The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Engineer was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 22 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
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 443 473 415
Rank change year-on-year +30 -58  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 147 164 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.33% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.35% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 67 81
Median daily rate £150 £139 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.03% -10.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £107 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £241 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £135 £150
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 43 64
Median hourly rate £15.25 £15.36 £15.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.68% -3.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.18 £20.00 £19.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +3.57% -11.11%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40770 47086 48496
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.72% 95.05% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26583 31109 30993
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1252 1361 1876
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Engineer in England

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in England

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer in England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Support Engineer in England

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in England

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer in England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Desktop Support Engineer in England

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 22 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
London +13 42 £175 +26.42% 14
South East +15 35 £150 +7.14% 1
East of England -2 21 £130 +17.11% 3
South West +9 18 £140 -23.80% 1
East Midlands -7 9 £125 - 1
North East +63 6 £172 -37.45%
West Midlands +22 6 £145 - 1
Yorkshire +29 5 - - 4
North West +19 5 £225 +95.65% 1
Desktop Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 England region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 210 (79.25%) Windows
2 129 (48.68%) Windows 7
3 126 (47.55%) Active Directory
4 102 (38.49%) Microsoft
5 68 (25.66%) Microsoft Office
6 48 (18.11%) Migration
7 46 (17.36%) ITIL
8 43 (16.23%) Windows 10
9 41 (15.47%) Windows XP
10 36 (13.58%) Security Cleared
11 34 (12.83%) Time Management
11 34 (12.83%) Windows Server
12 30 (11.32%) Windows 8
12 30 (11.32%) Citrix
13 29 (10.94%) Office 365
13 29 (10.94%) SC Cleared
13 29 (10.94%) SCCM
14 25 (9.43%) Data Migration
14 25 (9.43%) Apple
15 24 (9.06%) MS Exchange
16 23 (8.68%) LAN
17 22 (8.30%) VMware
18 21 (7.92%) Smartphone
19 20 (7.55%) Android
19 20 (7.55%) Apple iOS
19 20 (7.55%) DNS
20 19 (7.17%) DHCP
20 19 (7.17%) Blackberry
20 19 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
21 18 (6.79%) Finance

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 24 (9.06%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.02%) IBM Notes
3 6 (2.26%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.13%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.75%) IIS
7 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 68 (25.66%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.38%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.38%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 29 (10.94%) Office 365
2 3 (1.13%) OneDrive
3 2 (0.75%) G Suite
4 1 (0.38%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.68%) LAN
2 20 (7.55%) DNS
3 19 (7.17%) DHCP
4 14 (5.28%) Firewall
5 13 (4.91%) Internet
5 13 (4.91%) VPN
6 12 (4.53%) TCP/IP
6 12 (4.53%) WAN
7 6 (2.26%) Wireless
8 5 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (1.51%) VoIP
10 3 (1.13%) 3G
10 3 (1.13%) Skype
10 3 (1.13%) SMTP
10 3 (1.13%) WLAN
11 2 (0.75%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.75%) IPv6
12 1 (0.38%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.38%) NAS
12 1 (0.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.75%) SQL Server
General
1 18 (6.79%) Finance
2 10 (3.77%) Banking
3 7 (2.64%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.26%) Retail
5 3 (1.13%) Back Office
5 3 (1.13%) Electronics
5 3 (1.13%) Front Office
5 3 (1.13%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.13%) Local Government
5 3 (1.13%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.75%) Marketing
6 2 (0.75%) Publishing
7 1 (0.38%) Advertising
7 1 (0.38%) French Language
7 1 (0.38%) Legal
7 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.38%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.92%) Smartphone
2 19 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.17%) Blackberry
3 9 (3.40%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (3.02%) iPhone
5 6 (2.26%) iPad
6 4 (1.51%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.13%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.13%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.75%) BYOD
8 2 (0.75%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.75%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.75%) Handset
8 2 (0.75%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.38%) CMDB
9 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.38%) EPoS
9 1 (0.38%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.38%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.38%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 210 (79.25%) Windows
2 129 (48.68%) Windows 7
3 43 (16.23%) Windows 10
4 41 (15.47%) Windows XP
5 34 (12.83%) Windows Server
6 30 (11.32%) Windows 8
7 20 (7.55%) Android
7 20 (7.55%) Apple iOS
8 18 (6.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (5.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (3.40%) Mac OS
11 8 (3.02%) Mac OS X
11 8 (3.02%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (2.26%) Linux
13 3 (1.13%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.13%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.75%) Unix
14 2 (0.75%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.38%) NetWare
15 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (18.11%) Migration
2 46 (17.36%) ITIL
3 34 (12.83%) Time Management
4 25 (9.43%) Data Migration
5 10 (3.77%) Break/Fix
5 10 (3.77%) Mobile Device Management
6 9 (3.40%) Asset Management
7 8 (3.02%) Service Delivery
8 7 (2.64%) Application Packaging
9 6 (2.26%) ITIL V3
9 6 (2.26%) Service Management
9 6 (2.26%) Software Distribution
10 5 (1.89%) Configuration Management
10 5 (1.89%) Project Management
11 4 (1.51%) Coaching
11 4 (1.51%) Data Protection
12 3 (1.13%) Fault Analysis
12 3 (1.13%) Hardware Maintenance
12 3 (1.13%) Software Deployment
12 3 (1.13%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.02%) SQL
2 1 (0.38%) C
2 1 (0.38%) Java
2 1 (0.38%) Korn
2 1 (0.38%) Perl
2 1 (0.38%) VB
2 1 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (13.58%) Security Cleared
2 29 (10.94%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (4.15%) MCSE
5 7 (2.64%) MCP
6 5 (1.89%) A+ Certification
6 5 (1.89%) Degree
6 5 (1.89%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.51%) DBS Check
7 4 (1.51%) MCSA
8 3 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.13%) MCDST
9 2 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.75%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.38%) CCNA
10 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.38%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.38%) MCITP
10 1 (0.38%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.53%) SLA
2 2 (0.75%) QA
3 1 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 126 (47.55%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.51%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.13%) Firmware
4 3 (1.13%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.75%) XenApp
5 2 (0.75%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (10.94%) SCCM
2 2 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (0.75%) WSUS
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.38%) SCOM
3 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 102 (38.49%) Microsoft
2 30 (11.32%) Citrix
3 25 (9.43%) Apple
4 22 (8.30%) VMware
5 15 (5.66%) HP
6 11 (4.15%) Dell
7 9 (3.40%) Cisco
7 9 (3.40%) Remedy
8 8 (3.02%) Lotus
8 8 (3.02%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.89%) Symantec
10 4 (1.51%) Avaya
10 4 (1.51%) Google
10 4 (1.51%) SAP
10 4 (1.51%) Sophos
11 3 (1.13%) Bloomberg
11 3 (1.13%) Reuters
12 2 (0.75%) LANDesk
12 2 (0.75%) McAfee
12 2 (0.75%) Nortel
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