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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support Engineer
UK
Rank 425 444 376
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -68
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 158 184 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.36% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.38% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 88 103
Median daily rate £168 £160 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £113 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £261 £224
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £140
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 46 79
Median hourly rate £15.80 £13.25 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.26% -13.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £11.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £20.50 £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+18.00% -16.66%

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
41727 48141 48107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.74% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27140 30642 30268
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1738 1911
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 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
England -11 145 £168 +4.68% 13
London +8 60 £175 +14.75% 5
North East +4 18 £170 -
Tyne and Wear -8 18 £170 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 18 £170 -
South East -10 17 £138 -16.51% 1
South West +6 15 £140 +3.70% 2
City of London -5 11 £170 +3.03% 2
North West +26 9 £98 -63.20% 2
Surrey +13 8 £126 -11.92% 1
East Midlands +7 8 £143 -10.93% 1
East of England -12 8 £101 -12.17% 1
Hampshire +9 7 £160 -28.88%
Gloucestershire - 6 £140 -
Yorkshire +16 5 £180 +12.14%
Southampton +11 5 - -
Wiltshire +2 5 £120 -56.75% 1
Cheshire +19 4 £98 -64.54% 1
Cambridgeshire +3 4 £95 -15.55%
West Midlands 0 4 £115 -41.02% 1
Cheltenham - 4 - -
Cambridge - 4 £95 -
Scotland +29 3 - -
Wales +7 3 £150 -
Derbyshire +2 3 - -
Sheffield +1 3 - -
Bristol -2 3 £200 +77.77%
South Yorkshire -4 3 - -
Suffolk -8 3 - -
Liverpool - 3 - -

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 288 (77.21%) Windows
2 188 (50.40%) Windows 7
3 170 (45.58%) Active Directory
4 137 (36.73%) Microsoft
5 130 (34.85%) MS Office
6 80 (21.45%) Windows Server
7 74 (19.84%) MS Excel
8 64 (17.16%) SCCM
9 57 (15.28%) Security Cleared
9 57 (15.28%) Windows XP
10 56 (15.01%) ITIL
11 52 (13.94%) Office 365
11 52 (13.94%) Windows 8
11 52 (13.94%) Windows 10
12 48 (12.87%) MS Exchange
13 47 (12.60%) Blackberry
14 45 (12.06%) Citrix
15 42 (11.26%) Finance
16 39 (10.46%) Windows Server 2008
16 39 (10.46%) SC Cleared
17 38 (10.19%) VMware
17 38 (10.19%) Apple
18 37 (9.92%) DNS
19 34 (9.12%) TCP/IP
19 34 (9.12%) DHCP
19 34 (9.12%) Windows Server 2003
20 33 (8.85%) Banking
21 28 (7.51%) VMware Infrastructure
21 28 (7.51%) Lotus
21 28 (7.51%) SLA

