Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 215 227 225
Rank change year-on-year +12 -2 +37
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 44 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.63% 0.24% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.25% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 9
City of London median daily rate £200 £200 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +29.03% +3.33%
10th Percentile £118 £118 £111
90th Percentile £273 £351 £304
Central London median daily rate £193 £185 £150
% change year-on-year +3.91% +23.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 7
City of London median hourly rate £17.18 £96.85 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -82.27% +384.25% +48.59%
Central London median hourly rate £18.35 £96.85 £20.00
% change year-on-year -81.05% +384.25% +36.75%

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 6,626 6,298 6,485
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 95.53% 95.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,197 4,837 5,208
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £686 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £495 £453
% change year-on-year +1.01% +9.39% +0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 77 70
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.31% -4.74% +2.70%
10th Percentile £13.24 £13.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £28.99 £30.30 £35.86
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.31% -4.74% +5.56%

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 16 August 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 16 August 2018, Desktop Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 41 (93.18%) Windows
2 20 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 20 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 19 (43.18%) Windows 7
4 15 (34.09%) Finance
5 14 (31.82%) Microsoft Office
5 14 (31.82%) Windows 10
6 13 (29.55%) ITIL
6 13 (29.55%) Apple
6 13 (29.55%) Office 365
7 9 (20.45%) SCCM
8 8 (18.18%) Bloomberg
8 8 (18.18%) MS Exchange
9 7 (15.91%) SLA
9 7 (15.91%) TCP/IP
9 7 (15.91%) Blackberry
9 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (15.91%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (15.91%) Windows Server
10 6 (13.64%) Mac OS
10 6 (13.64%) Service Management
11 5 (11.36%) Migration
11 5 (11.36%) Mac OS X
11 5 (11.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (11.36%) Reuters
11 5 (11.36%) Cisco
11 5 (11.36%) LAN
11 5 (11.36%) Android
11 5 (11.36%) Windows 8
11 5 (11.36%) Smartphone

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 8 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.27%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (31.82%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 13 (29.55%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) Mimecast
2 1 (2.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) TCP/IP
2 5 (11.36%) LAN
3 4 (9.09%) WAN
3 4 (9.09%) Wireless
4 3 (6.82%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (6.82%) DNS
4 3 (6.82%) VoIP
4 3 (6.82%) VPN
5 2 (4.55%) Broadband
5 2 (4.55%) DHCP
5 2 (4.55%) Firewall
5 2 (4.55%) Internet
5 2 (4.55%) WPA
6 1 (2.27%) ADSL
6 1 (2.27%) FTP
6 1 (2.27%) HTTP
6 1 (2.27%) HTTPS
6 1 (2.27%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.27%) MPLS
6 1 (2.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) WinDbg
General
1 15 (34.09%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Back Office
2 3 (6.82%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.55%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Front Office
4 1 (2.27%) Advertising
4 1 (2.27%) Billing
4 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Blackberry
2 5 (11.36%) Smartphone
3 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.82%) iPhone
4 3 (6.82%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.27%) iPad
5 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 41 (93.18%) Windows
2 19 (43.18%) Windows 7
3 14 (31.82%) Windows 10
4 7 (15.91%) Windows Server
5 6 (13.64%) Mac OS
6 5 (11.36%) Android
6 5 (11.36%) Mac OS X
6 5 (11.36%) Windows 8
7 3 (6.82%) Apple iOS
7 3 (6.82%) Unix
8 2 (4.55%) Mac OS X Server
8 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.27%) Linux
9 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) ITIL
2 7 (15.91%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (13.64%) Service Management
4 5 (11.36%) Migration
5 4 (9.09%) Asset Management
5 4 (9.09%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 4 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 4 (9.09%) Investment Management
5 4 (9.09%) Problem Management
6 3 (6.82%) Mentoring
6 3 (6.82%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (4.55%) Break/Fix
7 2 (4.55%) Collaborative Working
7 2 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.55%) Project Management
7 2 (4.55%) Release Management
7 2 (4.55%) Software Deployment
7 2 (4.55%) Ticket Management
8 1 (2.27%) Change Management
8 1 (2.27%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
1 2 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.82%) MCSE
2 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) ACSP
3 2 (4.55%) ACTC
3 2 (4.55%) MCITP
3 2 (4.55%) MCP
3 2 (4.55%) MCTS
4 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.91%) SLA
2 2 (4.55%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.36%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.27%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 9 (20.45%) SCCM
2 5 (11.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (4.55%) Perfmon
4 1 (2.27%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.27%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (2.27%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 20 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 13 (29.55%) Apple
3 8 (18.18%) Bloomberg
4 5 (11.36%) Cisco
4 5 (11.36%) Reuters
5 4 (9.09%) Altiris
5 4 (9.09%) Citrix
5 4 (9.09%) VMware
5 4 (9.09%) Wyse
6 3 (6.82%) FactSet
6 3 (6.82%) Ivanti
7 2 (4.55%) Fujitsu Siemens
7 2 (4.55%) MobileIron
7 2 (4.55%) Remedy
7 2 (4.55%) SAP
7 2 (4.55%) ServiceNow
7 2 (4.55%) Siemens
7 2 (4.55%) Sophos
8 1 (2.27%) Adobe
8 1 (2.27%) Lotus