The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 110 129 98
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 21 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.76% 0.27% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.29% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 3
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£125 £175 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.85% -7.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £153 £135 £163
% change year-on-year
+12.96% -16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 8
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £15.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £13.00 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £13.00 £16.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +3.70%
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
2572 2792 2025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.12% 92.70% 93.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1435 1558 1030
Average daily rate £390 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £207 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 207 251
Average hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £22.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% -8.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the East of England region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
Cambridgeshire +12 10 £104 - 1
Suffolk +7 3 £160 -28.88%
Norfolk +4 3 £130 +10.63%
Essex - 3 £105 - 1
Bedfordshire 0 2 £123 -
Desktop Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 32 (66.67%) Windows
2 29 (60.42%) Active Directory
3 22 (45.83%) Windows 7
4 16 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 15 (31.25%) MS Office
6 14 (29.17%) SCCM
7 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (20.83%) ITIL
8 10 (20.83%) Windows XP
9 9 (18.75%) SLA
9 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (16.67%) MCSE
11 7 (14.58%) VMware
12 6 (12.50%) Incident Management
12 6 (12.50%) MS Exchange
12 6 (12.50%) Cisco
12 6 (12.50%) Service Delivery
13 5 (10.42%) Wyse
13 5 (10.42%) Remedy
13 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
13 5 (10.42%) MCP
13 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (10.42%) Windows 8
14 4 (8.33%) Migration
14 4 (8.33%) Problem Management
14 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
14 4 (8.33%) VPN
14 4 (8.33%) Adobe

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 6 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 15 (31.25%) MS Office
2 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.08%) Acrobat
3 1 (2.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 4 (8.33%) VPN
2 3 (6.25%) LAN
2 3 (6.25%) IP Telephony
3 2 (4.17%) VLAN
3 2 (4.17%) DNS
3 2 (4.17%) SAN
3 2 (4.17%) DHCP
4 1 (2.08%) Internet
4 1 (2.08%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) JIRA
General
1 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.08%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.25%) iPhone
2 3 (6.25%) iPad
3 2 (4.17%) NHS
4 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 32 (66.67%) Windows
2 22 (45.83%) Windows 7
3 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (20.83%) Windows XP
5 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (10.42%) Windows 8
7 3 (6.25%) Linux
8 2 (4.17%) Windows 2000
8 2 (4.17%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.08%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.08%) CentOS
9 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) ITIL
2 6 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 6 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 4 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 4 (8.33%) Project Management
3 4 (8.33%) Change Management
3 4 (8.33%) Migration
4 3 (6.25%) CAD
5 1 (2.08%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (16.67%) MCSE
3 5 (10.42%) MCP
4 3 (6.25%) CCNA
4 3 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) MCTS
6 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.75%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 29 (60.42%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.25%) Terminal Server
2 3 (6.25%) XenApp
2 3 (6.25%) XenDesktop
3 2 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (29.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.58%) VMware
3 6 (12.50%) Cisco
4 5 (10.42%) Remedy
4 5 (10.42%) Wyse
5 4 (8.33%) Sophos
5 4 (8.33%) Citrix
5 4 (8.33%) Adobe
6 3 (6.25%) Mapinfo
6 3 (6.25%) Google
6 3 (6.25%) MobileIron
7 2 (4.17%) LANDesk
8 1 (2.08%) Altiris
8 1 (2.08%) Symantec
8 1 (2.08%) McAfee
8 1 (2.08%) HP
8 1 (2.08%) IBM
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