The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Engineer was £185 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 137 110
Rank change year-on-year +21 -27  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 5 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.30% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.32% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £185 £145 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.58% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £140 £150
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Median hourly rate £13.75 £13.50 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.85% -18.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £13.50 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £13.50 £19.20
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 the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1968 2846 2221
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.71% 94.68% 95.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1194 1688 1346
Median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £236 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 92 136
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +2.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.96 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.45 £38.90 £29.95
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 the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Engineer in the West Midlands

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

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

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

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

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands 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
Coventry +15 1 £225 - 1
Staffordshire +2 1 - -
Warwickshire +1 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £145 -
Desktop Support Engineer
England

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

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 West Midlands region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) Office 365
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (20.00%) SCCM
5 1 (10.00%) Time Management
5 1 (10.00%) Polycom
5 1 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (10.00%) Internet
5 1 (10.00%) Sophos
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) Dell
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (10.00%) LAN
5 1 (10.00%) WAN

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (10.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Citrix
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Dell
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Polycom
2 1 (10.00%) Sophos
2 1 (10.00%) VMware