Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Engineer was £180 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 148 166
Rank change year-on-year +9 +18 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 7 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.23% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.13% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
West Yorkshire median daily rate £180 £180 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.92% +23.62%
10th Percentile £140 £180 £133
90th Percentile £185 £180 £158
Yorkshire median daily rate £165 £180 £145
% change year-on-year -8.33% +23.92% +16.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.27 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.50% -3.70% +28.57%
10th Percentile £17.55 £13.00 £11.89
90th Percentile £19.76 £13.00 £16.45
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £12.25
% change year-on-year +34.62% +6.12% +16.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. 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
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in West Yorkshire with a recognized job title 2,986 3,036 3,992
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.57% 96.17% 95.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,027 1,940 2,637
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £258 £250 £256
90th Percentile £550 £538 £543
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 116 170
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.58 £12.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.60% -15.25% +19.19%
10th Percentile £9.81 £9.12 £8.75
90th Percentile £40.00 £25.20 £23.80
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.92 £14.00
% change year-on-year +7.80% -0.61% +7.69%

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Engineer in West Yorkshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in West Yorkshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in West Yorkshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 23 January 2018. 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
Leeds +2 2 £118 -34.72%
Bradford - 2 - -
Desktop Support Engineer
Yorkshire

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Desktop Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Yorkshire region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 4 (57.14%) Windows 10
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
5 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
6 2 (28.57%) Time Management
6 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
6 2 (28.57%) Migration
7 1 (14.29%) CMDB
7 1 (14.29%) Ivanti
7 1 (14.29%) SCCM
7 1 (14.29%) Server+ Certification
7 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
7 1 (14.29%) Autodesk
7 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (14.29%) ITIL
7 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
7 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
7 1 (14.29%) SLA
7 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
7 1 (14.29%) Break/Fix
7 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (14.29%) Skype
7 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
7 1 (14.29%) Logistics
7 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Skype
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 4 (57.14%) Windows 10
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Time Management
2 1 (14.29%) Break/Fix
2 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Logistics
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Autodesk
2 1 (14.29%) Ivanti