The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Peterborough 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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 23 29 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 0.88% 0.78% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.80% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £164 £126
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +29.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.89
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +4.13%
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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 Peterborough 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
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
105 125 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 92.92% 97.66% 95.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 49 45
Average daily rate £335 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £166 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 13
Average hourly rate £12.00 £22.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.45% +69.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) MobileIron
2 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 2 (66.67%) iPad
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) iPhone
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) XenDesktop
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (66.67%) Google
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) Wyse
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Terminal Server
2 2 (66.67%) Mapinfo
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Remedy
2 2 (66.67%) Sophos
2 2 (66.67%) CAD

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (66.67%) iPhone
1 2 (66.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) CAD
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
1 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (66.67%) MCP
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Terminal Server
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Adobe
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) Mapinfo
1 2 (66.67%) Remedy
1 2 (66.67%) Sophos
1 2 (66.67%) Wyse
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) Google
1 2 (66.67%) MobileIron