The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham 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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 57 55 43
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 3 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.44% 0.33% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.36% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate £235 £225 £94
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% +140.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £158 £140 £160
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +3.44%
Desktop Engineer
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham 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
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
635 563 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 93.80% 92.14% 88.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 345 301
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 22
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.95 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.60 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (66.67%) Citrix
3 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
4 7 (58.33%) Windows XP
5 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
7 4 (33.33%) Migration
7 4 (33.33%) SCCM
7 4 (33.33%) Dell
7 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (33.33%) Sophos
7 4 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 3 (25.00%) MS Office
9 2 (16.67%) ITIL
9 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
9 2 (16.67%) German Language
9 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (16.67%) Service Management
9 2 (16.67%) ITSM
9 2 (16.67%) Wireless
9 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (16.67%) ITIL V3
9 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (8.33%) DBS Check
10 1 (8.33%) Office 365
10 1 (8.33%) Law

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (16.67%) Wireless
3 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
General
1 2 (16.67%) German Language
2 1 (8.33%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (58.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Migration
1 4 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL V3
2 2 (16.67%) ITSM
2 2 (16.67%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (8.33%) DBS Check
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Citrix
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Dell
2 4 (33.33%) Sophos