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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 376 367 353
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 189 178 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.41% 0.40% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.43% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 52 49
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£175 £155 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £113 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £140 £150
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 69 70
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.05 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £19.14 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.54
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.62%
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
42674 41220 37638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.41% 92.60% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 27249 25109 21792
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1679 1871 2280
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 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
London +35 91 £175 - 20
South East -42 39 £158 -4.54% 6
Yorkshire -3 14 £140 +19.14%
East of England +6 13 £165 +34.69% 2
North West 0 11 £200 -11.11% 4
South West -26 8 £140 - 3
West Midlands -1 7 £193 +113.88% 1
East Midlands +5 3 £153 +1.66%
Desktop Support Engineer
UK

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

1 330 (77.65%) Windows
2 223 (52.47%) Windows 7
3 176 (41.41%) Active Directory
4 158 (37.18%) Windows XP
5 157 (36.94%) Microsoft
6 145 (34.12%) MS Office
7 93 (21.88%) Blackberry
8 75 (17.65%) MS Excel
9 73 (17.18%) Citrix
10 65 (15.29%) SCCM
11 60 (14.12%) ITIL
12 59 (13.88%) Security Cleared
13 55 (12.94%) MS Exchange
14 54 (12.71%) Windows Server 2008
15 53 (12.47%) Finance
16 46 (10.82%) SC Cleared
17 45 (10.59%) VMware
18 43 (10.12%) Windows Server 2003
19 42 (9.88%) SLA
20 39 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
21 38 (8.94%) Windows 8
22 35 (8.24%) Apple
23 33 (7.76%) Banking
24 32 (7.53%) Lotus
24 32 (7.53%) IBM Notes
24 32 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2010
25 30 (7.06%) SharePoint
26 29 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
27 28 (6.59%) TCP/IP
28 27 (6.35%) HP

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 55 (12.94%) MS Exchange
2 32 (7.53%) IBM Notes
2 32 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (7.06%) SharePoint
4 26 (6.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 19 (4.47%) Lync
6 9 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.47%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.24%) IIS
10 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 145 (34.12%) MS Office
2 75 (17.65%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.47%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.47%) MS Project
6 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (0.94%) Eikon
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.94%) Google Apps
1 4 (0.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.59%) TCP/IP
2 25 (5.88%) DNS
3 23 (5.41%) LAN
3 23 (5.41%) DHCP
4 16 (3.76%) WAN
5 14 (3.29%) VPN
6 12 (2.82%) Internet
6 12 (2.82%) VoIP
7 10 (2.35%) Firewall
8 6 (1.41%) 3G
8 6 (1.41%) SAN
9 5 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (1.18%) VLAN
10 4 (0.94%) Broadband
11 3 (0.71%) Wireless
12 2 (0.47%) IMAP
12 2 (0.47%) Network Security
12 2 (0.47%) POP3
12 2 (0.47%) SMTP
12 2 (0.47%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.47%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.24%) FileMaker
2 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.24%) MySQL
General
1 53 (12.47%) Finance
2 33 (7.76%) Banking
3 10 (2.35%) Retail
4 9 (2.12%) Retail Banking
5 8 (1.88%) Law
5 8 (1.88%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.41%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.71%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.71%) Back Office
7 3 (0.71%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.71%) Games
7 3 (0.71%) Legal
7 3 (0.71%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.47%) French Language
8 2 (0.47%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.24%) Local Government
9 1 (0.24%) Advertising
9 1 (0.24%) Publishing
9 1 (0.24%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.41%) Application Packaging
2 4 (0.94%) LAMP
3 3 (0.71%) OLE
4 2 (0.47%) MAPI
5 1 (0.24%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.24%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 93 (21.88%) Blackberry
2 39 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.24%) iPhone
4 16 (3.76%) NHS
5 13 (3.06%) iPad
6 9 (2.12%) Thin Client
6 9 (2.12%) Smartphone
6 9 (2.12%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (0.94%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.71%) PKI
10 2 (0.47%) CMDB
11 1 (0.24%) Mobile Computing
11 1 (0.24%) PDA
11 1 (0.24%) Animation
11 1 (0.24%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.24%) Handset
11 1 (0.24%) Replication
11 1 (0.24%) Equities
11 1 (0.24%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 330 (77.65%) Windows
2 223 (52.47%) Windows 7
3 158 (37.18%) Windows XP
4 54 (12.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (10.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 38 (8.94%) Windows 8
7 26 (6.12%) Windows Vista
8 24 (5.65%) Apple iOS
9 22 (5.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (4.47%) Mac OS X
11 18 (4.24%) Android
12 17 (4.00%) Linux
13 13 (3.06%) UNIX
14 8 (1.88%) Windows 2000
15 6 (1.41%) Mac OS
16 5 (1.18%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 2 (0.47%) CentOS
18 2 (0.47%) Mac OS X Server
18 2 (0.47%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (14.12%) ITIL
2 24 (5.65%) Migration
3 16 (3.76%) Incident Management
4 14 (3.29%) Service Management
5 11 (2.59%) Service Delivery
5 11 (2.59%) Problem Management
6 10 (2.35%) Change Management
7 9 (2.12%) Asset Management
7 9 (2.12%) Software Deployment
8 8 (1.88%) Configuration Management
8 8 (1.88%) Security Management
8 8 (1.88%) E-Commerce
9 7 (1.65%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (1.65%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (1.41%) Project Management
10 6 (1.41%) Line Management
11 5 (1.18%) ITSM
12 4 (0.94%) Coaching
13 3 (0.71%) Mobile Device Management
13 3 (0.71%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.12%) SQL
2 6 (1.41%) Java
3 5 (1.18%) C
4 4 (0.94%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.71%) VB
6 2 (0.47%) Korn
6 2 (0.47%) Perl
6 2 (0.47%) Bourne shell
7 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 59 (13.88%) Security Cleared
2 46 (10.82%) SC Cleared
3 29 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (4.00%) MCSE
5 14 (3.29%) MCP
6 13 (3.06%) MCSA
7 8 (1.88%) Dell Certification
8 7 (1.65%) Degree
9 6 (1.41%) MCDST
10 4 (0.94%) MCTS
10 4 (0.94%) MCITP
10 4 (0.94%) CCNA
10 4 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.94%) A+ Certification
10 4 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.94%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.71%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.24%) MOS
13 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (9.88%) SLA
System Software
1 176 (41.41%) Active Directory
2 26 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.06%) XenApp
4 12 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (1.65%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.41%) Xen
7 4 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.71%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.47%) NFS
9 2 (0.47%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.47%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.24%) vSphere
10 1 (0.24%) UAG
10 1 (0.24%) XenServer
10 1 (0.24%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 65 (15.29%) SCCM
2 5 (1.18%) SCOM
2 5 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (0.94%) DameWare
4 3 (0.71%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (0.71%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (0.47%) Nagios
5 2 (0.47%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.47%) BMC Marimba
6 1 (0.24%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.24%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 157 (36.94%) Microsoft
2 73 (17.18%) Citrix
3 45 (10.59%) VMware
4 35 (8.24%) Apple
5 32 (7.53%) Lotus
6 27 (6.35%) HP
7 26 (6.12%) Cisco
8 17 (4.00%) Sophos
9 15 (3.53%) Reuters
9 15 (3.53%) Remedy
9 15 (3.53%) Dell
10 14 (3.29%) Symantec
11 10 (2.35%) Bloomberg
12 9 (2.12%) Oracle
12 9 (2.12%) Wyse
13 8 (1.88%) Avaya
14 7 (1.65%) CA
14 7 (1.65%) AppSense
14 7 (1.65%) Lumension
15 6 (1.41%) Google
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