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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 162 168 181
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 29 37 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.54% 0.62% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.67% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 17
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.77% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £143 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £270 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £145 £173
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -16.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 4
Average hourly rate £17.98 £15.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.86% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.57 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.83 £15.00 £21.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
5002 5499 6062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.61% 92.36% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3829 4129 4482
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £273 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £601 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 75 137
Average hourly rate £19.72 £17.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.65% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £45.98 £125.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 29 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 29 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 63 (81.82%) Windows
2 47 (61.04%) Windows 7
3 34 (44.16%) Active Directory
4 32 (41.56%) Windows XP
5 31 (40.26%) Blackberry
6 29 (37.66%) MS Office
7 25 (32.47%) Finance
8 19 (24.68%) Microsoft
9 18 (23.38%) Apple
9 18 (23.38%) iPhone
10 16 (20.78%) iPad
11 14 (18.18%) Banking
12 12 (15.58%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (14.29%) Citrix
13 11 (14.29%) MS Excel
14 10 (12.99%) HP
14 10 (12.99%) Bloomberg
14 10 (12.99%) Mac OS X
15 9 (11.69%) TCP/IP
15 9 (11.69%) ITIL
16 8 (10.39%) IBM Notes
16 8 (10.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 8 (10.39%) Lotus
16 8 (10.39%) SCCM
16 8 (10.39%) Windows 8
17 7 (9.09%) PowerShell
17 7 (9.09%) Android
17 7 (9.09%) VMware
17 7 (9.09%) Reuters
18 6 (7.79%) Dell

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 (10.39%) IBM Notes
1 8 (10.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (7.79%) Lync
3 5 (6.49%) MS Exchange
4 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 29 (37.66%) MS Office
2 11 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.30%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Eikon
2 1 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.69%) TCP/IP
2 6 (7.79%) DNS
3 5 (6.49%) VPN
4 4 (5.19%) Network Security
5 3 (3.90%) DHCP
6 2 (2.60%) SAN
6 2 (2.60%) Internet
6 2 (2.60%) Firewall
7 1 (1.30%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.60%) FileMaker
1 2 (2.60%) MySQL
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) MSI
General
1 25 (32.47%) Finance
2 14 (18.18%) Banking
3 4 (5.19%) Spanish Language
4 3 (3.90%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.90%) Retail
4 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.60%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.60%) Law
5 2 (2.60%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.30%) French Language
6 1 (1.30%) Legal
6 1 (1.30%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.19%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.30%) .NET
2 1 (1.30%) XML
2 1 (1.30%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 31 (40.26%) Blackberry
2 18 (23.38%) iPhone
3 16 (20.78%) iPad
4 6 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.60%) NHS
5 2 (2.60%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.60%) Clustering
5 2 (2.60%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.30%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.30%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 63 (81.82%) Windows
2 47 (61.04%) Windows 7
3 32 (41.56%) Windows XP
4 12 (15.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (12.99%) Mac OS X
6 8 (10.39%) Windows 8
7 7 (9.09%) Android
8 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (6.49%) Apple iOS
10 4 (5.19%) UNIX
11 3 (3.90%) Mac OS X Server
12 2 (2.60%) Mac OS
12 2 (2.60%) Windows Phone
13 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
13 1 (1.30%) Linux
13 1 (1.30%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (11.69%) ITIL
2 5 (6.49%) Problem Management
2 5 (6.49%) ITSM
3 4 (5.19%) Project Management
3 4 (5.19%) Migration
3 4 (5.19%) Incident Management
3 4 (5.19%) Software Deployment
4 3 (3.90%) Coaching
4 3 (3.90%) Security Patching
4 3 (3.90%) Asset Management
5 2 (2.60%) Configuration Management
5 2 (2.60%) Service Management
5 2 (2.60%) Change Control
5 2 (2.60%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (1.30%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (1.30%) Data Centre Operations
6 1 (1.30%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.30%) Change Management
6 1 (1.30%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.60%) SQL
3 1 (1.30%) C
3 1 (1.30%) C#
3 1 (1.30%) VBScript
3 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (7.79%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.60%) ACTC
3 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) MCSE
4 1 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (44.16%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.90%) vSphere
3 3 (3.90%) XenApp
4 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (10.39%) SCCM
2 2 (2.60%) HP SIM
2 2 (2.60%) Casper Suite
3 1 (1.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.30%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.30%) WMI
3 1 (1.30%) SCOM
3 1 (1.30%) DameWare
3 1 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (24.68%) Microsoft
2 18 (23.38%) Apple
3 11 (14.29%) Citrix
4 10 (12.99%) HP
4 10 (12.99%) Bloomberg
5 8 (10.39%) Lotus
6 7 (9.09%) VMware
6 7 (9.09%) Reuters
7 6 (7.79%) Dell
8 5 (6.49%) McAfee
9 4 (5.19%) Cisco
10 3 (3.90%) Neverfail
10 3 (3.90%) Altiris
10 3 (3.90%) Adobe
11 2 (2.60%) Sophos
11 2 (2.60%) Siemens
11 2 (2.60%) Compaq
11 2 (2.60%) Fujitsu Siemens
12 1 (1.30%) ServiceNow
12 1 (1.30%) F5
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