The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 61 61 55
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 7 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.82% 0.13% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.14% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£156 - £110
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £150 £130
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 8
Average hourly rate £15.88 - £11.67
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 - £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.05 - £15.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £14.60
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +4.45%
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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 Cambridgeshire 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
795 727 741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 93.20% 95.03% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 319 307
Average daily rate £350 £363 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +10.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 65 142
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -36.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.45 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (25.00%) LAN
3 3 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 2 (16.67%) VoIP
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Lotus Domino
4 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
4 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 2 (16.67%) Internet
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (8.33%) WatchGuard
5 1 (8.33%) SCCM
5 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
5 1 (8.33%) XenServer
5 1 (8.33%) Kindle
5 1 (8.33%) Lync
5 1 (8.33%) Firewall
5 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) VLAN

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 (16.67%) Lotus Domino
1 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) LAN
1 3 (25.00%) WAN
2 2 (16.67%) VoIP
2 2 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) VLAN
3 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (8.33%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
1 2 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) WatchGuard
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) Avaya
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco