The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Engineer was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support Engineer
UK / England
Rank 457 450 393
Rank change year-on-year -7 -57  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 121 162 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.33% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.35% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 71 90
Median daily rate £150 £150 £148
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £101 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £201
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £140 £150
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 42 62
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.09% +1.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.00 £21.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.64 £14.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year +9.73% +5.55%  

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 39124 46334 45141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.84% 95.21% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25435 30385 27741
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1447 1806
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 23 March 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 -4 38 £160 +8.47% 10
South East +21 35 £150 +11.11% 3
South West -2 15 £140 +7.69% 4
East of England -10 14 £110 -36.69%
North West +14 7 £150 -17.80%
East Midlands +2 7 £210 +16.66% 1
West Midlands +12 4 - - 1
North East -10 1 - -
Desktop Support Engineer
UK

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 240 (80.81%) Windows
2 150 (50.51%) Windows 7
3 128 (43.10%) Active Directory
4 99 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 94 (31.65%) MS Office
6 58 (19.53%) Windows Server
7 49 (16.50%) Security Cleared
8 46 (15.49%) Windows 10
9 44 (14.81%) Windows XP
10 43 (14.48%) MS Excel
11 41 (13.80%) SCCM
12 40 (13.47%) Migration
13 39 (13.13%) ITIL
14 37 (12.46%) Office 365
14 37 (12.46%) Windows 8
15 33 (11.11%) SC Cleared
16 32 (10.77%) Citrix
16 32 (10.77%) Blackberry
17 31 (10.44%) Windows Server 2008
18 30 (10.10%) VMware
19 29 (9.76%) MS Exchange
20 28 (9.43%) DNS
21 27 (9.09%) LAN
21 27 (9.09%) Apple
22 25 (8.42%) Windows Server 2003
23 24 (8.08%) VMware Infrastructure
23 24 (8.08%) Finance
23 24 (8.08%) TCP/IP
24 23 (7.74%) Retail
25 22 (7.41%) Banking

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 29 (9.76%) MS Exchange
2 19 (6.40%) IBM Notes
3 8 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.35%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
Applications
1 94 (31.65%) MS Office
2 43 (14.48%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (2.36%) Eikon
2 3 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 37 (12.46%) Office 365
2 2 (0.67%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (9.43%) DNS
2 27 (9.09%) LAN
3 24 (8.08%) TCP/IP
4 22 (7.41%) DHCP
5 20 (6.73%) VPN
6 17 (5.72%) Internet
7 15 (5.05%) Firewall
7 15 (5.05%) WAN
8 12 (4.04%) Wireless
9 8 (2.69%) VoIP
9 8 (2.69%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (2.36%) Ethernet
10 7 (2.36%) Skype
11 5 (1.68%) 3G
11 5 (1.68%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (0.67%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (0.67%) IP Telephony
12 2 (0.67%) Network Security
13 1 (0.34%) SSL
13 1 (0.34%) VLAN
General
1 24 (8.08%) Finance
2 23 (7.74%) Retail
3 22 (7.41%) Banking
4 7 (2.36%) Retail Banking
5 6 (2.02%) Back Office
5 6 (2.02%) Legal
6 4 (1.35%) Korean Language
6 4 (1.35%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.67%) Advertising
7 2 (0.67%) Local Government
7 2 (0.67%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.34%) Games
8 1 (0.34%) German Language
8 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Law
8 1 (0.34%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.77%) Blackberry
2 18 (6.06%) iPad
3 15 (5.05%) iPhone
4 13 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.38%) Smartphone
5 10 (3.37%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (2.69%) Driving Licence
7 6 (2.02%) Fat Client
7 6 (2.02%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.02%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.35%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.01%) Handset
10 2 (0.67%) BYOD
10 2 (0.67%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.67%) NHS
11 1 (0.34%) CMDB
11 1 (0.34%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.34%) EPoS
11 1 (0.34%) PDA
11 1 (0.34%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 240 (80.81%) Windows
2 150 (50.51%) Windows 7
3 58 (19.53%) Windows Server
4 46 (15.49%) Windows 10
5 44 (14.81%) Windows XP
6 37 (12.46%) Windows 8
7 31 (10.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (8.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (6.06%) Apple iOS
10 16 (5.39%) Android
11 13 (4.38%) Mac OS X
11 13 (4.38%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (3.70%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.01%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.67%) Linux
15 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.34%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.34%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (13.47%) Migration
2 39 (13.13%) ITIL
3 16 (5.39%) Data Migration
3 16 (5.39%) Time Management
4 10 (3.37%) Incident Management
5 8 (2.69%) Coaching
6 7 (2.36%) Mobile Device Management
7 6 (2.02%) Change Management
7 6 (2.02%) ITIL V3
7 6 (2.02%) Patch Management
7 6 (2.02%) Service Delivery
7 6 (2.02%) Service Management
7 6 (2.02%) Software Distribution
8 4 (1.35%) Application Packaging
8 4 (1.35%) Configuration Management
8 4 (1.35%) Identity Management
8 4 (1.35%) Software Deployment
8 4 (1.35%) Ticket Management
8 4 (1.35%) Validation
8 4 (1.35%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.68%) Java
1 5 (1.68%) SQL
2 3 (1.01%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 49 (16.50%) Security Cleared
2 33 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (3.37%) MCSE
5 9 (3.03%) MCP
6 6 (2.02%) MCDST
6 6 (2.02%) MCSA
6 6 (2.02%) Network+ Certification
7 4 (1.35%) ACDT
7 4 (1.35%) ACHDS
7 4 (1.35%) ACTC
7 4 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.35%) Degree
7 4 (1.35%) MCSM
8 3 (1.01%) A+ Certification
8 3 (1.01%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.01%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.01%) MCITP
9 2 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.34%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.40%) SLA
2 2 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 128 (43.10%) Active Directory
2 24 (8.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.02%) XenApp
4 5 (1.68%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (1.35%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.67%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.34%) Firmware
8 1 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 41 (13.80%) SCCM
2 2 (0.67%) AirWatch
2 2 (0.67%) Jamf Pro
2 2 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 99 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 32 (10.77%) Citrix
3 30 (10.10%) VMware
4 27 (9.09%) Apple
5 19 (6.40%) Lotus
6 12 (4.04%) Remedy
7 11 (3.70%) HP
8 10 (3.37%) Bloomberg
9 9 (3.03%) Cisco
9 9 (3.03%) Reuters
10 7 (2.36%) Dell
10 7 (2.36%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.35%) AppSense
11 4 (1.35%) SAP
12 3 (1.01%) Avaya
12 3 (1.01%) Snow
12 3 (1.01%) Symantec
13 2 (0.67%) Intel Security
13 2 (0.67%) Nortel
13 2 (0.67%) ThinPrint
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