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 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 126 125 109
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 17 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.55% 0.45% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.49% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate
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£165 £119 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.94% -59.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £96 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £142 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £130 £140
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Average hourly rate £13.87 £13.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.69% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +9.09%
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 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
2914 2668 2281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.58% 92.35% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1821 1579 1382
Average daily rate £375 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £230 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 155 160
Average hourly rate £20.25 £17.00 £15.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.11% +11.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 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
Gloucestershire - 5 - - 1
Devon +1 3 £176 +18.98%
Desktop Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 21 (72.41%) Windows
2 19 (65.52%) Windows 7
3 12 (41.38%) Active Directory
4 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
4 8 (27.59%) MS Office
5 6 (20.69%) Windows XP
6 5 (17.24%) Citrix
7 4 (13.79%) Manufacturing
7 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
7 4 (13.79%) FMCG
8 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
8 3 (10.34%) VoIP
9 2 (6.90%) SLA
9 2 (6.90%) Dell
9 2 (6.90%) HP
9 2 (6.90%) IBM Notes
9 2 (6.90%) SQL
9 2 (6.90%) Migration
9 2 (6.90%) VMware
9 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (6.90%) Lotus
9 2 (6.90%) Degree
10 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
10 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
10 1 (3.45%) SCCM
10 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
10 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
10 1 (3.45%) Remedy
10 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
10 1 (3.45%) Android

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.90%) IBM Notes
2 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.45%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) MS Office
2 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) VoIP
General
1 4 (13.79%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) FMCG
2 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.45%) Smartphone
2 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 21 (72.41%) Windows
2 19 (65.52%) Windows 7
3 6 (20.69%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.45%) Android
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (6.90%) Migration
2 1 (3.45%) ITIL
2 1 (3.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (41.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) XenApp
2 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) Citrix
3 2 (6.90%) Lotus
3 2 (6.90%) HP
3 2 (6.90%) Dell
3 2 (6.90%) VMware
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) Compaq
4 1 (3.45%) Remedy
4 1 (3.45%) Avaya
4 1 (3.45%) Novell