The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 108 108 115
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 19 23 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.79% 0.90% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.94% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 8
Average daily rate £120 £120 £136
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £102 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £186 £165
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £133 £148
% change year-on-year
+20.75% -10.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 7
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.25 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.28% +2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.62 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £15.00 £124.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -3.22%
Desktop Support Engineer
England

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 of England 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 of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2289 2459 2209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.30% 96.54% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1369 1463 1201
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £180 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 226 239
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £40.00 £40.00
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 East of England

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer across the East of England region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +8 7 £120 - 4
Essex +1 5 - -
Cambridgeshire +6 3 £113 -40.00%
Bedfordshire +5 2 £145 +45.00%
Suffolk +6 1 - -
Norfolk -9 1 - -
Desktop Support Engineer
England

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 32 (82.05%) Windows
2 26 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 23 (58.97%) Microsoft
4 21 (53.85%) Windows 7
5 9 (23.08%) MS Office
6 8 (20.51%) MS Exchange
7 7 (17.95%) Citrix
7 7 (17.95%) SCCM
8 6 (15.38%) Windows 8
8 6 (15.38%) SLA
8 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
8 6 (15.38%) Windows XP
9 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
10 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
10 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (10.26%) NHS
11 3 (7.69%) Firewall
11 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
11 3 (7.69%) Migration
11 3 (7.69%) Lotus
11 3 (7.69%) DHCP
11 3 (7.69%) DNS
11 3 (7.69%) ITIL
11 3 (7.69%) IBM Notes
11 3 (7.69%) MCSE
11 3 (7.69%) Driving Licence
11 3 (7.69%) Office 365
11 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (7.69%) Windows Phone
11 3 (7.69%) Windows Server

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 8 (20.51%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.69%) IBM Notes
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.13%) IBM Domino
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (23.08%) MS Office
2 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.69%) DHCP
2 3 (7.69%) DNS
2 3 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (2.56%) LAN
3 1 (2.56%) WAN
3 1 (2.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MSI
General
1 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.13%) Banking
2 2 (5.13%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
1 4 (10.26%) NHS
2 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) Driving Licence
3 2 (5.13%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.13%) Learning Management System
3 2 (5.13%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.56%) CMDB
4 1 (2.56%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 32 (82.05%) Windows
2 21 (53.85%) Windows 7
3 6 (15.38%) Windows 8
3 6 (15.38%) Windows XP
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Phone
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.56%) Android
6 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.56%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (7.69%) ITIL
1 3 (7.69%) Migration
2 2 (5.13%) Capacity Management
2 2 (5.13%) Data Protection
2 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
2 2 (5.13%) Information Security
2 2 (5.13%) QMS
3 1 (2.56%) ITSM
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (2.56%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) C
2 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.69%) MCSE
3 2 (5.13%) MCITP
3 2 (5.13%) MCSA
4 1 (2.56%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.56%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.56%) MCP
4 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.56%) XenApp
2 1 (2.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) SCCM
2 1 (2.56%) SCOM
2 1 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (58.97%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.95%) Citrix
3 3 (7.69%) Lotus
4 2 (5.13%) Amdocs
4 2 (5.13%) IBM
4 2 (5.13%) VMware
5 1 (2.56%) Apple
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