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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 111 117 107
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 10 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.39% 0.44% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.48% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate £168 £135 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.07% -18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £130 £148
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -11.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 13
Average hourly rate £13.45 £19.50 £19.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.02% -0.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.90 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £21.00 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.75 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%
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
2315 2525 2466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.11% 93.10% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1208 1244 1230
Average daily rate £400 £398 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +2.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 68 109
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £36.20 £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Reading -7 5 £200 -
Bracknell - 5 £135 -
Desktop Support Engineer
South East

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Windows 7
3 7 (41.18%) Windows XP
3 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
4 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
4 4 (23.53%) MS Office
5 3 (17.65%) DBS Check
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
6 2 (11.76%) SCCM
6 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
6 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (11.76%) Driving Licence
6 2 (11.76%) Finance
6 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
6 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
6 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
6 2 (11.76%) C
7 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
7 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (5.88%) Symantec
7 1 (5.88%) Remedy
7 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (5.88%) Sophos
7 1 (5.88%) DNS
7 1 (5.88%) SLA
7 1 (5.88%) DHCP
7 1 (5.88%) ITIL
7 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
7 1 (5.88%) Fat Client

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
1 4 (23.53%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) DHCP
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) Wireless
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.76%) Driving Licence
1 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Windows 7
3 7 (41.18%) Windows XP
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
5 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
1 1 (5.88%) ITIL
1 1 (5.88%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Remedy
2 1 (5.88%) Sophos
2 1 (5.88%) Symantec