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 23 August 2016 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
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 158 184 163
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 13 29 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.37% 0.53% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.56% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 20
Median daily rate £185 £213 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.94% -9.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £136 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £458 £328
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £135 £165
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 7
Median hourly rate £17.50 £13.46 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.01% -15.87%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -0.82%
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
3364 5203 5446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.27% 95.00% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2685 4059 3935
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 78 102
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -7.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.16 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £31.00 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.60 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-0.60% +0.60%

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 23 August 2016.

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 23 August 2016, 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 20 (76.92%) Windows
2 15 (57.69%) Active Directory
3 12 (46.15%) Windows 7
4 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
5 10 (38.46%) MS Office
6 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
6 6 (23.08%) Office 365
6 6 (23.08%) Windows Server
7 5 (19.23%) Citrix
7 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (19.23%) Finance
7 5 (19.23%) Banking
8 4 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (15.38%) SCOM
8 4 (15.38%) Network Security
8 4 (15.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (15.38%) Migration
8 4 (15.38%) VMware
8 4 (15.38%) Backup Exec
8 4 (15.38%) Business Continuity
8 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (15.38%) Firewall
8 4 (15.38%) MCSE
8 4 (15.38%) DNS
8 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
8 4 (15.38%) Windows XP
8 4 (15.38%) ITIL
8 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
8 4 (15.38%) SQL Server

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 (15.38%) SharePoint
1 4 (15.38%) Skype for Business
2 2 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (38.46%) MS Office
2 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
3 4 (15.38%) MS Project
4 2 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (23.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) DNS
1 4 (15.38%) Extranet
1 4 (15.38%) Firewall
1 4 (15.38%) Network Security
2 2 (7.69%) VPN
3 1 (3.85%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (19.23%) Banking
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) Blackberry
2 3 (11.54%) iPad
3 2 (7.69%) iPhone
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 20 (76.92%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) Windows 7
3 6 (23.08%) Windows Server
4 4 (15.38%) Mac OS X
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Phone
4 4 (15.38%) Windows XP
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.85%) Android
6 1 (3.85%) Mac OS
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) Business Continuity
1 4 (15.38%) Capacity Management
1 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (15.38%) ITIL
1 4 (15.38%) Migration
1 4 (15.38%) Mobile Device Management
1 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
1 4 (15.38%) Project Management
1 4 (15.38%) Server Virtualisation
1 4 (15.38%) Software Deployment
2 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
2 2 (7.69%) Logistics
3 1 (3.85%) Coaching
3 1 (3.85%) Fault Analysis
3 1 (3.85%) Service Management
3 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (15.38%) MCSE
2 4 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.85%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 15 (57.69%) Active Directory
2 4 (15.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (15.38%) UAG
2 4 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (15.38%) XenApp
3 2 (7.69%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Backup Exec
1 4 (15.38%) IBM BigFix
1 4 (15.38%) SCOM
1 4 (15.38%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 3 (11.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 5 (19.23%) Citrix
3 4 (15.38%) IBM
3 4 (15.38%) Symantec
3 4 (15.38%) VMware
4 3 (11.54%) Apple
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco
5 1 (3.85%) Remedy
5 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow