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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 94 123 120
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 26 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.06% 0.24% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 0.26% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 8
Average daily rate
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£331 £200 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.62% -14.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £200 £262
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £150 £130
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.72%
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
2244 2317 2653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.15% 91.40% 88.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1123 1018 983
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 89 84
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 2014.

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
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 29 August 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
Reading +21 14 £400 - 1
Slough 0 2 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £325 -
Newbury - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
Desktop Engineer
South East

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 28 (70.00%) Windows
2 21 (52.50%) Windows 7
3 17 (42.50%) Active Directory
4 13 (32.50%) Security Cleared
5 11 (27.50%) DV Cleared
5 11 (27.50%) Citrix
5 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
6 9 (22.50%) Windows XP
7 8 (20.00%) MS Office
8 6 (15.00%) SCCM
9 5 (12.50%) XenApp
9 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
10 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
10 4 (10.00%) ITIL
10 4 (10.00%) DNS
10 4 (10.00%) Finance
10 4 (10.00%) Thin Client
10 4 (10.00%) Blackberry
10 4 (10.00%) Lync
10 4 (10.00%) Fat Client
10 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
11 3 (7.50%) iPhone
11 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (7.50%) Windows 8
11 3 (7.50%) Remedy
11 3 (7.50%) SLA
12 2 (5.00%) IBM Notes
12 2 (5.00%) VPN
12 2 (5.00%) HP
12 2 (5.00%) Apple

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.00%) Lync
3 2 (5.00%) IBM Notes
3 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (20.00%) MS Office
2 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) DNS
2 2 (5.00%) VPN
2 2 (5.00%) DHCP
2 2 (5.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.50%) Firewall
3 1 (2.50%) LAN
3 1 (2.50%) VoIP
3 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Thin Client
1 4 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 4 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (7.50%) iPhone
3 2 (5.00%) iPad
4 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.50%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.50%) PKI
4 1 (2.50%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 28 (70.00%) Windows
2 21 (52.50%) Windows 7
3 9 (22.50%) Windows XP
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.50%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.50%) Android
6 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.50%) UNIX
6 1 (2.50%) Linux
6 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.00%) ITIL
2 2 (5.00%) Migration
2 2 (5.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (5.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (2.50%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) C
1 2 (5.00%) VB
1 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.50%) Bourne shell
2 1 (2.50%) Korn
2 1 (2.50%) Perl
2 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (32.50%) Security Cleared
2 11 (27.50%) DV Cleared
3 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (42.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.50%) XenApp
3 2 (5.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.50%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) SCCM
2 2 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (5.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) Citrix
1 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) Remedy
3 2 (5.00%) HP
3 2 (5.00%) Apple
3 2 (5.00%) Lotus
3 2 (5.00%) Symantec
3 2 (5.00%) VMware
3 2 (5.00%) AppSense
3 2 (5.00%) LANDesk
4 1 (2.50%) Altiris
4 1 (2.50%) Polycom
4 1 (2.50%) Lumension
4 1 (2.50%) Isilon
4 1 (2.50%) MobileIron
4 1 (2.50%) Sophos
4 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.50%) Avaya
4 1 (2.50%) Veritas
4 1 (2.50%) Dell