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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 455 421 414
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 187 223 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.41% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.43% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 88 77
Median daily rate £139 £151 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.17% +0.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £119 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £225 £235
UK excluding London median daily rate £135 £150 £150
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 65 59
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.08 £11.70 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.42 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.43 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-0.50% -7.93%

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
50897 51337 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.72% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33216 31650 30786
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1482 2063 2112
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.72 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.65% -1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -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 25 May 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
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 25 May 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
(Click see detailed
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 -40 172 £139 -10.40% 24
London -38 41 £142 -13.96% 11
South East -9 38 £135 -22.85% 6
East of England +10 25 £120 - 5
South West -2 24 £141 -19.51%
North West -10 14 £183 -
Gloucestershire +4 12 £131 -
West Midlands -3 11 £145 +26.08%
North East -44 11 £253 +55.38% 1
Hampshire +6 10 £100 -38.46% 3
Berkshire +2 10 £123 -38.75% 1
Tyne and Wear -47 10 £275 +69.23% 1
Cambridgeshire +11 9 £88 - 2
Manchester -2 9 £175 +20.68%
Newcastle upon Tyne -48 9 £275 +69.23% 1
Oxfordshire +12 8 £135 -10.00% 1
Oxford +9 7 £135 -
Wales +9 7 £85 - 1
South Wales +3 7 £85 - 1
City of London +38 6 £155 +3.33% 4
Hertfordshire +9 6 £220 +83.33% 1
Cambridge +7 6 £115 - 2
Cheltenham - 6 - -
East Midlands +15 5 £153 -
Reading -7 5 £118 - 1
Surrey -14 5 £143 -
Warwick - 5 - -
Warwickshire - 5 - -
Bristol +1 4 - -
Yorkshire 0 4 - - 1

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 287 (77.78%) Windows
2 197 (53.39%) Windows 7
3 186 (50.41%) Active Directory
4 142 (38.48%) Microsoft
5 107 (29.00%) MS Office
6 70 (18.97%) ITIL
7 67 (18.16%) SCCM
7 67 (18.16%) Windows Server
8 64 (17.34%) Windows 8
9 57 (15.45%) Windows XP
10 52 (14.09%) MS Excel
11 45 (12.20%) Citrix
12 40 (10.84%) Office 365
13 36 (9.76%) Apple
14 34 (9.21%) SLA
14 34 (9.21%) MS Exchange
14 34 (9.21%) TCP/IP
15 33 (8.94%) Windows Server 2008
16 32 (8.67%) DNS
16 32 (8.67%) Blackberry
17 31 (8.40%) Microsoft Certification
18 29 (7.86%) C
18 29 (7.86%) Finance
19 28 (7.59%) Cisco
20 25 (6.78%) Apple iOS
20 25 (6.78%) Windows 10
21 24 (6.50%) Security Cleared
22 23 (6.23%) DHCP
23 22 (5.96%) LAN
24 21 (5.69%) Remedy

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 34 (9.21%) MS Exchange
2 16 (4.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (3.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (3.25%) Skype for Business
5 10 (2.71%) IBM Notes
6 7 (1.90%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.08%) IBM Domino
8 3 (0.81%) IIS
9 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.27%) Apache
10 1 (0.27%) CMS
10 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.27%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 107 (29.00%) MS Office
2 52 (14.09%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.81%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (1.63%) Eikon
3 2 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.27%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 40 (10.84%) Office 365
2 7 (1.90%) OneDrive
3 2 (0.54%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.27%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 34 (9.21%) TCP/IP
2 32 (8.67%) DNS
3 23 (6.23%) DHCP
4 22 (5.96%) LAN
5 18 (4.88%) Internet
6 16 (4.34%) VPN
7 14 (3.79%) WAN
8 8 (2.17%) Firewall
8 8 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
8 8 (2.17%) VoIP
8 8 (2.17%) Wireless
9 5 (1.36%) Skype
10 3 (0.81%) 3G
10 3 (0.81%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (0.81%) Ethernet
10 3 (0.81%) Extranet
10 3 (0.81%) SAN
10 3 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.54%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.54%) IPX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.27%) MySQL
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.27%) MSI
General
1 29 (7.86%) Finance
2 17 (4.61%) Banking
3 7 (1.90%) Law
3 7 (1.90%) Retail
3 7 (1.90%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.36%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.36%) Retail Banking
5 4 (1.08%) Back Office
5 4 (1.08%) Legal
5 4 (1.08%) Local Government
6 2 (0.54%) Advertising
6 2 (0.54%) Electronics
6 2 (0.54%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.54%) Marketing
7 1 (0.27%) Billing
7 1 (0.27%) Front Office
7 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.27%) CGI
1 1 (0.27%) CSS
1 1 (0.27%) HTML
1 1 (0.27%) LAMP
1 1 (0.27%) ODBC
1 1 (0.27%) Web Services
1 1 (0.27%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.67%) Blackberry
2 21 (5.69%) Mathematics
3 18 (4.88%) NHS
4 16 (4.34%) Driving Licence
4 16 (4.34%) iPhone
5 15 (4.07%) Video Conferencing
6 14 (3.79%) Smartphone
7 13 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (2.98%) iPad
9 9 (2.44%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.90%) Fat Client
10 7 (1.90%) Thin Client
11 4 (1.08%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.81%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.81%) Computer Science
12 3 (0.81%) PDA
13 2 (0.54%) BYOD
13 2 (0.54%) CMDB
13 2 (0.54%) Statistics
13 2 (0.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 287 (77.78%) Windows
2 197 (53.39%) Windows 7
3 67 (18.16%) Windows Server
4 64 (17.34%) Windows 8
5 57 (15.45%) Windows XP
6 33 (8.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (6.78%) Apple iOS
7 25 (6.78%) Windows 10
8 21 (5.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (5.15%) Android
9 19 (5.15%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (4.07%) Windows Vista
11 11 (2.98%) Mac OS X
12 10 (2.71%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.54%) Linux
13 2 (0.54%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X Server
14 1 (0.27%) SUSE
14 1 (0.27%) Unix
14 1 (0.27%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (18.97%) ITIL
2 18 (4.88%) Service Delivery
3 16 (4.34%) ITIL V3
4 14 (3.79%) Migration
4 14 (3.79%) Software Deployment
5 12 (3.25%) Change Management
5 12 (3.25%) Service Management
6 11 (2.98%) ITSM
7 10 (2.71%) Mentoring
8 9 (2.44%) Configuration Management
8 9 (2.44%) Patch Management
9 8 (2.17%) Information Security
10 7 (1.90%) Mobile Device Management
11 6 (1.63%) Coaching
11 6 (1.63%) Fault Analysis
11 6 (1.63%) Incident Management
11 6 (1.63%) Project Management
12 5 (1.36%) Time Management
13 4 (1.08%) Infrastructure Management
13 4 (1.08%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 29 (7.86%) C
2 9 (2.44%) SQL
3 5 (1.36%) Java
4 3 (0.81%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.54%) Perl
5 2 (0.54%) PHP
6 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.27%) Python
6 1 (0.27%) Ruby
6 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (8.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (6.50%) Security Cleared
3 18 (4.88%) MCP
3 18 (4.88%) MCSE
4 15 (4.07%) SC Cleared
5 8 (2.17%) Degree
6 7 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (1.90%) MCSA
7 6 (1.63%) DBS Check
8 5 (1.36%) A+ Certification
8 5 (1.36%) CCNA
8 5 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.08%) HND
10 3 (0.81%) MCDST
10 3 (0.81%) MCITP
11 2 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.54%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.54%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (9.21%) SLA
2 3 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 186 (50.41%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.34%) XenApp
3 11 (2.98%) XenDesktop
4 9 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (1.63%) BitLocker
7 4 (1.08%) UAG
7 4 (1.08%) XenServer
8 3 (0.81%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.81%) Samba
9 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 67 (18.16%) SCCM
2 10 (2.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (1.36%) XenMobile
5 3 (0.81%) EdgeSight
5 3 (0.81%) SafeCom
5 3 (0.81%) SCOM
6 2 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.27%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.27%) DameWare
7 1 (0.27%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 142 (38.48%) Microsoft
2 45 (12.20%) Citrix
3 36 (9.76%) Apple
4 28 (7.59%) Cisco
5 21 (5.69%) Remedy
6 20 (5.42%) VMware
7 18 (4.88%) HP
8 13 (3.52%) Symantec
9 10 (2.71%) Lotus
9 10 (2.71%) ServiceNow
10 9 (2.44%) Bloomberg
10 9 (2.44%) Reuters
11 7 (1.90%) AppSense
12 6 (1.63%) Dell
12 6 (1.63%) LANDesk
12 6 (1.63%) Sophos
13 5 (1.36%) Avaya
13 5 (1.36%) SAP
14 4 (1.08%) BMC
14 4 (1.08%) Google
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