Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Engineer was £165 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 20 November 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
South West > Bristol
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 97 93
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 18 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.92% 0.59% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.62% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 2
Bristol median daily rate £165 £150 £131
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £117 £138 £110
90th Percentile £212 £180 £151
South West median daily rate £165 £140 £105
% change year-on-year +17.86% +33.33% -38.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 8
Bristol median hourly rate £14.13 £12.48 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.23% -23.23% +12.07%
10th Percentile £11.80 £10.97 £12.77
90th Percentile £17.16 £13.96 £20.55
South West median hourly rate £13.35 £13.60 £14.50
% change year-on-year -1.84% -6.21% -3.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bristol
Contract vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 1858 1603 1651
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 94.91% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1267 1139 1217
Bristol median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £213 £231 £235
90th Percentile £525 £550 £536
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 79 83
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +48.48% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.25 £47.50 £41.50
South West median hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +22.00% -9.09% +37.50%

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Bristol

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Bristol

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Bristol

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Bristol region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
3 8 (44.44%) Windows 10
4 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 6 (33.33%) ITIL
4 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (33.33%) SCCM
5 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (22.22%) Office 365
5 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
6 3 (16.67%) VPN
7 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
7 2 (11.11%) LAN
7 2 (11.11%) WAN
7 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
7 2 (11.11%) CommVault
7 2 (11.11%) Internet
7 2 (11.11%) Smartcard
7 2 (11.11%) Windows Vista
7 2 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (11.11%) IP Telephony
7 2 (11.11%) Finance
7 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (11.11%) AirWatch
7 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (11.11%) Software Deployment
7 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
8 1 (5.56%) Break/Fix

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 (5.56%) IBM Notes
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) VPN
2 2 (11.11%) Internet
2 2 (11.11%) IP Telephony
2 2 (11.11%) LAN
2 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) DNS
3 1 (5.56%) Firewall
3 1 (5.56%) Skype
3 1 (5.56%) Wireless
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Law
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.11%) Smartcard
1 2 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.56%) iPhone
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Windows 10
3 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Vista
5 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.56%) Android
6 1 (5.56%) Mac OS
6 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) Software Deployment
3 1 (5.56%) Break/Fix
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
3 1 (5.56%) Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.56%) XenApp
2 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) AirWatch
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) CommVault
3 1 (5.56%) Apple
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco
3 1 (5.56%) Citrix
3 1 (5.56%) Lotus
3 1 (5.56%) McAfee
3 1 (5.56%) NetApp
3 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow
3 1 (5.56%) Veeam
3 1 (5.56%) VMware