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 24 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 467 416 390
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 197 256 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.44% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.46% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 95 115
Median daily rate £155 £150 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £99 £105 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £208 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £150 £155
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 102 63
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £11.14 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £19.85 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.23 £15.00 £15.39
% change year-on-year
-11.83% -2.51%

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
51653 55417 52511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.81% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 33657 35244 31733
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1646 2081 2055
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +3.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.02 £38.30
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

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 24 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
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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 -59 173 £158 +5.00% 19
London -9 66 £169 +12.50% 9
South East -1 37 £145 -12.12% 7
East of England +3 17 £145 +20.83%
South West -3 17 £150 +42.85% 1
Wales +27 13 £108 -
City of London +24 12 £155 +3.33% 4
South Wales +30 11 £108 -
North West +14 11 £180 -10.00%
Berkshire +7 11 £117 -33.42%
Scotland +16 9 £160 +59.44%
Surrey +3 8 £150 -14.28% 3
East Midlands 0 8 - -
Oxford -6 8 £135 -15.62%
Oxfordshire -8 8 £135 -18.18%
North East -19 8 £218 +14.47%
Cambridgeshire +21 7 £145 -
Hampshire -3 7 £145 -9.37% 3
Cardiff +25 6 £90 -
Somerset - 6 - -
Cambridge +17 5 £153 -
Reading +14 5 £110 -37.14%
Yorkshire -11 5 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 5 £218 +14.47%
Tyne and Wear -25 5 £218 +14.47%
Wiltshire +1 4 £133 +26.19%
Hertfordshire 0 4 £90 -25.00%
Norfolk 0 4 £145 -17.14%
Bristol -4 4 £163 +8.33%
West Midlands -39 4 - - 1

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 293 (76.10%) Windows
2 206 (53.51%) Active Directory
3 200 (51.95%) Windows 7
4 143 (37.14%) Microsoft
5 115 (29.87%) MS Office
6 87 (22.60%) Windows Server
7 77 (20.00%) SCCM
8 76 (19.74%) MS Excel
9 64 (16.62%) Windows 8
10 60 (15.58%) ITIL
11 59 (15.32%) Windows XP
12 47 (12.21%) Citrix
13 46 (11.95%) Windows Server 2008
14 42 (10.91%) Office 365
15 38 (9.87%) MS Exchange
16 36 (9.35%) TCP/IP
16 36 (9.35%) Windows 10
17 33 (8.57%) DNS
18 30 (7.79%) VMware
19 28 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
19 28 (7.27%) DHCP
19 28 (7.27%) Cisco
19 28 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
19 28 (7.27%) Blackberry
20 27 (7.01%) SLA
20 27 (7.01%) Apple
20 27 (7.01%) Security Cleared
21 26 (6.75%) HP
21 26 (6.75%) Finance
22 20 (5.19%) Lotus

