The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 27 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 177 196 186
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 22 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.40% 0.18% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.19% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 8
Average daily rate
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£150 £160 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £129 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £224 £203
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £145 £135
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 9
Average hourly rate £17.87 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.10% -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +7.40%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5050 5730 5834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.81% 92.36% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3819 4169 4278
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £273 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 80 119
Average hourly rate £17.87 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.97% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.41 £39.55 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 43 (87.76%) Windows
2 33 (67.35%) Windows 7
3 28 (57.14%) Blackberry
4 24 (48.98%) Windows XP
4 24 (48.98%) Active Directory
5 21 (42.86%) MS Office
6 19 (38.78%) Finance
7 16 (32.65%) Microsoft
7 16 (32.65%) iPhone
8 13 (26.53%) Apple
8 13 (26.53%) Banking
9 10 (20.41%) iPad
10 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (18.37%) Citrix
10 9 (18.37%) Mac OS X
11 8 (16.33%) Lotus
11 8 (16.33%) IBM Notes
11 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
12 7 (14.29%) Reuters
12 7 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (14.29%) Android
13 6 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (12.24%) VMware
13 6 (12.24%) Cisco
14 5 (10.20%) VPN
14 5 (10.20%) Bloomberg
14 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (10.20%) SCCM
14 5 (10.20%) Lync
14 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 8 (16.33%) IBM Notes
2 7 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (10.20%) Lync
4 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 21 (42.86%) MS Office
2 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) VPN
2 3 (6.12%) DNS
3 2 (4.08%) DHCP
3 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.08%) Network Security
4 1 (2.04%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) MySQL
1 2 (4.08%) FileMaker
General
1 19 (38.78%) Finance
2 13 (26.53%) Banking
3 4 (8.16%) Spanish Language
4 3 (6.12%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.08%) Retail Banking
5 2 (4.08%) Retail
5 2 (4.08%) Law
5 2 (4.08%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.08%) Back Office
5 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.04%) Legal
6 1 (2.04%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 28 (57.14%) Blackberry
2 16 (32.65%) iPhone
3 10 (20.41%) iPad
4 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.04%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.04%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.04%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 43 (87.76%) Windows
2 33 (67.35%) Windows 7
3 24 (48.98%) Windows XP
4 9 (18.37%) Mac OS X
4 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (14.29%) Android
6 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (8.16%) Apple iOS
8 3 (6.12%) Mac OS X Server
9 2 (4.08%) Windows 8
9 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (4.08%) Windows Phone
9 2 (4.08%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (8.16%) ITIL
1 4 (8.16%) Coaching
2 3 (6.12%) Migration
3 2 (4.08%) Software Deployment
4 1 (2.04%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (2.04%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.04%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.04%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.04%) Service Management
4 1 (2.04%) Change Management
4 1 (2.04%) ITSM
4 1 (2.04%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) MCSE
1 3 (6.12%) MCSA
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.08%) ACTC
3 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 24 (48.98%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.12%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.12%) XenApp
3 3 (6.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) SCCM
2 2 (4.08%) SCOM
2 2 (4.08%) Casper Suite
2 2 (4.08%) DameWare
Vendors
1 16 (32.65%) Microsoft
2 13 (26.53%) Apple
3 9 (18.37%) Citrix
4 8 (16.33%) Lotus
5 7 (14.29%) Reuters
6 6 (12.24%) Cisco
6 6 (12.24%) VMware
7 5 (10.20%) Bloomberg
8 3 (6.12%) FactSet
8 3 (6.12%) Wyse
9 2 (4.08%) Sophos
9 2 (4.08%) Adobe
9 2 (4.08%) Dell
10 1 (2.04%) Avaya
10 1 (2.04%) McAfee
10 1 (2.04%) Altiris
10 1 (2.04%) ServiceNow