The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Wales region 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 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support Engineer
UK / Wales
Rank 62 73 56
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 3 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.44% 0.15% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.15% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £150
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £148
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Median hourly rate £16.75 £11.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.27% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £11.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £11.00 £14.55
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 in the Wales region. 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
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
648 646 675
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 95.86% 97.29% 97.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 458 400
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 38 32
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £47.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 21 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
South Wales +19 2 - -
North Wales - 1 - -
Desktop Support Engineer
UK

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 21 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 across the Wales region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Wireless
4 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 1 (14.29%) Smartphone
4 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
4 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Avaya
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) Office 365

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Wales 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 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile Computing
1 1 (14.29%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Avaya
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft