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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 118 105 106
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 3 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.11% 0.30% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.33% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 3
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£105 £130 £134
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% -2.98%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £140 £150
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £125.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +825.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.54
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.62%
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 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
2500 2131 1905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.27% 92.81% 94.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1360 1048 1005
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 63 54
Average hourly rate £24.00 £16.72 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.54% +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Desktop Support Engineer
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Desktop Support Engineer
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows XP
2 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Vista
5 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 2000
7 2 (16.67%) DTS
7 2 (16.67%) MS Office
7 2 (16.67%) ITIL
7 2 (16.67%) CA
7 2 (16.67%) Unicenter
7 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
7 2 (16.67%) DHCP
7 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
7 2 (16.67%) Change Management
8 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) DTS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows XP
2 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Vista
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (25.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
1 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
1 2 (16.67%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) CA