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 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 172 163 183
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 36 41 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.62% 0.70% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.76% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 19
Average daily rate
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£240 £223 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.86% +17.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £140 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £161 £150
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 6
Average hourly rate £16.98 £14.73 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.24% +9.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.92 £14.51 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.43 £14.95 £20.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Desktop Engineer
London

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
5390 5418 6450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.31% 92.44% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4154 4014 4769
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £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 94 75 161
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.46 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.34% -7.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.05 £32.03 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -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 1 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 1 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 55 (78.57%) Windows
2 41 (58.57%) Windows 7
3 31 (44.29%) Active Directory
4 27 (38.57%) MS Office
4 27 (38.57%) Windows XP
5 26 (37.14%) Blackberry
5 26 (37.14%) Finance
6 18 (25.71%) Microsoft
7 17 (24.29%) Apple
8 15 (21.43%) Banking
8 15 (21.43%) iPad
8 15 (21.43%) iPhone
9 12 (17.14%) ITIL
10 11 (15.71%) MS Excel
11 10 (14.29%) HP
11 10 (14.29%) Citrix
11 10 (14.29%) Bloomberg
12 9 (12.86%) Mac OS X
12 9 (12.86%) SCCM
12 9 (12.86%) Windows 8
13 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (11.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (11.43%) TCP/IP
13 8 (11.43%) Lotus
13 8 (11.43%) IBM Notes
14 7 (10.00%) Security Cleared
15 6 (8.57%) VMware
15 6 (8.57%) PowerShell
15 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (8.57%) Reuters

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 8 (11.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 8 (11.43%) IBM Notes
2 5 (7.14%) Lync
3 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.86%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 27 (38.57%) MS Office
2 11 (15.71%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.43%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Eikon
2 1 (1.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.43%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.14%) DNS
3 4 (5.71%) VPN
3 4 (5.71%) Network Security
4 3 (4.29%) Internet
5 2 (2.86%) DHCP
5 2 (2.86%) SAN
6 1 (1.43%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.86%) MySQL
1 2 (2.86%) FileMaker
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
General
1 26 (37.14%) Finance
2 15 (21.43%) Banking
3 4 (5.71%) Spanish Language
4 3 (4.29%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.86%) Retail
5 2 (2.86%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.86%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.86%) Law
5 2 (2.86%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.43%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.43%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 26 (37.14%) Blackberry
2 15 (21.43%) iPhone
2 15 (21.43%) iPad
3 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.29%) NHS
5 2 (2.86%) Clustering
6 1 (1.43%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.43%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 55 (78.57%) Windows
2 41 (58.57%) Windows 7
3 27 (38.57%) Windows XP
4 9 (12.86%) Mac OS X
4 9 (12.86%) Windows 8
5 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (7.14%) Android
7 5 (7.14%) Apple iOS
8 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (5.71%) UNIX
9 3 (4.29%) Mac OS X Server
10 2 (2.86%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.43%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.14%) ITIL
2 5 (7.14%) ITSM
2 5 (7.14%) Incident Management
3 4 (5.71%) Software Deployment
3 4 (5.71%) Project Management
4 3 (4.29%) Service Delivery
4 3 (4.29%) Problem Management
4 3 (4.29%) Asset Management
5 2 (2.86%) Migration
5 2 (2.86%) Coaching
5 2 (2.86%) Security Patching
5 2 (2.86%) Service Management
5 2 (2.86%) Configuration Management
5 2 (2.86%) Change Control
6 1 (1.43%) Change Management
6 1 (1.43%) Security Management
6 1 (1.43%) Data Centre Operations
6 1 (1.43%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (1.43%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.57%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.29%) MCSE
4 2 (2.86%) ACTC
4 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (44.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.29%) vSphere
4 2 (2.86%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (12.86%) SCCM
2 2 (2.86%) HP SIM
2 2 (2.86%) Casper Suite
3 1 (1.43%) DameWare
3 1 (1.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (25.71%) Microsoft
2 17 (24.29%) Apple
3 10 (14.29%) Bloomberg
3 10 (14.29%) HP
3 10 (14.29%) Citrix
4 8 (11.43%) Lotus
5 6 (8.57%) Reuters
5 6 (8.57%) VMware
6 5 (7.14%) Dell
7 4 (5.71%) McAfee
8 3 (4.29%) Adobe
8 3 (4.29%) Cisco
8 3 (4.29%) Altiris
9 2 (2.86%) Fujitsu Siemens
9 2 (2.86%) LANDesk
9 2 (2.86%) Remedy
9 2 (2.86%) Neverfail
9 2 (2.86%) IBM
9 2 (2.86%) Siemens
9 2 (2.86%) Compaq
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