Period
to 15 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Engineer was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 178 204
Rank change year-on-year +4 +26 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 25 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.51% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.17% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Yorkshire median daily rate £225 - -
England median daily rate £175 £150 £145
% change year-on-year +16.67% +3.45% -9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 4
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.71% +34.62% +18.18%
England median hourly rate £17.50 £15.13 £15.00
% change year-on-year +15.70% +0.83% -

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 4,729 4,113 5,602
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 97.12% 96.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,156 2,644 3,754
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £255 £263
90th Percentile £538 £549 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 130 168
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.71 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.54% -3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £9.63 £8.91 £8.87
90th Percentile £42.73 £29.01 £28.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.35%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -6 11 £225 - 2
East Yorkshire - 6 - -
South Yorkshire -6 5 £200 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £269 -
Desktop Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 21 (84.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Windows 10
3 6 (24.00%) OneDrive
3 6 (24.00%) Document Management
3 6 (24.00%) SLA
3 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (24.00%) Migration
4 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (20.00%) Time Management
4 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (16.00%) Windows 8
5 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
5 4 (16.00%) Citrix
6 3 (12.00%) Finance
6 3 (12.00%) Apple
6 3 (12.00%) Office 365
6 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
7 2 (8.00%) CMDB
7 2 (8.00%) Logistics
7 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (8.00%) Break/Fix
7 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
7 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
7 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (8.00%) Server+ Certification
7 2 (8.00%) Games
7 2 (8.00%) Service Management
8 1 (4.00%) ITSM
8 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification

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 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) OneDrive
2 3 (12.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) SAN
1 1 (4.00%) Skype
1 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Games
3 1 (4.00%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) CMDB
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 21 (84.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Windows 10
3 4 (16.00%) Windows 8
3 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Document Management
1 6 (24.00%) Migration
2 5 (20.00%) Time Management
3 2 (8.00%) Break/Fix
3 2 (8.00%) Logistics
3 2 (8.00%) Service Management
4 1 (4.00%) Coaching
4 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (4.00%) ITSM
4 1 (4.00%) Server Management
4 1 (4.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (4.00%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) Server+ Certification
4 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) MCSE
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (4.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) Citrix
3 3 (12.00%) Apple
4 1 (4.00%) HP
4 1 (4.00%) Lumension
4 1 (4.00%) McAfee
4 1 (4.00%) Remedy
4 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (4.00%) VMware