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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 42 40 48
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.53% 0.59% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.64% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £150 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £130 £128
% change year-on-year
+19.23% +1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £24.50 £14.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.96% +20.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £13.87 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -4.34%
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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
345 311 399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 91.27% 92.28% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 151 180
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 42 76
Average hourly rate £24.50 £39.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.17% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £51.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Internet
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (14.29%) Firewall
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) VoIP
4 1 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) Kindle
4 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) XenServer
4 1 (14.29%) VLAN
4 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
4 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (14.29%) WatchGuard
4 1 (14.29%) SCCM

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) VoIP
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) VLAN
General
1 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) Migration
1 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
1 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) WatchGuard
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco