The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Engineer was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 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
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 206 230 228
Rank change year-on-year +24 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 33 40 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.43% 0.45% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.47% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 14
Median daily rate £150 £143 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £130 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £285 £229
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £138 £150
% change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 20
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.45 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.77% +9.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.65 £14.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.34 £23.70 £19.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £13.75 £15.76
% change year-on-year +5.45% -12.75%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7221 8475 8976
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.54% 94.99% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4232 5056 5117
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 385 431
Median hourly rate £17.77 £20.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.15% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Engineer in the South East

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in the South East

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer in the South East over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Support Engineer in the South East

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in the South East

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer in the South East over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Desktop Support Engineer in the South East

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 24 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
Hampshire +16 9 £145 +31.81%
Berkshire +21 8 £150 +7.14%
Oxfordshire -10 6 £126 -6.48%
West Sussex - 4 £150 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £205 - 1
Kent -1 2 - -
Surrey -3 1 - - 1
Desktop Support Engineer
England

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 48 (69.57%) Windows
2 34 (49.28%) Windows 7
3 27 (39.13%) Active Directory
3 27 (39.13%) Microsoft
4 21 (30.43%) Microsoft Office
5 18 (26.09%) Migration
6 15 (21.74%) Windows XP
7 11 (15.94%) Data Migration
8 10 (14.49%) ITIL
8 10 (14.49%) Windows 10
9 8 (11.59%) HP
9 8 (11.59%) Time Management
9 8 (11.59%) Smartphone
10 7 (10.14%) Security Cleared
10 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (8.70%) SC Cleared
11 6 (8.70%) Dell
11 6 (8.70%) LAN
11 6 (8.70%) Apple
12 5 (7.25%) VPN
12 5 (7.25%) SLA
12 5 (7.25%) MS Exchange
13 4 (5.80%) IBM Notes
13 4 (5.80%) Citrix
13 4 (5.80%) Lotus
13 4 (5.80%) TCP/IP
13 4 (5.80%) SCCM
13 4 (5.80%) Service Management
13 4 (5.80%) VMware
13 4 (5.80%) ServiceNow

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 5 (7.25%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.80%) IBM Notes
3 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.45%) IIS
4 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (30.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.70%) LAN
2 5 (7.25%) VPN
3 4 (5.80%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.35%) DHCP
4 3 (4.35%) DNS
4 3 (4.35%) Firewall
4 3 (4.35%) WAN
5 2 (2.90%) 3G
5 2 (2.90%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (2.90%) VoIP
6 1 (1.45%) Internet
6 1 (1.45%) NAS
6 1 (1.45%) Skype
6 1 (1.45%) VLAN
6 1 (1.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (1.45%) Back Office
1 1 (1.45%) Electronics
1 1 (1.45%) Finance
1 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) Smartphone
2 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.35%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.90%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.90%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.90%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.90%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.45%) CMDB
5 1 (1.45%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.45%) Handset
5 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 48 (69.57%) Windows
2 34 (49.28%) Windows 7
3 15 (21.74%) Windows XP
4 10 (14.49%) Windows 10
5 4 (5.80%) Windows 8
6 3 (4.35%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.90%) Android
7 2 (2.90%) Linux
7 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.45%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.09%) Migration
2 11 (15.94%) Data Migration
3 10 (14.49%) ITIL
4 8 (11.59%) Time Management
5 4 (5.80%) Service Management
6 3 (4.35%) Fault Analysis
7 2 (2.90%) Break/Fix
7 2 (2.90%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.90%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.90%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (2.90%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.90%) Software Deployment
8 1 (1.45%) Asset Management
8 1 (1.45%) Business Continuity
8 1 (1.45%) Change Management
8 1 (1.45%) Customer Engagement
8 1 (1.45%) Data Protection
8 1 (1.45%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.45%) Project Management
8 1 (1.45%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.45%) SQL
1 1 (1.45%) VB
1 1 (1.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (10.14%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.45%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.45%) CCAA
5 1 (1.45%) CCENT
5 1 (1.45%) CCNA
5 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.45%) Degree
5 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.45%) MCITP
5 1 (1.45%) MCP
5 1 (1.45%) MCSA
5 1 (1.45%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.90%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.45%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) SCCM
2 2 (2.90%) WSUS
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.45%) SCOM
3 1 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.59%) HP
3 6 (8.70%) Apple
3 6 (8.70%) Dell
4 4 (5.80%) Citrix
4 4 (5.80%) Lotus
4 4 (5.80%) ServiceNow
4 4 (5.80%) VMware
5 3 (4.35%) Avaya
5 3 (4.35%) Remedy
6 2 (2.90%) Cisco
6 2 (2.90%) LANDesk
6 2 (2.90%) Nortel
6 2 (2.90%) SAP
6 2 (2.90%) Symantec
7 1 (1.45%) BMC
7 1 (1.45%) Oracle
7 1 (1.45%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.45%) Sophos
7 1 (1.45%) Wyse