The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 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 Aberdeen 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 13 23 16
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 8 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 7.34% 3.19% 5.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.52% 3.53% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 3
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£110 £93 £108
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -13.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £161 £150 £125
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Average hourly rate - £15.77 £16.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.03 £16.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-6.09% +8.47%
Job Titles Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
84 170 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 77.06% 90.43% 88.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 66 62
Average daily rate £300 £330 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £130 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 12
Average hourly rate £12.50 £10.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -41.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

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

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Desktop Engineer
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region that cited Desktop 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
3 7 (70.00%) Windows XP
4 6 (60.00%) SCCM
5 5 (50.00%) PDA
5 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (50.00%) ServiceNow
5 5 (50.00%) VPN
5 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (50.00%) MS Office
5 5 (50.00%) HP
5 5 (50.00%) Compaq
5 5 (50.00%) Dell
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (20.00%) ITIL
6 2 (20.00%) Windows 2000
6 2 (20.00%) MCSE
6 2 (20.00%) CCNA
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Vista
6 2 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (10.00%) MCITP
7 1 (10.00%) Degree
7 1 (10.00%) SLA

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region that cited Desktop 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) VPN
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) PDA
2 2 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows XP
3 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 2000
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Vista
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (20.00%) MCSE
1 2 (20.00%) CCNA
2 1 (10.00%) MCITP
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) ServiceNow
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (50.00%) HP
1 5 (50.00%) Compaq
1 5 (50.00%) Dell
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