The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 15 32 20
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 7 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 7.07% 0.42% 3.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.95% 0.47% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate
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£110 £90 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £141 £140
% change year-on-year
+9.73% +0.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £15.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.03 £13.87 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+8.32% -5.96%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
88 215 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 88.89% 91.10% 92.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 90 55
Average daily rate £310 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £133 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 22
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -25.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.30 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.32 £16.08 £34.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer in the job title across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region that cited Desktop Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Support Engineer in their job title.

1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows XP
3 5 (55.56%) VPN
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) MS Office
3 5 (55.56%) HP
3 5 (55.56%) Compaq
3 5 (55.56%) Dell
3 5 (55.56%) PDA
3 5 (55.56%) SCCM
3 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 5 (55.56%) ServiceNow
4 2 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Vista
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000
5 1 (11.11%) MCSE
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) CCNA
5 1 (11.11%) SLA
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) User Experience

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region that cited Desktop Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) VPN
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) PDA
2 2 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows XP
3 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Vista
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
1 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
1 1 (11.11%) CCNA
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
1 5 (55.56%) HP
1 5 (55.56%) Compaq
1 5 (55.56%) Dell
1 5 (55.56%) ServiceNow
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