Period
to 22 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Engineer was £151 per day in advertised job vacancies in Aberdeen during the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Desktop Support Engineer
Scotland > Aberdeen
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 18 19
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 7 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 6.42% 1.37% 5.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.73% 1.41% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 5
Aberdeen median daily rate £151 - £135
10th Percentile £150 - £116
90th Percentile £151 - £164
Scotland median daily rate £151 £160 £135
% change year-on-year -5.94% +18.52% +22.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Aberdeen median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 -
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £13.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +22.00% - -27.78%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Aberdeen
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 104 71 109
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen 95.41% 97.26% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 17 51
Aberdeen median daily rate £325 £340 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% +25.93% -16.92%
10th Percentile £107 £104 £128
90th Percentile £487 £477 £475
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 9 12
Aberdeen median hourly rate £33.50 £45.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.56% +181.25% -20.00%
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +5.26% +5.56%

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Aberdeen

Job postings that featured Desktop Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Aberdeen

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Aberdeen

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Aberdeen

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 Aberdeen region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Apple
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 10
3 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (57.14%) SCCM
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (57.14%) C
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
3 4 (57.14%) VoIP
3 4 (57.14%) SLA
3 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) Time Management
5 1 (14.29%) DBS Check
5 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Handset
5 1 (14.29%) LAN
5 1 (14.29%) PBX
5 1 (14.29%) Ethernet

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Aberdeen 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 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) VoIP
2 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) PBX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 10
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Time Management
2 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Apple
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft