The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Desktop Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Engineer
London / City of London
Rank 138 143 147
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 13 8 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.44% 0.25% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.27% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 21
Median daily rate £170 £164 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.81% -6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £152 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £207 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £160
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 15
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.25 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +2.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%

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
2817 3015 4912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 94.91% 95.53% 95.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2229 2375 3760
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 44 71
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.75 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% +5.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £11.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £53.00 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title.

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 27 February 2017.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, Desktop Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 22 (91.67%) Windows
2 19 (79.17%) Microsoft
3 16 (66.67%) MS Office
4 12 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
5 10 (41.67%) Finance
5 10 (41.67%) Banking
6 9 (37.50%) MS Excel
7 8 (33.33%) Windows XP
7 8 (33.33%) Blackberry
7 8 (33.33%) Apple
7 8 (33.33%) iPad
7 8 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (29.17%) Coaching
9 5 (20.83%) ITIL
10 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
11 3 (12.50%) Mac OS X
11 3 (12.50%) Migration
11 3 (12.50%) Retail
11 3 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
11 3 (12.50%) Application Packaging
11 3 (12.50%) Mac OS
11 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
12 2 (8.33%) Driving Licence
12 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
12 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
12 2 (8.33%) SCCM
12 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
12 2 (8.33%) XenDesktop
12 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (66.67%) MS Office
2 9 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) DNS
1 2 (8.33%) Firewall
1 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (8.33%) VPN
2 1 (4.17%) DHCP
2 1 (4.17%) Internet
2 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MSI
General
1 10 (41.67%) Banking
1 10 (41.67%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Retail
3 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 8 (33.33%) iPad
2 2 (8.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) User Experience
3 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (91.67%) Windows
2 12 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 3 (12.50%) Mac OS
4 3 (12.50%) Mac OS X
5 2 (8.33%) Linux
5 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.17%) Android
6 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Coaching
2 5 (20.83%) ITIL
3 3 (12.50%) Application Packaging
3 3 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.33%) ITSM
4 2 (8.33%) Patch Management
4 2 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Time Management
5 1 (4.17%) Application Discovery
5 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.17%) Change Management
5 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.17%) Service Management
5 1 (4.17%) Software Distribution
5 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.17%) A+ Certification
3 1 (4.17%) CCA
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) MCDST
3 1 (4.17%) MCP
3 1 (4.17%) MCSA
3 1 (4.17%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (8.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.17%) Firmware
3 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) Jamf Pro
2 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (79.17%) Microsoft
2 8 (33.33%) Apple
3 2 (8.33%) Citrix
3 2 (8.33%) Remedy
4 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.17%) Sage
4 1 (4.17%) Symantec
4 1 (4.17%) VMware