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 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support Engineer
England / South West
Rank 128 121 129
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 13 24 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.49% 0.80% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.83% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 3
Median daily rate £160 £128 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.65% -22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £124 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £178 £177
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £150
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 3
Median hourly rate £69.50 £12.50 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+456.00% -25.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.10 £12.50 £15.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £113.90 £16.00 £16.94
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 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
2540 2902 3080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.10% 96.16% 95.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1652 1926 1953
Median daily rate £385 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 165 155
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 February 2017.

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 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
Wiltshire 0 5 - -
Gloucestershire +3 4 £140 +12.00%
Bristol +1 3 £180 +48.80% 1
Devon -2 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 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 West region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 27 (84.38%) Windows
2 15 (46.88%) Security Cleared
3 14 (43.75%) Windows 7
4 13 (40.63%) SC Cleared
4 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
5 10 (31.25%) Windows 10
6 7 (21.88%) Office 365
6 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
7 5 (15.63%) Firewall
7 5 (15.63%) VMware
7 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
7 5 (15.63%) MS Office
7 5 (15.63%) ITIL
8 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
8 3 (9.38%) Remedy
8 3 (9.38%) Windows 8
9 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
9 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (6.25%) Software Distribution
9 2 (6.25%) Line Management
9 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (6.25%) Driving Licence
9 2 (6.25%) Asset Management
9 2 (6.25%) Blackberry
9 2 (6.25%) Wireless
9 2 (6.25%) HP
9 2 (6.25%) Mac OS X
9 2 (6.25%) Apple

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 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
1 5 (15.63%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) Firewall
2 2 (6.25%) Broadband
2 2 (6.25%) Wireless
3 1 (3.13%) Internet
3 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.25%) Blackberry
1 2 (6.25%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.13%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (3.13%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 27 (84.38%) Windows
2 14 (43.75%) Windows 7
3 10 (31.25%) Windows 10
4 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
5 3 (9.38%) Windows 8
6 2 (6.25%) Mac OS X
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) ITIL
2 2 (6.25%) Asset Management
2 2 (6.25%) Line Management
2 2 (6.25%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (46.88%) Security Cleared
2 13 (40.63%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) VMware
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Remedy
3 2 (6.25%) Apple
3 2 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco