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 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support Engineer
UK
Rank 455 449 390
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -59
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 147 182 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.35% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.37% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 74 113
Median daily rate £163 £158 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £113 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £234 £210
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £150
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 54 75
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -5.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.55 £20.00 £21.00
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 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
42412 49394 49726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 27691 31806 30608
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1648 1931
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.82 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 February 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 25 February 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 25 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
England -8 131 £163 +1.56% 15
London -2 40 £170 +15.25% 7
South East +18 35 £150 -9.09% 3
Hampshire +4 13 £145 -31.76% 1
South West -7 13 £160 +25.65% 1
Surrey +8 11 £143 +0.17% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +2 11 £170 +6.25%
North East -2 11 £170 +6.25%
Tyne and Wear -9 11 £170 +6.25%
East of England -9 11 £107 -33.12% 1
City of London +13 9 £165 - 1
East Midlands +12 8 £210 +16.66%
North West +20 7 £150 +15.38% 1
Southampton +16 7 £139 -7.50%
Scotland +21 5 £244 -
Berkshire +8 5 - -
Cambridgeshire +8 5 £95 - 1
West Midlands +1 5 £115 -41.02% 2
Oxfordshire 0 5 £150 +9.09%
Wiltshire 0 5 - -
Havant -1 5 £200 -
Cambridge +10 4 £95 - 1
Gloucestershire +3 4 £140 +12.00%
Guildford - 4 £200 - 1
Northampton - 4 £210 -
Northamptonshire - 4 £210 -
Reading +12 3 - -
Birmingham +4 3 £100 -57.44% 1
Oxford +2 3 £150 -0.82%
Bristol +1 3 £180 +48.80% 1

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 276 (78.19%) Windows
2 179 (50.71%) Windows 7
3 151 (42.78%) Active Directory
4 122 (34.56%) Microsoft
5 111 (31.44%) MS Office
6 68 (19.26%) Windows Server
7 64 (18.13%) MS Excel
8 55 (15.58%) SCCM
8 55 (15.58%) Security Cleared
9 51 (14.45%) ITIL
10 50 (14.16%) Windows 10
11 47 (13.31%) Windows XP
11 47 (13.31%) Office 365
12 44 (12.46%) Citrix
13 43 (12.18%) Windows 8
14 40 (11.33%) MS Exchange
15 39 (11.05%) Blackberry
15 39 (11.05%) SC Cleared
16 37 (10.48%) Migration
17 36 (10.20%) VMware
18 35 (9.92%) Windows Server 2008
19 34 (9.63%) Finance
19 34 (9.63%) DNS
20 32 (9.07%) Apple
21 28 (7.93%) Windows Server 2003
21 28 (7.93%) LAN
21 28 (7.93%) Banking
22 27 (7.65%) DHCP
22 27 (7.65%) TCP/IP
23 26 (7.37%) 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 40 (11.33%) MS Exchange
2 21 (5.95%) IBM Notes
3 12 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (2.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.70%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.57%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 111 (31.44%) MS Office
2 64 (18.13%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (2.83%) Eikon
2 5 (1.42%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 47 (13.31%) Office 365
2 2 (0.57%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.28%) G Suite
3 1 (0.28%) IaaS
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.28%) PaaS
3 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (9.63%) DNS
2 28 (7.93%) LAN
3 27 (7.65%) DHCP
3 27 (7.65%) TCP/IP
4 22 (6.23%) VPN
5 17 (4.82%) Internet
6 15 (4.25%) Wireless
7 14 (3.97%) Firewall
7 14 (3.97%) WAN
8 10 (2.83%) VoIP
9 9 (2.55%) Ethernet
10 8 (2.27%) Skype
10 8 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (1.70%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (1.42%) 3G
12 5 (1.42%) IP Telephony
13 2 (0.57%) Broadband
13 2 (0.57%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (0.57%) PBX
13 2 (0.57%) WebEx
General
1 34 (9.63%) Finance
2 28 (7.93%) Banking
3 24 (6.80%) Retail
4 9 (2.55%) Retail Banking
5 7 (1.98%) Legal
6 6 (1.70%) Back Office
7 4 (1.13%) Korean Language
7 4 (1.13%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.57%) Advertising
8 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.28%) Games
9 1 (0.28%) German Language
9 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Law
9 1 (0.28%) Local Government
9 1 (0.28%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.85%) XMPP
2 1 (0.28%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.05%) Blackberry
2 22 (6.23%) iPad
3 21 (5.95%) iPhone
4 20 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.68%) Smartphone
6 12 (3.40%) Driving Licence
7 9 (2.55%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (1.70%) Fat Client
8 6 (1.70%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.70%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.13%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.85%) Handset
11 2 (0.57%) BYOD
11 2 (0.57%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.57%) Mobile Computing
11 2 (0.57%) NHS
12 1 (0.28%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.28%) EPoS
12 1 (0.28%) User Experience
12 1 (0.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 276 (78.19%) Windows
2 179 (50.71%) Windows 7
3 68 (19.26%) Windows Server
4 50 (14.16%) Windows 10
5 47 (13.31%) Windows XP
6 43 (12.18%) Windows 8
7 35 (9.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (7.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (5.95%) Android
10 20 (5.67%) Apple iOS
11 18 (5.10%) Mac OS X
12 14 (3.97%) Mac OS
13 12 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (1.13%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.57%) Linux
15 2 (0.57%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.57%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.28%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (14.45%) ITIL
2 37 (10.48%) Migration
3 18 (5.10%) Time Management
4 15 (4.25%) Data Migration
5 11 (3.12%) Asset Management
6 10 (2.83%) Incident Management
6 10 (2.83%) Patch Management
7 9 (2.55%) Service Management
8 8 (2.27%) Coaching
8 8 (2.27%) ITIL V3
9 7 (1.98%) Software Distribution
10 6 (1.70%) Change Management
10 6 (1.70%) Mobile Device Management
10 6 (1.70%) Service Delivery
10 6 (1.70%) Software Deployment
11 5 (1.42%) Configuration Management
11 5 (1.42%) Statistics
12 4 (1.13%) Data Protection
12 4 (1.13%) Identity Management
12 4 (1.13%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.55%) PowerShell
2 6 (1.70%) SQL
3 5 (1.42%) Java
4 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 55 (15.58%) Security Cleared
2 39 (11.05%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (3.40%) MCP
5 10 (2.83%) MCSE
6 8 (2.27%) Degree
6 8 (2.27%) MCDST
7 6 (1.70%) MCSA
7 6 (1.70%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (1.13%) A+ Certification
8 4 (1.13%) ACDT
8 4 (1.13%) ACHDS
8 4 (1.13%) ACTC
8 4 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.13%) DBS Check
8 4 (1.13%) MCITP
8 4 (1.13%) MCSM
9 3 (0.85%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.37%) SLA
2 3 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 151 (42.78%) Active Directory
2 26 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.40%) XenApp
4 6 (1.70%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.13%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.57%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.57%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.28%) Firmware
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 55 (15.58%) SCCM
2 4 (1.13%) Jamf Pro
3 3 (0.85%) AirWatch
3 3 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.85%) WSUS
4 2 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 122 (34.56%) Microsoft
2 44 (12.46%) Citrix
3 36 (10.20%) VMware
4 32 (9.07%) Apple
5 21 (5.95%) Lotus
6 20 (5.67%) Remedy
7 17 (4.82%) Bloomberg
8 14 (3.97%) Cisco
8 14 (3.97%) Reuters
9 10 (2.83%) HP
10 6 (1.70%) AppSense
10 6 (1.70%) Symantec
11 5 (1.42%) Dell
11 5 (1.42%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.13%) Avaya
12 4 (1.13%) Google
12 4 (1.13%) Intel Security
12 4 (1.13%) LANDesk
12 4 (1.13%) SAP
13 3 (0.85%) BMC
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