Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Engineer was £178 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 18 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 > Wales
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 89 105
Rank change year-on-year +5 +16 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 9 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.75% 1.06% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 1.08% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Wales median daily rate £178 £125 £110
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.00% +13.64% -64.23%
10th Percentile £137 £93 £105
90th Percentile £193 £150 £115
UK median daily rate £160 £155 £150
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 5
Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £12.06 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.08% -10.65% +4.37%
10th Percentile £16.25 £10.28 £11.97
90th Percentile £18.75 £14.39 £21.67
UK median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +5.17% - -8.05%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Contract vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1157 1385 1598
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.90% 97.95% 96.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 774 929 1135
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £164 £199 £210
90th Percentile £550 £551 £475
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 89 81
Wales median hourly rate £15.37 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.85% - -6.90%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.30 £9.25
90th Percentile £46.83 £64.00 £30.25
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 Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Wales

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Wales

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Wales

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 18 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
South Wales +6 8 £175 +40.00%
North Wales -5 1 £180 -
Desktop Support Engineer
UK

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 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 Wales region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 6 (66.67%) Windows 10
4 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
4 5 (55.56%) SCCM
5 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (33.33%) Office 365
6 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) Migration
7 1 (11.11%) PDA
7 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
7 1 (11.11%) Citrix
7 1 (11.11%) Lotus
7 1 (11.11%) Remedy
7 1 (11.11%) IBM Notes
7 1 (11.11%) SLA
7 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (11.11%) ITIL
7 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
7 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (11.11%) User Experience
7 1 (11.11%) Skype

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 (11.11%) IBM Notes
1 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Skype
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) PDA
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows 10
3 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Citrix
1 1 (11.11%) Lotus
1 1 (11.11%) Remedy