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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 85 106 133
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 39 26 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.54% 0.94% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 0.98% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 8
Median daily rate £120 £120 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £104 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £164 £201
UK excluding London median daily rate £144 £150 £145
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 2
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +11.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+29.25% -3.57%
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
2453 2643 2867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 96.80% 95.80% 94.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1412 1467 1595
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 238 213
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.60 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +10 16 £88 -15.86%
Hertfordshire +7 7 £220 +83.33%
Norfolk -1 7 £107 -17.69%
Bedfordshire +11 3 £140 +14.28%
Suffolk +4 3 £120 -25.00%
Essex +3 3 £220 +109.52%
Desktop Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 49 (69.01%) Windows
2 39 (54.93%) Active Directory
3 32 (45.07%) Microsoft
4 30 (42.25%) Windows 7
5 27 (38.03%) SCCM
6 18 (25.35%) MS Office
6 18 (25.35%) Windows 8
7 15 (21.13%) SLA
8 10 (14.08%) MS Excel
9 9 (12.68%) Windows Server
9 9 (12.68%) Office 365
10 8 (11.27%) Apple iOS
10 8 (11.27%) Apple
10 8 (11.27%) TCP/IP
10 8 (11.27%) MS Exchange
10 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (9.86%) ITIL
11 7 (9.86%) Citrix
11 7 (9.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (9.86%) Service Delivery
11 7 (9.86%) Windows Vista
11 7 (9.86%) Driving Licence
11 7 (9.86%) Software Deployment
12 6 (8.45%) Mac OS
12 6 (8.45%) Information Security
12 6 (8.45%) MCSE
12 6 (8.45%) LAN
12 6 (8.45%) WAN
13 5 (7.04%) DNS
13 5 (7.04%) Windows XP

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 8 (11.27%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.23%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.82%) IBM Domino
3 2 (2.82%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (25.35%) MS Office
2 10 (14.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.68%) Office 365
2 4 (5.63%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.27%) TCP/IP
2 6 (8.45%) LAN
2 6 (8.45%) WAN
3 5 (7.04%) DNS
4 3 (4.23%) DHCP
4 3 (4.23%) Firewall
5 2 (2.82%) Internet
5 2 (2.82%) IP Telephony
5 2 (2.82%) Wireless
6 1 (1.41%) SAN
6 1 (1.41%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) MSI
General
1 3 (4.23%) Local Government
2 1 (1.41%) Back Office
2 1 (1.41%) Finance
2 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Driving Licence
2 4 (5.63%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.23%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.82%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.82%) NHS
5 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.41%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 49 (69.01%) Windows
2 30 (42.25%) Windows 7
3 18 (25.35%) Windows 8
4 9 (12.68%) Windows Server
5 8 (11.27%) Apple iOS
6 7 (9.86%) Windows Vista
7 6 (8.45%) Mac OS
8 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (7.04%) Windows XP
9 4 (5.63%) Android
9 4 (5.63%) Windows 10
10 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.41%) Unix
11 1 (1.41%) Windows Phone
11 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (9.86%) ITIL
1 7 (9.86%) Service Delivery
1 7 (9.86%) Software Deployment
2 6 (8.45%) Information Security
3 4 (5.63%) Migration
4 3 (4.23%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.41%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.41%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.41%) Data Entry
5 1 (1.41%) Data Migration
5 1 (1.41%) High Availability
5 1 (1.41%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (1.41%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (1.41%) Project Management
5 1 (1.41%) Regression Testing
5 1 (1.41%) Scrum
5 1 (1.41%) Software Testing
5 1 (1.41%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.23%) C
1 3 (4.23%) SQL
2 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.82%) VB
3 1 (1.41%) C#
3 1 (1.41%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.45%) MCSE
3 4 (5.63%) MCP
4 2 (2.82%) MCSA
5 1 (1.41%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (21.13%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (54.93%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.23%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.82%) vSphere
4 1 (1.41%) Xen
4 1 (1.41%) XenApp
4 1 (1.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (38.03%) SCCM
2 7 (9.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.41%) SCOM
3 1 (1.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.41%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 32 (45.07%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.27%) Apple
3 7 (9.86%) Citrix
4 4 (5.63%) Symantec
5 3 (4.23%) Wyse
6 2 (2.82%) AppSense
6 2 (2.82%) Avaya
6 2 (2.82%) HP
6 2 (2.82%) IBM
6 2 (2.82%) Lotus
6 2 (2.82%) Lumension
6 2 (2.82%) Sophos
7 1 (1.41%) Computacenter