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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support Engineer
England / South East
Rank 203 228 226
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 36 35 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.47% 0.40% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.42% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 11
Median daily rate £150 £160 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £129 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £236 £200
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £148
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 19
Median hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.08 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £22.25 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -13.33%

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
7170 8265 8983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.68% 94.47% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4175 5039 4802
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 386 422
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.27 £11.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 22 February 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
Hampshire +17 14 £145 -27.50% 1
Surrey +18 11 £143 +0.17% 1
Berkshire +18 5 - -
Oxfordshire +2 5 £150 +9.09%
Buckinghamshire 0 1 - -
Desktop Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 51 (70.83%) Windows
2 42 (58.33%) Windows 7
3 33 (45.83%) MS Office
4 27 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 24 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 14 (19.44%) Windows XP
7 13 (18.06%) MS Excel
8 12 (16.67%) Migration
8 12 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 11 (15.28%) SLA
9 11 (15.28%) LAN
9 11 (15.28%) Windows 8
10 9 (12.50%) IBM Notes
10 9 (12.50%) VPN
10 9 (12.50%) Lotus
11 8 (11.11%) Data Migration
11 8 (11.11%) Office 365
11 8 (11.11%) Windows Server
12 7 (9.72%) Windows 10
12 7 (9.72%) SCCM
12 7 (9.72%) Smartphone
12 7 (9.72%) Remedy
12 7 (9.72%) MS Exchange
12 7 (9.72%) ITIL
13 6 (8.33%) HP
13 6 (8.33%) Citrix
13 6 (8.33%) Wireless
13 6 (8.33%) Incident Management
14 5 (6.94%) SC Cleared
14 5 (6.94%) Security Cleared

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 (12.50%) IBM Notes
2 7 (9.72%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 33 (45.83%) MS Office
2 13 (18.06%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (1.39%) IaaS
2 1 (1.39%) PaaS
2 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 11 (15.28%) LAN
3 9 (12.50%) VPN
4 6 (8.33%) Wireless
5 5 (6.94%) DHCP
5 5 (6.94%) DNS
5 5 (6.94%) Internet
5 5 (6.94%) WAN
6 3 (4.17%) Firewall
6 3 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (4.17%) Skype
7 2 (2.78%) 3G
7 2 (2.78%) VoIP
8 1 (1.39%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.39%) VLAN
General
1 4 (5.56%) Korean Language
2 2 (2.78%) Advertising
3 1 (1.39%) Back Office
3 1 (1.39%) Finance
3 1 (1.39%) Games
3 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Smartphone
2 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.56%) Driving Licence
3 3 (4.17%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.17%) Fat Client
3 3 (4.17%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.78%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.39%) CMDB
5 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.39%) Handset
5 1 (1.39%) NHS
5 1 (1.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 51 (70.83%) Windows
2 42 (58.33%) Windows 7
3 14 (19.44%) Windows XP
4 11 (15.28%) Windows 8
5 8 (11.11%) Windows Server
6 7 (9.72%) Windows 10
7 5 (6.94%) Apple iOS
8 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (4.17%) Android
10 2 (2.78%) Windows 2000
10 2 (2.78%) Windows Phone
11 1 (1.39%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.39%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.39%) Windows NT
11 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.67%) Migration
2 8 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 7 (9.72%) ITIL
4 6 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 4 (5.56%) Fault Analysis
5 4 (5.56%) Service Management
6 3 (4.17%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.17%) Patch Management
6 3 (4.17%) Software Deployment
6 3 (4.17%) Time Management
7 2 (2.78%) Data Protection
7 2 (2.78%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.39%) Business Continuity
8 1 (1.39%) Change Management
8 1 (1.39%) Information Security
8 1 (1.39%) ITSM
8 1 (1.39%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.39%) Project Management
8 1 (1.39%) Security Management
8 1 (1.39%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.56%) Java
2 2 (2.78%) SQL
3 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (6.94%) SC Cleared
1 5 (6.94%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (2.78%) MCP
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.39%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.39%) ACMT
3 1 (1.39%) CCNA
3 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.39%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.39%) Degree
3 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.39%) MCSE
3 1 (1.39%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.28%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 27 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.39%) BitLocker
2 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (9.72%) SCCM
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.39%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.50%) Lotus
3 7 (9.72%) Remedy
4 6 (8.33%) Citrix
4 6 (8.33%) HP
5 5 (6.94%) Apple
6 4 (5.56%) Dell
6 4 (5.56%) LANDesk
6 4 (5.56%) SAP
7 2 (2.78%) Avaya
7 2 (2.78%) Nortel
7 2 (2.78%) Oracle
7 2 (2.78%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.78%) VMware
8 1 (1.39%) BMC
8 1 (1.39%) Cisco
8 1 (1.39%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.39%) NetApp
8 1 (1.39%) Sophos
8 1 (1.39%) Veritas
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