The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 62 75 75
Rank change year-on-year
+13 0
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 7 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.77% 1.01% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 1.12% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate
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£175 £165 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £140 £150 £140
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 6
Average hourly rate £19.50 £12.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.00% -30.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.84
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -2.25%
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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 Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
819 986 1046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.40% 90.79% 92.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 524 374
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 55
Average hourly rate £17.75 £15.00 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% -7.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £19.70 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
3 4 (21.05%) Citrix
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (15.79%) LANDesk
5 2 (10.53%) Thin Client
5 2 (10.53%) NetBackup
5 2 (10.53%) Fat Client
5 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
5 2 (10.53%) Bourne shell
5 2 (10.53%) Isilon
5 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (10.53%) Altiris
5 2 (10.53%) Korn
5 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
5 2 (10.53%) Nagios
5 2 (10.53%) Veritas
5 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
5 2 (10.53%) HP
5 2 (10.53%) EMC
5 2 (10.53%) C
5 2 (10.53%) Perl
5 2 (10.53%) VB
5 2 (10.53%) UNIX
5 2 (10.53%) Linux
5 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
5 2 (10.53%) Windows XP

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (10.53%) SharePoint
1 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Lync
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) DHCP
1 2 (10.53%) DNS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Thin Client
1 2 (10.53%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (10.53%) Linux
4 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
4 2 (10.53%) UNIX
5 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) C
1 2 (10.53%) Perl
1 2 (10.53%) VB
1 2 (10.53%) Korn
1 2 (10.53%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Nagios
1 2 (10.53%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Citrix
2 3 (15.79%) LANDesk
3 2 (10.53%) Isilon
3 2 (10.53%) Altiris
3 2 (10.53%) HP
3 2 (10.53%) EMC
3 2 (10.53%) Veritas
3 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.26%) Apple
4 1 (5.26%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) Avaya
4 1 (5.26%) Lumension