The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Essex 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 47 59 38
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 4 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.93% 0.45% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 0.49% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£105 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £153 £123 £145
% change year-on-year
+24.48% -15.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +10.71%
Desktop Support Engineer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex 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
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
396 607 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 92.52% 91.83% 93.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 350 156
Average daily rate £350 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £206 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £540 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 56 66
Average hourly rate £20.50 £33.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.87% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £37.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) SCCM
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) MS Office
3 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (50.00%) DHCP
3 3 (50.00%) DNS
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) SAN
4 2 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) VLAN
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) SCOM
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) VCP4
5 1 (16.67%) MCITP
5 1 (16.67%) Firewall
5 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Migration

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (16.67%) Acrobat
3 1 (16.67%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) DHCP
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) MCITP
1 1 (16.67%) VCP4
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) Adobe
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
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