The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Wakefield 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 6 - 8
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 17.24% - 4.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.86% - 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £141 £140
% change year-on-year
+9.73% +0.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £10.50 - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.03 £13.87 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+8.32% -5.96%
Desktop Support Engineer
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Wakefield 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
Wakefield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
28 17 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 96.55% 94.44% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 5
Average daily rate £198 £319 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.08% +145.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £275 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 12
Average hourly rate £10.50 £12.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% -19.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Wakefield

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

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Wakefield

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Wakefield

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

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Wakefield

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wakefield 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 5 (100.00%) MS Office
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Sophos
1 5 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 5 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Phone
2 1 (20.00%) UAG
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Siemens
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) VoIP
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wakefield 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 5 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (100.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) VoIP
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Phone
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (20.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Sophos
2 1 (20.00%) Siemens