The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 16 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 West 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 127 105 131
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 14 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.42% 0.92% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.98% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate £130 £295 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.93% +31.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £135 £138
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.25 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% -18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £12.21 £13.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £13.50 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.61
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -18.72%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3096 2254 3356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 92.14% 94.43% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1865 1342 1944
Average daily rate £350 £343 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -8.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 153 247
Average hourly rate £19.31 £15.10 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.88% -39.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Desktop Support Engineer
England

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer across the South West region.

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer across the South West region.

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 16 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
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Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Devon -8 4 £136 - 1
Desktop Support Engineer
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Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 24 (80.00%) Windows
2 22 (73.33%) Windows 7
3 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
4 9 (30.00%) Windows XP
5 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (23.33%) VMware
6 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
8 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
8 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
8 4 (13.33%) HP
8 4 (13.33%) Compaq
8 4 (13.33%) Dell
8 4 (13.33%) MS Office
9 3 (10.00%) Citrix
9 3 (10.00%) LAN
9 3 (10.00%) Migration
9 3 (10.00%) XenDesktop
10 2 (6.67%) SCCM
11 1 (3.33%) Network Security
11 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
11 1 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
11 1 (3.33%) Change Control
11 1 (3.33%) Office 365
11 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
11 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (3.33%) Network Monitoring
11 1 (3.33%) Device Driver
11 1 (3.33%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (13.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (3.33%) Network Security
2 1 (3.33%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) Internet
2 1 (3.33%) OSPF
2 1 (3.33%) BGP
2 1 (3.33%) WAN
2 1 (3.33%) DHCP
2 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.33%) RIP
2 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.33%) DNS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 24 (80.00%) Windows
2 22 (73.33%) Windows 7
3 9 (30.00%) Windows XP
4 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (3.33%) Change Control
2 1 (3.33%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
System Software
1 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) VMware
2 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.33%) HP
3 4 (13.33%) Compaq
3 4 (13.33%) Dell
4 3 (10.00%) Citrix
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