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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 65 71 47
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 10 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.11% 0.13% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 0.13% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£121 - £150
UK excluding London average daily rate £135 £161 £150
% change year-on-year
-16.27% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.40 £15.03 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-4.15% -6.09%
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
849 747 489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 94.33% 93.49% 90.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 549 317
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 36 21
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +4.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £35.00 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (68.75%) Windows
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 5 (31.25%) MS Office
4 5 (31.25%) Windows XP
5 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (18.75%) SQL
6 3 (18.75%) Citrix
7 2 (12.50%) Lotus
7 2 (12.50%) IBM Notes
7 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 2 (12.50%) Migration
7 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
8 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (6.25%) VMware
8 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
8 1 (6.25%) Legal
8 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (6.25%) ITIL
8 1 (6.25%) Broadband
8 1 (6.25%) SLA
8 1 (6.25%) Adobe
8 1 (6.25%) ARCserve
8 1 (6.25%) Blackberry

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) IBM Notes
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.25%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Broadband
General
1 1 (6.25%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 5 (31.25%) Windows XP
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) ARCserve
1 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Citrix
3 2 (12.50%) Lotus
4 1 (6.25%) Autodesk
4 1 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) Adobe
Bristol, Avon
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