The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 387 416 394
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 173 135 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.35% 0.29% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.31% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 50 48
Average daily rate
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£163 £150 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £100 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £139 £128
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 52 71
Average hourly rate £15.03 £15.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £11.05 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £19.45 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £15.77 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +5.13%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45626 43161 49005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.60% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 28137 25930 28012
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1961 2542
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -8.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Desktop Support Engineer
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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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +8 56 £163 -4.41% 8
South East +6 45 £145 -3.33% 3
North West +20 31 £203 +42.10% 2
West Midlands -7 14 £150 +53.84% 1
East of England -12 14 £124 -20.16% 2
South West -36 10 £166 -4.31%
East Midlands -2 2 - - 2
North East - 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - - - -
Desktop Support Engineer
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Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 279 (79.26%) Windows
2 199 (56.53%) Windows 7
3 161 (45.74%) MS Office
4 155 (44.03%) Windows XP
5 152 (43.18%) Active Directory
6 144 (40.91%) Microsoft
7 84 (23.86%) Citrix
8 67 (19.03%) Blackberry
8 67 (19.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 66 (18.75%) Security Cleared
9 66 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 60 (17.05%) SC Cleared
11 49 (13.92%) ITIL
12 48 (13.64%) SCCM
13 46 (13.07%) MS Exchange
14 45 (12.78%) MS Excel
14 45 (12.78%) Windows Vista
15 38 (10.80%) SLA
16 34 (9.66%) Finance
17 28 (7.95%) LAN
18 26 (7.39%) Cisco
18 26 (7.39%) Banking
19 25 (7.10%) Software Deployment
20 24 (6.82%) Incident Management
20 24 (6.82%) VPN
21 23 (6.53%) TCP/IP
22 22 (6.25%) Lotus
23 21 (5.97%) DNS
24 20 (5.68%) CA
24 20 (5.68%) IBM Notes

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 46 (13.07%) MS Exchange
2 20 (5.68%) IBM Notes
3 12 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2003
3 12 (3.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 9 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.85%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.85%) Lotus Domino
5 3 (0.85%) Lync
5 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.28%) Site Server
6 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 161 (45.74%) MS Office
2 45 (12.78%) MS Excel
3 10 (2.84%) MS Visio
3 10 (2.84%) MS Project
4 8 (2.27%) Acrobat
5 4 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.57%) Eikon
2 1 (0.28%) Sage 300 ERP
2 1 (0.28%) 3000 Xtra
2 1 (0.28%) Khalix
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.42%) Office 365
2 1 (0.28%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 28 (7.95%) LAN
2 24 (6.82%) VPN
3 23 (6.53%) TCP/IP
4 21 (5.97%) DNS
5 19 (5.40%) DHCP
6 15 (4.26%) WAN
7 11 (3.13%) VoIP
8 10 (2.84%) Wireless
9 9 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (2.27%) 3G
11 6 (1.70%) Internet
11 6 (1.70%) SMS
12 3 (0.85%) Firewall
13 2 (0.57%) IP Telephony
13 2 (0.57%) Cisco IOS
14 1 (0.28%) Intranet
14 1 (0.28%) WLAN
14 1 (0.28%) FTP
14 1 (0.28%) Cisco Nexus
14 1 (0.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.85%) DTS
2 2 (0.57%) SQL Server
General
1 34 (9.66%) Finance
2 26 (7.39%) Banking
3 9 (2.56%) Investment Banking
4 8 (2.27%) Financial Institution
5 7 (1.99%) Back Office
6 3 (0.85%) Legal
6 3 (0.85%) Retail
7 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.57%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.28%) Law
8 1 (0.28%) Front Office
8 1 (0.28%) Advertising
8 1 (0.28%) Local Government
8 1 (0.28%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.28%) French Language
8 1 (0.28%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.14%) OLE
2 3 (0.85%) Software Packaging
2 3 (0.85%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 67 (19.03%) Blackberry
2 10 (2.84%) iPhone
2 10 (2.84%) iPad
2 10 (2.84%) Fat Client
2 10 (2.84%) Thin Client
3 7 (1.99%) NHS
3 7 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (1.42%) Handset
5 4 (1.14%) Hedge funds
5 4 (1.14%) Client/Server
6 3 (0.85%) Smartcard
6 3 (0.85%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.57%) Derivative
7 2 (0.57%) Kindle
8 1 (0.28%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.28%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.28%) Clustering
8 1 (0.28%) Firmware
8 1 (0.28%) Social Media
8 1 (0.28%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 279 (79.26%) Windows
2 199 (56.53%) Windows 7
3 155 (44.03%) Windows XP
4 67 (19.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 66 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 45 (12.78%) Windows Vista
7 18 (5.11%) Windows 2000
8 15 (4.26%) Windows 8
9 10 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (2.56%) Android
11 7 (1.99%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.70%) Windows Mobile
12 6 (1.70%) Windows 2000 Server
12 6 (1.70%) Mac OS X
13 5 (1.42%) Linux
14 4 (1.14%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.28%) UNIX
15 1 (0.28%) NetWare
15 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (13.92%) ITIL
2 25 (7.10%) Software Deployment
3 24 (6.82%) Incident Management
4 16 (4.55%) Service Management
5 15 (4.26%) Migration
6 12 (3.41%) Service Delivery
6 12 (3.41%) Change Management
7 11 (3.13%) TQM
8 10 (2.84%) Configuration Management
9 9 (2.56%) Project Management
10 6 (1.70%) Asset Management
11 4 (1.14%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (1.14%) CRM
12 3 (0.85%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (0.85%) ITSM
12 3 (0.85%) Problem Management
13 2 (0.57%) Logistics
13 2 (0.57%) Data Management
13 2 (0.57%) Time Management
13 2 (0.57%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 3 (0.85%) SQL
2 2 (0.57%) C
3 1 (0.28%) VB
3 1 (0.28%) VBA
3 1 (0.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 66 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 60 (17.05%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (4.55%) MCP
5 13 (3.69%) MCSE
6 7 (1.99%) Degree
6 7 (1.99%) MCITP
7 4 (1.14%) MCTS
7 4 (1.14%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.85%) A+ Certification
8 3 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.85%) MCDST
9 2 (0.57%) HNC
9 2 (0.57%) MCSA
10 1 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (10.80%) SLA
2 2 (0.57%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.28%) QA
System Software
1 152 (43.18%) Active Directory
2 20 (5.68%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.27%) XenApp
5 3 (0.85%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.28%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 48 (13.64%) SCCM
2 8 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.85%) Unicenter
4 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.28%) SCOM
Vendors
1 144 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 84 (23.86%) Citrix
3 26 (7.39%) Cisco
4 22 (6.25%) Lotus
5 20 (5.68%) CA
5 20 (5.68%) AppSense
6 18 (5.11%) Apple
6 18 (5.11%) VMware
6 18 (5.11%) Lumension
7 13 (3.69%) HP
8 10 (2.84%) Dell
9 9 (2.56%) Bloomberg
10 8 (2.27%) Adobe
11 7 (1.99%) Reuters
11 7 (1.99%) LANDesk
12 6 (1.70%) Remedy
13 4 (1.14%) Altiris
13 4 (1.14%) Symantec
14 3 (0.85%) Novell
14 3 (0.85%) Compaq
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