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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 172 204 194
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 31 21 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.52% 0.29% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.32% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 20
Average daily rate
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£207 £200 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.25% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £100 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £265 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £135 £133
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 5
Average hourly rate £15.75 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.99 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £24.60 £16.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.92 £14.60
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -4.64%
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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
5448 6621 7375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.25% 92.47% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3984 4809 5300
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 140 179
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £34.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 59 (86.76%) Windows
2 40 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 40 (58.82%) Windows 7
3 31 (45.59%) Microsoft
4 24 (35.29%) Finance
5 23 (33.82%) Citrix
6 22 (32.35%) MS Office
7 19 (27.94%) SCCM
8 18 (26.47%) Banking
9 17 (25.00%) Windows XP
10 13 (19.12%) XenApp
11 12 (17.65%) Wyse
12 11 (16.18%) Blackberry
13 9 (13.24%) Cisco
14 8 (11.76%) MS Exchange
14 8 (11.76%) ITIL
15 7 (10.29%) Security Cleared
16 6 (8.82%) VPN
16 6 (8.82%) VMware
17 5 (7.35%) Remedy
17 5 (7.35%) Linux
17 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Certification
17 5 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2010
17 5 (7.35%) iPhone
17 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
18 4 (5.88%) PowerShell
18 4 (5.88%) iPad
18 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
18 4 (5.88%) SC Cleared
18 4 (5.88%) Altiris

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.88%) IBM Notes
4 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 22 (32.35%) MS Office
2 3 (4.41%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.82%) VPN
2 4 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (2.94%) DNS
3 2 (2.94%) Firewall
3 2 (2.94%) DHCP
4 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.47%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (1.47%) Wireless
4 1 (1.47%) LAN
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MSI
General
1 24 (35.29%) Finance
2 18 (26.47%) Banking
3 3 (4.41%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.47%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.18%) Blackberry
2 5 (7.35%) iPhone
3 4 (5.88%) iPad
3 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.94%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.94%) Kindle
4 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.94%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.94%) PKI
4 2 (2.94%) Derivative
4 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.94%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.47%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 59 (86.76%) Windows
2 40 (58.82%) Windows 7
3 17 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 5 (7.35%) Linux
4 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.41%) Mac OS X
6 3 (4.41%) Apple iOS
6 3 (4.41%) Windows 8
6 3 (4.41%) Android
7 2 (2.94%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (2.94%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.76%) ITIL
2 3 (4.41%) Migration
2 3 (4.41%) Time Management
2 3 (4.41%) Coaching
3 2 (2.94%) Mentoring
3 2 (2.94%) CRM
4 1 (1.47%) Service Management
4 1 (1.47%) Service Delivery
4 1 (1.47%) ITSM
4 1 (1.47%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (1.47%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (1.47%) Problem Management
4 1 (1.47%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.88%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.41%) VBScript
2 3 (4.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (10.29%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.41%) Degree
4 3 (4.41%) MCSE
4 3 (4.41%) MCSA
4 3 (4.41%) CCNA
5 2 (2.94%) A+ Certification
5 2 (2.94%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.47%) HNC
6 1 (1.47%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) SLA
2 2 (2.94%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 40 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 13 (19.12%) XenApp
3 3 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (27.94%) SCCM
2 3 (4.41%) WMI
3 2 (2.94%) ZENworks
4 1 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.47%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (1.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 31 (45.59%) Microsoft
2 23 (33.82%) Citrix
3 12 (17.65%) Wyse
4 9 (13.24%) Cisco
5 6 (8.82%) VMware
6 5 (7.35%) Remedy
7 4 (5.88%) Altiris
7 4 (5.88%) HP
7 4 (5.88%) Lotus
7 4 (5.88%) Apple
8 3 (4.41%) Reuters
8 3 (4.41%) Bloomberg
8 3 (4.41%) Symantec
9 2 (2.94%) Sophos
9 2 (2.94%) Dell
9 2 (2.94%) Bomgar
10 1 (1.47%) MobileIron
10 1 (1.47%) Peregrine
10 1 (1.47%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
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