The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 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 Berkshire 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 117 98 113
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 14 21 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.49% 0.86% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.94% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 2
Average daily rate £200 £160 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -31.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £163 £140
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 11
Average hourly rate £13.67 £18.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.10% -2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £12.94 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.31 £18.60 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.63 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -14.84%
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2591 2242 2809
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.18% 91.47% 90.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1343 885 1035
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 150 103
Average hourly rate £17.00 £29.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.37% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £14.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Desktop Engineer
South East

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
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 17 April 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
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Vacancies
Reading -18 4 £193 +20.31% 2
Wokingham - 3 - -
Slough +3 2 £235 - 1
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Desktop Engineer
South East

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 32 (86.49%) Windows
2 27 (72.97%) Windows 7
3 21 (56.76%) Active Directory
4 20 (54.05%) MS Office
5 17 (45.95%) Microsoft
6 16 (43.24%) MS Excel
7 12 (32.43%) Blackberry
7 12 (32.43%) SCCM
8 11 (29.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (24.32%) Windows XP
10 7 (18.92%) VPN
10 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (16.22%) MobileIron
11 6 (16.22%) Apple
11 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
12 5 (13.51%) SQL
12 5 (13.51%) WSUS
12 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
13 4 (10.81%) ITIL
14 3 (8.11%) DNS
14 3 (8.11%) IBM Notes
14 3 (8.11%) DHCP
14 3 (8.11%) Citrix
14 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
14 3 (8.11%) Lotus
14 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
14 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
14 3 (8.11%) Windows 8
15 2 (5.41%) iPad

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 11 (29.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
3 3 (8.11%) IBM Notes
4 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (5.41%) Lync
Applications
1 20 (54.05%) MS Office
2 16 (43.24%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) VPN
2 3 (8.11%) DNS
2 3 (8.11%) DHCP
3 2 (5.41%) LAN
3 2 (5.41%) Internet
3 2 (5.41%) WAN
4 1 (2.70%) VoIP
4 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Local Government
2 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.70%) Back Office
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.41%) Fat Client
2 2 (5.41%) iPhone
2 2 (5.41%) iPad
2 2 (5.41%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.70%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 32 (86.49%) Windows
2 27 (72.97%) Windows 7
3 9 (24.32%) Windows XP
4 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (8.11%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.81%) ITIL
2 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.70%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (2.70%) Configuration Management
3 1 (2.70%) Project Management
3 1 (2.70%) Service Management
3 1 (2.70%) Change Management
3 1 (2.70%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) SQL
1 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.70%) VBScript
2 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) MCP
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.70%) CNA
3 1 (2.70%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (56.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (32.43%) SCCM
2 5 (13.51%) WSUS
3 1 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (45.95%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.22%) Apple
2 6 (16.22%) MobileIron
3 3 (8.11%) Lotus
3 3 (8.11%) Citrix
4 2 (5.41%) Juniper
5 1 (2.70%) Nokia
5 1 (2.70%) Novell
5 1 (2.70%) VMware
5 1 (2.70%) Polycom
5 1 (2.70%) Avaya
5 1 (2.70%) HP
5 1 (2.70%) Dell
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