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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 228 185 200
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 48 61 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.48% 0.67% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.72% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 26 9
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£160 £168 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £124 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £259 £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £155 £139
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +11.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 18
Average hourly rate £14.40 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.09% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.56 £11.93 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £19.00 £18.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £13.92
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.73%
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
9331 8415 8134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.63% 92.14% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5624 4695 4301
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 410 498
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.21 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.99% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 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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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 -11 12 £160 -15.78% 1
Berkshire -3 11 £175 -41.66%
Oxfordshire -22 9 £165 -
West Sussex -22 6 £175 +37.25%
Surrey -10 5 £175 +16.66%
Buckinghamshire -14 3 - -
East Sussex -2 2 £116 -23.00%
Isle of Wight - 2 £104 -
Desktop Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 69 (89.61%) Windows
2 48 (62.34%) Windows 7
3 46 (59.74%) Active Directory
4 40 (51.95%) Microsoft
5 30 (38.96%) MS Office
6 23 (29.87%) Windows XP
7 21 (27.27%) MS Excel
8 11 (14.29%) MS Exchange
8 11 (14.29%) ITIL
9 9 (11.69%) DHCP
9 9 (11.69%) Citrix
9 9 (11.69%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (10.39%) Acronis
10 8 (10.39%) Windows 8
11 7 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (9.09%) Security Cleared
11 7 (9.09%) CheckPoint
11 7 (9.09%) VMware
12 6 (7.79%) Lumension
13 5 (6.49%) Mac OS
13 5 (6.49%) SCCM
13 5 (6.49%) Finance
13 5 (6.49%) NHS
13 5 (6.49%) Remedy
13 5 (6.49%) SLA
14 4 (5.19%) VPN
14 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (5.19%) HP
14 4 (5.19%) Dell
14 4 (5.19%) Lotus

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.19%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.30%) Lync
Applications
1 30 (38.96%) MS Office
2 21 (27.27%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.30%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) Office 365
2 1 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.69%) DHCP
2 4 (5.19%) VPN
2 4 (5.19%) WAN
3 3 (3.90%) Wireless
3 3 (3.90%) DNS
3 3 (3.90%) LAN
4 2 (2.60%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.60%) 3G
4 2 (2.60%) Firewall
5 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.30%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.30%) NAS
5 1 (1.30%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (1.30%) WebEx
5 1 (1.30%) PBX
5 1 (1.30%) SAN
5 1 (1.30%) Internet
General
1 5 (6.49%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Retail
3 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.30%) Law
3 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.30%) Games
3 1 (1.30%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.49%) NHS
3 4 (5.19%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.60%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.60%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.60%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.60%) EPoS
4 2 (2.60%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.30%) BYOD
5 1 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.30%) iPad
5 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.30%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 69 (89.61%) Windows
2 48 (62.34%) Windows 7
3 23 (29.87%) Windows XP
4 9 (11.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (10.39%) Windows 8
6 5 (6.49%) Mac OS
7 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.60%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.60%) Android
8 2 (2.60%) Linux
9 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.30%) UNIX
9 1 (1.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (14.29%) ITIL
2 3 (3.90%) Patch Management
3 2 (2.60%) Data Protection
3 2 (2.60%) Software Deployment
3 2 (2.60%) PRINCE2
3 2 (2.60%) Service Delivery
3 2 (2.60%) Migration
3 2 (2.60%) Incident Management
4 1 (1.30%) Problem Management
4 1 (1.30%) Release Management
4 1 (1.30%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (1.30%) Change Management
4 1 (1.30%) ITSM
4 1 (1.30%) Service Management
4 1 (1.30%) Software Distribution
4 1 (1.30%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.30%) SQL
1 1 (1.30%) VBScript
1 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.90%) MCSE
3 3 (3.90%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.60%) MCP
4 2 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.30%) MCTS
5 1 (1.30%) MCITP
5 1 (1.30%) Degree
5 1 (1.30%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (59.74%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.60%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.30%) XenApp
4 1 (1.30%) vSphere
4 1 (1.30%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.30%) Samba
4 1 (1.30%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) SCCM
2 1 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.30%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 40 (51.95%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.69%) Citrix
3 8 (10.39%) Acronis
4 7 (9.09%) CheckPoint
4 7 (9.09%) VMware
5 6 (7.79%) Lumension
6 5 (6.49%) Remedy
7 4 (5.19%) Lotus
7 4 (5.19%) HP
7 4 (5.19%) Dell
8 3 (3.90%) Cisco
8 3 (3.90%) LANDesk
9 2 (2.60%) Apple
10 1 (1.30%) NetApp
10 1 (1.30%) Adobe
10 1 (1.30%) Google
10 1 (1.30%) McAfee
10 1 (1.30%) Sophos
10 1 (1.30%) Symantec
10 1 (1.30%) ServiceNow
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