 (18.18%) LAN
8 2 (18.18%) VPN
8 2 (18.18%) SAP
8 2 (18.18%) Citrix
9 1 (9.09%) WSUS
9 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
9 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
9 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
9 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (9.09%) Migration
9 1 (9.09%) ITIL
9 1 (9.09%) MCP
9 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
9 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
9 1 (9.09%) MCSE

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 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (81.82%) MS Office
2 7 (63.64%) MS Excel
3 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) LAN
1 2 (18.18%) Skype
1 2 (18.18%) VPN
2 1 (9.09%) DHCP
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
3 5 (45.45%) Windows 8
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL
1 1 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) MCP
1 1 (9.09%) MCSE
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) HP