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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 169 190 174
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 27 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.53% 0.30% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.32% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 2
Average daily rate
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£175 £125 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -41.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £120 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £203 £255
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £130 £150
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 11
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.08% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £17.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £18.36 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
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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
4733 5540 5243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.22% 93.68% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3632 4003 3913
Average daily rate £450 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £280 £285
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 79 92 132
Average hourly rate £17.87 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.67% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.92 £30.83 £51.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 42 (87.50%) Windows
2 28 (58.33%) Windows 7
3 22 (45.83%) Active Directory
3 22 (45.83%) Blackberry
4 21 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 21 (43.75%) MS Office
5 18 (37.50%) Windows XP
5 18 (37.50%) Finance
6 13 (27.08%) Citrix
7 12 (25.00%) Banking
8 8 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (16.67%) Reuters
8 8 (16.67%) iPhone
9 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (14.58%) SCCM
9 7 (14.58%) Lotus
9 7 (14.58%) Cisco
9 7 (14.58%) IBM Notes
9 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
9 7 (14.58%) VMware
10 6 (12.50%) ITIL
10 6 (12.50%) VPN
10 6 (12.50%) Apple
10 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
10 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (10.42%) FactSet
11 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
11 5 (10.42%) Xen
11 5 (10.42%) Hyper-V

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (14.58%) IBM Notes
3 4 (8.33%) MS Exchange
4 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.17%) Lync
6 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (43.75%) MS Office
2 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.08%) Eikon
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) VPN
2 3 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (6.25%) Firewall
3 2 (4.17%) LAN
4 1 (2.08%) VoIP
4 1 (2.08%) WAN
General
1 18 (37.50%) Finance
2 12 (25.00%) Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Financial Institution
3 3 (6.25%) Law
3 3 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.17%) Back Office
4 2 (4.17%) French Language
4 2 (4.17%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.08%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.08%) Legal
5 1 (2.08%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (45.83%) Blackberry
2 8 (16.67%) iPhone
3 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.33%) iPad
5 3 (6.25%) PKI
6 2 (4.17%) Smartphone
7 1 (2.08%) Hedge funds
7 1 (2.08%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 42 (87.50%) Windows
2 28 (58.33%) Windows 7
3 18 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (8.33%) Mac OS X
5 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (8.33%) Android
6 3 (6.25%) Apple iOS
6 3 (6.25%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Phone
8 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.50%) ITIL
2 5 (10.42%) Migration
3 4 (8.33%) Coaching
4 1 (2.08%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.08%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.08%) CRM
4 1 (2.08%) Service Management
4 1 (2.08%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.08%) Change Management
4 1 (2.08%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.08%) ITSM
4 1 (2.08%) Security Management
4 1 (2.08%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
2 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (10.42%) MCSE
2 5 (10.42%) MCSA
3 4 (8.33%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) Degree
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.08%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.42%) Xen
3 5 (10.42%) Hyper-V
3 5 (10.42%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) SCCM
2 3 (6.25%) SCOM
2 3 (6.25%) DameWare
3 1 (2.08%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 13 (27.08%) Citrix
3 8 (16.67%) Reuters
4 7 (14.58%) Lotus
4 7 (14.58%) Cisco
4 7 (14.58%) VMware
5 6 (12.50%) Apple
6 5 (10.42%) FactSet
6 5 (10.42%) Wyse
7 3 (6.25%) Sophos
7 3 (6.25%) Bloomberg
8 1 (2.08%) Remedy
8 1 (2.08%) Avaya
8 1 (2.08%) Peregrine
8 1 (2.08%) HP
8 1 (2.08%) Dell
8 1 (2.08%) Google