The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Engineer was £140 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 30 March 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 West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 118 129
Rank change year-on-year -5 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 15 22 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.58% 0.76% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.78% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 5
Median daily rate £140 £131 £176
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -25.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £125 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £165 £180
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £140 £150
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.93%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year +8.77% +5.55%  

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 West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2477 2805 2991
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.27% 96.36% 95.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1576 1818 1865
Median daily rate £385 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 183 151
Median hourly rate £38.50 £38.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.64% +29.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.80 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Engineer in the South West

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Gloucestershire +4 5 £140 +9.80%
Bristol +8 4 £150 -
Wiltshire +1 4 - -
Somerset +1 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Desktop Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 West region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 24 (82.76%) Windows
2 15 (51.72%) Security Cleared
3 13 (44.83%) SC Cleared
4 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
5 10 (34.48%) Windows 7
6 9 (31.03%) Windows Server
7 8 (27.59%) Windows 10
8 7 (24.14%) Firewall
9 5 (17.24%) MS Office
10 4 (13.79%) ITIL
10 4 (13.79%) VMware
10 4 (13.79%) Office 365
10 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
11 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (10.34%) SQL
11 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
11 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
12 2 (6.90%) Internet
12 2 (6.90%) Remedy
12 2 (6.90%) Windows 8
13 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
13 1 (3.45%) Software Distribution
13 1 (3.45%) Mobile Device Management
13 1 (3.45%) Line Management
13 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
13 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
13 1 (3.45%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (3.45%) Asset Management

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 5 (17.24%) MS Office
2 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) Firewall
2 2 (6.90%) Internet
3 1 (3.45%) Broadband
3 1 (3.45%) LAN
3 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.45%) WAN
3 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
1 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
1 1 (3.45%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 24 (82.76%) Windows
2 10 (34.48%) Windows 7
3 9 (31.03%) Windows Server
4 8 (27.59%) Windows 10
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (6.90%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
8 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.79%) ITIL
2 1 (3.45%) Asset Management
2 1 (3.45%) Line Management
2 1 (3.45%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (3.45%) Project Management
2 1 (3.45%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (51.72%) Security Cleared
2 13 (44.83%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
2 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) VMware
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) Remedy
4 1 (3.45%) Apple
4 1 (3.45%) HP