The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire 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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 55 62 56
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 8 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.10% 0.55% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.59% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£104 £150 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £130 £135
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £12.37 £13.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.84% +6.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £9.80 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £15.00 £12.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.69 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-5.62% +7.40%
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East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
695 680 550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 95.99% 94.18% 90.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 328 253
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 81 76
Average hourly rate £14.00 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.87 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £42.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 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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Cambridge +7 3 - - 2
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East of England

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) Windows 7
3 8 (61.54%) MS Office
3 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
4 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (30.77%) Sophos
5 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
5 4 (30.77%) VPN
5 4 (30.77%) SLA
5 4 (30.77%) ITIL
5 4 (30.77%) MCP
5 4 (30.77%) VMware
5 4 (30.77%) Remedy
5 4 (30.77%) Wyse
5 4 (30.77%) SCCM
5 4 (30.77%) Windows 8
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (23.08%) MobileIron
6 3 (23.08%) iPad
6 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (23.08%) XenApp
6 3 (23.08%) XenDesktop
6 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
6 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
6 3 (23.08%) iPhone
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (23.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (23.08%) Google
6 3 (23.08%) Incident Management

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
1 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (61.54%) MS Office
2 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
1 4 (30.77%) VPN
2 2 (15.38%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
3 1 (7.69%) Internet
General
1 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
1 3 (23.08%) iPhone
1 3 (23.08%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) Windows 7
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 8
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
6 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
6 1 (7.69%) Linux
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
6 1 (7.69%) CentOS
6 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) CAD
2 3 (23.08%) Project Management
2 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
2 3 (23.08%) Change Management
2 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
2 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.69%) Software Deployment
3 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) MCP
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (23.08%) MCSE
2 3 (23.08%) CCNA
2 3 (23.08%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) MCTS
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) Terminal Server
2 3 (23.08%) XenApp
2 3 (23.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Sophos
2 4 (30.77%) Wyse
2 4 (30.77%) VMware
2 4 (30.77%) Remedy
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco
3 3 (23.08%) Google
3 3 (23.08%) MobileIron
3 3 (23.08%) Adobe
3 3 (23.08%) Citrix
3 3 (23.08%) Mapinfo
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec
4 1 (7.69%) McAfee
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