The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 129 116 106
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 2 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.078% 0.26% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.28% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate £150 £105 £119
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -11.39%
UK excluding London average daily rate £158 £133 £148
% change year-on-year
+18.86% -10.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £15.77 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -3.22%
Desktop Support Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2389 2536 2145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.76% 95.88% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1263 1413 1027
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 52 62
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £46.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +8 2 £150 +42.85%
Desktop Support Engineer
UK

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) MS Office
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) CCENT
4 2 (25.00%) Content Management
4 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (25.00%) ACSA
4 2 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (25.00%) MCTS
4 2 (25.00%) MCITP
4 2 (25.00%) iManage
4 2 (25.00%) Backup Exec
4 2 (25.00%) Law
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (25.00%) 3G
4 2 (25.00%) Symantec
4 2 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (25.00%) CCNA
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (25.00%) A+ Certification

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) 3G
1 2 (25.00%) ADSL
1 2 (25.00%) Broadband
1 2 (25.00%) VPN
General
1 2 (25.00%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Content Management
2 2 (25.00%) CRM
2 2 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) A+ Certification
1 2 (25.00%) ACSA
1 2 (25.00%) CCENT
1 2 (25.00%) CCNA
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (25.00%) MCITP
1 2 (25.00%) MCSA
1 2 (25.00%) MCSE
1 2 (25.00%) MCTS
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (25.00%) Network+ Certification
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) XenApp
3 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Apple
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) iManage
3 2 (25.00%) Symantec
4 1 (12.50%) Dell