The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Berkshire region that had Desktop Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 114 112 113
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 13 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.52% 0.79% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.85% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 5
Median daily rate £123 £305 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-59.83% +52.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £187 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £493 £280
UK excluding London median daily rate £148 £150 £145
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
Median hourly rate £16.75 £10.50 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.52% -24.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.50 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £10.50 £14.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £13.71 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+23.99% -2.07%
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
2344 2590 2503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.91% 92.50% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1229 1355 1257
Median daily rate £400 £382 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.71% +5.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 82 95
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.28% +1.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £13.65 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Berkshire region that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -8 6 £118 -70.62%
Slough +8 2 - -
Bracknell -2 1 - -
Wokingham -5 1 £140 -
Ascot - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £123 -
Newbury - 1 - - 1
Desktop Engineer
South East

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, Desktop Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (62.96%) Windows
2 16 (59.26%) Windows 7
3 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
5 8 (29.63%) MS Office
5 8 (29.63%) MS Excel
5 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
6 6 (22.22%) Windows 8
6 6 (22.22%) SCCM
7 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (14.81%) Blackberry
9 3 (11.11%) Skype for Business
9 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
9 3 (11.11%) DHCP
9 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
9 3 (11.11%) DNS
9 3 (11.11%) DBS Check
9 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (7.41%) Skype
10 2 (7.41%) OneDrive
10 2 (7.41%) Windows 10
10 2 (7.41%) IPX
10 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
10 2 (7.41%) IBM Notes
10 2 (7.41%) Internet
10 2 (7.41%) Wireless
10 2 (7.41%) Lotus
10 2 (7.41%) Office 365
10 2 (7.41%) Polycom

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.11%) Skype for Business
2 2 (7.41%) IBM Notes
2 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) MS Excel
1 8 (29.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
1 2 (7.41%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) DHCP
1 3 (11.11%) DNS
1 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.41%) Internet
2 2 (7.41%) IPX
2 2 (7.41%) Skype
2 2 (7.41%) Wireless
3 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.70%) LAN
3 1 (3.70%) SAN
3 1 (3.70%) VPN
3 1 (3.70%) WAN
General
1 1 (3.70%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.70%) iPad
2 1 (3.70%) iPhone
2 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 17 (62.96%) Windows
2 16 (59.26%) Windows 7
3 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
4 6 (22.22%) Windows 8
5 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
8 2 (7.41%) Windows 10
9 1 (3.70%) Android
9 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (3.70%) Application Packaging
1 1 (3.70%) Data Protection
1 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
1 1 (3.70%) ITIL
1 1 (3.70%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) DBS Check
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) COBIT
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Lotus
2 2 (7.41%) Polycom
3 1 (3.70%) Citrix
3 1 (3.70%) Dell
3 1 (3.70%) Dell KACE
3 1 (3.70%) Remedy
3 1 (3.70%) Sophos
3 1 (3.70%) Symantec