The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 110 115 116
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 9 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.35% 0.36% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.40% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£135 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £150 £135
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 4
Average hourly rate £15.75 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.10% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £19.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.15 £19.70 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £16.00 £15.83
% change year-on-year
-10.93% +1.07%
Desktop Support Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire 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
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2284 2243 2205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.01% 89.65% 91.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1247 1081 958
Average daily rate £385 £370 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 56 82
Average hourly rate £19.75 £17.07 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.70% -2.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £21.10 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 July 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough - 3 - - 1
Reading -7 2 - -
Newbury - 2 - -
Bracknell - 1 £135 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Desktop Support Engineer
South East

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 11 (57.89%) Windows
3 9 (47.37%) Windows 7
4 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
5 6 (31.58%) MS Office
6 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
7 4 (21.05%) Dell
8 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
8 3 (15.79%) ServiceNow
8 3 (15.79%) Mac OS X
8 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
8 3 (15.79%) ITIL
8 3 (15.79%) Remedy
8 3 (15.79%) McAfee
8 3 (15.79%) Finance
9 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
9 2 (10.53%) Citrix
9 2 (10.53%) Mac OS
9 2 (10.53%) SCCM
9 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
10 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (5.26%) NAS
10 1 (5.26%) Customer Engagement
10 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (5.26%) Patch Management
10 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (5.26%) SAN
10 1 (5.26%) NetApp
10 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Office
2 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) VPN
1 1 (5.26%) SAN
1 1 (5.26%) NAS
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
3 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
3 3 (15.79%) Mac OS X
4 2 (10.53%) Mac OS
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL
2 1 (5.26%) Service Management
2 1 (5.26%) Migration
2 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
2 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
2 1 (5.26%) Release Management
2 1 (5.26%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (5.26%) Patch Management
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) MCTS
2 1 (5.26%) MCITP
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Dell
3 3 (15.79%) Remedy
3 3 (15.79%) McAfee
3 3 (15.79%) ServiceNow
4 2 (10.53%) Citrix
5 1 (5.26%) NetApp
5 1 (5.26%) Symantec
5 1 (5.26%) Sophos
5 1 (5.26%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) HP