Period
to 17 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Engineer was £186 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

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
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 88 93 91
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 9 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.62% 0.45% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.48% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Hertfordshire median daily rate £186 £160 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.41% - -
East of England median daily rate £183 £140 £101
% change year-on-year +30.36% +38.61% -15.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.86 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +22.00% +4.00%
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year - +14.75% -3.30%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies in Hertfordshire with a recognized job title 1,343 1,458 1,366
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.81% 94.06% 96.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 787 738 775
Hertfordshire median daily rate £420 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £186 £200 £210
90th Percentile £556 £575 £550
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +3.03% +5.77% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 112 85
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £14.93 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.69% +20.69% -6.45%
10th Percentile £11.14 £10.29 £10.07
90th Percentile £47.58 £44.43 £52.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.33 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -8.79% -5.00% -11.11%

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 6 months to 17 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hatfield +7 4 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City +4 3 £208 +3.75%
Watford +8 1 £183 +65.91%
Desktop Support Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, Desktop Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) Software Deployment
2 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Apple
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
4 1 (11.11%) SystmOne
4 1 (11.11%) Samsung
4 1 (11.11%) Google
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) NHS
4 1 (11.11%) Smartcard
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) VoIP
4 1 (11.11%) VPN
4 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 1 (11.11%) Office 365
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 1 (11.11%) SOTI
4 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 1 (11.11%) Android
4 1 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (11.11%) Publishing

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 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) VoIP
1 1 (11.11%) VPN
General
1 1 (11.11%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) NHS
1 1 (11.11%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
3 1 (11.11%) Android
3 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
3 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Software Deployment
2 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Apple
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Google
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Samsung
2 1 (11.11%) SOTI