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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 100 109 99
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 14 18 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.62% 0.70% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.75% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 10
Median daily rate £115 £268 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-57.00% -19.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £147 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £423 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £135 £165
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 6
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £12.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.44 £20.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.88 £15.13
% change year-on-year
-12.60% -1.65%
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
2061 2387 2345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.48% 92.66% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1072 1355 1160
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 111 74
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.48 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 28 August 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 +15 7 £113 -64.00%
Maidenhead -1 3 £123 -
Slough +5 2 - -
Wokingham - 1 - -
Desktop Engineer
South East

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 23 (82.14%) Windows
2 19 (67.86%) Active Directory
3 16 (57.14%) Windows 7
4 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
5 13 (46.43%) MS Excel
6 12 (42.86%) MS Office
7 10 (35.71%) SCCM
8 8 (28.57%) Windows 8
9 7 (25.00%) Windows Server
10 5 (17.86%) Office 365
11 4 (14.29%) Windows 10
11 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (14.29%) Citrix
12 3 (10.71%) Blackberry
12 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
12 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (10.71%) Skype for Business
13 2 (7.14%) IT Asset Management
13 2 (7.14%) MobileIron
13 2 (7.14%) OneDrive
13 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
13 2 (7.14%) DV Cleared
13 2 (7.14%) Migration
13 2 (7.14%) Apple
13 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (7.14%) DNS
13 2 (7.14%) SLA
13 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
13 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP

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 (10.71%) Skype for Business
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 13 (46.43%) MS Excel
2 12 (42.86%) MS Office
3 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Office 365
2 2 (7.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) DNS
1 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) DHCP
2 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) IPX
2 1 (3.57%) SAN
2 1 (3.57%) Skype
2 1 (3.57%) VoIP
2 1 (3.57%) VPN
2 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (3.57%) Back Office
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
1 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.57%) Clustering
2 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.57%) Health Informatics
2 1 (3.57%) Informatics
2 1 (3.57%) iPad
2 1 (3.57%) iPhone
2 1 (3.57%) Smartphone
2 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 23 (82.14%) Windows
2 16 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 8 (28.57%) Windows 8
4 7 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (14.29%) Windows 10
5 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.57%) Android
8 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
8 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (7.14%) IT Asset Management
1 2 (7.14%) Migration
2 1 (3.57%) Change Control
2 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
2 1 (3.57%) ITIL
2 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
2 1 (3.57%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) DV Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.57%) MCP
3 1 (3.57%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (67.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) BitLocker
2 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (35.71%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) SCOM
2 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) Citrix
3 2 (7.14%) Apple
3 2 (7.14%) MobileIron
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco
4 1 (3.57%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) Lotus
4 1 (3.57%) Lumension
4 1 (3.57%) Polycom