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 30 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 225 222 213
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 37 48 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.41% 0.51% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.54% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 14
Median daily rate £156 £150 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £106 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £229 £246
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £150 £145
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 16
Median hourly rate £17.45 £15.50 £13.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.58% +11.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £13.78 £13.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.70 £18.95 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +3.33%
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
8452 8952 8679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.71% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5032 5120 4704
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 429 449
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.47% -3.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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
Berkshire +1 9 - -
Hampshire +10 8 £110 -26.66% 1
Oxfordshire +8 8 £135 -10.00% 1
Surrey -11 7 £196 -6.54%
East Sussex +14 4 £345 +198.70%
Kent - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £180 -
Desktop Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 51 (70.83%) Windows
2 39 (54.17%) Windows 7
3 28 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 28 (38.89%) Active Directory
4 25 (34.72%) MS Office
5 18 (25.00%) SCCM
6 17 (23.61%) MS Excel
7 14 (19.44%) Windows Server
8 13 (18.06%) Windows XP
9 10 (13.89%) ITIL
10 9 (12.50%) TCP/IP
10 9 (12.50%) Windows 8
11 7 (9.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (9.72%) LAN
11 7 (9.72%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (9.72%) Citrix
11 7 (9.72%) Fault Analysis
12 6 (8.33%) Office 365
12 6 (8.33%) Patch Management
12 6 (8.33%) Windows 10
12 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (8.33%) Blackberry
12 6 (8.33%) DHCP
12 6 (8.33%) HP
12 6 (8.33%) MCSE
13 5 (6.94%) Internet
14 4 (5.56%) Remedy
14 4 (5.56%) Configuration Management
14 4 (5.56%) DNS
14 4 (5.56%) SLA

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 (5.56%) Skype for Business
2 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.78%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.39%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 25 (34.72%) MS Office
2 17 (23.61%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.78%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.33%) Office 365
2 3 (4.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 7 (9.72%) LAN
3 6 (8.33%) DHCP
4 5 (6.94%) Internet
5 4 (5.56%) DNS
6 3 (4.17%) Firewall
6 3 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (4.17%) VPN
6 3 (4.17%) WAN
6 3 (4.17%) Wireless
7 2 (2.78%) 4G
7 2 (2.78%) Ethernet
7 2 (2.78%) IPX
7 2 (2.78%) Skype
8 1 (1.39%) 3G
8 1 (1.39%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.39%) SAN
8 1 (1.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (5.56%) Finance
2 2 (2.78%) Marketing
3 1 (1.39%) Advertising
3 1 (1.39%) Back Office
3 1 (1.39%) Electronics
3 1 (1.39%) Local Government
3 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.39%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.17%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.78%) BYOD
3 2 (2.78%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.78%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.78%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.78%) User Experience
3 2 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.39%) Health Informatics
4 1 (1.39%) Informatics
4 1 (1.39%) iPad
4 1 (1.39%) iPhone
4 1 (1.39%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 51 (70.83%) Windows
2 39 (54.17%) Windows 7
3 14 (19.44%) Windows Server
4 13 (18.06%) Windows XP
5 9 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 7 (9.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (8.33%) Windows 10
7 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (5.56%) Apple iOS
8 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.78%) Android
9 2 (2.78%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.39%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.89%) ITIL
2 7 (9.72%) Fault Analysis
3 6 (8.33%) Patch Management
4 4 (5.56%) Coaching
4 4 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 4 (5.56%) Mentoring
4 4 (5.56%) Software Distribution
4 4 (5.56%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (4.17%) Data Protection
5 3 (4.17%) ITSM
5 3 (4.17%) Migration
5 3 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (2.78%) Fault Management
6 2 (2.78%) Service Management
7 1 (1.39%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.39%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (1.39%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.39%) Project Management
7 1 (1.39%) Resource Management
7 1 (1.39%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.17%) C
2 2 (2.78%) Java
3 1 (1.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (9.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.33%) MCSE
3 3 (4.17%) CCNA
3 3 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.78%) A+ Certification
4 2 (2.78%) DBS Check
4 2 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.78%) MCP
4 2 (2.78%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) MCITP
5 1 (1.39%) MCSA
5 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.39%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (1.39%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.39%) SCOM
2 1 (1.39%) WSUS
2 1 (1.39%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 28 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.72%) Citrix
3 6 (8.33%) HP
4 4 (5.56%) Cisco
4 4 (5.56%) Remedy
5 3 (4.17%) Apple
5 3 (4.17%) LANDesk
6 2 (2.78%) Adobe
6 2 (2.78%) Avaya
6 2 (2.78%) Intel Security
6 2 (2.78%) Lotus
6 2 (2.78%) Polycom
7 1 (1.39%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.39%) Dell
7 1 (1.39%) Google
7 1 (1.39%) Novell
7 1 (1.39%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.39%) Reuters
7 1 (1.39%) SAP
7 1 (1.39%) VMware