The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 29 July 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 Hertfordshire 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 59 54 65
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 3 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.45% 0.32% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.34% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£98 £150 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% -11.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £135 £130
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £12.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.83 £14.58
% change year-on-year
+1.07% +8.61%
Job Titles Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
620 586 886
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 93.09% 95.13% 92.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 297 405
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 39 75
Average hourly rate £15.00 £25.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% -17.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £86.00 £37.50
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 Hertfordshire

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 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.

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Last Year
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Desktop Support Engineer
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) ITSM
3 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Apple
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) iPad
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (25.00%) Multimedia
3 1 (25.00%) MCITP
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) iPhone

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (25.00%) Multimedia
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) iPhone
1 1 (25.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
1 1 (25.00%) ITSM
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Apple