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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 183 165 191
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 28 39 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.47% 0.67% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.72% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 27 13
Average daily rate
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£203 £225 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £140 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £279 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £135 £161 £150
% change year-on-year
-16.27% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.46 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.56% +37.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £15.01 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.07% -6.17%
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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
5455 5390 6593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.33% 92.12% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4241 3933 4841
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £280
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 83 91 170
Average hourly rate £17.98 £18.46 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.60% -7.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £32.82 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 47 (78.33%) Windows
2 32 (53.33%) Windows 7
3 26 (43.33%) Active Directory
4 23 (38.33%) MS Office
4 23 (38.33%) Finance
5 22 (36.67%) Windows XP
6 17 (28.33%) Microsoft
6 17 (28.33%) Blackberry
7 15 (25.00%) Apple
8 14 (23.33%) iPad
9 13 (21.67%) Banking
9 13 (21.67%) ITIL
10 12 (20.00%) iPhone
11 11 (18.33%) Citrix
12 10 (16.67%) HP
12 10 (16.67%) Bloomberg
13 9 (15.00%) TCP/IP
13 9 (15.00%) SCCM
13 9 (15.00%) Windows 8
14 8 (13.33%) Dell
14 8 (13.33%) Mac OS X
14 8 (13.33%) MS Excel
15 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (11.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
16 6 (10.00%) PowerShell
16 6 (10.00%) VMware
16 6 (10.00%) ITSM
16 6 (10.00%) Lotus
16 6 (10.00%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 7 (11.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (10.00%) IBM Notes
3 3 (5.00%) Lync
4 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.67%) WorkSite
Applications
1 23 (38.33%) MS Office
2 8 (13.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.67%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.67%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (10.00%) DNS
3 5 (8.33%) Network Security
4 3 (5.00%) Internet
4 3 (5.00%) VPN
5 2 (3.33%) SAN
5 2 (3.33%) DHCP
6 1 (1.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) MySQL
1 2 (3.33%) FileMaker
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
General
1 23 (38.33%) Finance
2 13 (21.67%) Banking
3 3 (5.00%) Spanish Language
4 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.33%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.67%) Front Office
5 1 (1.67%) Law
5 1 (1.67%) Legal
5 1 (1.67%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.67%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 17 (28.33%) Blackberry
2 14 (23.33%) iPad
3 12 (20.00%) iPhone
4 2 (3.33%) NHS
4 2 (3.33%) Clustering
4 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.67%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 47 (78.33%) Windows
2 32 (53.33%) Windows 7
3 22 (36.67%) Windows XP
4 9 (15.00%) Windows 8
5 8 (13.33%) Mac OS X
6 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (6.67%) Apple iOS
7 4 (6.67%) Android
7 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (6.67%) UNIX
8 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (5.00%) Mac OS X Server
9 2 (3.33%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.67%) ITIL
2 6 (10.00%) ITSM
3 5 (8.33%) Software Deployment
4 4 (6.67%) Project Management
5 3 (5.00%) Asset Management
5 3 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.33%) Change Control
6 2 (3.33%) Security Patching
6 2 (3.33%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.67%) Time Management
7 1 (1.67%) Service Management
7 1 (1.67%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.67%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (1.67%) Coaching
7 1 (1.67%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.00%) MCSE
3 2 (3.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.33%) ACTC
4 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (43.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.00%) vSphere
4 2 (3.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (15.00%) SCCM
2 2 (3.33%) HP SIM
2 2 (3.33%) Casper Suite
3 1 (1.67%) DameWare
3 1 (1.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (28.33%) Microsoft
2 15 (25.00%) Apple
3 11 (18.33%) Citrix
4 10 (16.67%) HP
4 10 (16.67%) Bloomberg
5 8 (13.33%) Dell
6 6 (10.00%) Lotus
6 6 (10.00%) VMware
7 5 (8.33%) Reuters
7 5 (8.33%) McAfee
8 4 (6.67%) Altiris
9 3 (5.00%) Adobe
9 3 (5.00%) Cisco
10 2 (3.33%) IBM
10 2 (3.33%) Compaq
10 2 (3.33%) Siemens
10 2 (3.33%) Sophos
10 2 (3.33%) Fujitsu Siemens
10 2 (3.33%) LANDesk
10 2 (3.33%) Remedy
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