The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol 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 70 68 62
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 3 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.36% 0.57% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.60% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate £113 £130 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £130 £148
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -11.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.75 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%
Desktop Support Engineer
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol 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
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
817 829 771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 96.69% 95.29% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 601 517
Average daily rate £363 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.60% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £510 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 19 48
Average hourly rate £31.00 £13.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.46% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £46.25 £32.50
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 Bristol

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
5 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
5 1 (11.11%) Adobe
5 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
5 1 (11.11%) Office 365
5 1 (11.11%) Dell
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (11.11%) Lotus
5 1 (11.11%) Apple
5 1 (11.11%) NHS
5 1 (11.11%) Acrobat
5 1 (11.11%) Internet
5 1 (11.11%) Symantec
5 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
5 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000
5 1 (11.11%) IBM Notes
5 1 (11.11%) IBM Domino
5 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
5 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
5 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
5 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 1 (11.11%) SLA
5 1 (11.11%) Billing

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (11.11%) IBM Domino
1 1 (11.11%) IBM Notes
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Acrobat
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (11.11%) Billing
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
1 1 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
4 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
4 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
1 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
1 1 (11.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
1 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Adobe
2 1 (11.11%) Apple
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix
2 1 (11.11%) Dell
2 1 (11.11%) Lotus
2 1 (11.11%) Symantec
2 1 (11.11%) VMware