The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West 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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 126 123 137
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 17 31 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.59% 0.93% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.97% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 5
Median daily rate £145 £105 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.09% -38.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £105 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £137 £230
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £150 £155
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 1
Median hourly rate £28.00 £14.10 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.58% -29.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.45 £14.75 £15.39
% change year-on-year
-8.81% -4.14%
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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2748 3191 3029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.73% 95.31% 95.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1780 2026 1946
Median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 223 169
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

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

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 25 August 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
Somerset - 6 - -
Wiltshire +5 5 £134 +27.61%
Bristol -8 4 £163 +8.33%
Devon +4 1 £205 -
Gloucestershire -3 1 - - 1
Desktop Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 West region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 33 (80.49%) Windows
2 30 (73.17%) Windows 7
3 26 (63.41%) Active Directory
4 11 (26.83%) Windows Server
4 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
5 10 (24.39%) SCCM
5 10 (24.39%) MS Excel
5 10 (24.39%) Windows 8
6 8 (19.51%) Windows 10
7 7 (17.07%) MS Office
7 7 (17.07%) HP
8 6 (14.63%) Windows XP
8 6 (14.63%) MS Exchange
8 6 (14.63%) Smartphone
9 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
9 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
9 5 (12.20%) Citrix
10 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (9.76%) SLA
10 4 (9.76%) VMware
11 3 (7.32%) Cisco
11 3 (7.32%) WAN
11 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
11 3 (7.32%) LAN
11 3 (7.32%) ITIL
11 3 (7.32%) Internet
11 3 (7.32%) Blackberry
11 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (4.88%) Samsung
12 2 (4.88%) Performance Optimisation

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 6 (14.63%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (24.39%) MS Excel
2 7 (17.07%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) Internet
1 3 (7.32%) LAN
1 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
1 3 (7.32%) WAN
2 2 (4.88%) VoIP
2 2 (4.88%) VPN
3 1 (2.44%) DHCP
3 1 (2.44%) DNS
3 1 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
General
1 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.44%) Banking
2 1 (2.44%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Smartphone
2 3 (7.32%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.88%) CMDB
3 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (2.44%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 33 (80.49%) Windows
2 30 (73.17%) Windows 7
3 11 (26.83%) Windows Server
4 10 (24.39%) Windows 8
5 8 (19.51%) Windows 10
6 6 (14.63%) Windows XP
7 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (4.88%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.44%) Android
10 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
10 1 (2.44%) Linux
10 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (7.32%) ITIL
2 2 (4.88%) Change Management
2 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
2 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (4.88%) ITIL V3
2 2 (4.88%) ITSM
2 2 (4.88%) Line Management
2 2 (4.88%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (4.88%) Performance Optimisation
2 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
2 2 (4.88%) Service Management
2 2 (4.88%) Software Licensing
3 1 (2.44%) Migration
3 1 (2.44%) Mobile Device Management
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
1 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) MCSA
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 26 (63.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.88%) BitLocker
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (4.88%) UAG
2 2 (4.88%) XenApp
2 2 (4.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.07%) HP
3 5 (12.20%) Citrix
4 4 (9.76%) VMware
5 3 (7.32%) Cisco
6 2 (4.88%) Apple
6 2 (4.88%) AppSense
6 2 (4.88%) Canon
6 2 (4.88%) Dell
6 2 (4.88%) Forcepoint
6 2 (4.88%) Nokia
6 2 (4.88%) Samsung
6 2 (4.88%) Sophos