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 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 137 174 179
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 48 21 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.94% 0.36% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 0.38% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 10
Average daily rate
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£175 £160 £229
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -30.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £120 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £359 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £140 £150
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 10
Average hourly rate £17.87 £16.75 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.65% -2.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.69 £15.45 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.45 £18.19 £21.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-8.47% +1.72%
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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 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
4757 5469 5399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.89% 93.20% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3639 3846 3997
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 87 131
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.10% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £33.31 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015, 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 70 (80.46%) Windows
2 52 (59.77%) Windows 7
3 41 (47.13%) Active Directory
4 34 (39.08%) Blackberry
5 32 (36.78%) Windows XP
6 30 (34.48%) MS Office
7 28 (32.18%) Finance
8 25 (28.74%) Microsoft
9 16 (18.39%) Banking
10 15 (17.24%) iPhone
10 15 (17.24%) Citrix
11 14 (16.09%) Apple
12 13 (14.94%) MS Excel
13 12 (13.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 11 (12.64%) Mac OS X
14 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (12.64%) SCCM
15 10 (11.49%) Migration
16 9 (10.34%) Android
16 9 (10.34%) Reuters
16 9 (10.34%) Cisco
16 9 (10.34%) iPad
17 8 (9.20%) ITIL
17 8 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
17 8 (9.20%) VMware
18 7 (8.05%) IBM Notes
18 7 (8.05%) MS Exchange
18 7 (8.05%) VPN
18 7 (8.05%) Lotus
18 7 (8.05%) Apple iOS

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 12 (13.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (8.05%) IBM Notes
2 7 (8.05%) MS Exchange
3 6 (6.90%) Lync
4 5 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 30 (34.48%) MS Office
2 13 (14.94%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.15%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.05%) VPN
2 4 (4.60%) DNS
3 3 (3.45%) DHCP
3 3 (3.45%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.30%) LAN
4 2 (2.30%) Firewall
5 1 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.15%) Network Security
5 1 (1.15%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.15%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (1.15%) VoIP
5 1 (1.15%) WAN
5 1 (1.15%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.15%) MySQL
1 1 (1.15%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 1 (1.15%) MSI
General
1 28 (32.18%) Finance
2 16 (18.39%) Banking
3 4 (4.60%) Investment Banking
3 4 (4.60%) Law
3 4 (4.60%) Financial Institution
3 4 (4.60%) Spanish Language
4 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.30%) French Language
5 2 (2.30%) Back Office
5 2 (2.30%) Retail
6 1 (1.15%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.15%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.75%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.15%) .NET
2 1 (1.15%) XML
2 1 (1.15%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (39.08%) Blackberry
2 15 (17.24%) iPhone
3 9 (10.34%) iPad
4 7 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.30%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.30%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.30%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.15%) NHS
6 1 (1.15%) PKI
6 1 (1.15%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 70 (80.46%) Windows
2 52 (59.77%) Windows 7
3 32 (36.78%) Windows XP
4 11 (12.64%) Mac OS X
4 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (10.34%) Android
6 7 (8.05%) Apple iOS
7 5 (5.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (4.60%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.45%) Mac OS
10 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.30%) Windows Phone
10 2 (2.30%) Mac OS X Server
10 2 (2.30%) Linux
11 1 (1.15%) Windows CE
11 1 (1.15%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (1.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (11.49%) Migration
2 8 (9.20%) ITIL
3 4 (4.60%) Incident Management
3 4 (4.60%) Problem Management
3 4 (4.60%) Coaching
4 3 (3.45%) Asset Management
5 2 (2.30%) Change Control
5 2 (2.30%) Software Deployment
5 2 (2.30%) Service Management
5 2 (2.30%) ITSM
6 1 (1.15%) Security Management
6 1 (1.15%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.15%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.15%) Change Management
6 1 (1.15%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.15%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.45%) C
2 2 (2.30%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.15%) C#
3 1 (1.15%) SQL
3 1 (1.15%) VBScript
3 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.75%) MCSE
2 5 (5.75%) MCSA
2 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.75%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.30%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (2.30%) ACTC
3 2 (2.30%) VCP4
3 2 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.15%) Degree
4 1 (1.15%) CCNP
4 1 (1.15%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (47.13%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.90%) XenApp
4 5 (5.75%) Xen
4 5 (5.75%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (12.64%) SCCM
2 3 (3.45%) SCOM
2 3 (3.45%) DameWare
3 2 (2.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.30%) Casper Suite
3 2 (2.30%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.15%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.15%) WMI
4 1 (1.15%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 25 (28.74%) Microsoft
2 15 (17.24%) Citrix
3 14 (16.09%) Apple
4 9 (10.34%) Reuters
4 9 (10.34%) Cisco
5 8 (9.20%) VMware
6 7 (8.05%) Lotus
7 5 (5.75%) Bloomberg
7 5 (5.75%) Wyse
7 5 (5.75%) FactSet
8 4 (4.60%) HP
9 3 (3.45%) Dell
9 3 (3.45%) Sophos
10 2 (2.30%) Siemens
10 2 (2.30%) Compaq
10 2 (2.30%) Adobe
10 2 (2.30%) McAfee
10 2 (2.30%) Fujitsu Siemens
11 1 (1.15%) Leostream
11 1 (1.15%) F5