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 5 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 209 212 211
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 37 47 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.48% 0.50% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.53% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 16
Median daily rate £145 £160 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £119 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £222 £231
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £160 £148
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 25
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.54 £11.78 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £20.40 £19.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
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
7259 8921 9385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.71% 94.87% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4242 5155 5152
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £263 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 504 515
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.77 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% +14.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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 5 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
Surrey +32 20 £148 +18.00% 2
Berkshire +7 7 £206 +39.83% 2
Hampshire +16 6 £138 -14.06% 2
Buckinghamshire +9 3 £115 -
Oxfordshire -8 1 - -
Desktop Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 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 South East region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 57 (80.28%) Windows
2 39 (54.93%) Windows 7
3 38 (53.52%) Active Directory
4 35 (49.30%) MS Office
5 25 (35.21%) Microsoft
6 21 (29.58%) Windows 8
7 20 (28.17%) MS Excel
8 17 (23.94%) Windows XP
8 17 (23.94%) SCCM
8 17 (23.94%) Windows Server
9 13 (18.31%) Windows 10
10 12 (16.90%) Office 365
11 11 (15.49%) SLA
12 10 (14.08%) TCP/IP
13 9 (12.68%) Lotus
13 9 (12.68%) IBM Notes
14 8 (11.27%) MS Exchange
14 8 (11.27%) VPN
14 8 (11.27%) Citrix
14 8 (11.27%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (9.86%) LAN
16 6 (8.45%) Apple
16 6 (8.45%) Remedy
16 6 (8.45%) Wireless
17 5 (7.04%) DHCP
17 5 (7.04%) Data Protection
17 5 (7.04%) Driving Licence
18 4 (5.63%) Korean Language
18 4 (5.63%) Security Cleared
18 4 (5.63%) PowerShell

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 (12.68%) IBM Notes
2 8 (11.27%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.23%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.23%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 35 (49.30%) MS Office
2 20 (28.17%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.90%) Office 365
2 1 (1.41%) IaaS
2 1 (1.41%) OneDrive
2 1 (1.41%) PaaS
2 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.08%) TCP/IP
2 8 (11.27%) VPN
3 7 (9.86%) LAN
4 6 (8.45%) Wireless
5 5 (7.04%) DHCP
6 4 (5.63%) Internet
7 3 (4.23%) DNS
7 3 (4.23%) WAN
8 2 (2.82%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (2.82%) Skype
9 1 (1.41%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (5.63%) Korean Language
2 3 (4.23%) Finance
3 2 (2.82%) Advertising
4 1 (1.41%) Games
4 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) Driving Licence
2 3 (4.23%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.23%) Fat Client
2 3 (4.23%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.41%) BYOD
3 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.41%) Health Informatics
3 1 (1.41%) Informatics
3 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.41%) NHS
3 1 (1.41%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.41%) Statistics
3 1 (1.41%) User Experience
3 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 57 (80.28%) Windows
2 39 (54.93%) Windows 7
3 21 (29.58%) Windows 8
4 17 (23.94%) Windows Server
4 17 (23.94%) Windows XP
5 13 (18.31%) Windows 10
6 8 (11.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.23%) Apple iOS
7 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.82%) Android
8 2 (2.82%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.82%) Windows Phone
8 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.82%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.41%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (7.04%) Data Protection
2 4 (5.63%) Incident Management
2 4 (5.63%) Migration
3 3 (4.23%) Fault Analysis
3 3 (4.23%) ITIL
4 2 (2.82%) Configuration Management
4 2 (2.82%) IT Asset Management
4 2 (2.82%) Patch Management
4 2 (2.82%) Service Management
4 2 (2.82%) Software Deployment
4 2 (2.82%) Time Management
5 1 (1.41%) Change Control
5 1 (1.41%) Information Security
5 1 (1.41%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 1 (1.41%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (1.41%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.41%) Resource Management
5 1 (1.41%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.63%) Java
1 4 (5.63%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.63%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.41%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.41%) ACMT
3 1 (1.41%) CCNA
3 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.41%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.41%) Degree
3 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.41%) MCP
3 1 (1.41%) MCSE
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.41%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.49%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (53.52%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.82%) BitLocker
3 2 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (23.94%) SCCM
2 1 (1.41%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (35.21%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.68%) Lotus
3 8 (11.27%) Citrix
4 6 (8.45%) Apple
4 6 (8.45%) Remedy
5 4 (5.63%) VMware
6 3 (4.23%) SAP
7 2 (2.82%) Cisco
7 2 (2.82%) LANDesk
7 2 (2.82%) MobileIron
7 2 (2.82%) Oracle
8 1 (1.41%) AppSense
8 1 (1.41%) HP
8 1 (1.41%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.41%) NetApp
8 1 (1.41%) Novell
8 1 (1.41%) Polycom
8 1 (1.41%) Veritas
8 1 (1.41%) Virgin Media
8 1 (1.41%) Xerox
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