The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland 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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 112 124 122
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 11 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.54% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.22% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Median daily rate £141 £225 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.22% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £165 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £285 £188
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £160 £144
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +11.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £15.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £13.00 £15.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £13.00 £16.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Desktop Support Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1926 2667 2686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.11% 93.55% 95.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1135 1376 1444
Median daily rate £365 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £233 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 46 52
Median hourly rate £14.85 £20.00 £15.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.75% +25.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £43.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 6 December 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
Edinburgh +26 5 £143 -52.50%
Glasgow +4 2 - -
Aberdeen -8 1 £158 - 1
Dundee - 1 - -
Falkirk - 1 - -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £100 -
Desktop Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 Scotland region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (57.14%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) Windows 7
3 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
4 4 (19.05%) MS Office
4 4 (19.05%) ITIL
5 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 3 (14.29%) VMware
6 2 (9.52%) Disk Encryption
6 2 (9.52%) ITIL V3
6 2 (9.52%) Internet
6 2 (9.52%) Citrix
6 2 (9.52%) SLA
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco
7 1 (4.76%) Lotus
7 1 (4.76%) Java
7 1 (4.76%) SQL
7 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
7 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
7 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
7 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
7 1 (4.76%) LAN
7 1 (4.76%) PBX
7 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
7 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.76%) Remedy
7 1 (4.76%) Firewall
7 1 (4.76%) Wireless
7 1 (4.76%) Finance
7 1 (4.76%) Handset
7 1 (4.76%) Incident Management

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
1 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) PBX
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) Wireless
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) ITIL
2 2 (9.52%) Disk Encryption
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL V3
3 1 (4.76%) Chat Support
3 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
3 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Java
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 3 (14.29%) VMware
2 2 (9.52%) Citrix
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco
3 1 (4.76%) Lotus
3 1 (4.76%) Remedy
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