The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Berkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 121 107 121
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 8 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.28% 0.57% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.62% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Average daily rate £196 £105 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+86.90% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £133 £138 £138
% change year-on-year
-3.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 10
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.62% -2.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.86
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -19.92%
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2573 2250 2810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.15% 91.54% 90.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1334 891 1035
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 150 103
Average hourly rate £16.86 £29.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.86% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £13.87 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Desktop Support Engineer
South East

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Reading -8 3 £193 +220.83% 1
Slough +10 2 £235 - 1
Wokingham - - - -
Desktop Support Engineer
South East

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 28 (96.55%) Windows
2 23 (79.31%) Windows 7
3 20 (68.97%) Active Directory
4 18 (62.07%) MS Office
5 15 (51.72%) MS Excel
6 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
7 12 (41.38%) Blackberry
8 11 (37.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (31.03%) Windows XP
10 8 (27.59%) SCCM
11 7 (24.14%) VPN
11 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (20.69%) MobileIron
12 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (20.69%) Apple
13 5 (17.24%) WSUS
13 5 (17.24%) SQL
13 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
13 5 (17.24%) PowerShell
14 4 (13.79%) ITIL
15 3 (10.34%) Lotus
15 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
15 3 (10.34%) IBM Notes
15 3 (10.34%) Citrix
16 2 (6.90%) Thin Client
16 2 (6.90%) Juniper
16 2 (6.90%) Internet
16 2 (6.90%) MCP
16 2 (6.90%) LAN
16 2 (6.90%) DNS

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 11 (37.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
3 3 (10.34%) IBM Notes
4 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 18 (62.07%) MS Office
2 15 (51.72%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) VPN
2 2 (6.90%) Internet
2 2 (6.90%) LAN
2 2 (6.90%) DNS
2 2 (6.90%) WAN
2 2 (6.90%) DHCP
3 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.45%) VoIP
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.45%) Back Office
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 12 (41.38%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.90%) Thin Client
2 2 (6.90%) Fat Client
2 2 (6.90%) iPhone
2 2 (6.90%) iPad
3 1 (3.45%) Handset
3 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 28 (96.55%) Windows
2 23 (79.31%) Windows 7
3 9 (31.03%) Windows XP
4 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.90%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.79%) ITIL
2 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (3.45%) Service Management
3 1 (3.45%) Change Management
3 1 (3.45%) Logistics
3 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) SQL
1 5 (17.24%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) MCP
2 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) CNA
2 1 (3.45%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (68.97%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) XenApp
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) SCCM
2 5 (17.24%) WSUS
3 1 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.69%) MobileIron
2 6 (20.69%) Apple
3 3 (10.34%) Lotus
3 3 (10.34%) Citrix
4 2 (6.90%) Juniper
5 1 (3.45%) VMware
5 1 (3.45%) Polycom
5 1 (3.45%) HP
5 1 (3.45%) Dell
5 1 (3.45%) Nokia
5 1 (3.45%) Novell
5 1 (3.45%) Avaya
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago