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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 195 199 194
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 43 31 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.47% 0.37% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.39% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 4
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£158 £138 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% -8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £135 £130
% change year-on-year
+20.37% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 24
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £16.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +3.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.96 £13.21 £12.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £20.45 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.89 £14.58
% change year-on-year
+0.69% +9.02%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8433 7851 9010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.92% 92.74% 91.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4584 4045 4124
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 547 641
Average hourly rate £16.14 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.05% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -14 11 £150 +42.85%
Surrey 0 10 £200 +33.33% 1
Berkshire +7 9 £338 - 1
West Sussex -1 6 £140 -20.00% 1
Oxfordshire - 5 - -
East Sussex -5 1 £150 -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Desktop Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 61 (77.22%) Windows
2 43 (54.43%) Windows 7
3 36 (45.57%) MS Office
4 31 (39.24%) Active Directory
5 27 (34.18%) Windows XP
6 23 (29.11%) Microsoft
7 15 (18.99%) Citrix
8 14 (17.72%) ITIL
9 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (13.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (13.92%) MS Excel
10 11 (13.92%) MS Exchange
11 10 (12.66%) Blackberry
12 7 (8.86%) SLA
12 7 (8.86%) DHCP
13 6 (7.59%) VPN
13 6 (7.59%) DNS
13 6 (7.59%) Windows 8
14 5 (6.33%) LANDesk
14 5 (6.33%) SCCM
15 4 (5.06%) Asset Management
15 4 (5.06%) Video Conferencing
15 4 (5.06%) WAN
15 4 (5.06%) HP
15 4 (5.06%) Lotus
15 4 (5.06%) LAN
15 4 (5.06%) VoIP
15 4 (5.06%) Apple
15 4 (5.06%) Service Delivery
16 3 (3.80%) Wireless

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (13.92%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.53%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.27%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.27%) Site Server
4 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.27%) Lync
Applications
1 36 (45.57%) MS Office
2 11 (13.92%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.86%) DHCP
2 6 (7.59%) VPN
2 6 (7.59%) DNS
3 4 (5.06%) WAN
3 4 (5.06%) LAN
3 4 (5.06%) VoIP
4 3 (3.80%) Wireless
5 2 (2.53%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.27%) WLAN
6 1 (1.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
1 2 (2.53%) Finance
2 1 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.27%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.06%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.53%) iPhone
3 2 (2.53%) iPad
3 2 (2.53%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.53%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.27%) Handset
4 1 (1.27%) Clustering
4 1 (1.27%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 61 (77.22%) Windows
2 43 (54.43%) Windows 7
3 27 (34.18%) Windows XP
4 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (13.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (7.59%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.80%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (2.53%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.53%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.53%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.53%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.72%) ITIL
2 4 (5.06%) Service Delivery
2 4 (5.06%) Asset Management
3 2 (2.53%) Incident Management
3 2 (2.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (2.53%) Migration
4 1 (1.27%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (1.27%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (1.27%) Data Management
4 1 (1.27%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.53%) SQL
2 1 (1.27%) VB
2 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.27%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (3.80%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.53%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) MCDST
3 1 (1.27%) MCTS
3 1 (1.27%) MCITP
3 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.27%) MCP
3 1 (1.27%) MCSE
3 1 (1.27%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.86%) SLA
2 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 31 (39.24%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.53%) XenApp
3 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (6.33%) SCCM
2 1 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.27%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (29.11%) Microsoft
2 15 (18.99%) Citrix
3 5 (6.33%) LANDesk
4 4 (5.06%) HP
4 4 (5.06%) Lotus
4 4 (5.06%) Apple
5 3 (3.80%) VMware
6 2 (2.53%) Cisco
6 2 (2.53%) Symantec
6 2 (2.53%) Dell
7 1 (1.27%) Avaya
7 1 (1.27%) Juniper
7 1 (1.27%) Nokia
7 1 (1.27%) Polycom
7 1 (1.27%) Lumension
7 1 (1.27%) MobileIron
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