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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 23 28 14
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 2.80% 0.80% 3.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.84% 0.84% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£104 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £148 £123 £150
% change year-on-year
+20.40% -18.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £9.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £15.00 £13.81
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +8.61%
Desktop Support Engineer
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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
141 119 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 98.60% 95.20% 92.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 57 32
Average daily rate £330 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £225 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 11 11
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £14.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 5 March 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) Sophos
3 3 (60.00%) MCP
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) MS Office
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) MobileIron
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (40.00%) Google
4 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (40.00%) SCCM
4 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (40.00%) iPhone
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) XenApp
4 2 (40.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (40.00%) iPad
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (40.00%) Terminal Server
4 2 (40.00%) Mapinfo
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) iPhone
1 2 (40.00%) iPad
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) CAD
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
1 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (40.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) MCP
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) MCSE
2 2 (40.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) XenApp
2 2 (40.00%) XenDesktop
2 2 (40.00%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Sophos
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) MobileIron
3 2 (40.00%) Google
3 2 (40.00%) Mapinfo
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Adobe
3 2 (40.00%) Symantec
3 2 (40.00%) Remedy
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Wyse
4 1 (20.00%) McAfee