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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 150 180 196
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 7 21 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.37% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.39% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 7
Average daily rate £155 £150 £223
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -32.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £125 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £218 £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £135 £150 £145
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.87 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.95% +19.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -
Desktop Support Engineer
London

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
3313 5358 5910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 94.90% 95.63% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2682 4077 4318
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £276 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 82 85
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £28.95 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 May 2016, 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 19 (95.00%) Windows
2 12 (60.00%) MS Office
2 12 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (30.00%) Blackberry
4 6 (30.00%) Windows XP
4 6 (30.00%) Finance
5 5 (25.00%) ITIL
5 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (20.00%) Reuters
6 4 (20.00%) Bloomberg
6 4 (20.00%) SLA
6 4 (20.00%) iPhone
6 4 (20.00%) SCCM
6 4 (20.00%) iPad
6 4 (20.00%) Banking
7 3 (15.00%) Logistics
7 3 (15.00%) Office 365
7 3 (15.00%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (15.00%) Cisco
7 3 (15.00%) Apple
7 3 (15.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (10.00%) WebEx
8 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
8 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (10.00%) Eikon
8 2 (10.00%) BitLocker
8 2 (10.00%) NHS

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 3 (15.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (10.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (60.00%) MS Office
2 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Eikon
2 1 (5.00%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) VPN
1 2 (10.00%) WebEx
2 1 (5.00%) DHCP
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) LAN
2 1 (5.00%) VoIP
2 1 (5.00%) WAN
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 2 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (20.00%) iPad
2 4 (20.00%) iPhone
3 3 (15.00%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (10.00%) NHS
5 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Windows
2 12 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (30.00%) Windows XP
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.00%) Android
6 1 (5.00%) Debian
6 1 (5.00%) Linux
6 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Logistics
3 1 (5.00%) Build Automation
3 1 (5.00%) Change Management
3 1 (5.00%) Coaching
3 1 (5.00%) CRM
3 1 (5.00%) Fault Analysis
3 1 (5.00%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification
1 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (5.00%) MCP
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Bloomberg
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (20.00%) Reuters
2 3 (15.00%) Apple
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco
3 2 (10.00%) Dell
3 2 (10.00%) HP
3 2 (10.00%) Lotus
3 2 (10.00%) Polycom
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.00%) SAP
4 1 (5.00%) Symantec