The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 3 months to 28 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
South East / Surrey
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 90 81
Rank change year-on-year +3 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 1 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.082% 0.55% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.58% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Median daily rate - £196 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.54%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £140 £150
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Median hourly rate £27.50 £15.79 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.21% +8.86%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £15.77
% change year-on-year +9.09% -12.80%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey. 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
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1152 1212 1210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 94.58% 95.36% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 811 794 691
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 64 49
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +47.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £12.15 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Surrey

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Surrey

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Surrey

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 3 months to 28 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
Staines - 1 - -
Desktop Support Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 Surrey region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
3 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (36.36%) LAN
5 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL
5 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 3 (27.27%) Firewall
6 2 (18.18%) LANDesk
6 2 (18.18%) Smartphone
6 2 (18.18%) VMware
6 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
6 2 (18.18%) Android
6 2 (18.18%) SLA
6 2 (18.18%) Apple
6 2 (18.18%) HP
6 2 (18.18%) Dell
6 2 (18.18%) Citrix
6 2 (18.18%) 3G
6 2 (18.18%) WAN
6 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
6 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
6 2 (18.18%) Office 365
6 2 (18.18%) Software Deployment
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
6 2 (18.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
7 1 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) LAN
2 3 (27.27%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 2 (18.18%) 3G
3 2 (18.18%) WAN
4 1 (9.09%) DHCP
4 1 (9.09%) DNS
4 1 (9.09%) NAS
4 1 (9.09%) VLAN
4 1 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Back Office
1 1 (9.09%) Electronics
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Smartphone
2 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
4 2 (18.18%) Android
4 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
5 1 (9.09%) Linux
5 1 (9.09%) Ubuntu
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
2 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
2 2 (18.18%) Software Deployment
3 1 (9.09%) Change Control
3 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (9.09%) Security Management
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
1 1 (9.09%) VB
1 1 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) SCOM
1 1 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Apple
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) Dell
2 2 (18.18%) HP
2 2 (18.18%) LANDesk
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Lotus
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 1 (9.09%) Symantec