The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Devon region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 33 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 1.87% 0.63% -
As % of the Job Titles category 2.02% 0.65% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£115 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £150 £125
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.01 £16.00 £14.88
% change year-on-year
-6.17% +7.56%
Job Titles Category
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
247 155 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 92.16% 96.88% 97.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 87 72
Average daily rate £375 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £223 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 13
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.35 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) Windows 7
2 6 (66.67%) MS Office
2 6 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) MS Exchange
4 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
5 3 (33.33%) HP
5 3 (33.33%) Compaq
5 3 (33.33%) Dell
5 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
6 2 (22.22%) VMware
6 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (22.22%) MCP
6 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000
6 2 (22.22%) Citrix
7 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (11.11%) MCSE
7 1 (11.11%) ITIL
7 1 (11.11%) LAN
7 1 (11.11%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
7 1 (11.11%) Finance
7 1 (11.11%) Migration

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 5 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (66.67%) MS Office
2 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) Windows 7
2 6 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
1 1 (11.11%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) MCP
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) HP
2 3 (33.33%) Compaq
2 3 (33.33%) Dell
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) VMware