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 18 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 68 60 66
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 1 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.13% 0.16% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.17% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate £160 - £115
UK excluding London average daily rate £133 £138 £138
% change year-on-year
-3.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.86
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -19.92%
Job Titles Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
716 606 919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 92.27% 95.89% 95.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 308 436
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £233 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £563 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 29 81
Average hourly rate £21.00 £14.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -34.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £39.30 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Desktop Support Engineer
East of England

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
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Altiris
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Avaya
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) VoIP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) MCITP
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Altiris
1 1 (50.00%) Dell
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Avaya
1 1 (50.00%) Symantec
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft