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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Engineer
London / City of London
Rank 140 136 135
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 14 15 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.48% 0.49% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.51% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 22
Median daily rate £175 £165 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -13.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £157 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £210 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £160 £135
% change year-on-year
- +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 18
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £17.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.74%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%

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
2811 2943 4889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.45% 95.80% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2242 2304 3778
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 44 80
Median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% +34.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 18 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 16 (66.67%) MS Office
4 13 (54.17%) Windows 7
5 11 (45.83%) Finance
6 10 (41.67%) Banking
6 10 (41.67%) Windows XP
6 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
7 9 (37.50%) iPad
7 9 (37.50%) Blackberry
8 8 (33.33%) Apple
8 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
8 8 (33.33%) Coaching
8 8 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
9 4 (16.67%) ITIL
9 4 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
10 3 (12.50%) Mac OS X
10 3 (12.50%) Application Packaging
10 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
10 3 (12.50%) Retail
10 3 (12.50%) Remedy
10 3 (12.50%) Mac OS
11 2 (8.33%) SCCM
11 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
11 2 (8.33%) XenDesktop
11 2 (8.33%) Patch Management
11 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis

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 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 4 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) DNS
1 2 (8.33%) Firewall
1 2 (8.33%) VPN
2 1 (4.17%) DHCP
2 1 (4.17%) Internet
2 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MSI
General
1 11 (45.83%) Finance
2 10 (41.67%) Banking
3 3 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Blackberry
1 9 (37.50%) iPad
2 8 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.17%) User Experience
4 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (91.67%) Windows
2 13 (54.17%) Windows 7
3 10 (41.67%) 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 2008
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Coaching
2 4 (16.67%) ITIL
3 3 (12.50%) Application Packaging
4 2 (8.33%) ITSM
4 2 (8.33%) Migration
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%) Configuration 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
3 1 (4.17%) CCA
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) MCP
3 1 (4.17%) MCSA
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) 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%) Casper Suite
2 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (33.33%) Apple
3 3 (12.50%) Remedy
4 1 (4.17%) Citrix
4 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow
4 1 (4.17%) Symantec
4 1 (4.17%) VMware