The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol 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 20 April 2015 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 63 67 45
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 6 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.70% 0.74% 2.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.80% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£120 £75 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £130 £163
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 10
Average hourly rate £16.44 £13.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.74% +1.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.38 £11.80 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.49 £15.90 £14.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.63
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +6.42%
Desktop Engineer
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol 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
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
793 874 605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 92.21% 92.39% 93.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 597 367
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 41 44
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +25.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Desktop Engineer
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 4 (36.36%) MS Office
3 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (18.18%) Lotus
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) IBM Notes
4 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
4 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
4 2 (18.18%) Citrix
4 2 (18.18%) Avaya
5 1 (9.09%) Dell Certification
5 1 (9.09%) VoIP
5 1 (9.09%) SLA
5 1 (9.09%) Dell
5 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) BYOD
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
5 1 (9.09%) SCCM

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (18.18%) IBM Notes
1 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Office
2 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) VoIP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Lotus
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) Avaya
3 1 (9.09%) Dell
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle