Period
to 14 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Engineer was £219 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 14 December 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 170 199
Rank change year-on-year -13 +29 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 18 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.36% 0.38% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.40% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 1
Yorkshire median daily rate £219 £150 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.83% -16.67% +23.92%
England median daily rate £170 £158 £155
% change year-on-year +7.94% +1.61% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 9
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.71% +34.62% +12.92%
England median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.20
% change year-on-year +12.90% +1.97% +8.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in Yorkshire with a recognized job title 4,769 4,280 5,119
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.46% 96.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,225 2,841 3,278
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £230 £237
90th Percentile £550 £545 £538
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 141 213
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +9.09% +1.14%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.25 £9.23
90th Percentile £32.40 £40.00 £28.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -

Desktop Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Yorkshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Yorkshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Support Engineer in Yorkshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support Engineer in Yorkshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 14 December 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
West Yorkshire -11 9 £188 +4.44% 1
North Yorkshire -8 5 £219 +82.29%
East Yorkshire +2 3 - -
South Yorkshire -1 1 - -
Desktop Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 Yorkshire region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
4 7 (38.89%) Office 365
5 5 (27.78%) SLA
6 4 (22.22%) Citrix
6 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
6 4 (22.22%) OneDrive
6 4 (22.22%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (16.67%) Migration
7 3 (16.67%) Android
7 3 (16.67%) iPhone
7 3 (16.67%) Document Management
7 3 (16.67%) Time Management
8 2 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
8 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
8 2 (11.11%) Finance
8 2 (11.11%) A+ Certification
8 2 (11.11%) Mac OS X
8 2 (11.11%) Apple
8 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
8 2 (11.11%) Games
8 2 (11.11%) iPad
8 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
8 2 (11.11%) ServiceNow

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) Office 365
2 4 (22.22%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (5.56%) DHCP
2 1 (5.56%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) Skype
2 1 (5.56%) VoIP
2 1 (5.56%) VPN
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
1 2 (11.11%) Games
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) iPhone
2 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) iPad
2 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 2 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.56%) CCTV
3 1 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
5 3 (16.67%) Android
6 2 (11.11%) Mac OS X
6 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
7 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Document Management
1 3 (16.67%) Migration
1 3 (16.67%) Time Management
2 2 (11.11%) Break/Fix
2 2 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) Security Patching
3 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.56%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) A+ Certification
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (11.11%) Apple
3 2 (11.11%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.56%) Google