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 38 (9.87%) MS Exchange
2 20 (5.19%) IBM Notes
3 14 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (3.64%) Skype for Business
4 10 (2.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (2.08%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.30%) IIS
7 4 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2000
8 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.26%) CMS
9 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.26%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 115 (29.87%) MS Office
2 76 (19.74%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) MS Project
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.30%) Eikon
2 2 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 42 (10.91%) Office 365
2 8 (2.08%) OneDrive
3 2 (0.52%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.26%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 36 (9.35%) TCP/IP
2 33 (8.57%) DNS
3 28 (7.27%) DHCP
4 16 (4.16%) VPN
5 15 (3.90%) LAN
6 14 (3.64%) Internet
7 13 (3.38%) WAN
8 9 (2.34%) Skype
8 9 (2.34%) Wireless
9 8 (2.08%) VoIP
10 7 (1.82%) Ethernet
11 6 (1.56%) SAN
11 6 (1.56%) VLAN
12 5 (1.30%) iSCSI
12 5 (1.30%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (1.04%) 3G
13 4 (1.04%) Firewall
14 3 (0.78%) IP Telephony
14 3 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
15 2 (0.52%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.26%) MSI
General
1 26 (6.75%) Finance
2 13 (3.38%) Banking
3 9 (2.34%) Retail
4 6 (1.56%) Legal
5 5 (1.30%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.30%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.04%) Local Government
6 4 (1.04%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.78%) Advertising
7 3 (0.78%) Back Office
8 2 (0.52%) Front Office
8 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.52%) Law
8 2 (0.52%) Publishing
9 1 (0.26%) Marketing
9 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.26%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.26%) CGI
1 1 (0.26%) CSS
1 1 (0.26%) HTML
1 1 (0.26%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.27%) Blackberry
2 17 (4.42%) Smartphone
3 16 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.12%) Driving Licence
4 12 (3.12%) iPhone
4 12 (3.12%) NHS
5 11 (2.86%) iPad
6 7 (1.82%) Fat Client
6 7 (1.82%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.56%) Mathematics
8 5 (1.30%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.04%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.04%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.78%) BYOD
10 3 (0.78%) Statistics
10 3 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.52%) CMDB
11 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.26%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 293 (76.10%) Windows
2 200 (51.95%) Windows 7
3 87 (22.60%) Windows Server
4 64 (16.62%) Windows 8
5 59 (15.32%) Windows XP
6 46 (11.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (9.35%) Windows 10
8 28 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 28 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (4.42%) Android
9 17 (4.42%) Apple iOS
10 13 (3.38%) Mac OS X
11 8 (2.08%) Mac OS
12 7 (1.82%) Linux
12 7 (1.82%) Windows Vista
13 4 (1.04%) CentOS
13 4 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.04%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.52%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (15.58%) ITIL
2 19 (4.94%) Migration
3 18 (4.68%) Service Delivery
4 10 (2.60%) Change Management
4 10 (2.60%) Fault Analysis
5 9 (2.34%) Incident Management
5 9 (2.34%) Service Management
6 8 (2.08%) Mentoring
6 8 (2.08%) Time Management
7 7 (1.82%) Configuration Management
7 7 (1.82%) ITIL V3
7 7 (1.82%) ITSM
7 7 (1.82%) Project Management
7 7 (1.82%) Software Deployment
8 6 (1.56%) Business Continuity
8 6 (1.56%) Coaching
9 5 (1.30%) Data Protection
9 5 (1.30%) Mobile Device Management
9 5 (1.30%) Patch Management
10 4 (1.04%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.12%) C
2 7 (1.82%) PowerShell
2 7 (1.82%) SQL
3 4 (1.04%) Java
4 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.26%) PHP
4 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (7.01%) Security Cleared
2 20 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (4.68%) SC Cleared
4 15 (3.90%) MCP
5 14 (3.64%) MCSE
6 9 (2.34%) Degree
7 8 (2.08%) A+ Certification
8 6 (1.56%) MCSA
9 5 (1.30%) CCNA
9 5 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.30%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.78%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.78%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (0.52%) ACDT
11 2 (0.52%) ACHDS
11 2 (0.52%) ACTC
11 2 (0.52%) MCDST
11 2 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.01%) SLA
2 3 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 206 (53.51%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.16%) XenApp
3 13 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.34%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (2.34%) XenDesktop
5 6 (1.56%) BitLocker
5 6 (1.56%) XenServer
6 5 (1.30%) vSphere
7 3 (0.78%) UAG
7 3 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.52%) Xen
9 1 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.26%) NFS
Systems Management
1 77 (20.00%) SCCM
2 6 (1.56%) Backup Exec
2 6 (1.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (1.56%) XenMobile
3 5 (1.30%) EdgeSight
3 5 (1.30%) SafeCom
3 5 (1.30%) WSUS
4 1 (0.26%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.26%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (0.26%) SCOM
4 1 (0.26%) SCSM
4 1 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 1 (0.26%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 143 (37.14%) Microsoft
2 47 (12.21%) Citrix
3 30 (7.79%) VMware
4 28 (7.27%) Cisco
5 27 (7.01%) Apple
6 26 (6.75%) HP
7 20 (5.19%) Lotus
8 16 (4.16%) Remedy
9 12 (3.12%) ServiceNow
10 10 (2.60%) Dell
11 8 (2.08%) Symantec
12 7 (1.82%) AppSense
12 7 (1.82%) Bloomberg
12 7 (1.82%) Reuters
12 7 (1.82%) Veeam
13 6 (1.56%) SAP
14 5 (1.30%) Avaya
14 5 (1.30%) ThinPrint
15 4 (1.04%) Google
15 4 (1.04%) Red Hat
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