The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the East of England region that had Desktop Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 96 107 133
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 28 35 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.13% 1.12% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.17% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 8
Median daily rate £145 £128 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.72% -1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £107 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £314 £204
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £135 £165
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 7
Median hourly rate £13.25 £15.86 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.45% +0.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.38 £15.66 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.48 £18.70 £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.88 £15.13
% change year-on-year
-12.60% -1.65%
Desktop Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England 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
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2373 2983 3025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.53% 95.64% 95.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1389 1776 1806
Median daily rate £375 £380 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 258 231
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.18 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the East of England region that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title.

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016.

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +27 12 £139 -46.44%
Norfolk +2 6 £158 +11.58%
Hertfordshire -2 5 £168 +39.58%
Essex -3 3 £150 -23.07%
Bedfordshire 0 2 £110 +10.00%
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 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 East of England region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 37 (60.66%) Windows
2 24 (39.34%) Active Directory
3 21 (34.43%) SCCM
3 21 (34.43%) Windows 7
4 20 (32.79%) Microsoft
5 11 (18.03%) Windows 8
5 11 (18.03%) MS Office
6 10 (16.39%) ITIL
6 10 (16.39%) MS Excel
6 10 (16.39%) SLA
6 10 (16.39%) Windows Server
7 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (14.75%) MS Exchange
7 9 (14.75%) Service Delivery
8 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (11.48%) Office 365
9 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (9.84%) HP
10 6 (9.84%) MCP
10 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (9.84%) Driving Licence
11 5 (8.20%) OneDrive
11 5 (8.20%) MCSE
11 5 (8.20%) VPN
11 5 (8.20%) VLAN
11 5 (8.20%) vSphere
12 4 (6.56%) Veeam
12 4 (6.56%) CentOS
12 4 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (6.56%) Android

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 9 (14.75%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2000
3 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (18.03%) MS Office
2 10 (16.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.48%) Office 365
2 5 (8.20%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) VLAN
1 5 (8.20%) VPN
2 4 (6.56%) iSCSI
2 4 (6.56%) SAN
3 3 (4.92%) IP Telephony
3 3 (4.92%) LAN
3 3 (4.92%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.92%) WAN
4 1 (1.64%) DNS
4 1 (1.64%) Firewall
4 1 (1.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MSI
General
1 4 (6.56%) Local Government
2 1 (1.64%) Back Office
2 1 (1.64%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Front Office
2 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.84%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.28%) NHS
4 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.64%) PDA
4 1 (1.64%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 37 (60.66%) Windows
2 21 (34.43%) Windows 7
3 11 (18.03%) Windows 8
4 10 (16.39%) Windows Server
5 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (6.56%) Android
7 4 (6.56%) CentOS
7 4 (6.56%) Linux
7 4 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (6.56%) Ubuntu
7 4 (6.56%) Windows XP
8 3 (4.92%) Apple iOS
8 3 (4.92%) Mac OS
8 3 (4.92%) Windows 10
8 3 (4.92%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.39%) ITIL
2 9 (14.75%) Service Delivery
3 3 (4.92%) Information Security
3 3 (4.92%) Software Deployment
4 2 (3.28%) Asset Management
4 2 (3.28%) Incident Management
4 2 (3.28%) Migration
5 1 (1.64%) Application Discovery
5 1 (1.64%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.64%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (1.64%) Change Management
5 1 (1.64%) High Availability
5 1 (1.64%) ITIL V3
5 1 (1.64%) ITSM
5 1 (1.64%) Project Management
5 1 (1.64%) Time Management
5 1 (1.64%) Validation
5 1 (1.64%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.56%) SQL
2 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (9.84%) MCP
3 5 (8.20%) MCSE
4 4 (6.56%) Degree
5 2 (3.28%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.64%) MCITP
6 1 (1.64%) MCSA
6 1 (1.64%) MCTS
6 1 (1.64%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.39%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (39.34%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.20%) vSphere
3 2 (3.28%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.64%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.64%) Xen
4 1 (1.64%) XenApp
4 1 (1.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (34.43%) SCCM
2 4 (6.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (6.56%) WSUS
3 1 (1.64%) SCOM
3 1 (1.64%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 20 (32.79%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.84%) HP
3 4 (6.56%) Apple
3 4 (6.56%) Citrix
3 4 (6.56%) Dell
3 4 (6.56%) Red Hat
3 4 (6.56%) Veeam
3 4 (6.56%) VMware
4 3 (4.92%) Avaya
5 2 (3.28%) Symantec
5 2 (3.28%) Wyse
6 1 (1.64%) AppSense
6 1 (1.64%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.64%) Lumension
6 1 (1.64%) Remedy
6 1 (1.64%) Sophos
6 1 (1.64%) Veritas