The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 105 100 96
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 10 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.41% 0.35% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.39% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate
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£150 £98 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -30.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £135 £130
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.60 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.40 £15.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.95 £14.58
% change year-on-year
+0.34% +9.39%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2207 1800 2079
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.71% 91.23% 92.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1130 873 985
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £205 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 129 134
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.65 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Desktop Support Engineer
England

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 28 July 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
Birmingham -2 5 £150 +36.36%
Warwickshire - 3 £170 -
Staffordshire - 1 - - 3
Desktop Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 12 (80.00%) Windows
1 12 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
4 4 (26.67%) ITIL
4 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
4 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
5 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (20.00%) MS Office
6 2 (13.33%) IBM Notes
6 2 (13.33%) LAN
6 2 (13.33%) WAN
6 2 (13.33%) Internet
6 2 (13.33%) Lotus
6 2 (13.33%) Service Management
6 2 (13.33%) Change Management
6 2 (13.33%) Back Office
6 2 (13.33%) Migration
6 2 (13.33%) Project Management
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
6 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
6 2 (13.33%) iPad
7 1 (6.67%) Sage 300 ERP
7 1 (6.67%) OLE
7 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
7 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (6.67%) Degree
7 1 (6.67%) Sage

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Sage 300 ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) LAN
1 2 (13.33%) WAN
1 2 (13.33%) Internet
General
1 2 (13.33%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (13.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
1 12 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) Service Management
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (6.67%) CRM
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Lotus
3 1 (6.67%) Sage
3 1 (6.67%) Novell
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