The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Desktop Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 428 437 388
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -49
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 213 236 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.41% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.43% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 95 126
Median daily rate £150 £145 £164
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -11.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £103 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £243
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £160 £164
% change year-on-year
-9.37% -2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 80 71
Median hourly rate £14.57 £13.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.03% -17.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £11.45 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £19.03 £19.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -17.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49823 54841 54102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.61% 94.99% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 32593 35082 33109
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1682 2085 2162
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.40 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 1 October 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
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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
England +1 193 £150 +1.69% 19
London +7 73 £175 +25.00% 7
South East +5 45 £140 -12.50% 4
South West +8 21 £140 +33.33% 3
East of England +9 20 £170 +41.66% 3
Scotland +11 15 £141 -28.60% 1
Cambridgeshire +27 13 £145 -1.69% 1
Surrey +17 13 £145 -0.85% 2
Berkshire +14 13 £123 -23.12%
Cambridge +23 10 £165 +40.42%
Hampshire +9 10 £133 -17.18% 1
North West +3 10 £215 +7.50% 1
Edinburgh +25 7 £160 -46.66% 1
City of London +16 7 £125 +4.16% 1
Yorkshire +12 7 - -
Bristol +4 7 £150 -
North East -18 7 £175 -
Somerset +28 6 £155 - 1
Wiltshire +4 6 £137 +30.47%
Oxfordshire -15 6 £135 -20.58%
Wales +20 5 £125 +13.63%
Reading +12 5 £110 -26.66%
Oxford -14 5 £135 -15.62%
East Midlands -15 5 - - 1
Tyne and Wear -18 5 £184 -
West Midlands -19 5 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 5 £184 -
South Wales +25 4 £125 +13.63%
Cheshire +9 4 £245 -2.00%
South Yorkshire +7 4 - -

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 293 (74.37%) Windows
2 207 (52.54%) Active Directory
3 205 (52.03%) Windows 7
4 151 (38.32%) Microsoft
5 127 (32.23%) MS Office
6 90 (22.84%) Windows Server
7 88 (22.34%) MS Excel
8 80 (20.30%) SCCM
9 66 (16.75%) Windows 8
10 61 (15.48%) Windows XP
11 59 (14.97%) ITIL
12 52 (13.20%) Citrix
13 46 (11.68%) MS Exchange
13 46 (11.68%) Office 365
14 41 (10.41%) Windows 10
15 40 (10.15%) Windows Server 2008
16 36 (9.14%) VMware
17 35 (8.88%) Finance
18 32 (8.12%) TCP/IP
19 31 (7.87%) Apple
19 31 (7.87%) Blackberry
20 30 (7.61%) Security Cleared
21 29 (7.36%) Windows Server 2003
21 29 (7.36%) DNS
21 29 (7.36%) SLA
21 29 (7.36%) DHCP
22 25 (6.35%) Windows Server 2012
22 25 (6.35%) HP
23 24 (6.09%) Cisco
24 23 (5.84%) SC Cleared

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 46 (11.68%) MS Exchange
2 22 (5.58%) IBM Notes
3 16 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (3.30%) Skype for Business
5 11 (2.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 11 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (2.28%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.27%) IIS
9 4 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2000
10 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.25%) CMS
11 1 (0.25%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 127 (32.23%) MS Office
2 88 (22.34%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) MS Project
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.28%) Eikon
2 2 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 46 (11.68%) Office 365
2 7 (1.78%) OneDrive
3 3 (0.76%) G Suite
4 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.25%) IaaS
4 1 (0.25%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.25%) PaaS
4 1 (0.25%) SaaS
4 1 (0.25%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 32 (8.12%) TCP/IP
2 29 (7.36%) DHCP
2 29 (7.36%) DNS
3 18 (4.57%) VPN
4 16 (4.06%) LAN
5 13 (3.30%) Internet
6 10 (2.54%) WAN
7 9 (2.28%) Skype
7 9 (2.28%) Wireless
8 8 (2.03%) Ethernet
9 7 (1.78%) VoIP
10 6 (1.52%) SAN
10 6 (1.52%) VLAN
11 5 (1.27%) Firewall
11 5 (1.27%) IP Telephony
11 5 (1.27%) iSCSI
12 4 (1.02%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (0.76%) 3G
14 2 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (0.51%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.02%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 35 (8.88%) Finance
