The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Wales 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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 71 64 39
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 3 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.38% 0.72% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.76% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate
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- £145 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £155 £141
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +9.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.08 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.16% +19.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.04 £13.94
% change year-on-year
-9.60% +15.10%
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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 Wales 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
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
751 788 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 94.11% 94.03% 93.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 488 251
Average daily rate £350 £375 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 27 30
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 28 May 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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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
South Wales +2 2 - -
North Wales -4 1 - -
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Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 8
3 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
3 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 4 (30.77%) Migration
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) Smartphone
4 3 (23.08%) SCCM
4 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (15.38%) Mathematics
5 2 (15.38%) User Experience
5 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) C
5 2 (15.38%) HP
6 1 (7.69%) NHS
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (7.69%) Remedy
6 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
6 1 (7.69%) DHCP
6 1 (7.69%) DNS
6 1 (7.69%) SLA
6 1 (7.69%) IIS
6 1 (7.69%) MS Office
6 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
6 1 (7.69%) Finance
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.69%) IIS
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) DHCP
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Smartphone
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Mathematics
2 2 (15.38%) User Experience
3 1 (7.69%) NHS
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (7.69%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 8
3 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
2 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) Remedy