The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey 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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 87 89 89
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 10 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.84% 0.36% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.38% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate £143 £150 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £140 £140
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.86 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.89% -8.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -3.22%
Desktop Support Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey 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
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1133 1322 1184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 95.61% 94.56% 92.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 753 715 633
Average daily rate £413 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 49 55
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% +13.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £49.75 £39.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Surrey

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Egham - 3 £160 -
Leatherhead -17 1 - -
Redhill - 1 - -
Woking - 1 - -
Desktop Support Engineer
South East

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
3 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) MS Office
4 4 (26.67%) Office 365
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
5 3 (20.00%) Driving Licence
5 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (20.00%) MCSE
5 3 (20.00%) LAN
5 3 (20.00%) Citrix
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (13.33%) Finance
6 2 (13.33%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (13.33%) A+ Certification
6 2 (13.33%) Remedy
6 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (13.33%) HP
6 2 (13.33%) NHS
6 2 (13.33%) DHCP
6 2 (13.33%) CCNA
6 2 (13.33%) DNS
6 2 (13.33%) SLA
6 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
6 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
6 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (13.33%) DHCP
2 2 (13.33%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) VoIP
3 1 (6.67%) VPN
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) NHS
3 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (6.67%) EPoS
3 1 (6.67%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
6 1 (6.67%) Android
6 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Patch Management
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) MCSE
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (13.33%) A+ Certification
2 2 (13.33%) CCNA
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (13.33%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (6.67%) DBS Check
3 1 (6.67%) MCITP
3 1 (6.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) ISA Server
2 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (13.33%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) Remedy
4 1 (6.67%) Dell
4 1 (6.67%) ThinPrint
4 1 (6.67%) VMware