The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 154 196 197
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 41 23 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.71% 0.32% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.35% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 12 14
Average daily rate
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£225 £188 £144
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +30.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £105 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £270 £292
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £150 £125
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £10.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -37.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.07 £10.50 £14.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £20.10 £18.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.01 £16.00 £14.88
% change year-on-year
-6.17% +7.56%
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5306 6559 7187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.01% 92.62% 92.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3866 4817 5233
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 171 169
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.64 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.11 £44.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Desktop Engineer
London

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 31 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 63 (92.65%) Windows
2 45 (66.18%) Windows 7
3 44 (64.71%) Active Directory
4 27 (39.71%) Microsoft
5 26 (38.24%) Citrix
6 23 (33.82%) Finance
7 22 (32.35%) MS Office
7 22 (32.35%) Windows XP
8 20 (29.41%) Banking
9 18 (26.47%) SCCM
10 13 (19.12%) XenApp
11 12 (17.65%) Wyse
11 12 (17.65%) Blackberry
12 9 (13.24%) VMware
13 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (11.76%) ITIL
14 7 (10.29%) MS Exchange
14 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (8.82%) IBM Notes
15 6 (8.82%) Lotus
15 6 (8.82%) Reuters
15 6 (8.82%) Bloomberg
15 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (7.35%) Mac OS X
16 5 (7.35%) Cisco
16 5 (7.35%) Linux
16 5 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2010
17 4 (5.88%) iPhone
17 4 (5.88%) iPad
17 4 (5.88%) Windows 8

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (10.29%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.82%) IBM Notes
3 5 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 22 (32.35%) MS Office
2 4 (5.88%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) VPN
1 4 (5.88%) DNS
2 3 (4.41%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (4.41%) DHCP
3 2 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.47%) LAN
4 1 (1.47%) SMS
4 1 (1.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MSI
General
1 23 (33.82%) Finance
2 20 (29.41%) Banking
3 4 (5.88%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Legal
5 1 (1.47%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (1.47%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.47%) XML
1 1 (1.47%) X-Windows
1 1 (1.47%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.88%) iPhone
2 4 (5.88%) iPad
3 2 (2.94%) Kindle
3 2 (2.94%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.94%) Fixed Income
3 2 (2.94%) Derivative
3 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.94%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.47%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 63 (92.65%) Windows
2 45 (66.18%) Windows 7
3 22 (32.35%) Windows XP
4 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (7.35%) Mac OS X
6 5 (7.35%) Linux
7 4 (5.88%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.41%) Apple iOS
8 3 (4.41%) Android
9 2 (2.94%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.47%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.76%) ITIL
2 2 (2.94%) Service Management
2 2 (2.94%) Migration
2 2 (2.94%) Time Management
3 1 (1.47%) Kanban
3 1 (1.47%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (1.47%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (1.47%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (1.47%) Scrum
3 1 (1.47%) Supplier Management
3 1 (1.47%) Problem Management
3 1 (1.47%) Fault Management
3 1 (1.47%) Service Delivery
3 1 (1.47%) ITSM
3 1 (1.47%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.88%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.41%) VBScript
3 2 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.88%) MCSE
3 3 (4.41%) MCSA
3 3 (4.41%) Degree
3 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.94%) CCNA
4 2 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.94%) A+ Certification
4 2 (2.94%) MCP
5 1 (1.47%) HNC
5 1 (1.47%) MCDST
5 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) SLA
2 2 (2.94%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 44 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 13 (19.12%) XenApp
3 4 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.94%) vSphere
5 1 (1.47%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 18 (26.47%) SCCM
2 2 (2.94%) ZENworks
2 2 (2.94%) WMI
3 1 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 27 (39.71%) Microsoft
2 26 (38.24%) Citrix
3 12 (17.65%) Wyse
4 9 (13.24%) VMware
5 6 (8.82%) Reuters
5 6 (8.82%) Bloomberg
5 6 (8.82%) Lotus
6 5 (7.35%) Cisco
7 4 (5.88%) Symantec
7 4 (5.88%) Remedy
8 3 (4.41%) Altiris
8 3 (4.41%) HP
8 3 (4.41%) Apple
9 2 (2.94%) Bomgar
9 2 (2.94%) MobileIron
9 2 (2.94%) Dell
9 2 (2.94%) Google
10 1 (1.47%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.47%) Sophos
10 1 (1.47%) Fidessa
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