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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 222 203 205
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 40 43 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.42% 0.47% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.51% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 11
Average daily rate
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£148 £158 £138
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.34% +14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £102 £120 £92
10% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £268 £150
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £164 £135
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +21.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 14
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.78 £12.96 £13.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £19.50 £20.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £15.89
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +0.69%
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
8835 8451 7818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.27% 92.02% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5209 4594 4023
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £213 £200
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 415 412 553
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.48 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.91% -4.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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
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 28 July 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 28 July 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -1 10 £160 +6.66% 1
Berkshire +5 9 £135 -60.00% 1
Surrey +2 9 £175 -12.50% 1
West Sussex -14 3 £175 +25.00% 1
Oxfordshire -24 3 £180 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 - - 1
East Sussex -3 2 £116 -23.00%
Isle of Wight - 2 £104 -
Desktop Support Engineer
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Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 60 (82.19%) Windows
2 38 (52.05%) Active Directory
2 38 (52.05%) Windows 7
3 35 (47.95%) Microsoft
4 30 (41.10%) MS Office
5 21 (28.77%) MS Excel
6 20 (27.40%) Windows XP
7 10 (13.70%) Security Cleared
8 8 (10.96%) ITIL
8 8 (10.96%) Windows 8
9 7 (9.59%) Citrix
10 6 (8.22%) Dell
10 6 (8.22%) VMware
10 6 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (6.85%) HP
11 5 (6.85%) SLA
11 5 (6.85%) Finance
12 4 (5.48%) Remedy
12 4 (5.48%) Blackberry
12 4 (5.48%) NHS
12 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (5.48%) MS Exchange
12 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (5.48%) Mac OS
13 3 (4.11%) Office 365
13 3 (4.11%) Migration
13 3 (4.11%) SCCM
13 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
13 3 (4.11%) Smartphone
13 3 (4.11%) Incident Management

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 4 (5.48%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.74%) IBM Notes
2 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.37%) Lync
Applications
1 30 (41.10%) MS Office
2 21 (28.77%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.74%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.74%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.11%) Office 365
2 1 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.11%) LAN
1 3 (4.11%) WAN
1 3 (4.11%) VPN
2 2 (2.74%) DNS
2 2 (2.74%) 3G
2 2 (2.74%) Firewall
2 2 (2.74%) Wireless
3 1 (1.37%) NAS
3 1 (1.37%) Asterisk PBX
3 1 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.37%) SAN
3 1 (1.37%) DHCP
3 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.37%) PBX
General
1 5 (6.85%) Finance
2 2 (2.74%) Retail
3 1 (1.37%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.37%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.48%) NHS
2 4 (5.48%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.11%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.74%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.74%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.74%) EPoS
5 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.37%) Clustering
5 1 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.37%) BYOD
5 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 60 (82.19%) Windows
2 38 (52.05%) Windows 7
3 20 (27.40%) Windows XP
4 8 (10.96%) Windows 8
5 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.48%) Mac OS
6 3 (4.11%) Mac OS X
6 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.37%) UNIX
8 1 (1.37%) Android
8 1 (1.37%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (10.96%) ITIL
2 3 (4.11%) Migration
2 3 (4.11%) Incident Management
2 3 (4.11%) Patch Management
3 2 (2.74%) Data Protection
3 2 (2.74%) Software Deployment
3 2 (2.74%) Problem Management
3 2 (2.74%) PRINCE2
3 2 (2.74%) Service Delivery
4 1 (1.37%) Change Management
4 1 (1.37%) ITSM
4 1 (1.37%) Service Management
4 1 (1.37%) Release Management
4 1 (1.37%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (1.37%) Software Distribution
4 1 (1.37%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.37%) SQL
1 1 (1.37%) VBScript
1 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (13.70%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.11%) MCSE
3 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.74%) MCP
4 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.37%) MCTS
5 1 (1.37%) MCITP
5 1 (1.37%) Degree
5 1 (1.37%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (52.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.74%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.37%) vSphere
3 1 (1.37%) Samba
3 1 (1.37%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (1.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) SCCM
2 1 (1.37%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.37%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 35 (47.95%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.59%) Citrix
3 6 (8.22%) VMware
3 6 (8.22%) Dell
4 5 (6.85%) HP
5 4 (5.48%) Remedy
6 3 (4.11%) McAfee
6 3 (4.11%) LANDesk
6 3 (4.11%) ServiceNow
6 3 (4.11%) Cisco
7 2 (2.74%) Lotus
7 2 (2.74%) Acronis
8 1 (1.37%) Becrypt
8 1 (1.37%) Sophos
8 1 (1.37%) Google
8 1 (1.37%) Apple
8 1 (1.37%) Symantec
8 1 (1.37%) NetApp
8 1 (1.37%) Adobe
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