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 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 187 206 210
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 12 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.21% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.23% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 9
Average daily rate
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£215 £175 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +29.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £100 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £255 £284
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £143 £130
% change year-on-year
+8.77% +9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Average hourly rate £15.25 £13.25 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.09% -15.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.78 £10.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £16.35 £17.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.98 £14.55
% change year-on-year
+7.33% -3.95%
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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
5354 6825 7332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.14% 92.66% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3871 4983 5319
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 150 174
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £43.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -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 27 August 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 27 August 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 23 (85.19%) Windows
2 17 (62.96%) MS Office
3 14 (51.85%) Windows 7
4 13 (48.15%) Active Directory
5 12 (44.44%) Windows XP
6 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
7 9 (33.33%) Finance
7 9 (33.33%) Blackberry
8 7 (25.93%) Citrix
8 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (22.22%) Banking
10 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
10 5 (18.52%) SCCM
10 5 (18.52%) Lotus
10 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (18.52%) ITIL
10 5 (18.52%) IBM Notes
11 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
11 4 (14.81%) iPhone
11 4 (14.81%) VMware
12 3 (11.11%) Investment Banking
12 3 (11.11%) Linux
12 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
12 3 (11.11%) HP
12 3 (11.11%) VPN
12 3 (11.11%) Apple
12 3 (11.11%) iPad
13 2 (7.41%) Kindle
13 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
13 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 5 (18.52%) IBM Notes
2 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (62.96%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) VPN
2 2 (7.41%) Firewall
2 2 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.70%) Wireless
3 1 (3.70%) DNS
3 1 (3.70%) LAN
3 1 (3.70%) DHCP
3 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Banking
3 3 (11.11%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (3.70%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 4 (14.81%) iPhone
3 3 (11.11%) iPad
4 2 (7.41%) Kindle
4 2 (7.41%) Fixed Income
4 2 (7.41%) PKI
4 2 (7.41%) Derivative
5 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (85.19%) Windows
2 14 (51.85%) Windows 7
3 12 (44.44%) Windows XP
4 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (11.11%) Linux
7 2 (7.41%) Windows Vista
7 2 (7.41%) Android
7 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
8 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.70%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) ITIL
2 2 (7.41%) CRM
3 1 (3.70%) Service Management
3 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.70%) Migration
3 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
3 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) MCSE
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (48.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) Citrix
3 5 (18.52%) Lotus
4 4 (14.81%) VMware
5 3 (11.11%) HP
5 3 (11.11%) Apple
6 2 (7.41%) Reuters
6 2 (7.41%) Bloomberg
6 2 (7.41%) Remedy
6 2 (7.41%) Sophos
6 2 (7.41%) Google
7 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
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