2 20 (5.08%) Banking
3 12 (3.05%) Retail
4 7 (1.78%) Retail Banking
5 6 (1.52%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.02%) Advertising
6 4 (1.02%) Legal
6 4 (1.02%) Local Government
6 4 (1.02%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.76%) Back Office
8 2 (0.51%) Publishing
9 1 (0.25%) Front Office
9 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Korean Language
9 1 (0.25%) Marketing
9 1 (0.25%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.25%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.25%) CGI
1 1 (0.25%) CSS
1 1 (0.25%) HTML
1 1 (0.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.87%) Blackberry
2 22 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.57%) iPhone
4 17 (4.31%) iPad
5 13 (3.30%) Smartphone
6 11 (2.79%) NHS
7 10 (2.54%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.52%) Fat Client
8 6 (1.52%) Thin Client
9 5 (1.27%) Statistics
10 4 (1.02%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.02%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.76%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.76%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.51%) BYOD
12 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.51%) Mobile Computing
13 1 (0.25%) Computer Science
13 1 (0.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 293 (74.37%) Windows
2 205 (52.03%) Windows 7
3 90 (22.84%) Windows Server
4 66 (16.75%) Windows 8
5 61 (15.48%) Windows XP
6 41 (10.41%) Windows 10
7 40 (10.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (7.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 25 (6.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (5.08%) Mac OS X
11 19 (4.82%) Android
12 16 (4.06%) Apple iOS
13 8 (2.03%) Mac OS
14 7 (1.78%) Windows Vista
15 6 (1.52%) Linux
16 5 (1.27%) Windows Phone
17 4 (1.02%) CentOS
17 4 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (1.02%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.76%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (14.97%) ITIL
2 16 (4.06%) Migration
3 13 (3.30%) Service Delivery
4 9 (2.28%) Service Management
4 9 (2.28%) Time Management
5 8 (2.03%) Asset Management
5 8 (2.03%) Project Management
6 7 (1.78%) Fault Analysis
6 7 (1.78%) Mentoring
6 7 (1.78%) Software Deployment
7 6 (1.52%) Business Continuity
7 6 (1.52%) Change Management
7 6 (1.52%) Coaching
7 6 (1.52%) Data Protection
7 6 (1.52%) Incident Management
7 6 (1.52%) Patch Management
8 5 (1.27%) Configuration Management
8 5 (1.27%) ITIL V3
8 5 (1.27%) ITSM
8 5 (1.27%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (2.79%) PowerShell
2 9 (2.28%) C
3 7 (1.78%) SQL
4 5 (1.27%) Java
5 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.25%) PHP
5 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (7.61%) Security Cleared
2 23 (5.84%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (4.06%) MCP
5 15 (3.81%) Degree
6 14 (3.55%) MCSE
7 8 (2.03%) A+ Certification
8 6 (1.52%) MCSA
9 5 (1.27%) CCNA
9 5 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.02%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.76%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.76%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (0.51%) ACDT
12 2 (0.51%) ACHDS
12 2 (0.51%) ACTC
12 2 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.51%) MCDST
12 2 (0.51%) MCITP
12 2 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.36%) SLA
2 3 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 207 (52.54%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.31%) XenApp
3 14 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (1.78%) XenDesktop
5 6 (1.52%) XenServer
6 5 (1.27%) BitLocker
6 5 (1.27%) vSphere
7 3 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.51%) Xen
9 1 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.25%) NFS
9 1 (0.25%) UAG
9 1 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 80 (20.30%) SCCM
2 7 (1.78%) WSUS
3 6 (1.52%) Backup Exec
3 6 (1.52%) XenMobile
4 5 (1.27%) EdgeSight
4 5 (1.27%) SafeCom
4 5 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.51%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.51%) Casper Suite
6 1 (0.25%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.25%) SCOM
6 1 (0.25%) SCSM
6 1 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 151 (38.32%) Microsoft
2 52 (13.20%) Citrix
3 36 (9.14%) VMware
4 31 (7.87%) Apple
5 25 (6.35%) HP
6 24 (6.09%) Cisco
7 22 (5.58%) Lotus
8 17 (4.31%) Remedy
9 15 (3.81%) Bloomberg
10 13 (3.30%) Reuters
11 9 (2.28%) ServiceNow
12 8 (2.03%) SAP
12 8 (2.03%) Symantec
13 7 (1.78%) AppSense
13 7 (1.78%) Dell
13 7 (1.78%) Veeam
14 6 (1.52%) ThinPrint
15 5 (1.27%) Avaya
15 5 (1.27%) Google
15 5 (1.27%) Oracle
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