The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 105 100 97
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 7 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.32% 0.33% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.37% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate
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£193 £90 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+113.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £145 £130 £150
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Average hourly rate £17.75 £14.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.33% +9.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £14.58
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +4.63%
Desktop Support Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1961 1905 1717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.62% 90.89% 94.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1129 988 800
Average daily rate £350 £335 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 139 187
Average hourly rate £15.75 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £36.50 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Desktop Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 January 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
Warwickshire - 3 £165 -
Coventry +2 1 £220 -
Wolverhampton +1 1 £100 -
Birmingham -5 1 £225 +150.00%
Desktop Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
3 8 (47.06%) Windows XP
3 8 (47.06%) Windows 7
4 5 (29.41%) Citrix
4 5 (29.41%) VMware
5 4 (23.53%) MS Office
6 3 (17.65%) ITIL
6 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
6 3 (17.65%) Windows 2000
6 3 (17.65%) NHS
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (17.65%) SCCM
7 2 (11.76%) XenApp
7 2 (11.76%) Application Packaging
7 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
8 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
8 1 (5.88%) Firmware
8 1 (5.88%) NetApp
8 1 (5.88%) LAN
8 1 (5.88%) DHCP
8 1 (5.88%) VPN
8 1 (5.88%) DNS
8 1 (5.88%) Cisco
8 1 (5.88%) Linux
8 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
8 1 (5.88%) Asset Management

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Office
2 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) DHCP
1 1 (5.88%) VPN
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
1 1 (5.88%) SSH
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) NHS
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows XP
2 8 (47.06%) Windows 7
3 3 (17.65%) Windows 2000
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
2 1 (5.88%) Service Management
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.76%) XenApp
4 1 (5.88%) Firmware
4 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (5.88%) XenServer
4 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.88%) DameWare
2 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Citrix
2 5 (29.41%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) NetApp
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco