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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 392 369 403
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 174 148 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.35% 0.34% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.37% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 32 49
Average daily rate £150 £175 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £106 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £375 £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £145 £135 £138
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 69 57
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £19.20 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -19.40%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45860 39882 51429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.27% 92.73% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 28497 23419 28960
Average daily rate £395 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
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 1848 2045 2410
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -1 67 £160 -11.11% 7
South East +2 37 £160 +13.27% 3
North West -2 22 £150 -
South West -19 12 £130 -55.55% 2
East Midlands -15 11 £200 +73.91%
East of England -19 9 £150 -14.28%
Yorkshire -19 6 £130 +38.66%
West Midlands -17 5 £105 -
North East -19 5 £195 -
Desktop Support Engineer
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Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 302 (86.04%) Windows
2 225 (64.10%) Windows 7
3 159 (45.30%) Active Directory
4 158 (45.01%) MS Office
5 157 (44.73%) Microsoft
6 154 (43.87%) Windows XP
7 77 (21.94%) Blackberry
8 64 (18.23%) MS Excel
8 64 (18.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 63 (17.95%) Citrix
10 59 (16.81%) MS Exchange
11 58 (16.52%) Windows Server 2003
12 41 (11.68%) Finance
13 40 (11.40%) Security Cleared
14 38 (10.83%) SCCM
15 37 (10.54%) SC Cleared
16 36 (10.26%) Banking
16 36 (10.26%) Incident Management
17 34 (9.69%) ITIL
18 33 (9.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 28 (7.98%) VPN
20 27 (7.69%) Cisco
20 27 (7.69%) LAN
20 27 (7.69%) Lotus
21 26 (7.41%) IBM Notes
22 24 (6.84%) TCP/IP
22 24 (6.84%) Microsoft Certification
23 21 (5.98%) SLA
23 21 (5.98%) Windows Vista
24 20 (5.70%) DNS

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 59 (16.81%) MS Exchange
2 33 (9.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 26 (7.41%) IBM Notes
4 12 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.42%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.28%) Lync
7 1 (0.28%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 158 (45.01%) MS Office
2 64 (18.23%) MS Excel
3 11 (3.13%) MS Visio
4 9 (2.56%) Acrobat
4 9 (2.56%) MS Project
5 5 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.57%) CINEMA 4D
6 2 (0.57%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.57%) InDesign
6 2 (0.57%) Vectorworks
7 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.71%) Eikon
2 4 (1.14%) Khalix
3 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.28%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (7.98%) VPN
2 27 (7.69%) LAN
3 24 (6.84%) TCP/IP
4 20 (5.70%) DNS
5 16 (4.56%) WAN
5 16 (4.56%) DHCP
6 10 (2.85%) VoIP
6 10 (2.85%) Internet
7 9 (2.56%) Wireless
8 5 (1.42%) Firewall
9 4 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.14%) SMS
10 3 (0.85%) 3G
11 2 (0.57%) NetScreen
11 2 (0.57%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (0.57%) Network Security
11 2 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.57%) SAN
12 1 (0.28%) FTP
12 1 (0.28%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (1.14%) Cognos Impromptu
2 3 (0.85%) DTS
General
1 41 (11.68%) Finance
2 36 (10.26%) Banking
3 13 (3.70%) Financial Institution
4 11 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.42%) Back Office
6 4 (1.14%) Retail
7 3 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.85%) Local Government
7 3 (0.85%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.57%) Front Office
9 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.28%) Law
9 1 (0.28%) Legal
9 1 (0.28%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.28%) French Language
9 1 (0.28%) German Language
9 1 (0.28%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.28%) JSP
1 1 (0.28%) OLE
1 1 (0.28%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 77 (21.94%) Blackberry
2 13 (3.70%) NHS
3 10 (2.85%) Hedge funds
4 9 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (2.28%) iPhone
5 8 (2.28%) Thin Client
5 8 (2.28%) Fat Client
6 7 (1.99%) iPad
7 5 (1.42%) Handset
8 2 (0.57%) IVR
8 2 (0.57%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.57%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.28%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.28%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.28%) PDA
9 1 (0.28%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.28%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.28%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 302 (86.04%) Windows
2 225 (64.10%) Windows 7
3 154 (43.87%) Windows XP
4 64 (18.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 58 (16.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (5.98%) Windows Vista
7 13 (3.70%) Windows 8
7 13 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (3.42%) Windows 2000
9 8 (2.28%) Mac OS X
10 7 (1.99%) Android
11 4 (1.14%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.57%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.57%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.57%) UNIX
12 2 (0.57%) Linux
12 2 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.28%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (10.26%) Incident Management
2 34 (9.69%) ITIL
3 17 (4.84%) Migration
4 16 (4.56%) Service Delivery
5 15 (4.27%) Change Management
6 12 (3.42%) Software Deployment
7 11 (3.13%) Service Management
8 10 (2.85%) Configuration Management
8 10 (2.85%) Project Management
9 7 (1.99%) TQM
9 7 (1.99%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (1.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (1.14%) Asset Management
11 3 (0.85%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (0.85%) CRM
11 3 (0.85%) ITIL V3
12 2 (0.57%) Problem Management
12 2 (0.57%) Time Management
12 2 (0.57%) Root Cause Analysis
12 2 (0.57%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 16 (4.56%) SQL
2 8 (2.28%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.57%) C
3 2 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (11.40%) Security Cleared
2 37 (10.54%) SC Cleared
3 24 (6.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (4.84%) MCP
5 13 (3.70%) MCSE
6 7 (1.99%) MCITP
7 6 (1.71%) MCSA
8 4 (1.14%) Degree
9 2 (0.57%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.57%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.57%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.57%) ACDT
9 2 (0.57%) MCDST
9 2 (0.57%) MCTS
10 1 (0.28%) HNC
10 1 (0.28%) CNA
10 1 (0.28%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.98%) SLA
2 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.28%) QA
System Software
1 159 (45.30%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (2.28%) XenApp
4 7 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.14%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.85%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 38 (10.83%) SCCM
2 9 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (1.71%) WSUS
4 5 (1.42%) Unicenter
5 2 (0.57%) DameWare
5 2 (0.57%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 157 (44.73%) Microsoft
2 63 (17.95%) Citrix
3 27 (7.69%) Cisco
3 27 (7.69%) Lotus
4 19 (5.41%) Bloomberg
4 19 (5.41%) VMware
4 19 (5.41%) HP
5 18 (5.13%) Dell
6 17 (4.84%) Apple
7 15 (4.27%) Reuters
8 14 (3.99%) CA
9 13 (3.70%) Adobe
10 12 (3.42%) AppSense
11 8 (2.28%) Altiris
11 8 (2.28%) Lumension
12 6 (1.71%) MobileIron
12 6 (1.71%) Speakerbus
12 6 (1.71%) Fidessa
12 6 (1.71%) Oracle
12 6 (1.71%) Avaya
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