Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Engineer was £180 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 23 November 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 132 131
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 19 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.59% 0.39% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.41% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 6
East Midlands median daily rate £180 £143 £110
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.32% +29.55% -4.35%
10th Percentile £93 £134 £98
90th Percentile £193 £149 £174
England median daily rate £160 £155 £150
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 3
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.20 £13.45 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.58% -23.14% +32.08%
England median hourly rate £15.38 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.45% -3.41%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract vacancies in the East Midlands with a recognized job title 3063 3156 3046
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.12% 95.87% 96.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1891 1966 1831
East Midlands median daily rate £392 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.16% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £220 £220 £213
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 131 186
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.73 £13.60 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.37% +4.58% -3.70%
10th Percentile £9.75 £8.76 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £42.50 £30.38
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Engineer in the East Midlands

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in the East Midlands

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Support Engineer in the East Midlands

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in the East Midlands

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derbyshire -1 8 £95 - 1
Lincolnshire - 6 £180 -
Leicestershire -9 3 £125 -16.67%
Northamptonshire +4 1 - -
Desktop Support Engineer
England

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 East Midlands region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Windows 7
3 9 (47.37%) Windows 10
3 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
4 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
4 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
4 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
4 5 (26.32%) Break/Fix
5 4 (21.05%) Apple iOS
5 4 (21.05%) Driving Licence
5 4 (21.05%) Dell
5 4 (21.05%) Windows XP
5 4 (21.05%) Migration
5 4 (21.05%) SCCM
6 3 (15.79%) Time Management
6 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (15.79%) 3G
6 3 (15.79%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (10.53%) CTI
7 2 (10.53%) SLA
7 2 (10.53%) Data Migration
7 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
7 2 (10.53%) Smartphone
7 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
7 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (10.53%) Bomgar
7 2 (10.53%) Android
7 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (5.26%) Office 365
8 1 (5.26%) SMS

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) 3G
1 3 (15.79%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (10.53%) CTI
3 1 (5.26%) SMS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Driving Licence
2 2 (10.53%) Smartphone
3 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Windows 7
3 9 (47.37%) Windows 10
4 4 (21.05%) Apple iOS
4 4 (21.05%) Windows XP
5 2 (10.53%) Android
5 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Break/Fix
2 4 (21.05%) Migration
3 3 (15.79%) Time Management
4 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
4 2 (10.53%) Data Migration
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
1 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Dell
3 2 (10.53%) Bomgar
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix