The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Engineer was £180 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 3 months to 24 June 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
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 48 64
Rank change year-on-year +3 +16  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 10 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.73% 1.35% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.87% 1.44% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Median daily rate £180 £101 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +77.77% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £138 £150
% change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £14.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.65%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £13.75 £15.76
% change year-on-year +5.45% -12.75%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 534 557 749
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 92.39% 94.25% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 322 432
Median daily rate £340 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £155 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 30 89
Median hourly rate £18.96 £35.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.82% +121.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.02 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire that featured Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Cambridge +4 5 £190 +61.70%
Huntingdon - 5 £100 -
Desktop Support Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Time Management
2 9 (45.00%) Migration
2 9 (45.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (35.00%) Data Migration
5 6 (30.00%) Windows 8
6 5 (25.00%) Apple iOS
6 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
7 4 (20.00%) Smartphone
7 4 (20.00%) Android
7 4 (20.00%) Break/Fix
8 3 (15.00%) Windows 10
8 3 (15.00%) Office 365
9 2 (10.00%) ServiceNow
9 2 (10.00%) DNS
9 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
9 2 (10.00%) Hardware Maintenance
9 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
9 2 (10.00%) DHCP
10 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
10 1 (5.00%) VPN
10 1 (5.00%) Linux
10 1 (5.00%) MCSE
10 1 (5.00%) LDAP
10 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (5.00%) Apple
10 1 (5.00%) Workflow
10 1 (5.00%) ITIL

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) DHCP
1 2 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (5.00%) LDAP
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) VPN
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (30.00%) Windows 8
4 5 (25.00%) Apple iOS
5 4 (20.00%) Android
5 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (15.00%) Windows 10
7 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
8 1 (5.00%) Linux
8 1 (5.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Migration
1 9 (45.00%) Time Management
2 7 (35.00%) Data Migration
3 4 (20.00%) Break/Fix
4 2 (10.00%) Hardware Maintenance
5 1 (5.00%) Application Discovery
5 1 (5.00%) Application Packaging
5 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL
5 1 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (5.00%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
1 1 (5.00%) MCSE
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (5.00%) Apple
3 1 (5.00%) VMware