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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 171 172 202
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 25 32 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.48% 0.55% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.60% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 14
Average daily rate
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£198 £213 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.05% +8.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £146 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £279 £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £165 £140
% change year-on-year
-21.21% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 6
Average hourly rate £13.08 £15.75 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.98% -3.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.99 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £18.00 £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.08 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-13.76% +7.67%
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
4890 5349 6613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.97% 92.10% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3852 3890 4809
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 90 145
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.84 £13.03 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.45 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 44 (80.00%) Windows
2 27 (49.09%) Windows 7
3 25 (45.45%) Finance
4 24 (43.64%) Active Directory
5 21 (38.18%) MS Office
6 18 (32.73%) Microsoft
7 16 (29.09%) Windows XP
8 15 (27.27%) Banking
9 13 (23.64%) Citrix
10 12 (21.82%) ITIL
10 12 (21.82%) SCCM
11 10 (18.18%) HP
11 10 (18.18%) Blackberry
12 9 (16.36%) Dell
12 9 (16.36%) Bloomberg
12 9 (16.36%) PowerShell
12 9 (16.36%) iPad
13 8 (14.55%) Windows 8
13 8 (14.55%) VMware
13 8 (14.55%) Apple
13 8 (14.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (14.55%) TCP/IP
14 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (12.73%) Lotus
14 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
14 7 (12.73%) IBM Notes
14 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
15 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (10.91%) DNS
15 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (14.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (12.73%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.82%) IIS
4 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.82%) WorkSite
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 21 (38.18%) MS Office
2 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.82%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.82%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.55%) TCP/IP
2 6 (10.91%) DNS
3 4 (7.27%) Internet
3 4 (7.27%) Network Security
4 3 (5.45%) DHCP
5 2 (3.64%) SAN
6 1 (1.82%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) MySQL
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.82%) FileMaker
General
1 25 (45.45%) Finance
2 15 (27.27%) Banking
3 4 (7.27%) Financial Institution
4 3 (5.45%) Law
5 2 (3.64%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.82%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.82%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.82%) Retail
6 1 (1.82%) Legal
6 1 (1.82%) Front Office
6 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) Blackberry
2 9 (16.36%) iPad
3 5 (9.09%) iPhone
4 4 (7.27%) Clustering
5 2 (3.64%) NHS
5 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.82%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 44 (80.00%) Windows
2 27 (49.09%) Windows 7
3 16 (29.09%) Windows XP
4 8 (14.55%) Windows 8
5 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (7.27%) UNIX
7 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.82%) ITIL
2 5 (9.09%) ITSM
3 4 (7.27%) Project Management
3 4 (7.27%) Software Deployment
4 3 (5.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
4 3 (5.45%) Asset Management
4 3 (5.45%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.64%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.64%) Change Control
6 1 (1.82%) Time Management
6 1 (1.82%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (1.82%) Coaching
6 1 (1.82%) Security Management
6 1 (1.82%) Migration
6 1 (1.82%) Service Management
6 1 (1.82%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.36%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.45%) VBScript
3 2 (3.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.45%) MCSE
3 2 (3.64%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 24 (43.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.45%) vSphere
4 2 (3.64%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (21.82%) SCCM
2 3 (5.45%) SCOM
3 2 (3.64%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.82%) DameWare
Vendors
1 18 (32.73%) Microsoft
2 13 (23.64%) Citrix
3 10 (18.18%) HP
4 9 (16.36%) Dell
4 9 (16.36%) Bloomberg
5 8 (14.55%) Apple
5 8 (14.55%) VMware
6 7 (12.73%) Lotus
7 5 (9.09%) Reuters
8 4 (7.27%) McAfee
8 4 (7.27%) AppSense
9 3 (5.45%) Altiris
9 3 (5.45%) Cisco
10 2 (3.64%) IBM
10 2 (3.64%) Compaq
10 2 (3.64%) Siemens
10 2 (3.64%) Fujitsu Siemens
10 2 (3.64%) LANDesk
10 2 (3.64%) Remedy
11 1 (1.82%) Adobe