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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 134 163 186
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 9 27 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.29% 0.53% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.56% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 9
Average daily rate £165 £153 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.19% +22.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £125 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £180 £229
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £140 £140
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Average hourly rate £19.75 £17.87 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.55% +0.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £15.50 £17.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £23.25 £18.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -3.22%
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
2945 4817 5628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.49% 94.95% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2309 3708 4014
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 75 94
Average hourly rate £19.99 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.06% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £27.37 £30.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 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 22 (95.65%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Windows 7
3 14 (60.87%) MS Office
4 10 (43.48%) Windows XP
4 10 (43.48%) Blackberry
5 9 (39.13%) Finance
5 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
6 7 (30.43%) Windows Server
6 7 (30.43%) iPad
6 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
6 7 (30.43%) ITIL
7 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
7 6 (26.09%) Reuters
7 6 (26.09%) Bloomberg
7 6 (26.09%) Banking
8 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (17.39%) Lotus
9 4 (17.39%) Apple
9 4 (17.39%) SLA
9 4 (17.39%) IBM Notes
9 4 (17.39%) Retail
9 4 (17.39%) Retail Banking
9 4 (17.39%) SCCM
9 4 (17.39%) Eikon
9 4 (17.39%) iPhone
10 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (13.04%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
10 3 (13.04%) Office 365
10 3 (13.04%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 4 (17.39%) IBM Notes
2 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (60.87%) MS Office
2 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
3 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Eikon
2 1 (4.35%) assyst
2 1 (4.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (4.35%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) DNS
1 2 (8.70%) WebEx
2 1 (4.35%) DHCP
2 1 (4.35%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) VoIP
2 1 (4.35%) VPN
2 1 (4.35%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Banking
3 4 (17.39%) Retail
3 4 (17.39%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Blackberry
2 7 (30.43%) iPad
3 4 (17.39%) iPhone
4 3 (13.04%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (4.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (95.65%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Windows 7
3 10 (43.48%) Windows XP
4 7 (30.43%) Windows Server
5 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
7 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (4.35%) Debian
8 1 (4.35%) Linux
8 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
8 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
8 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
8 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) Coaching
3 1 (4.35%) Build Automation
3 1 (4.35%) Change Management
3 1 (4.35%) CRM
3 1 (4.35%) Defect Management
3 1 (4.35%) Fault Analysis
3 1 (4.35%) ITSM
3 1 (4.35%) Logistics
3 1 (4.35%) Migration
3 1 (4.35%) Service Management
3 1 (4.35%) Ticket Management
3 1 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (4.35%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) Bloomberg
2 6 (26.09%) Reuters
3 4 (17.39%) Apple
3 4 (17.39%) Lotus
4 3 (13.04%) Dell
4 3 (13.04%) HP
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco
5 2 (8.70%) Citrix
5 2 (8.70%) Polycom
5 2 (8.70%) Remedy
6 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.35%) SAP
6 1 (4.35%) ServiceNow
6 1 (4.35%) Symantec
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