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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 226 187 168
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 38 53 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.39% 0.59% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.65% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 10
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£200 £165 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £120 £150
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 24
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.27 £13.87 £13.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £27.20 £21.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £15.25 £13.87
% change year-on-year
-11.47% +9.94%
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 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
8981 8150 7091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.55% 91.37% 91.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4823 4317 3374
Average daily rate £375 £359 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.60% +2.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £218 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 472 591
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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
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 4 March 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
Berkshire +2 17 £200 +11.88%
Hampshire -12 10 £168 +26.41% 1
Buckinghamshire -7 4 - - 1
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Sussex - - - -
Desktop Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (65.22%) Windows
2 43 (46.74%) Active Directory
3 38 (41.30%) Windows 7
4 33 (35.87%) Microsoft
5 24 (26.09%) MS Office
6 19 (20.65%) Windows XP
7 17 (18.48%) SLA
7 17 (18.48%) MS Excel
8 16 (17.39%) Security Cleared
9 13 (14.13%) Citrix
10 12 (13.04%) HP
11 11 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (10.87%) Finance
12 10 (10.87%) VMware
13 9 (9.78%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (9.78%) SC Cleared
14 8 (8.70%) Windows 8
14 8 (8.70%) SharePoint
15 7 (7.61%) MS Exchange
15 7 (7.61%) LAN
15 7 (7.61%) WAN
15 7 (7.61%) ITIL
15 7 (7.61%) Blackberry
16 6 (6.52%) MCP
16 6 (6.52%) Problem Management
17 5 (5.43%) Asset Management
17 5 (5.43%) Security Management
17 5 (5.43%) SharePoint 2013

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 8 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.61%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.43%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.09%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.09%) Lync
Applications
1 24 (26.09%) MS Office
2 17 (18.48%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.17%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.61%) LAN
1 7 (7.61%) WAN
2 4 (4.35%) VoIP
2 4 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.26%) 3G
3 3 (3.26%) Internet
4 2 (2.17%) Firewall
4 2 (2.17%) VPN
4 2 (2.17%) WLAN
4 2 (2.17%) Broadband
5 1 (1.09%) Intranet
5 1 (1.09%) DHCP
5 1 (1.09%) DNS
5 1 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
General
1 10 (10.87%) Finance
2 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.26%) LAMP
2 1 (1.09%) OLE
2 1 (1.09%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.61%) Blackberry
3 4 (4.35%) NHS
4 3 (3.26%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.26%) Smartphone
4 3 (3.26%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.26%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.09%) Replication
5 1 (1.09%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 60 (65.22%) Windows
2 38 (41.30%) Windows 7
3 19 (20.65%) Windows XP
4 10 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (9.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (8.70%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.17%) Linux
8 2 (2.17%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.17%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.09%) UNIX
9 1 (1.09%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.09%) Android
9 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (7.61%) ITIL
2 6 (6.52%) Problem Management
3 5 (5.43%) Asset Management
3 5 (5.43%) Security Management
4 4 (4.35%) Migration
4 4 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 2 (2.17%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (2.17%) Line Management
5 2 (2.17%) Service Management
5 2 (2.17%) Service Delivery
5 2 (2.17%) Project Management
6 1 (1.09%) CRM
6 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.09%) Data Analysis
6 1 (1.09%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (1.09%) ITSM
6 1 (1.09%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.09%) C
1 1 (1.09%) Perl
1 1 (1.09%) SQL
1 1 (1.09%) VB
1 1 (1.09%) Korn
1 1 (1.09%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 16 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (9.78%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.52%) MCP
5 4 (4.35%) MCDST
5 4 (4.35%) MCTS
5 4 (4.35%) MCSA
6 3 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.26%) CCNA
6 3 (3.26%) MCSE
7 2 (2.17%) Degree
7 2 (2.17%) MCITP
8 1 (1.09%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.09%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (18.48%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (46.74%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.09%) NFS
3 1 (1.09%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) Nagios
1 1 (1.09%) ServiceCenter
1 1 (1.09%) SCCM
1 1 (1.09%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 33 (35.87%) Microsoft
2 13 (14.13%) Citrix
3 12 (13.04%) HP
4 10 (10.87%) VMware
5 4 (4.35%) LANDesk
5 4 (4.35%) Remedy
6 3 (3.26%) Dell
6 3 (3.26%) Wyse
7 2 (2.17%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.17%) Cisco
7 2 (2.17%) McAfee
7 2 (2.17%) Avaya
8 1 (1.09%) Peregrine
8 1 (1.09%) Veritas
8 1 (1.09%) Lotus
8 1 (1.09%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.09%) Sage
8 1 (1.09%) EMC
8 1 (1.09%) Sophos
8 1 (1.09%) Adobe
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