The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire 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 28 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 107 95 124
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 18 26 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.69% 1.07% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 1.17% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 1
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£268 £331 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.24% +65.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £136 £165 £150
% change year-on-year
-17.42% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £13.05 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £19.00 £17.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +5.26%
Desktop Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire 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
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2331 2214 2319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.41% 91.22% 91.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1338 1101 1019
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 69 90
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.07 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.16% +3.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.71 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Reading -14 8 £313 -21.87%
Slough +3 4 £360 - 1
Newbury - 3 - -
Maidenhead +6 2 - -
Desktop Engineer
South East

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 22 (78.57%) Windows
2 16 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 16 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 12 (42.86%) Windows XP
5 10 (35.71%) MS Office
6 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
7 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (21.43%) SCCM
8 6 (21.43%) VMware
8 6 (21.43%) Citrix
8 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
9 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
9 5 (17.86%) ITIL
9 5 (17.86%) SQL
9 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (17.86%) MCTS
9 5 (17.86%) Windows 8
9 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (17.86%) DV Cleared
10 4 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (14.29%) PCI DSS
10 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (14.29%) Firewall
10 4 (14.29%) Validation
10 4 (14.29%) Client/Server

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (35.71%) MS Office
2 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
2 4 (14.29%) Firewall
3 3 (10.71%) VPN
4 2 (7.14%) NAS
4 2 (7.14%) NetScaler
4 2 (7.14%) SAN
5 1 (3.57%) Wireless
5 1 (3.57%) VLAN
5 1 (3.57%) DNS
5 1 (3.57%) LAN
5 1 (3.57%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Law
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (14.29%) Client/Server
3 2 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 2 (7.14%) Clustering
4 1 (3.57%) PKI
4 1 (3.57%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 22 (78.57%) Windows
2 16 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 12 (42.86%) Windows XP
4 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (17.86%) Windows 8
6 4 (14.29%) Windows 2000
6 4 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (10.71%) Linux
8 2 (7.14%) Mac OS
9 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
9 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
9 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) ITIL
2 4 (14.29%) Validation
3 2 (7.14%) Release Management
4 1 (3.57%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (3.57%) Patch Management
4 1 (3.57%) Service Management
4 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.57%) WFM
4 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.86%) DV Cleared
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (17.86%) MCTS
3 1 (3.57%) MCITP
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.71%) XenApp
3 2 (7.14%) XenDesktop
3 2 (7.14%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.57%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) SCCM
2 2 (7.14%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 6 (21.43%) Citrix
2 6 (21.43%) VMware
3 4 (14.29%) Dell
3 4 (14.29%) Remedy
4 2 (7.14%) Symantec
4 2 (7.14%) NetApp
4 2 (7.14%) HP
4 2 (7.14%) Wyse
5 1 (3.57%) AppSense
5 1 (3.57%) ProCurve
5 1 (3.57%) Lumension
5 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.57%) McAfee
5 1 (3.57%) Sophos
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