The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East 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 25 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 213 220 188
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 39 52 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.47% 0.53% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.56% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 24
Median daily rate £145 £160 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -17.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £145 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £210 £343
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £145 £163
% change year-on-year
- -10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 22
Median hourly rate £14.60 £13.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -17.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.51 £11.45 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.85 £21.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -17.56%
Desktop Support Engineer
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7813 9355 8723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.76% 94.71% 94.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4742 5626 4826
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 435 463
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
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 the South East

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
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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
Berkshire +13 12 £123 -23.12% 2
Surrey +19 10 £145 -17.14% 4
Hampshire 0 8 £145 -9.37% 1
Oxfordshire -12 6 £135 -20.58%
Buckinghamshire +19 2 £115 -
Isle of Wight - 1 £135 -
Desktop Support Engineer
England

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 58 (73.42%) Windows
2 42 (53.16%) Active Directory
3 41 (51.90%) Windows 7
4 32 (40.51%) MS Office
5 28 (35.44%) Microsoft
6 21 (26.58%) MS Excel
7 19 (24.05%) SCCM
8 16 (20.25%) Windows Server
8 16 (20.25%) Windows 8
9 12 (15.19%) Windows 10
9 12 (15.19%) Windows XP
10 10 (12.66%) ITIL
10 10 (12.66%) Office 365
11 8 (10.13%) Citrix
12 7 (8.86%) Fault Analysis
13 6 (7.59%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (7.59%) TCP/IP
13 6 (7.59%) HP
13 6 (7.59%) Apple
14 5 (6.33%) SLA
14 5 (6.33%) Security Cleared
14 5 (6.33%) LANDesk
14 5 (6.33%) Finance
15 4 (5.06%) Migration
15 4 (5.06%) VMware
15 4 (5.06%) PowerShell
15 4 (5.06%) Data Protection
15 4 (5.06%) Cisco
15 4 (5.06%) VPN
15 4 (5.06%) DHCP

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (5.06%) IBM Notes
1 4 (5.06%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.80%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.80%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 32 (40.51%) MS Office
2 21 (26.58%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.66%) Office 365
2 2 (2.53%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.27%) IaaS
3 1 (1.27%) PaaS
3 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.59%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.06%) DHCP
2 4 (5.06%) VPN
3 3 (3.80%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.53%) DNS
4 2 (2.53%) LAN
4 2 (2.53%) WAN
5 1 (1.27%) 3G
5 1 (1.27%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.27%) Internet
5 1 (1.27%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.27%) SAN
5 1 (1.27%) VoIP
5 1 (1.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.27%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (6.33%) Finance
2 1 (1.27%) Advertising
2 1 (1.27%) Back Office
2 1 (1.27%) Local Government
2 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.27%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.06%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.80%) Fat Client
2 3 (3.80%) Smartphone
2 3 (3.80%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.53%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.27%) BYOD
4 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.27%) Health Informatics
4 1 (1.27%) Informatics
4 1 (1.27%) iPad
4 1 (1.27%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.27%) Statistics
4 1 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 58 (73.42%) Windows
2 41 (51.90%) Windows 7
3 16 (20.25%) Windows 8
3 16 (20.25%) Windows Server
4 12 (15.19%) Windows 10
4 12 (15.19%) Windows XP
5 6 (7.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.80%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.53%) Android
7 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.53%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.27%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.27%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.27%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.27%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.66%) ITIL
2 7 (8.86%) Fault Analysis
3 4 (5.06%) Configuration Management
3 4 (5.06%) Data Protection
3 4 (5.06%) Migration
3 4 (5.06%) Patch Management
4 3 (3.80%) Coaching
4 3 (3.80%) Mentoring
4 3 (3.80%) Service Management
4 3 (3.80%) Software Distribution
4 3 (3.80%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (2.53%) IT Asset Management
5 2 (2.53%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.27%) Change Control
6 1 (1.27%) ITSM
6 1 (1.27%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (1.27%) Server Patching
6 1 (1.27%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.27%) Software Licensing
6 1 (1.27%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.06%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (6.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.80%) MCSE
2 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.53%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.53%) MCP
3 2 (2.53%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.33%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (53.16%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.53%) BitLocker
3 2 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (24.05%) SCCM
2 1 (1.27%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (35.44%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.13%) Citrix
3 6 (7.59%) Apple
3 6 (7.59%) HP
4 5 (6.33%) LANDesk
5 4 (5.06%) Cisco
5 4 (5.06%) Lotus
5 4 (5.06%) Remedy
5 4 (5.06%) VMware
6 2 (2.53%) Intel Security
6 2 (2.53%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.27%) Avaya
7 1 (1.27%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.27%) NetApp
7 1 (1.27%) Novell
7 1 (1.27%) Reuters
7 1 (1.27%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.27%) Veritas
7 1 (1.27%) Virgin Media
7 1 (1.27%) Xerox
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