The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 211 199 204
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 39 38 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.40% 0.45% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.49% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 3
Average daily rate £160 £141 £131
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.27% +8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £83 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £173 £146
UK excluding London average daily rate £133 £138 £138
% change year-on-year
-3.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 24
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £17.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -18.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.57 £12.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £18.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.86
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -19.92%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8899 7717 9795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.87% 92.21% 92.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4907 3849 4446
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 481 603 705
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.00 £41.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Desktop Support Engineer
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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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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
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Oxfordshire +11 14 £120 - 1
Berkshire -14 8 £196 +86.90% 3
Surrey -13 6 £170 -
Hampshire 0 4 £126 -6.48% 1
West Sussex -1 3 £160 -0.77%
East Sussex -6 3 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Middlesex - - - -
Desktop Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 85 (88.54%) Windows
2 62 (64.58%) Windows 7
3 52 (54.17%) MS Office
4 50 (52.08%) Active Directory
5 41 (42.71%) Windows XP
6 35 (36.46%) Microsoft
7 26 (27.08%) MS Excel
8 20 (20.83%) MS Exchange
9 19 (19.79%) Blackberry
10 13 (13.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 12 (12.50%) SCCM
12 11 (11.46%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (11.46%) VPN
13 10 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (9.38%) Citrix
14 9 (9.38%) SQL
15 8 (8.33%) PowerShell
16 7 (7.29%) Windows 8
16 7 (7.29%) ITIL
16 7 (7.29%) DNS
16 7 (7.29%) DHCP
16 7 (7.29%) Apple
17 6 (6.25%) WSUS
17 6 (6.25%) MobileIron
18 5 (5.21%) SC Cleared
18 5 (5.21%) Security Cleared
18 5 (5.21%) Lotus
18 5 (5.21%) SLA
18 5 (5.21%) HP
19 4 (4.17%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 20 (20.83%) MS Exchange
2 13 (13.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (4.17%) IBM Notes
4 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 52 (54.17%) MS Office
2 26 (27.08%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.46%) VPN
2 7 (7.29%) DNS
2 7 (7.29%) DHCP
3 4 (4.17%) LAN
4 3 (3.13%) VoIP
5 2 (2.08%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.08%) WAN
5 2 (2.08%) Internet
5 2 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.04%) Wireless
6 1 (1.04%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.08%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (2.08%) Finance
2 1 (1.04%) Local Government
2 1 (1.04%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.04%) Back Office
2 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.04%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.04%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.79%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.08%) Thin Client
2 2 (2.08%) Handset
2 2 (2.08%) Fat Client
2 2 (2.08%) iPad
2 2 (2.08%) iPhone
2 2 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 85 (88.54%) Windows
2 62 (64.58%) Windows 7
3 41 (42.71%) Windows XP
4 11 (11.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (7.29%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.08%) Mac OS
7 2 (2.08%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.04%) Android
8 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (7.29%) ITIL
2 4 (4.17%) Incident Management
2 4 (4.17%) Asset Management
3 2 (2.08%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (2.08%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (1.04%) Software Distribution
4 1 (1.04%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (1.04%) ITIL V3
4 1 (1.04%) Data Management
4 1 (1.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (1.04%) Logistics
4 1 (1.04%) Service Management
4 1 (1.04%) Service Delivery
4 1 (1.04%) Change Management
4 1 (1.04%) Configuration Management
4 1 (1.04%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.38%) SQL
2 8 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.08%) VB
4 1 (1.04%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (5.21%) SC Cleared
1 5 (5.21%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.13%) MCSE
2 3 (3.13%) MCP
2 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.04%) MCITP
3 1 (1.04%) MCSA
3 1 (1.04%) CNA
3 1 (1.04%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.21%) SLA
2 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 50 (52.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.04%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.04%) XenApp
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (12.50%) SCCM
2 6 (6.25%) WSUS
3 2 (2.08%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 35 (36.46%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.38%) Citrix
3 7 (7.29%) Apple
4 6 (6.25%) MobileIron
5 5 (5.21%) Lotus
5 5 (5.21%) HP
6 4 (4.17%) VMware
7 3 (3.13%) LANDesk
8 2 (2.08%) Dell
8 2 (2.08%) Juniper
8 2 (2.08%) Symantec
9 1 (1.04%) Polycom
9 1 (1.04%) Nokia
9 1 (1.04%) Novell
9 1 (1.04%) Cisco
9 1 (1.04%) Adobe
9 1 (1.04%) Avaya
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £13.87 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
A&O IT Group Ltd
Rate: Up to £180 per day
Posted: 17 days ago