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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 167 176 173
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 34 27 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.62% 0.43% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.47% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 19
Average daily rate
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£175 £223 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.34% +14.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £136 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £285 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £133 £163
% change year-on-year
+16.98% -18.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 8
Average hourly rate £17.87 £15.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.10% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.71 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-2.07% +3.70%
Desktop Engineer
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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
5096 5792 5931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.01% 92.57% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3863 4236 4342
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £605 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 81 121
Average hourly rate £17.98 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.36% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.16 £42.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 May 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 68 (80.00%) Windows
2 52 (61.18%) Windows 7
3 35 (41.18%) Active Directory
4 33 (38.82%) Blackberry
5 30 (35.29%) Windows XP
5 30 (35.29%) MS Office
6 24 (28.24%) Finance
7 19 (22.35%) Microsoft
8 17 (20.00%) Apple
9 16 (18.82%) Banking
9 16 (18.82%) iPhone
10 14 (16.47%) iPad
11 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (15.29%) MS Excel
12 10 (11.76%) HP
12 10 (11.76%) Citrix
12 10 (11.76%) Mac OS X
12 10 (11.76%) SCCM
13 9 (10.59%) Reuters
13 9 (10.59%) Bloomberg
14 8 (9.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 8 (9.41%) Android
15 7 (8.24%) Migration
15 7 (8.24%) Lotus
15 7 (8.24%) TCP/IP
15 7 (8.24%) ITIL
15 7 (8.24%) IBM Notes
15 7 (8.24%) Windows 8
16 6 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
16 6 (7.06%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 8 (9.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (8.24%) IBM Notes
3 6 (7.06%) Lync
4 5 (5.88%) MS Exchange
5 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 30 (35.29%) MS Office
2 13 (15.29%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.24%) TCP/IP
2 5 (5.88%) VPN
3 4 (4.71%) DNS
4 3 (3.53%) DHCP
5 2 (2.35%) Firewall
5 2 (2.35%) Network Security
6 1 (1.18%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.18%) Internet
6 1 (1.18%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.35%) MySQL
1 2 (2.35%) FileMaker
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.18%) MSI
General
1 24 (28.24%) Finance
2 16 (18.82%) Banking
3 6 (7.06%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.71%) Spanish Language
5 3 (3.53%) Law
5 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.53%) Retail
5 3 (3.53%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.35%) Back Office
6 2 (2.35%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.18%) French Language
7 1 (1.18%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.88%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.18%) .NET
2 1 (1.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (38.82%) Blackberry
2 16 (18.82%) iPhone
3 14 (16.47%) iPad
4 6 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.35%) NHS
5 2 (2.35%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.35%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.18%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.18%) Clustering
6 1 (1.18%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 68 (80.00%) Windows
2 52 (61.18%) Windows 7
3 30 (35.29%) Windows XP
4 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (11.76%) Mac OS X
6 8 (9.41%) Android
7 7 (8.24%) Windows 8
8 6 (7.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (7.06%) Apple iOS
9 4 (4.71%) UNIX
9 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (3.53%) Mac OS
10 3 (3.53%) Mac OS X Server
11 2 (2.35%) Windows Phone
12 1 (1.18%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.18%) Windows CE
12 1 (1.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (8.24%) Migration
1 7 (8.24%) ITIL
2 5 (5.88%) Problem Management
2 5 (5.88%) Incident Management
3 4 (4.71%) Asset Management
3 4 (4.71%) Project Management
4 3 (3.53%) Change Control
4 3 (3.53%) Software Deployment
4 3 (3.53%) Coaching
5 2 (2.35%) ITSM
5 2 (2.35%) Security Management
5 2 (2.35%) Service Management
5 2 (2.35%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.18%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (1.18%) DevOps
6 1 (1.18%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (1.18%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.18%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.06%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.35%) SQL
3 1 (1.18%) C
3 1 (1.18%) C#
3 1 (1.18%) VBScript
3 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (7.06%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.71%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.35%) ACTC
4 1 (1.18%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.18%) MCSE
4 1 (1.18%) MCSA
4 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 35 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.53%) XenApp
4 1 (1.18%) vSphere
4 1 (1.18%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (11.76%) SCCM
2 3 (3.53%) HP SIM
3 2 (2.35%) DameWare
3 2 (2.35%) SCOM
3 2 (2.35%) Casper Suite
4 1 (1.18%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.18%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.18%) WMI
4 1 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (22.35%) Microsoft
2 17 (20.00%) Apple
3 10 (11.76%) HP
3 10 (11.76%) Citrix
4 9 (10.59%) Reuters
4 9 (10.59%) Bloomberg
5 7 (8.24%) Lotus
6 6 (7.06%) VMware
7 5 (5.88%) Cisco
8 4 (4.71%) Dell
9 3 (3.53%) Neverfail
9 3 (3.53%) Fujitsu Siemens
9 3 (3.53%) Siemens
9 3 (3.53%) Compaq
10 2 (2.35%) Adobe
10 2 (2.35%) McAfee
10 2 (2.35%) Sophos
11 1 (1.18%) FactSet
11 1 (1.18%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.18%) Leostream
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