The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Surrey 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 20 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support Engineer
South East / Surrey
Rank 74 88 92
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 10 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.03% 0.74% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 0.77% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Median daily rate £143 £143 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.17% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £145
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 £11.13 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.85% -17.59%
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 Surrey 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
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
915 1174 1360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 93.94% 96.07% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 782 720
Median daily rate £415 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £235 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 95 47
Median hourly rate £15.00 £32.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +62.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.13 £60.62 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 3 months to 20 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
Guildford - 4 £200 - 1
Egham +5 2 £125 -21.87%
Reigate - 1 £160 -
Weybridge - 1 £126 -
Desktop Support Engineer
South East

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 20 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 Surrey region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (62.96%) Windows
2 15 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 11 (40.74%) MS Office
4 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
5 9 (33.33%) Windows XP
6 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
6 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
7 6 (22.22%) Lotus
7 6 (22.22%) LAN
7 6 (22.22%) IBM Notes
8 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
8 5 (18.52%) SLA
8 5 (18.52%) Internet
8 5 (18.52%) Incident Management
8 5 (18.52%) Wireless
8 5 (18.52%) Windows 8
8 5 (18.52%) Office 365
9 4 (14.81%) Driving Licence
9 4 (14.81%) Windows 10
9 4 (14.81%) Korean Language
9 4 (14.81%) Java
10 3 (11.11%) WAN
10 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
10 3 (11.11%) Service Management
10 3 (11.11%) Migration
11 2 (7.41%) Firewall
11 2 (7.41%) VMware
11 2 (7.41%) LANDesk
11 2 (7.41%) DHCP
11 2 (7.41%) ITIL

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey 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 (22.22%) IBM Notes
2 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (40.74%) MS Office
2 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
2 6 (22.22%) LAN
3 5 (18.52%) Internet
3 5 (18.52%) Wireless
4 3 (11.11%) WAN
5 2 (7.41%) DHCP
5 2 (7.41%) DNS
5 2 (7.41%) Firewall
6 1 (3.70%) 3G
6 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
6 1 (3.70%) VLAN
6 1 (3.70%) VPN
General
1 4 (14.81%) Korean Language
2 1 (3.70%) Back Office
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Games
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Driving Licence
2 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.70%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (62.96%) Windows
2 15 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 9 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 5 (18.52%) Windows 8
5 4 (14.81%) Windows 10
6 2 (7.41%) Android
6 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.70%) Windows NT
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Incident Management
2 3 (11.11%) Migration
2 3 (11.11%) Service Management
3 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
3 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
3 2 (7.41%) Data Protection
3 2 (7.41%) ITIL
3 2 (7.41%) Patch Management
4 1 (3.70%) Change Control
4 1 (3.70%) ITSM
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.70%) Security Management
4 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.70%) Software Deployment
4 1 (3.70%) Software Licensing
4 1 (3.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) Java
2 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) ACMT
1 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) Lotus
3 2 (7.41%) Apple
3 2 (7.41%) HP
3 2 (7.41%) LANDesk
3 2 (7.41%) Remedy
3 2 (7.41%) VMware
4 1 (3.70%) AppSense
4 1 (3.70%) Citrix
4 1 (3.70%) Dell
4 1 (3.70%) Polycom
4 1 (3.70%) ServiceNow