The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Devon 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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 31 37 29
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 13 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 3.92% 1.92% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.17% 2.14% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£105 £115 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £141 £165 £150
% change year-on-year
-14.39% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +5.26%
Desktop Engineer
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Devon 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
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
312 280 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 93.98% 89.74% 92.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 187 91
Average daily rate £350 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 18
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £30.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Engineer in the job title across the Devon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Devon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the Devon region.

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Devon

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the Devon region.

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the Devon region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Plymouth -11 5 £108 -6.52%
Barnstaple - 3 - -
Exeter +7 1 - -
Desktop Engineer
South West

Desktop Engineer
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) Windows 7
3 9 (42.86%) MS Office
4 8 (38.10%) Windows XP
5 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 5 (23.81%) Novell
7 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
8 3 (14.29%) VMware
8 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (14.29%) HP
8 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (9.52%) XenDesktop
9 2 (9.52%) Compaq
9 2 (9.52%) Dell
9 2 (9.52%) Citrix
9 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
10 1 (4.76%) SLA
10 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
10 1 (4.76%) Service Management
10 1 (4.76%) Migration
10 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (42.86%) MS Office
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) Windows 7
3 8 (38.10%) Windows XP
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (4.76%) Service Management
1 1 (4.76%) Migration
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Novell
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 3 (14.29%) HP
3 3 (14.29%) VMware
4 2 (9.52%) Compaq
4 2 (9.52%) Dell
4 2 (9.52%) Citrix