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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 168 182 172
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 32 26 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.57% 0.38% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.41% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 6
Average daily rate
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£178 £168 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.97% -43.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £121 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £263 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £140 £150 £128
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 12
Average hourly rate £17.68 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.01% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.60 £14.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £17.00 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £14.50 £14.67
% change year-on-year
-1.72% -1.15%
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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
5236 6344 5698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.80% 93.32% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4045 4617 4242
Average daily rate £445 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 114 148
Average hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.78 £35.10 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 December 2014, 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 40 (86.96%) Windows
2 25 (54.35%) Windows 7
3 23 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 21 (45.65%) MS Office
5 19 (41.30%) Blackberry
6 17 (36.96%) Windows XP
6 17 (36.96%) Microsoft
7 15 (32.61%) Finance
8 13 (28.26%) Citrix
9 10 (21.74%) Banking
10 9 (19.57%) SCCM
11 8 (17.39%) Reuters
11 8 (17.39%) ITIL
12 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
12 7 (15.22%) Cisco
12 7 (15.22%) VMware
12 7 (15.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
13 6 (13.04%) VPN
14 5 (10.87%) IBM Notes
14 5 (10.87%) MCSE
14 5 (10.87%) MCSA
14 5 (10.87%) Lotus
14 5 (10.87%) Apple
14 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (10.87%) Wyse
14 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
14 5 (10.87%) iPhone
14 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 7 (15.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (10.87%) IBM Notes
3 3 (6.52%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.17%) Lync
Applications
1 21 (45.65%) MS Office
2 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.17%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) VPN
2 3 (6.52%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (6.52%) Firewall
3 2 (4.35%) LAN
4 1 (2.17%) DNS
4 1 (2.17%) VoIP
4 1 (2.17%) WAN
4 1 (2.17%) DHCP
General
1 15 (32.61%) Finance
2 10 (21.74%) Banking
3 4 (8.70%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.52%) Law
4 3 (6.52%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.35%) Back Office
5 2 (4.35%) Legal
6 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.17%) French Language
6 1 (2.17%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) LAMP
1 1 (2.17%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (41.30%) Blackberry
2 5 (10.87%) iPhone
2 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.52%) PKI
4 2 (4.35%) iPad
4 2 (4.35%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.17%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 40 (86.96%) Windows
2 25 (54.35%) Windows 7
3 17 (36.96%) Windows XP
4 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (8.70%) Android
6 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.52%) Mac OS X
6 3 (6.52%) Windows 8
6 3 (6.52%) Apple iOS
7 2 (4.35%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (2.17%) Linux
8 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.39%) ITIL
2 4 (8.70%) Migration
3 3 (6.52%) Coaching
4 2 (4.35%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.35%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.35%) CRM
5 1 (2.17%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.17%) ITSM
5 1 (2.17%) Security Management
5 1 (2.17%) Service Management
5 1 (2.17%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.17%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.87%) MCSE
2 5 (10.87%) MCSA
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.70%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (4.35%) Degree
5 1 (2.17%) HNC
5 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.17%) CCNA
5 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.87%) Xen
3 5 (10.87%) Hyper-V
3 5 (10.87%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (19.57%) SCCM
2 3 (6.52%) DameWare
2 3 (6.52%) SCOM
3 1 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.17%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 17 (36.96%) Microsoft
2 13 (28.26%) Citrix
3 8 (17.39%) Reuters
4 7 (15.22%) Cisco
4 7 (15.22%) VMware
5 5 (10.87%) Lotus
5 5 (10.87%) Apple
5 5 (10.87%) Wyse
5 5 (10.87%) FactSet
6 3 (6.52%) Sophos
6 3 (6.52%) Bloomberg
7 1 (2.17%) Google
7 1 (2.17%) Remedy
7 1 (2.17%) Avaya
7 1 (2.17%) Peregrine
7 1 (2.17%) HP
7 1 (2.17%) Dell
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