The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 133 96 117
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 7 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.22% 0.58% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.63% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate
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£133 £128 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £110 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £146 £194
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £143 £130
% change year-on-year
+8.77% +9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.98 £14.55
% change year-on-year
+7.33% -3.95%
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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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2945 2078 2979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.26% 92.77% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1893 1278 1744
Average daily rate £368 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 165 240
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 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.

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Windows 7
3 7 (43.75%) Windows XP
4 6 (37.50%) MS Office
5 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
5 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
6 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (18.75%) Windows 2000
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (12.50%) Migration
8 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
8 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
8 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (12.50%) MCP
8 2 (12.50%) HP
9 1 (6.25%) Compaq
9 1 (6.25%) Dell
9 1 (6.25%) Citrix
9 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (6.25%) SLA
9 1 (6.25%) MCSE
9 1 (6.25%) ITIL
9 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (6.25%) OLE
9 1 (6.25%) Finance
9 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (6.25%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Office
2 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) OLE
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Windows 7
3 7 (43.75%) Windows XP
4 3 (18.75%) Windows 2000
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (6.25%) Resource Management
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) MCP
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) MCSE
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Compaq
3 1 (6.25%) Dell
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) VMware