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 48 (12.87%) MS Exchange
2 28 (7.51%) IBM Notes
3 14 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (2.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (1.88%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.54%) IIS
9 2 (0.54%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 130 (34.85%) MS Office
2 74 (19.84%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (3.49%) Eikon
2 5 (1.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 52 (13.94%) Office 365
2 4 (1.07%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.27%) G Suite
3 1 (0.27%) IaaS
3 1 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.27%) PaaS
3 1 (0.27%) SaaS
3 1 (0.27%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 37 (9.92%) DNS
2 34 (9.12%) DHCP
2 34 (9.12%) TCP/IP
3 26 (6.97%) LAN
4 23 (6.17%) VPN
5 21 (5.63%) Internet
6 16 (4.29%) WAN
6 16 (4.29%) Wireless
7 13 (3.49%) Ethernet
8 12 (3.22%) Firewall
9 10 (2.68%) VoIP
10 8 (2.14%) Skype
10 8 (2.14%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (1.61%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (1.34%) IP Telephony
13 3 (0.80%) 3G
14 2 (0.54%) Cisco IOS
14 2 (0.54%) PBX
14 2 (0.54%) VLAN
14 2 (0.54%) WebEx
General
1 42 (11.26%) Finance
2 33 (8.85%) Banking
3 27 (7.24%) Retail
4 12 (3.22%) Retail Banking
5 10 (2.68%) Legal
6 6 (1.61%) Back Office
7 4 (1.07%) Korean Language
8 3 (0.80%) Advertising
8 3 (0.80%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.27%) Games
10 1 (0.27%) German Language
10 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Law
10 1 (0.27%) Local Government
10 1 (0.27%) Publishing
10 1 (0.27%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.80%) XMPP
2 1 (0.27%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 47 (12.60%) Blackberry
2 26 (6.97%) iPad
3 21 (5.63%) iPhone
4 19 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.75%) Smartphone
6 12 (3.22%) Driving Licence
7 9 (2.41%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (2.14%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.88%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.61%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.61%) Statistics
10 6 (1.61%) Thin Client
11 4 (1.07%) BYOD
12 3 (0.80%) NHS
13 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.54%) Handset
13 2 (0.54%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.54%) Mobile Computing
14 1 (0.27%) Hedge funds
14 1 (0.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 288 (77.21%) Windows
2 188 (50.40%) Windows 7
3 80 (21.45%) Windows Server
4 57 (15.28%) Windows XP
5 52 (13.94%) Windows 10
5 52 (13.94%) Windows 8
6 39 (10.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (9.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (6.17%) Apple iOS
9 22 (5.90%) Android
9 22 (5.90%) Mac OS X
10 15 (4.02%) Mac OS
11 13 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (1.07%) Linux
12 4 (1.07%) Windows Phone
12 4 (1.07%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.54%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.27%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (15.01%) ITIL
2 27 (7.24%) Migration
3 20 (5.36%) Time Management
4 12 (3.22%) Asset Management
4 12 (3.22%) Incident Management
5 9 (2.41%) Change Management
5 9 (2.41%) Coaching
6 8 (2.14%) Data Migration
6 8 (2.14%) Patch Management
6 8 (2.14%) Service Management
7 7 (1.88%) ITIL V3
7 7 (1.88%) Mobile Device Management
7 7 (1.88%) Validation
8 6 (1.61%) Creative Problem-Solving
8 6 (1.61%) Data Protection
8 6 (1.61%) Identity Management
8 6 (1.61%) Line Management
8 6 (1.61%) Software Deployment
9 5 (1.34%) ITSM
9 5 (1.34%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.68%) PowerShell
2 9 (2.41%) Java
3 6 (1.61%) SQL
4 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.27%) C
4 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 57 (15.28%) Security Cleared
2 39 (10.46%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (3.49%) Degree
4 13 (3.49%) MCP
5 12 (3.22%) MCSE
6 9 (2.41%) MCSA
7 8 (2.14%) MCDST
7 8 (2.14%) Network+ Certification
8 7 (1.88%) A+ Certification
9 6 (1.61%) ACDT
9 6 (1.61%) ACHDS
9 6 (1.61%) ACTC
9 6 (1.61%) MCSM
10 5 (1.34%) MCITP
11 4 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (1.07%) CCNA
11 4 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.07%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.54%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.51%) SLA
2 3 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.54%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 170 (45.58%) Active Directory
2 28 (7.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.49%) XenApp
4 8 (2.14%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.80%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.54%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.54%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.54%) vSphere
7 2 (0.54%) XenServer
8 1 (0.27%) Firmware
8 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.27%) NFS
8 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 64 (17.16%) SCCM
2 5 (1.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (1.07%) Casper Suite
4 3 (0.80%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.54%) EdgeSight
5 2 (0.54%) SafeCom
5 2 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.54%) WSUS
5 2 (0.54%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.27%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 137 (36.73%) Microsoft
2 45 (12.06%) Citrix
3 38 (10.19%) Apple
3 38 (10.19%) VMware
4 28 (7.51%) Lotus
5 20 (5.36%) Bloomberg
6 19 (5.09%) Remedy
7 18 (4.83%) Cisco
8 17 (4.56%) Reuters
9 12 (3.22%) HP
10 8 (2.14%) AppSense
11 6 (1.61%) SAP
11 6 (1.61%) Symantec
12 5 (1.34%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.34%) ThinPrint
13 4 (1.07%) Google
13 4 (1.07%) Oracle
14 3 (0.80%) Avaya
14 3 (0.80%) Dell
15 2 (0.54%) Nortel
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