The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Birmingham region that had Desktop Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 65 67 63
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.52% 0.37% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.39% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £164 - £103
UK excluding London median daily rate £143 £140 £135
% change year-on-year
+1.78% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.38
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.86%
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
712 771 611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 93.07% 94.37% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 528 361
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 34 29
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £26.10 £26.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 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 Birmingham region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Citrix
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (25.00%) SCCM
5 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Service Management
5 2 (25.00%) ITSM
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) Sophos
5 2 (25.00%) Dell
6 1 (12.50%) MCSE
6 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 1 (12.50%) VBScript
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (12.50%) Symantec
6 1 (12.50%) Banking
6 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 1 (12.50%) VMware
6 1 (12.50%) Finance

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (25.00%) ITSM
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) DBS Check
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (12.50%) MCSE
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Dell
3 2 (25.00%) Sophos
4 1 (12.50%) Symantec
4 1 (12.50%) VMware