The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 87 89 89
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 7 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.43% 0.44% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.48% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 4
Average daily rate
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£113 £156 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% +20.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £151 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £161 £137
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £125 £120
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.13 £12.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.16% +41.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -4.34%
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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 East Midlands 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
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1495 1472 1481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 92.06% 92.52% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 776 754 659
Average daily rate £350 £301 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.47% -10.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £125 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 101 134
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -43.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer in the job title across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer across the East Midlands region.

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer across the East Midlands region.

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire -1 6 £113 -
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Desktop Support Engineer
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Desktop Support Engineer
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) MS Office
3 8 (72.73%) Windows Vista
3 8 (72.73%) Windows 7
4 7 (63.64%) ITIL
4 7 (63.64%) MS Excel
4 7 (63.64%) Windows XP
5 6 (54.55%) Dell
5 6 (54.55%) Dell Certification
5 6 (54.55%) Oracle
6 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
6 3 (27.27%) SLA
7 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 1 (9.09%) LAN
8 1 (9.09%) WAN
8 1 (9.09%) Apple
8 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
8 1 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (9.09%) Citrix
8 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (9.09%) A+ Certification
8 1 (9.09%) Wireless
8 1 (9.09%) MOS
8 1 (9.09%) MCITP
8 1 (9.09%) Degree
8 1 (9.09%) Network Management
8 1 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (9.09%) Line Management

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 1 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (81.82%) MS Office
2 7 (63.64%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
1 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Vista
2 8 (72.73%) Windows 7
3 7 (63.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Network Management
2 1 (9.09%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Dell Certification
2 1 (9.09%) MOS
2 1 (9.09%) MCITP
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle
1 6 (54.55%) Dell
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) Apple