The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Engineer was £130 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 56 64
Rank change year-on-year +1 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 7 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.10% 0.60% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 0.63% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 10
Median daily rate £130 £220 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.90% +83.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £140 £150
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.50% -  
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 Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 589 639 813
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 92.46% 96.23% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1192 1240 1678
Median daily rate £425 £411 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.34% +9.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 162 257
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.25 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £32.25 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Hertfordshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Hertfordshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Hertfordshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire 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
Watford - 3 £130 -
Welwyn Garden City +3 1 - -
Desktop Support Engineer
East of England

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

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 Hertfordshire region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Windows 7
3 6 (75.00%) SCCM
4 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
5 4 (50.00%) HP
5 4 (50.00%) LAN
5 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (50.00%) Apple
6 3 (37.50%) Internet
6 3 (37.50%) WAN
6 3 (37.50%) Smartphone
6 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
6 3 (37.50%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (37.50%) Windows 10
7 2 (25.00%) DBS Check
7 2 (25.00%) ITIL
7 2 (25.00%) VMware
8 1 (12.50%) Information Security
8 1 (12.50%) Mitel
8 1 (12.50%) Firewall
8 1 (12.50%) Migration
8 1 (12.50%) Adobe
8 1 (12.50%) SMTP
8 1 (12.50%) DHCP
8 1 (12.50%) HTTP
8 1 (12.50%) DNS
8 1 (12.50%) Cisco
8 1 (12.50%) Dell
8 1 (12.50%) Citrix
8 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) Internet
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) HTTP
3 1 (12.50%) SMTP
3 1 (12.50%) VoIP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Smartphone
2 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 10
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
4 1 (12.50%) Android
4 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
4 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Application Packaging
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) DBS Check
2 1 (12.50%) MCSA
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Apple
1 4 (50.00%) HP
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Adobe
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Dell
3 1 (12.50%) Mitel
3 1 (12.50%) Veeam