The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Gloucestershire during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support Engineer
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 46 44 55
Rank change year-on-year -2 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 2 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 0.60% 1.12% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 1.16% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £128 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £140 £150
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year +8.77% +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 Gloucestershire. 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
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 315 430 440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 94.59% 96.20% 97.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 215 260
Median daily rate £390 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £133 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 32 28
Median hourly rate £27.50 £43.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.04% +1.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.19 £12.40 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £45.00
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 Gloucestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Gloucestershire

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Gloucestershire

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Gloucestershire

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 22 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
Gloucester -6 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - - 1
Desktop Support Engineer
South West

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

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

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
3 5 (55.56%) Firewall
3 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
4 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
5 3 (33.33%) Windows 10
6 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
6 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) VMware
6 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
7 1 (11.11%) ITIL
7 1 (11.11%) HP

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Firewall
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
1 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) HP
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