The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge 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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 43 38 36
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.54% 0.63% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.66% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate £165 £171 £80
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.64% +114.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £145 £160
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +3.44%
Desktop Engineer
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge 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
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
358 304 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.50% 96.20% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 183 131
Average daily rate £400 £350 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 34
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.88 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Desktop Engineer
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) MS Office
3 2 (50.00%) Office 365
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Software Deployment
4 1 (25.00%) C
4 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (25.00%) Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) Information Security
4 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (25.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) Mac OS
4 1 (25.00%) Apple
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) LAN
4 1 (25.00%) WAN
4 1 (25.00%) SLA

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (25.00%) Mac OS
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (25.00%) Information Security
1 1 (25.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Apple