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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 157 189 167
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 34 22 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.66% 0.36% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.39% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 13
Average daily rate
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£165 £224 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.25% +11.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £147 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £376 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £130 £160
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 8
Average hourly rate £17.87 £15.75 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.42% -8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.84 £15.00 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.45 £18.04 £20.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-8.47% +5.35%
Desktop Engineer
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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
4843 5711 5464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.37% 93.04% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3673 4070 4060
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 89 110
Average hourly rate £17.87 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.67% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.70 £41.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 68 (80.95%) Windows
2 51 (60.71%) Windows 7
3 41 (48.81%) Active Directory
4 32 (38.10%) Windows XP
4 32 (38.10%) Blackberry
5 28 (33.33%) MS Office
6 24 (28.57%) Finance
7 23 (27.38%) Microsoft
8 15 (17.86%) Apple
8 15 (17.86%) iPhone
8 15 (17.86%) Banking
9 13 (15.48%) MS Excel
10 12 (14.29%) Citrix
10 12 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (13.10%) Mac OS X
12 10 (11.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 10 (11.90%) iPad
12 10 (11.90%) SCCM
13 9 (10.71%) Migration
14 8 (9.52%) ITIL
14 8 (9.52%) Android
15 7 (8.33%) MS Exchange
15 7 (8.33%) Reuters
15 7 (8.33%) VMware
15 7 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
16 6 (7.14%) Incident Management
16 6 (7.14%) Lotus
16 6 (7.14%) VPN
16 6 (7.14%) HP
16 6 (7.14%) IBM Notes

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 10 (11.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 6 (7.14%) IBM Notes
3 6 (7.14%) Lync
4 5 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 28 (33.33%) MS Office
2 13 (15.48%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.14%) VPN
2 4 (4.76%) DNS
2 4 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.57%) DHCP
4 2 (2.38%) LAN
4 2 (2.38%) Firewall
4 2 (2.38%) Network Security
5 1 (1.19%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.19%) Internet
5 1 (1.19%) VoIP
5 1 (1.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.38%) MySQL
1 2 (2.38%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 1 (1.19%) MSI
General
1 24 (28.57%) Finance
2 15 (17.86%) Banking
3 5 (5.95%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.76%) Law
4 4 (4.76%) Spanish Language
5 3 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.57%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.38%) Back Office
6 2 (2.38%) Retail
6 2 (2.38%) French Language
7 1 (1.19%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.19%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.95%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.19%) .NET
2 1 (1.19%) XML
2 1 (1.19%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (38.10%) Blackberry
2 15 (17.86%) iPhone
3 10 (11.90%) iPad
4 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.38%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.38%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.19%) NHS
6 1 (1.19%) PKI
6 1 (1.19%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.19%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.19%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 68 (80.95%) Windows
2 51 (60.71%) Windows 7
3 32 (38.10%) Windows XP
4 12 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (13.10%) Mac OS X
6 8 (9.52%) Android
7 6 (7.14%) Apple iOS
8 5 (5.95%) Windows 8
8 5 (5.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.57%) Mac OS X Server
9 3 (3.57%) Mac OS
10 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.38%) Windows Phone
10 2 (2.38%) Linux
11 1 (1.19%) Windows CE
11 1 (1.19%) UNIX
11 1 (1.19%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (10.71%) Migration
2 8 (9.52%) ITIL
3 6 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 5 (5.95%) Asset Management
5 4 (4.76%) Problem Management
5 4 (4.76%) Change Control
6 3 (3.57%) Software Deployment
6 3 (3.57%) Coaching
7 2 (2.38%) Service Management
8 1 (1.19%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.19%) Change Management
8 1 (1.19%) ITSM
8 1 (1.19%) Security Management
8 1 (1.19%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.19%) Project Management
8 1 (1.19%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.19%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (1.19%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.38%) C
1 2 (2.38%) SQL
1 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.19%) VBScript
2 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
2 1 (1.19%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (5.95%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.57%) MCSE
3 3 (3.57%) MCSA
3 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.38%) ACTC
5 1 (1.19%) Degree
5 1 (1.19%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (48.81%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.76%) XenApp
4 3 (3.57%) Xen
4 3 (3.57%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (11.90%) SCCM
2 4 (4.76%) HP SIM
3 3 (3.57%) SCOM
3 3 (3.57%) DameWare
4 2 (2.38%) Casper Suite
5 1 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.19%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.19%) WMI
Vendors
1 23 (27.38%) Microsoft
2 15 (17.86%) Apple
3 12 (14.29%) Citrix
4 7 (8.33%) Reuters
4 7 (8.33%) VMware
5 6 (7.14%) Lotus
5 6 (7.14%) HP
6 5 (5.95%) Cisco
6 5 (5.95%) Bloomberg
7 4 (4.76%) Siemens
7 4 (4.76%) Compaq
7 4 (4.76%) Fujitsu Siemens
8 3 (3.57%) FactSet
8 3 (3.57%) Dell
8 3 (3.57%) Wyse
8 3 (3.57%) Sophos
9 2 (2.38%) McAfee
9 2 (2.38%) Adobe
10 1 (1.19%) Avaya
10 1 (1.19%) CheckPoint
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