The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Engineer was £130 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 28 June 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 of England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 108 122
Rank change year-on-year +1 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 23 21 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.97% 0.82% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 0.86% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 16
Median daily rate £130 £115 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.04% -4.16%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £140 £150
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 3
Median hourly rate £16.81 £17.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.97% +10.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.80 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.60 £18.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £15.77
% change year-on-year +9.09% -12.80%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2217 2451 2882
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 93.86% 96.08% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1277 1395 1713
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 199 251
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.25 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Engineer in the East of England

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in the East of England

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in the East of England

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +10 11 £180 +77.77%
Hertfordshire +1 7 £130 -40.90% 1
Norfolk 0 2 £119 +11.21%
Essex -11 2 - -
Bedfordshire -10 1 - -
Desktop Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 of England region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 31 (83.78%) Windows
2 22 (59.46%) Windows 7
3 16 (43.24%) Active Directory
4 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
5 13 (35.14%) SCCM
6 10 (27.03%) Time Management
6 10 (27.03%) Windows 8
6 10 (27.03%) Migration
7 9 (24.32%) ITIL
8 7 (18.92%) Smartphone
8 7 (18.92%) Apple iOS
8 7 (18.92%) Data Migration
9 6 (16.22%) Windows 10
9 6 (16.22%) Apple
9 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Office
10 5 (13.51%) DNS
10 5 (13.51%) DHCP
10 5 (13.51%) HP
10 5 (13.51%) MCSE
10 5 (13.51%) Windows XP
10 5 (13.51%) LAN
10 5 (13.51%) Android
11 4 (10.81%) Office 365
11 4 (10.81%) Mobile Device Management
11 4 (10.81%) Windows Server
11 4 (10.81%) Break/Fix
11 4 (10.81%) VMware
12 3 (8.11%) Local Government
12 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.70%) IIS
1 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (2.70%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Office 365
2 3 (8.11%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) DHCP
1 5 (13.51%) DNS
1 5 (13.51%) LAN
2 3 (8.11%) Internet
2 3 (8.11%) WAN
3 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.70%) Firewall
4 1 (2.70%) HTTP
4 1 (2.70%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.70%) LDAP
4 1 (2.70%) Skype
4 1 (2.70%) SMTP
4 1 (2.70%) VoIP
4 1 (2.70%) VPN
General
1 3 (8.11%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (83.78%) Windows
2 22 (59.46%) Windows 7
3 10 (27.03%) Windows 8
4 7 (18.92%) Apple iOS
5 6 (16.22%) Windows 10
6 5 (13.51%) Android
6 5 (13.51%) Windows XP
7 4 (10.81%) Windows Server
8 2 (5.41%) Mac OS
9 1 (2.70%) Linux
9 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Migration
1 10 (27.03%) Time Management
2 9 (24.32%) ITIL
3 7 (18.92%) Data Migration
4 4 (10.81%) Break/Fix
4 4 (10.81%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.41%) Application Packaging
6 2 (5.41%) Hardware Maintenance
6 2 (5.41%) Information Security
7 1 (2.70%) Application Discovery
7 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.70%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 1 (2.70%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.70%) Server Virtualisation
7 1 (2.70%) Software Deployment
7 1 (2.70%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.70%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (2.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (13.51%) MCSE
3 3 (8.11%) MCP
4 2 (5.41%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.70%) Degree
5 1 (2.70%) MCSA
5 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (43.24%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.70%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (35.14%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.22%) Apple
3 5 (13.51%) HP
4 4 (10.81%) VMware
5 2 (5.41%) Adobe
5 2 (5.41%) Cisco
5 2 (5.41%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.70%) Citrix
6 1 (2.70%) Dell
6 1 (2.70%) McAfee
6 1 (2.70%) Mitel
6 1 (2.70%) Remedy
6 1 (2.70%) Veeam