The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 357 364 362
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 248 200 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.49% 0.42% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.46% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 76 53
Average daily rate
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£165 £160 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £105 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £140 £150 £128
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 66 75
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.29 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £19.00 £20.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £14.50 £14.67
% change year-on-year
-1.72% -1.15%
Desktop Support Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46272 43750 42038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.73% 92.64% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 29935 26900 24214
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1900 1926 2472
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +46 118 £175 +3.70% 7
South East -12 52 £168 +1.51% 3
Yorkshire -1 17 £125 +11.11% 1
East of England -13 17 £155 - 1
North West -1 12 £194 -13.88% 1
South West -27 11 £123 -3.92% 1
West Midlands -17 10 £220 +144.44% 1
East Midlands -4 7 £110 -29.60% 1
Desktop Support Engineer
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Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 345 (76.84%) Windows
2 234 (52.12%) Windows 7
3 189 (42.09%) Active Directory
4 174 (38.75%) Windows XP
5 160 (35.63%) MS Office
6 158 (35.19%) Microsoft
7 91 (20.27%) Blackberry
8 78 (17.37%) Citrix
9 76 (16.93%) MS Excel
10 71 (15.81%) SCCM
11 69 (15.37%) Security Cleared
12 65 (14.48%) ITIL
13 58 (12.92%) Windows Server 2008
14 57 (12.69%) MS Exchange
15 55 (12.25%) SC Cleared
16 47 (10.47%) Windows Server 2003
17 46 (10.24%) Finance
18 43 (9.58%) VMware
19 41 (9.13%) SLA
20 38 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
21 36 (8.02%) Windows 8
21 36 (8.02%) Apple
22 32 (7.13%) TCP/IP
23 31 (6.90%) Windows Vista
24 30 (6.68%) SharePoint
24 30 (6.68%) Exchange Server 2010
25 29 (6.46%) HP
25 29 (6.46%) Banking
26 28 (6.24%) Microsoft Certification
27 27 (6.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 57 (12.69%) MS Exchange
2 30 (6.68%) SharePoint
2 30 (6.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (6.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 25 (5.57%) IBM Notes
5 20 (4.45%) Lync
6 8 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.45%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.22%) IIS
Applications
1 160 (35.63%) MS Office
2 76 (16.93%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.89%) MS Project
4 4 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.45%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.45%) Eikon
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.89%) Google Apps
1 4 (0.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (7.13%) TCP/IP
2 26 (5.79%) DNS
3 25 (5.57%) DHCP
3 25 (5.57%) LAN
4 19 (4.23%) WAN
5 13 (2.90%) VPN
5 13 (2.90%) Internet
6 10 (2.23%) VoIP
6 10 (2.23%) Firewall
7 8 (1.78%) 3G
7 8 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (1.11%) SAN
9 4 (0.89%) Broadband
9 4 (0.89%) VLAN
10 3 (0.67%) IP Telephony
10 3 (0.67%) Wireless
10 3 (0.67%) WLAN
11 2 (0.45%) Extranet
11 2 (0.45%) Intranet
11 2 (0.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.22%) FileMaker
2 1 (0.22%) MySQL
General
1 46 (10.24%) Finance
2 29 (6.46%) Banking
3 8 (1.78%) Law
3 8 (1.78%) Retail
4 7 (1.56%) Retail Banking
5 6 (1.34%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.34%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.11%) Back Office
7 4 (0.89%) Legal
8 3 (0.67%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.67%) Games
9 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.45%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.22%) French Language
10 1 (0.22%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.22%) Local Government
10 1 (0.22%) Military
10 1 (0.22%) Advertising
10 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.34%) Application Packaging
2 4 (0.89%) OLE
3 3 (0.67%) LAMP
4 2 (0.45%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.22%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.22%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 91 (20.27%) Blackberry
2 38 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.12%) NHS
4 13 (2.90%) iPhone
5 12 (2.67%) iPad
6 10 (2.23%) Thin Client
6 10 (2.23%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.34%) Smartphone
8 4 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.67%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.67%) PKI
10 2 (0.45%) CMDB
11 1 (0.22%) Mobile Computing
11 1 (0.22%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.22%) Animation
11 1 (0.22%) PDA
11 1 (0.22%) FMCG
11 1 (0.22%) Replication
11 1 (0.22%) Equities
11 1 (0.22%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 345 (76.84%) Windows
2 234 (52.12%) Windows 7
3 174 (38.75%) Windows XP
4 58 (12.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (10.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 36 (8.02%) Windows 8
7 31 (6.90%) Windows Vista
8 23 (5.12%) Apple iOS
9 20 (4.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (3.79%) Android
10 17 (3.79%) Mac OS X
11 16 (3.56%) Linux
12 11 (2.45%) UNIX
13 10 (2.23%) Windows 2000
14 9 (2.00%) Mac OS
14 9 (2.00%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.45%) Windows NT
16 2 (0.45%) CentOS
16 2 (0.45%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (14.48%) ITIL
2 24 (5.35%) Migration
3 16 (3.56%) Incident Management
4 15 (3.34%) Service Management
5 13 (2.90%) Software Deployment
6 12 (2.67%) Service Delivery
7 11 (2.45%) Problem Management
8 10 (2.23%) Change Management
9 9 (2.00%) Asset Management
10 8 (1.78%) Configuration Management
10 8 (1.78%) Security Management
11 7 (1.56%) Project Management
11 7 (1.56%) E-Commerce
12 6 (1.34%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (1.34%) Line Management
13 5 (1.11%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (1.11%) ITSM
14 3 (0.67%) Mobile Device Management
14 3 (0.67%) Coaching
14 3 (0.67%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 7 (1.56%) SQL
2 6 (1.34%) Java
3 5 (1.11%) C
4 4 (0.89%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.67%) VB
6 2 (0.45%) Perl
6 2 (0.45%) Korn
6 2 (0.45%) Bourne shell
7 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 69 (15.37%) Security Cleared
2 55 (12.25%) SC Cleared
3 28 (6.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (3.79%) MCP
5 15 (3.34%) MCSE
6 13 (2.90%) MCSA
7 8 (1.78%) Dell Certification
8 7 (1.56%) Degree
9 6 (1.34%) MCDST
10 5 (1.11%) DV Cleared
10 5 (1.11%) A+ Certification
11 4 (0.89%) CCNA
11 4 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.89%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (0.89%) MCTS
12 2 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.45%) MCITP
13 1 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (9.13%) SLA
2 1 (0.22%) QA
System Software
1 189 (42.09%) Active Directory
2 25 (5.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.12%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (2.90%) XenApp
5 7 (1.56%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.34%) Xen
7 3 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.67%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.45%) NFS
8 2 (0.45%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.22%) UAG
9 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.22%) XenServer
9 1 (0.22%) vSphere
9 1 (0.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 71 (15.81%) SCCM
2 7 (1.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (1.11%) SCOM
4 4 (0.89%) DameWare
5 3 (0.67%) ServiceCenter
5 3 (0.67%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.45%) Nagios
6 2 (0.45%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.45%) BMC Marimba
7 1 (0.22%) Casper Suite
7 1 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.22%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 158 (35.19%) Microsoft
2 78 (17.37%) Citrix
3 43 (9.58%) VMware
4 36 (8.02%) Apple
5 29 (6.46%) HP
6 26 (5.79%) Cisco
7 25 (5.57%) Lotus
8 17 (3.79%) Sophos
9 16 (3.56%) Remedy
10 14 (3.12%) Reuters
10 14 (3.12%) Symantec
10 14 (3.12%) Dell
11 10 (2.23%) Lumension
12 9 (2.00%) AppSense
12 9 (2.00%) Wyse
12 9 (2.00%) Bloomberg
12 9 (2.00%) CA
12 9 (2.00%) Oracle
13 8 (1.78%) Avaya
14 5 (1.11%) FactSet
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