The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 147 160 156
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 49 42 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.88% 0.63% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.68% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 25 17
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£201 £250 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.80% -27.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £124 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £150 £140
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 17
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.08% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £14.10 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £19.28 £22.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £15.77
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -12.04%
Desktop Engineer
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5189 6212 5579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.83% 93.41% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4020 4517 4147
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 110 147
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £34.30 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 66 (83.54%) Windows
2 46 (58.23%) Windows 7
3 42 (53.16%) Active Directory
4 31 (39.24%) Microsoft
5 30 (37.97%) MS Office
6 25 (31.65%) Finance
7 24 (30.38%) Windows XP
8 20 (25.32%) Blackberry
9 19 (24.05%) Citrix
10 18 (22.78%) SCCM
11 17 (21.52%) Banking
12 12 (15.19%) Cisco
13 10 (12.66%) MS Excel
13 10 (12.66%) Migration
13 10 (12.66%) XenApp
14 9 (11.39%) Security Cleared
14 9 (11.39%) MS Exchange
14 9 (11.39%) Reuters
14 9 (11.39%) Wyse
15 8 (10.13%) ITIL
16 7 (8.86%) VPN
16 7 (8.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 7 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
16 7 (8.86%) SC Cleared
16 7 (8.86%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (8.86%) VMware
17 6 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2010
17 6 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
17 6 (7.59%) iPhone
17 6 (7.59%) PowerShell

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 9 (11.39%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (6.33%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.27%) Lync
Applications
1 30 (37.97%) MS Office
2 10 (12.66%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.86%) VPN
2 4 (5.06%) Firewall
3 3 (3.80%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.53%) LAN
4 2 (2.53%) DHCP
4 2 (2.53%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.53%) DNS
5 1 (1.27%) Internet
5 1 (1.27%) VoIP
5 1 (1.27%) WAN
5 1 (1.27%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.27%) Cisco ISE
Development Applications
1 1 (1.27%) MSI
General
1 25 (31.65%) Finance
2 17 (21.52%) Banking
3 5 (6.33%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.06%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.80%) Law
5 3 (3.80%) Legal
6 2 (2.53%) Back Office
6 2 (2.53%) French Language
7 1 (1.27%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.27%) Retail
7 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.80%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.27%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.27%) .NET
2 1 (1.27%) XML
2 1 (1.27%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.32%) Blackberry
2 6 (7.59%) iPhone
2 6 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.80%) PKI
4 2 (2.53%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.53%) iPad
5 1 (1.27%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.27%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.27%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 66 (83.54%) Windows
2 46 (58.23%) Windows 7
3 24 (30.38%) Windows XP
4 7 (8.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (6.33%) Android
6 4 (5.06%) Apple iOS
7 3 (3.80%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (3.80%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.53%) Linux
8 2 (2.53%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.27%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.27%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.27%) Windows CE
9 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.66%) Migration
2 8 (10.13%) ITIL
3 3 (3.80%) Asset Management
3 3 (3.80%) Time Management
3 3 (3.80%) Coaching
4 2 (2.53%) Change Control
4 2 (2.53%) Incident Management
4 2 (2.53%) Problem Management
4 2 (2.53%) CRM
4 2 (2.53%) Service Management
4 2 (2.53%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.27%) ITSM
5 1 (1.27%) Security Management
5 1 (1.27%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.27%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (1.27%) Software Deployment
5 1 (1.27%) DevOps
5 1 (1.27%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.59%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.06%) VBScript
3 3 (3.80%) VB
3 3 (3.80%) C
4 1 (1.27%) C#
4 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (11.39%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.86%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.33%) MCSE
3 5 (6.33%) MCSA
3 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (5.06%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (2.53%) Degree
5 2 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.27%) HNC
6 1 (1.27%) CCNP
6 1 (1.27%) CCNA
6 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (53.16%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.66%) XenApp
3 7 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (6.33%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.33%) Xen
5 1 (1.27%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (22.78%) SCCM
2 4 (5.06%) WMI
3 3 (3.80%) DameWare
3 3 (3.80%) SCOM
4 2 (2.53%) HP SIM
4 2 (2.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.27%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (1.27%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 31 (39.24%) Microsoft
2 19 (24.05%) Citrix
3 12 (15.19%) Cisco
4 9 (11.39%) Reuters
4 9 (11.39%) Wyse
5 7 (8.86%) VMware
6 6 (7.59%) Apple
7 5 (6.33%) Lotus
7 5 (6.33%) FactSet
8 4 (5.06%) Bloomberg
8 4 (5.06%) HP
9 3 (3.80%) Sophos
9 3 (3.80%) Altiris
10 2 (2.53%) Fujitsu Siemens
10 2 (2.53%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.53%) Compaq
10 2 (2.53%) Dell
10 2 (2.53%) Siemens
11 1 (1.27%) Avaya
11 1 (1.27%) Peregrine
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