Period
to 5 April 2020

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Northamptonshire during the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

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 Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 36 63 -
Rank change year-on-year +27 - +65
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 4 4 0
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.68% 0.54% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 0.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £180 -
East Midlands median daily rate £138 £150 £180
% change year-on-year -8.33% -16.67% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.20 - -
East Midlands median hourly rate £16.20 £13.69 £17.50
% change year-on-year +18.33% -21.77% +34.62%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire. 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
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies in Northamptonshire with a recognized job title 221 713 648
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.86% 95.45% 93.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 540 361
Median daily rate £350 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £150 £283 £250
90th Percentile £484 £550 £538
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 26
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.38 £11.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.78% +29.68% -7.63%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.04 £10.29
90th Percentile £45.50 £15.50 £17.93
Median hourly rate £14.80 £13.69 £15.33
% change year-on-year +8.11% -10.70% +5.72%

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Northamptonshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer in Northamptonshire.

Daily rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Northamptonshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer in Northamptonshire.

Hourly rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Northamptonshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 5 April 2020. 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
Kettering -3 4 - -
Desktop Support Engineer
East Midlands

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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 Northamptonshire region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) VB
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Symantec
1 4 (100.00%) McAfee
1 4 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (100.00%) InstallShield
1 4 (100.00%) AdminStudio
1 4 (100.00%) Project Management
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 4 (100.00%) WSUS
1 4 (100.00%) SCCM
1 4 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (100.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 4 (100.00%) Patch Management
1 4 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 4 (100.00%) ThinApp
1 4 (100.00%) Antivirus Management
2 1 (25.00%) Break/Fix
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITSM

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) AdminStudio
1 4 (100.00%) InstallShield
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Antivirus Management
1 4 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 4 (100.00%) Patch Management
1 4 (100.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Break/Fix
2 1 (25.00%) ITSM
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (100.00%) VB
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (100.00%) SCCM
1 4 (100.00%) ThinApp
1 4 (100.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) McAfee
1 4 (100.00%) Symantec
1 4 (100.00%) VMware