Period
to 28 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Engineer was £183 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 28 July 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 230 220 259
Rank change year-on-year -10 +39 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 14 18 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.21% 0.26% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.28% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 17
City of London median daily rate £183 £170 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.35% +13.33% -32.58%
10th Percentile £115 £110 £113
90th Percentile £271 £307 £243
Central London median daily rate £165 £150 £150
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -31.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 10
City of London median hourly rate £96.85 £18.75 £15.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +416.53% +19.71% +4.42%
10th Percentile £33.08 £15.84 £11.95
90th Percentile £170.62 £20.00 £19.01
Central London median hourly rate £96.85 £18.75 £17.43
% change year-on-year +416.53% +7.56% +16.22%

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 6237 6480 10851
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.67% 95.35% 95.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4786 5220 8332
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 75 165
City of London median hourly rate £17.39 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.50% - +0.80%
10th Percentile £12.54 £11.35 £10.25
90th Percentile £29.98 £33.90 £38.82
Central London median hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -9.21% +1.60% +6.86%

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 28 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 28 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 28 July 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 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
3 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
5 5 (35.71%) Finance
5 5 (35.71%) Citrix
5 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (35.71%) Blackberry
5 5 (35.71%) Office 365
6 4 (28.57%) Windows 10
7 3 (21.43%) Apple
7 3 (21.43%) ITIL
7 3 (21.43%) LAN
7 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (21.43%) Banking
7 3 (21.43%) Application Packaging
7 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
7 3 (21.43%) Android
7 3 (21.43%) iPhone
8 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (14.29%) SCCM
8 2 (14.29%) SQL
8 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
8 2 (14.29%) iPad
8 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
8 2 (14.29%) WAN
8 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
8 2 (14.29%) VPN
8 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
8 2 (14.29%) Windows XP

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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) LAN
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 2 (14.29%) VPN
2 2 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
3 1 (7.14%) DNS
3 1 (7.14%) Skype
3 1 (7.14%) VLAN
3 1 (7.14%) Wireless
3 1 (7.14%) WLAN
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Front Office
3 1 (7.14%) Publishing
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Blackberry
2 3 (21.43%) iPhone
3 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (14.29%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 4 (28.57%) Windows 10
4 3 (21.43%) Android
5 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
5 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Application Packaging
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Coaching
2 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 2 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Release Management
3 1 (7.14%) Server Building
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) A+ Certification
3 1 (7.14%) MCDST
3 1 (7.14%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Firmware
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Citrix
3 3 (21.43%) Apple
4 1 (7.14%) Bloomberg
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) FactSet
4 1 (7.14%) Sage
4 1 (7.14%) VMware
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