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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 180 188 194
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 12 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.22% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.24% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 7
Average daily rate
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£150 £223 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.58% +17.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £154 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £239 £245
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £155 £141
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +9.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £20.10 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.00% -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.98 £15.00 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.22 £15.00 £21.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.87 £16.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-13.31% +18.51%
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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
5035 5529 5961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.79% 92.49% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3845 4139 4385
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 69 141
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 22 May 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 35 (85.37%) Windows
2 26 (63.41%) Windows 7
3 22 (53.66%) Windows XP
4 21 (51.22%) Blackberry
5 19 (46.34%) MS Office
5 19 (46.34%) Active Directory
6 16 (39.02%) iPhone
7 14 (34.15%) Finance
8 13 (31.71%) Microsoft
8 13 (31.71%) Apple
9 10 (24.39%) iPad
10 9 (21.95%) Mac OS X
10 9 (21.95%) Banking
11 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (17.07%) Android
12 7 (17.07%) Lotus
12 7 (17.07%) IBM Notes
13 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
14 5 (12.20%) VPN
14 5 (12.20%) Lync
15 4 (9.76%) Apple iOS
15 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
15 4 (9.76%) Citrix
15 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (9.76%) Bloomberg
15 4 (9.76%) Spanish Language
16 3 (7.32%) VMware
16 3 (7.32%) SCCM
16 3 (7.32%) Mac OS X Server
16 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 7 (17.07%) IBM Notes
2 5 (12.20%) Lync
3 3 (7.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 19 (46.34%) MS Office
2 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) VPN
2 3 (7.32%) DNS
3 2 (4.88%) DHCP
3 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.88%) Network Security
4 1 (2.44%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) MySQL
1 2 (4.88%) FileMaker
General
1 14 (34.15%) Finance
2 9 (21.95%) Banking
3 4 (9.76%) Spanish Language
4 2 (4.88%) Retail
4 2 (4.88%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.44%) Law
5 1 (2.44%) Legal
5 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.44%) Back Office
5 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.44%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 21 (51.22%) Blackberry
2 16 (39.02%) iPhone
3 10 (24.39%) iPad
4 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.44%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.44%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.44%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 35 (85.37%) Windows
2 26 (63.41%) Windows 7
3 22 (53.66%) Windows XP
4 9 (21.95%) Mac OS X
5 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (17.07%) Android
7 4 (9.76%) Apple iOS
7 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (7.32%) Mac OS X Server
9 2 (4.88%) Mac OS
9 2 (4.88%) Windows 8
9 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (4.88%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (7.32%) Coaching
2 2 (4.88%) Software Deployment
2 2 (4.88%) ITIL
2 2 (4.88%) Migration
3 1 (2.44%) Service Management
3 1 (2.44%) Change Management
3 1 (2.44%) ITSM
3 1 (2.44%) Security Management
3 1 (2.44%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.44%) Problem Management
3 1 (2.44%) Configuration Management
3 1 (2.44%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) ACTC
2 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 19 (46.34%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) SCCM
2 2 (4.88%) Casper Suite
3 1 (2.44%) DameWare
3 1 (2.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (31.71%) Microsoft
1 13 (31.71%) Apple
2 7 (17.07%) Lotus
3 4 (9.76%) Citrix
3 4 (9.76%) Bloomberg
4 3 (7.32%) VMware
4 3 (7.32%) Reuters
5 2 (4.88%) Cisco
5 2 (4.88%) Adobe
5 2 (4.88%) Dell
5 2 (4.88%) Sophos
6 1 (2.44%) Altiris
6 1 (2.44%) McAfee
6 1 (2.44%) ServiceNow
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