The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Kent 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 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 38 37 34
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 5 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.64% 0.35% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 0.36% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
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£130 £118 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% -5.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £133 £120
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £14.21
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £14.60
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -5.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent 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
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
278 274 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 91.45% 94.81% 90.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 153 154
Average daily rate £340 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £275 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 65
Average hourly rate £24.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Application Packaging
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) MS Office
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL
5 1 (20.00%) IBM Notes
5 1 (20.00%) VPN
5 1 (20.00%) SLA
5 1 (20.00%) Lotus
5 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (20.00%) HP
5 1 (20.00%) Service Management
5 1 (20.00%) ITSM
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) iPad
5 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (20.00%) Internet
5 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
5 1 (20.00%) Asset Management

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (20.00%) iPhone
1 1 (20.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Service Management
1 1 (20.00%) ITSM
1 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Lotus
3 1 (20.00%) HP