The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Engineer was £145 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 27 April 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
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 154 176
Rank change year-on-year -1 +22  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 7 8 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.22% 0.23% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.24% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 13
Median daily rate £145 £155 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.45% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £119 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £181 £189
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £135 £153
% change year-on-year +7.40% -11.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.95%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £13.87
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3048 3293 5190
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.34% 94.87% 95.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2315 2667 3913
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% +4.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 45 75
Median hourly rate £17.39 £20.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.07% +11.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £43.57 £34.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

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 27 April 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 City of London region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (88.89%) Windows
1 16 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 11 (61.11%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (55.56%) Windows 7
4 9 (50.00%) Apple
5 8 (44.44%) Blackberry
5 8 (44.44%) Finance
5 8 (44.44%) Banking
6 7 (38.89%) iPad
6 7 (38.89%) Windows XP
6 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
7 6 (33.33%) Coaching
7 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (27.78%) Application Packaging
9 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
9 4 (22.22%) ITIL
9 4 (22.22%) Windows 10
10 3 (16.67%) Firewall
10 3 (16.67%) Firmware
10 3 (16.67%) SQL
10 3 (16.67%) DV Cleared
10 3 (16.67%) Mac OS
11 2 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
11 2 (11.11%) Android
11 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
11 2 (11.11%) VPN
11 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
11 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
11 2 (11.11%) Office 365

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 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (61.11%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Firewall
2 2 (11.11%) VPN
3 1 (5.56%) DHCP
3 1 (5.56%) DNS
3 1 (5.56%) Internet
3 1 (5.56%) LAN
3 1 (5.56%) Skype
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.56%) Wireless
General
1 8 (44.44%) Banking
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Front Office
2 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Publishing
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Blackberry
2 7 (38.89%) iPad
3 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
4 1 (5.56%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 7 (38.89%) Windows XP
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 10
5 3 (16.67%) Mac OS
6 2 (11.11%) Android
6 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
6 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
7 1 (5.56%) Linux
7 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X
7 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Coaching
2 5 (27.78%) Application Packaging
3 4 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Patch Management
5 1 (5.56%) Release Management
5 1 (5.56%) Service Management
5 1 (5.56%) Software Distribution
5 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.56%) Time Management
5 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) A+ Certification
3 1 (5.56%) CCA
3 1 (5.56%) MCDST
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.56%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Jamf Pro
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 9 (50.00%) Apple
3 1 (5.56%) Citrix
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.56%) Remedy
3 1 (5.56%) Sage