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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 166 208 200
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 34 23 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.58% 0.31% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.34% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 12
Average daily rate
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£220 £150 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £100 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £265 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £150 £130
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 6
Average hourly rate £15.25 £10.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.23% -36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.97 £10.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £20.10 £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £14.60
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +4.45%
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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
5419 6815 7234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 91.99% 92.61% 92.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3910 4995 5252
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 150 173
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014, 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 62 (88.57%) Windows
2 44 (62.86%) Active Directory
2 44 (62.86%) Windows 7
3 29 (41.43%) Microsoft
4 25 (35.71%) Citrix
5 24 (34.29%) MS Office
6 23 (32.86%) Finance
7 21 (30.00%) Windows XP
8 20 (28.57%) Banking
9 19 (27.14%) SCCM
10 13 (18.57%) XenApp
11 12 (17.14%) Wyse
11 12 (17.14%) Blackberry
12 9 (12.86%) VMware
13 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (11.43%) MS Exchange
13 8 (11.43%) ITIL
14 7 (10.00%) Cisco
14 7 (10.00%) Security Cleared
15 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (8.57%) Lotus
15 6 (8.57%) IBM Notes
15 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (7.14%) Reuters
16 5 (7.14%) Bloomberg
16 5 (7.14%) Linux
16 5 (7.14%) VPN
16 5 (7.14%) iPhone
16 5 (7.14%) PowerShell
16 5 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 (11.43%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.57%) IBM Notes
3 5 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 24 (34.29%) MS Office
2 4 (5.71%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.14%) VPN
2 4 (5.71%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (4.29%) DNS
3 3 (4.29%) DHCP
4 2 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (2.86%) Firewall
5 1 (1.43%) Wireless
5 1 (1.43%) LAN
5 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) MSI
General
1 23 (32.86%) Finance
2 20 (28.57%) Banking
3 4 (5.71%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.86%) Legal
5 1 (1.43%) Back Office
5 1 (1.43%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.43%) XML
1 1 (1.43%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.14%) Blackberry
2 5 (7.14%) iPhone
3 4 (5.71%) iPad
4 2 (2.86%) Kindle
4 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.86%) Derivative
4 2 (2.86%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.86%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.86%) PKI
4 2 (2.86%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.43%) NHS
5 1 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 62 (88.57%) Windows
2 44 (62.86%) Windows 7
3 21 (30.00%) Windows XP
4 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (7.14%) Linux
7 3 (4.29%) Mac OS X
7 3 (4.29%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.86%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.86%) Android
8 2 (2.86%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.43%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.43%) ITIL
2 3 (4.29%) Migration
2 3 (4.29%) Time Management
3 2 (2.86%) Service Management
4 1 (1.43%) ITSM
4 1 (1.43%) Service Delivery
4 1 (1.43%) CRM
4 1 (1.43%) Fault Management
4 1 (1.43%) Problem Management
4 1 (1.43%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (1.43%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.71%) VBScript
3 3 (4.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.71%) MCSE
4 3 (4.29%) MCSA
4 3 (4.29%) Degree
5 2 (2.86%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.86%) A+ Certification
5 2 (2.86%) CCNA
6 1 (1.43%) MCP
6 1 (1.43%) HNC
6 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) SLA
2 2 (2.86%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 44 (62.86%) Active Directory
2 13 (18.57%) XenApp
3 4 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.86%) vSphere
4 2 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.43%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 19 (27.14%) SCCM
2 3 (4.29%) WMI
3 2 (2.86%) ZENworks
4 1 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 29 (41.43%) Microsoft
2 25 (35.71%) Citrix
3 12 (17.14%) Wyse
4 9 (12.86%) VMware
5 7 (10.00%) Cisco
6 6 (8.57%) Lotus
7 5 (7.14%) Reuters
7 5 (7.14%) Bloomberg
8 4 (5.71%) Altiris
8 4 (5.71%) Symantec
8 4 (5.71%) Remedy
9 3 (4.29%) Sophos
9 3 (4.29%) Apple
9 3 (4.29%) HP
10 2 (2.86%) Bomgar
10 2 (2.86%) Google
10 2 (2.86%) Dell
11 1 (1.43%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.43%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.43%) LANDesk
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