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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 85 82 80
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 13 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.86% 0.53% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.57% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£170 £123 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £133 £120
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £16.58 £13.87 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.53% -7.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.24 £12.56 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.92 £13.96 £16.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £14.60
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -5.00%
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
1404 1230 1168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 92.80% 92.83% 91.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 784 750 613
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 67 97
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £11.25 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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
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 24 October 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
Leatherhead - 2 £148 -
Guildford -11 1 - -
Dorking - - - -
Shepperton - - - -
Woking - - - -
Desktop Support Engineer
South East

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Windows 7
3 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
4 10 (43.48%) MS Office
5 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
6 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
7 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
7 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (21.74%) VMware
8 4 (17.39%) HP
8 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (13.04%) Blackberry
9 3 (13.04%) CCNA
9 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (13.04%) ITIL
9 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
10 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (8.70%) SCCM
10 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
10 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (8.70%) Migration
10 2 (8.70%) Service Management
10 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
10 2 (8.70%) Change Management
10 2 (8.70%) IBM Notes
10 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
10 2 (8.70%) Lotus
10 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
10 2 (8.70%) Project Management
10 2 (8.70%) Windows 8

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 (8.70%) IBM Notes
1 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
1 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.35%) Lync
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (43.48%) MS Office
2 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) LAN
1 1 (4.35%) WAN
1 1 (4.35%) DHCP
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.35%) DNS
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
1 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Windows 7
3 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
4 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL
1 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
2 2 (8.70%) Migration
2 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
2 2 (8.70%) Project Management
2 2 (8.70%) Service Management
2 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
2 2 (8.70%) Change Management
3 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.35%) CRM
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) CCNA
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) VMware
3 4 (17.39%) HP
4 2 (8.70%) Lotus
5 1 (4.35%) Apple
5 1 (4.35%) Sage
5 1 (4.35%) Symantec
5 1 (4.35%) Sophos
5 1 (4.35%) Toshiba
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix
5 1 (4.35%) Avaya
5 1 (4.35%) Adobe
5 1 (4.35%) Mitel
5 1 (4.35%) Google
5 1 (4.35%) LANDesk
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco