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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 157 187 174
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 29 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.57% 0.21% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.22% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 5
Average daily rate
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£150 £160 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -13.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £118 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £205 £239
UK excluding London average daily rate £148 £123 £150
% change year-on-year
+20.40% -18.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 10
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.85 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.08% +3.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.76 £17.17 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.49 £18.53 £21.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £15.00 £13.81
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +8.61%
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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
4701 5391 5260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.81% 93.38% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3589 3786 3909
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £288
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 65 85 117
Average hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.50% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £33.75 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 5 March 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 48 (88.89%) Windows
2 35 (64.81%) Windows 7
3 29 (53.70%) Blackberry
4 27 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 25 (46.30%) Windows XP
6 23 (42.59%) MS Office
7 21 (38.89%) Finance
8 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
9 15 (27.78%) iPhone
10 13 (24.07%) Banking
10 13 (24.07%) Citrix
10 13 (24.07%) Apple
11 10 (18.52%) Mac OS X
11 10 (18.52%) MS Excel
12 9 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 9 (16.67%) iPad
13 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (14.81%) Android
13 8 (14.81%) VMware
13 8 (14.81%) Reuters
14 7 (12.96%) Lotus
14 7 (12.96%) ITIL
14 7 (12.96%) IBM Notes
15 6 (11.11%) VPN
15 6 (11.11%) Cisco
15 6 (11.11%) SCCM
15 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
16 5 (9.26%) FactSet
16 5 (9.26%) Xen

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 9 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (12.96%) IBM Notes
3 5 (9.26%) Lync
4 3 (5.56%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 23 (42.59%) MS Office
2 10 (18.52%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.11%) VPN
2 3 (5.56%) DNS
3 2 (3.70%) LAN
3 2 (3.70%) DHCP
4 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.85%) VoIP
4 1 (1.85%) WAN
4 1 (1.85%) Firewall
4 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) MySQL
1 1 (1.85%) FileMaker
General
1 21 (38.89%) Finance
2 13 (24.07%) Banking
3 4 (7.41%) Spanish Language
4 3 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.56%) Law
4 3 (5.56%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.70%) Back Office
5 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.70%) French Language
6 1 (1.85%) Legal
6 1 (1.85%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.85%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (53.70%) Blackberry
2 15 (27.78%) iPhone
3 9 (16.67%) iPad
4 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.85%) NHS
5 1 (1.85%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.85%) PKI
5 1 (1.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 48 (88.89%) Windows
2 35 (64.81%) Windows 7
3 25 (46.30%) Windows XP
4 10 (18.52%) Mac OS X
5 8 (14.81%) Android
5 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (9.26%) Apple iOS
7 4 (7.41%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.70%) Windows Phone
8 2 (3.70%) Mac OS X Server
8 2 (3.70%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.85%) Linux
9 1 (1.85%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.96%) ITIL
2 5 (9.26%) Migration
3 4 (7.41%) Coaching
4 1 (1.85%) Asset Management
4 1 (1.85%) Incident Management
4 1 (1.85%) Problem Management
4 1 (1.85%) Software Deployment
4 1 (1.85%) Configuration Management
4 1 (1.85%) Service Management
4 1 (1.85%) Service Delivery
4 1 (1.85%) Change Management
4 1 (1.85%) ITSM
4 1 (1.85%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.70%) C
2 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.26%) MCSE
1 5 (9.26%) MCSA
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.70%) VCP4
3 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.70%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (3.70%) ACTC
4 1 (1.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.26%) Hyper-V
3 5 (9.26%) XenApp
3 5 (9.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) SCCM
2 3 (5.56%) SCOM
2 3 (5.56%) DameWare
3 2 (3.70%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 13 (24.07%) Citrix
2 13 (24.07%) Apple
3 8 (14.81%) Reuters
3 8 (14.81%) VMware
4 7 (12.96%) Lotus
5 6 (11.11%) Cisco
6 5 (9.26%) Wyse
6 5 (9.26%) FactSet
7 4 (7.41%) Bloomberg
8 3 (5.56%) Sophos
9 2 (3.70%) Adobe
9 2 (3.70%) Dell
10 1 (1.85%) Avaya
10 1 (1.85%) McAfee
10 1 (1.85%) Altiris
10 1 (1.85%) Google
10 1 (1.85%) ServiceNow
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