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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 164 187 146
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 39 43 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.66% 0.61% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.65% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 24 25
Average daily rate
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£215 £252 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.51% -22.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £140 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £400 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £150 £130
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 16
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £15.30 £13.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.86 £22.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.69 £14.84
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -7.75%
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
5469 6582 5911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.20% 93.14% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4184 4819 4369
Average daily rate £435 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 126 140
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 £11.59 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £32.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 57 (81.43%) Windows
2 40 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 38 (54.29%) Active Directory
4 29 (41.43%) Microsoft
5 24 (34.29%) Finance
6 23 (32.86%) MS Office
7 19 (27.14%) Citrix
8 17 (24.29%) SCCM
9 16 (22.86%) Banking
9 16 (22.86%) Windows XP
10 14 (20.00%) Blackberry
11 12 (17.14%) Cisco
12 11 (15.71%) Wyse
12 11 (15.71%) XenApp
13 9 (12.86%) Security Cleared
14 8 (11.43%) Migration
14 8 (11.43%) Reuters
14 8 (11.43%) MS Excel
15 7 (10.00%) MS Exchange
15 7 (10.00%) ITIL
15 7 (10.00%) VMware
15 7 (10.00%) SC Cleared
16 6 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
16 6 (8.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 6 (8.57%) VPN
17 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
17 5 (7.14%) MCSE
17 5 (7.14%) MCSA
17 5 (7.14%) PowerShell
17 5 (7.14%) Hyper-V

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 7 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.29%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (32.86%) MS Office
2 8 (11.43%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.57%) VPN
2 3 (4.29%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (4.29%) Firewall
2 3 (4.29%) LAN
3 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.43%) Wireless
4 1 (1.43%) VoIP
4 1 (1.43%) WAN
4 1 (1.43%) DHCP
4 1 (1.43%) DNS
4 1 (1.43%) Cisco ISE
General
1 24 (34.29%) Finance
2 16 (22.86%) Banking
3 4 (5.71%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.29%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.86%) Law
5 2 (2.86%) Legal
6 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.43%) Back Office
6 1 (1.43%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.43%) LAMP
1 1 (1.43%) Software Packaging
1 1 (1.43%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.29%) PKI
3 3 (4.29%) iPhone
4 2 (2.86%) iPad
5 1 (1.43%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.43%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 57 (81.43%) Windows
2 40 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 16 (22.86%) Windows XP
4 5 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 3 (4.29%) Android
5 3 (4.29%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.86%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (2.86%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.43%) Linux
7 1 (1.43%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.43%) Migration
2 7 (10.00%) ITIL
3 3 (4.29%) Asset Management
3 3 (4.29%) Time Management
4 2 (2.86%) Change Control
4 2 (2.86%) Coaching
4 2 (2.86%) Incident Management
4 2 (2.86%) CRM
4 2 (2.86%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.43%) Service Management
5 1 (1.43%) ITSM
5 1 (1.43%) Security Management
5 1 (1.43%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.43%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.43%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (1.43%) DevOps
5 1 (1.43%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (1.43%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.29%) VBScript
2 3 (4.29%) VB
3 2 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (12.86%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (7.14%) MCSE
3 5 (7.14%) MCSA
4 4 (5.71%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (2.86%) Degree
5 2 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.43%) HNC
6 1 (1.43%) CCNP
6 1 (1.43%) CCNA
6 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (54.29%) Active Directory
2 11 (15.71%) XenApp
3 6 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 5 (7.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (24.29%) SCCM
2 3 (4.29%) WMI
3 2 (2.86%) SCOM
3 2 (2.86%) HP SIM
3 2 (2.86%) DameWare
4 1 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.43%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 29 (41.43%) Microsoft
2 19 (27.14%) Citrix
3 12 (17.14%) Cisco
4 11 (15.71%) Wyse
5 8 (11.43%) Reuters
6 7 (10.00%) VMware
7 5 (7.14%) FactSet
8 3 (4.29%) Sophos
8 3 (4.29%) Bloomberg
8 3 (4.29%) Apple
8 3 (4.29%) Lotus
8 3 (4.29%) HP
8 3 (4.29%) Altiris
9 2 (2.86%) Fujitsu Siemens
9 2 (2.86%) Compaq
9 2 (2.86%) Siemens
10 1 (1.43%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.43%) Remedy
10 1 (1.43%) Avaya
10 1 (1.43%) Peregrine
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