The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 185 203 208
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 61 40 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.66% 0.45% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.48% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 10 6
Average daily rate
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£165 £150 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £105 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £200 £150
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £140 £130
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 17
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.04 £12.88 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.35 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £13.87 £14.88
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -6.75%
Desktop Support Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8545 8269 9011
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.13% 93.07% 91.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4774 4368 4203
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 501 620
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.21 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.11% -6.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. 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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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
Hampshire -17 13 £195 +21.87%
Surrey +3 12 £150 +17.64% 1
Berkshire +17 11 £300 +50.00% 2
West Sussex +7 8 £128 -27.14%
Oxfordshire +3 7 - - 2
Buckinghamshire +2 4 £200 - 1
Desktop Support Engineer
England

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 65 (73.86%) Windows
2 47 (53.41%) Windows 7
3 35 (39.77%) MS Office
4 33 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 25 (28.41%) Windows XP
5 25 (28.41%) Microsoft
6 17 (19.32%) ITIL
6 17 (19.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (17.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (17.05%) Blackberry
7 15 (17.05%) Citrix
8 13 (14.77%) MS Excel
9 11 (12.50%) MS Exchange
10 10 (11.36%) SLA
11 9 (10.23%) Security Cleared
12 8 (9.09%) SCCM
12 8 (9.09%) HP
13 6 (6.82%) Lotus
13 6 (6.82%) SC Cleared
13 6 (6.82%) Windows 8
13 6 (6.82%) VMware
14 5 (5.68%) Incident Management
14 5 (5.68%) Service Delivery
14 5 (5.68%) TCP/IP
14 5 (5.68%) VPN
14 5 (5.68%) LAN
14 5 (5.68%) WAN
14 5 (5.68%) IBM Notes
15 4 (4.55%) SharePoint
15 4 (4.55%) DHCP

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 11 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.68%) IBM Notes
3 4 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.41%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.27%) Lync
6 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.14%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (1.14%) Site Server
6 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 35 (39.77%) MS Office
2 13 (14.77%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.68%) LAN
1 5 (5.68%) WAN
1 5 (5.68%) TCP/IP
1 5 (5.68%) VPN
2 4 (4.55%) DNS
2 4 (4.55%) DHCP
3 3 (3.41%) VoIP
3 3 (3.41%) 3G
3 3 (3.41%) Wireless
3 3 (3.41%) Broadband
4 1 (1.14%) Network Security
4 1 (1.14%) WLAN
4 1 (1.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.14%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (4.55%) Finance
2 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.41%) Application Packaging
2 2 (2.27%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.05%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.41%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (3.41%) iPhone
2 3 (3.41%) iPad
3 2 (2.27%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.27%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.14%) Handset
4 1 (1.14%) Clustering
4 1 (1.14%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 65 (73.86%) Windows
2 47 (53.41%) Windows 7
3 25 (28.41%) Windows XP
4 17 (19.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (17.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (6.82%) Windows 8
7 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.27%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (2.27%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.27%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.27%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.14%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.14%) UNIX
9 1 (1.14%) Linux
9 1 (1.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.32%) ITIL
2 5 (5.68%) Service Delivery
2 5 (5.68%) Incident Management
3 4 (4.55%) Migration
3 4 (4.55%) Asset Management
3 4 (4.55%) Service Management
4 3 (3.41%) Security Management
4 3 (3.41%) Problem Management
5 2 (2.27%) Configuration Management
5 2 (2.27%) Project Management
5 2 (2.27%) Change Management
6 1 (1.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.14%) ITSM
6 1 (1.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (1.14%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (1.14%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.14%) C
1 1 (1.14%) Java
1 1 (1.14%) Perl
1 1 (1.14%) VB
1 1 (1.14%) Korn
1 1 (1.14%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 9 (10.23%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.82%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.27%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.27%) MCP
3 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.14%) MCDST
4 1 (1.14%) MCTS
4 1 (1.14%) MCSA
4 1 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.36%) SLA
2 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 33 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.27%) XenApp
4 1 (1.14%) NFS
4 1 (1.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (1.14%) Nagios
2 1 (1.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 25 (28.41%) Microsoft
2 15 (17.05%) Citrix
3 8 (9.09%) HP
4 6 (6.82%) Lotus
4 6 (6.82%) VMware
5 4 (4.55%) Apple
5 4 (4.55%) LANDesk
5 4 (4.55%) Cisco
6 1 (1.14%) SAP
6 1 (1.14%) Avaya
6 1 (1.14%) Veritas
6 1 (1.14%) Dell
6 1 (1.14%) EMC
6 1 (1.14%) Polycom
6 1 (1.14%) Isilon
6 1 (1.14%) Lumension
6 1 (1.14%) MobileIron
6 1 (1.14%) Symantec
6 1 (1.14%) Sophos
6 1 (1.14%) Red Hat
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