Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Engineer was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 19 November 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 164 189
Rank change year-on-year -12 +25 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 13 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.26% 0.46% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.49% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 6
Scotland median daily rate £150 £158 £128
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +23.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £123 £97 £95
90th Percentile £270 £167 £239
UK median daily rate £160 £155 £150
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 5
Scotland median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -29.73% +5.71%
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +6.90% - -8.05%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4719 4107 5873
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.39% 94.63% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2675 2403 3038
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £230
90th Percentile £531 £492 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 118 126
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.08% -30.80% +33.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £48.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Scotland

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Scotland

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Support Engineer in Scotland

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Scotland

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Aberdeen 0 7 £150 -4.76%
Glasgow -9 3 £110 -
Edinburgh -17 1 £325 +103.13%
Fife - 1 - -
Dundee - 1 - -
Desktop Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Scotland region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
4 4 (30.77%) SCCM
4 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (23.08%) VMware
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
6 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
6 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (15.38%) ITIL
6 2 (15.38%) Citrix
6 2 (15.38%) Apple
6 2 (15.38%) Internet
6 2 (15.38%) Migration
6 2 (15.38%) LAN
7 1 (7.69%) PBX
7 1 (7.69%) VoIP
7 1 (7.69%) WAN
7 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
7 1 (7.69%) VPN
7 1 (7.69%) SLA
7 1 (7.69%) Cisco
7 1 (7.69%) HP
7 1 (7.69%) Intel
7 1 (7.69%) CRM
7 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
7 1 (7.69%) Windows XP

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
1 1 (7.69%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Internet
1 2 (15.38%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
2 1 (7.69%) PBX
2 1 (7.69%) VoIP
2 1 (7.69%) VPN
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Multimedia
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.69%) Handset
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) NHS
2 1 (7.69%) Smartphone
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
5 1 (7.69%) Android
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL
1 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Change Control
2 1 (7.69%) CRM
2 1 (7.69%) Document Management
2 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Apple
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) Intel
4 1 (7.69%) Remedy
4 1 (7.69%) Sophos
4 1 (7.69%) Xerox