Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Engineer was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 228 214 220
Rank change year-on-year -14 +6 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 21 20 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.30% 0.32% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.34% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 10
City of London median daily rate £200 £145 £164
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.93% -11.45% -7.09%
10th Percentile £150 £108 £115
90th Percentile £283 £184 £238
Central London median daily rate £150 £130 £165
% change year-on-year +15.38% -21.21% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
City of London median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +20.69% -15.94%
Central London median hourly rate £20.35 £17.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year +16.29% +18.64% -13.24%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,661 5,962 6,812
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.25% 95.58% 95.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,286 4,726 5,371
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +4.00%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £644
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 67 99
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £19.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -9.95% +19.34%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.84 £10.96
90th Percentile £30.80 £55.00 £40.35
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.35 £19.50
% change year-on-year +4.35% -11.05% +18.18%

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Engineer in the City of London

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in the City of London

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Support Engineer in the City of London

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in the City of London

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 City of London region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (95.24%) Windows
2 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 11 (52.38%) Windows 7
4 10 (47.62%) Finance
5 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
6 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
7 7 (33.33%) Blackberry
7 7 (33.33%) Windows XP
8 6 (28.57%) ITIL
8 6 (28.57%) Apple
8 6 (28.57%) Office 365
8 6 (28.57%) Windows 10
9 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (23.81%) iPad
9 5 (23.81%) Banking
9 5 (23.81%) Citrix
10 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (19.05%) Migration
10 4 (19.05%) Cisco
10 4 (19.05%) Coaching
11 3 (14.29%) Time Management
11 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
11 3 (14.29%) iPhone
11 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
11 3 (14.29%) Service Management
11 3 (14.29%) ITSM
11 3 (14.29%) Bloomberg
12 2 (9.52%) Sage
12 2 (9.52%) Reuters
12 2 (9.52%) VMware

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) VPN
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (4.76%) DHCP
2 1 (4.76%) DNS
2 1 (4.76%) IPv4
2 1 (4.76%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) NetScaler
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) WAN
General
1 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (23.81%) iPad
3 3 (14.29%) iPhone
4 2 (9.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (95.24%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) Windows 7
3 7 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 6 (28.57%) Windows 10
5 2 (9.52%) Android
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Coaching
2 4 (19.05%) Migration
3 3 (14.29%) ITSM
3 3 (14.29%) Service Management
3 3 (14.29%) Time Management
4 2 (9.52%) Break/Fix
4 2 (9.52%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (4.76%) Change Control
5 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Software Deployment
5 1 (4.76%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) MCSE
3 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) MCDST
4 1 (4.76%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) Apple
3 5 (23.81%) Citrix
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco
5 3 (14.29%) Bloomberg
6 2 (9.52%) Reuters
6 2 (9.52%) Sage
6 2 (9.52%) VMware
7 1 (4.76%) Blue Coat
7 1 (4.76%) F5
7 1 (4.76%) FactSet
7 1 (4.76%) Nokia
7 1 (4.76%) Wyse