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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support Engineer
England / South East
Rank 214 206 209
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 17 44 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.54% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.57% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 23 14
Median daily rate £138 £165 £158
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.51% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £127 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £278 £200
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £140
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 21
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.95 £15.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.52% -11.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £10.58 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.28 £20.00 £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+18.00% -16.66%

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
6799 7727 8679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.25% 94.17% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3942 4556 4669
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 338 411 423
Median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.40% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £54.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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
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 23 January 2017. 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 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
Surrey +21 8 £126 -11.92% 1
Hampshire +7 7 £160 -28.88%
Berkshire +11 1 - -
Oxfordshire -6 1 - -
Desktop Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 44 (70.97%) Windows
2 32 (51.61%) MS Office
3 31 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 30 (48.39%) Active Directory
5 23 (37.10%) Microsoft
6 15 (24.19%) MS Excel
7 13 (20.97%) Windows 8
8 12 (19.35%) Windows Server
9 11 (17.74%) Windows XP
9 11 (17.74%) SCCM
10 10 (16.13%) TCP/IP
10 10 (16.13%) Windows 10
11 9 (14.52%) Office 365
11 9 (14.52%) VPN
11 9 (14.52%) IBM Notes
11 9 (14.52%) Lotus
11 9 (14.52%) SLA
12 8 (12.90%) Remedy
12 8 (12.90%) MS Exchange
12 8 (12.90%) LAN
13 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (9.68%) Apple
14 5 (8.06%) Internet
14 5 (8.06%) Wireless
14 5 (8.06%) ITIL
14 5 (8.06%) DHCP
14 5 (8.06%) Incident Management
14 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
15 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
15 4 (6.45%) Korean Language

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 9 (14.52%) IBM Notes
2 8 (12.90%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 32 (51.61%) MS Office
2 15 (24.19%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.52%) Office 365
2 1 (1.61%) IaaS
2 1 (1.61%) OneDrive
2 1 (1.61%) PaaS
2 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.13%) TCP/IP
2 9 (14.52%) VPN
3 8 (12.90%) LAN
4 5 (8.06%) DHCP
4 5 (8.06%) Internet
4 5 (8.06%) Wireless
5 4 (6.45%) DNS
5 4 (6.45%) WAN
6 3 (4.84%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (3.23%) Ethernet
7 2 (3.23%) Skype
8 1 (1.61%) VoIP
General
1 4 (6.45%) Korean Language
2 2 (3.23%) Advertising
3 1 (1.61%) Finance
3 1 (1.61%) Games
3 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) Driving Licence
2 3 (4.84%) Fat Client
2 3 (4.84%) Smartphone
2 3 (4.84%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.23%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.23%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.61%) NHS
4 1 (1.61%) Statistics
4 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 44 (70.97%) Windows
2 31 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 13 (20.97%) Windows 8
4 12 (19.35%) Windows Server
5 11 (17.74%) Windows XP
6 10 (16.13%) Windows 10
7 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (6.45%) Apple iOS
9 2 (3.23%) Android
9 2 (3.23%) Windows 2000
9 2 (3.23%) Windows Phone
9 2 (3.23%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.61%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.61%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (8.06%) Incident Management
1 5 (8.06%) ITIL
2 3 (4.84%) Data Protection
2 3 (4.84%) Migration
2 3 (4.84%) Service Management
3 2 (3.23%) Configuration Management
3 2 (3.23%) IT Asset Management
3 2 (3.23%) Patch Management
3 2 (3.23%) Time Management
4 1 (1.61%) Change Management
4 1 (1.61%) Contract Management
4 1 (1.61%) Data Migration
4 1 (1.61%) Fault Analysis
4 1 (1.61%) Information Security
4 1 (1.61%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 1 (1.61%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (1.61%) Problem Management
4 1 (1.61%) Server Patching
4 1 (1.61%) Software Deployment
4 1 (1.61%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.45%) Java
2 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.61%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.61%) ACMT
3 1 (1.61%) CCNA
3 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.61%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.61%) Degree
3 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.61%) MCP
3 1 (1.61%) MCSE
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.61%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.52%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 30 (48.39%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.23%) BitLocker
2 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (17.74%) SCCM
2 1 (1.61%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (37.10%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.52%) Lotus
3 8 (12.90%) Remedy
4 6 (9.68%) Apple
5 4 (6.45%) HP
5 4 (6.45%) SAP
6 3 (4.84%) Citrix
6 3 (4.84%) VMware
7 2 (3.23%) Dell
7 2 (3.23%) LANDesk
7 2 (3.23%) MobileIron
7 2 (3.23%) Nortel
7 2 (3.23%) Oracle
8 1 (1.61%) AppSense
8 1 (1.61%) Avaya
8 1 (1.61%) BMC
8 1 (1.61%) NetApp
8 1 (1.61%) Polycom
8 1 (1.61%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.61%) Virgin Media