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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 106 137 108
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 18 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.68% 0.29% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.31% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
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£104 £150 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.66% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £145 £135
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +6.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.54 £10.60 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £128.00 £12.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +7.40%
Desktop Support Engineer
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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 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
2484 2897 2122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 94.13% 92.91% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1374 1616 1078
Average daily rate £390 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £218 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 210 248
Average hourly rate £15.00 £23.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.78% +2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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
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 24 April 2015. 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +11 8 £104 -30.66% 2
Bedfordshire 0 3 £100 -
Suffolk - 3 £155 -
Essex - 3 £105 - 1
Hertfordshire +5 1 - -
Desktop Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 19 (61.29%) Windows
2 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
3 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
4 15 (48.39%) Windows 7
5 14 (45.16%) MS Office
6 9 (29.03%) SCCM
7 7 (22.58%) VMware
7 7 (22.58%) SLA
8 6 (19.35%) Cisco
8 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (19.35%) ITIL
8 6 (19.35%) Windows XP
8 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
8 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (16.13%) Incident Management
9 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (16.13%) Windows 8
9 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
9 5 (16.13%) Wyse
10 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
10 4 (12.90%) Remedy
10 4 (12.90%) Sophos
10 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
10 4 (12.90%) VPN
10 4 (12.90%) MCP
10 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (12.90%) Adobe
10 4 (12.90%) Citrix
10 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (12.90%) Google

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
2 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (45.16%) MS Office
2 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.23%) Acrobat
3 1 (3.23%) MS Project
3 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
1 4 (12.90%) VPN
2 3 (9.68%) IP Telephony
2 3 (9.68%) LAN
3 2 (6.45%) DNS
3 2 (6.45%) SAN
3 2 (6.45%) DHCP
3 2 (6.45%) VLAN
4 1 (3.23%) Internet
4 1 (3.23%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) iPhone
1 3 (9.68%) iPad
1 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) NHS
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Windows
2 15 (48.39%) Windows 7
3 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (19.35%) Windows XP
3 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (16.13%) Windows 8
5 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.45%) Linux
6 2 (6.45%) Windows 2000
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Vista
7 1 (3.23%) Android
7 1 (3.23%) CentOS
7 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) ITIL
2 5 (16.13%) Incident Management
3 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
4 3 (9.68%) Problem Management
4 3 (9.68%) CAD
4 3 (9.68%) Project Management
4 3 (9.68%) Change Management
5 1 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.23%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) MCP
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (9.68%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (9.68%) CCNA
2 3 (9.68%) MCSE
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (22.58%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) XenApp
2 3 (9.68%) XenDesktop
2 3 (9.68%) Terminal Server
3 2 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (29.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
2 7 (22.58%) VMware
3 6 (19.35%) Cisco
4 5 (16.13%) Wyse
5 4 (12.90%) Remedy
5 4 (12.90%) Sophos
5 4 (12.90%) Adobe
5 4 (12.90%) Citrix
5 4 (12.90%) Google
6 3 (9.68%) MobileIron
6 3 (9.68%) Mapinfo
7 1 (3.23%) LANDesk
7 1 (3.23%) Altiris
7 1 (3.23%) Symantec
7 1 (3.23%) IBM
7 1 (3.23%) McAfee
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