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 31 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 122 119 108
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 19 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.62% 0.73% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.78% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 3
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£180 £130 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £114 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £201 £232
UK excluding London average daily rate £135 £161 £150
% change year-on-year
-16.27% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
Average hourly rate £15.86 £15.38 £14.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.57 £12.50 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.37 £21.75 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.40 £15.03 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-4.15% -6.09%
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
2868 2809 2232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.91% 92.80% 94.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1766 1648 1134
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 233 230 229
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.14% -13.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £37.85 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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
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 31 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the East of England region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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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
Essex -3 7 £288 - 1
Cambridgeshire -4 5 - - 1
Hertfordshire -5 3 £168 +17.06% 1
Norfolk -1 2 £107 -39.55%
Bedfordshire +11 1 - - 1
Suffolk +5 1 £180 +5.88%
Desktop Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 30 (68.18%) Windows
2 24 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 22 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 19 (43.18%) Microsoft
5 15 (34.09%) SCCM
6 13 (29.55%) MS Office
7 9 (20.45%) ITIL
8 8 (18.18%) MS Excel
8 8 (18.18%) Windows XP
8 8 (18.18%) MS Exchange
8 8 (18.18%) SLA
8 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (15.91%) Windows 8
10 6 (13.64%) Remedy
10 6 (13.64%) Service Delivery
10 6 (13.64%) Citrix
10 6 (13.64%) MCSE
11 5 (11.36%) Management Information System
11 5 (11.36%) VMware
11 5 (11.36%) Incident Management
12 4 (9.09%) PowerShell
12 4 (9.09%) Problem Management
12 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (9.09%) Wyse
12 4 (9.09%) Change Management
12 4 (9.09%) Migration
12 4 (9.09%) Project Management
12 4 (9.09%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.27%) Lync
Applications
1 13 (29.55%) MS Office
2 8 (18.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 4 (9.09%) VPN
2 2 (4.55%) DNS
2 2 (4.55%) DHCP
2 2 (4.55%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.27%) VLAN
3 1 (2.27%) LAN
3 1 (2.27%) SAN
3 1 (2.27%) Intranet
3 1 (2.27%) Internet
3 1 (2.27%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (2.27%) MSI
General
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.82%) iPhone
2 3 (6.82%) iPad
2 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.55%) NHS
4 1 (2.27%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.27%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 30 (68.18%) Windows
2 22 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 7 (15.91%) Windows 8
4 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.55%) Mac OS X
6 2 (4.55%) Linux
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) ITIL
2 6 (13.64%) Service Delivery
3 5 (11.36%) Incident Management
4 4 (9.09%) Project Management
4 4 (9.09%) Migration
4 4 (9.09%) Change Management
4 4 (9.09%) Problem Management
5 3 (6.82%) CAD
6 2 (4.55%) Time Management
7 1 (2.27%) Software Distribution
7 1 (2.27%) Workflow
7 1 (2.27%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.55%) SQL
3 1 (2.27%) VBA
3 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (13.64%) MCSE
3 4 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.82%) MCP
4 3 (6.82%) CCNA
4 3 (6.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (4.55%) Degree
5 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.27%) MCDST
6 1 (2.27%) MCITP
6 1 (2.27%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.18%) SLA
2 1 (2.27%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 24 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.82%) Terminal Server
2 3 (6.82%) XenApp
2 3 (6.82%) XenDesktop
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.27%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (34.09%) SCCM
2 1 (2.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (43.18%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.64%) Citrix
2 6 (13.64%) Remedy
3 5 (11.36%) VMware
4 4 (9.09%) Cisco
4 4 (9.09%) Wyse
5 3 (6.82%) Mapinfo
5 3 (6.82%) Adobe
5 3 (6.82%) Sophos
5 3 (6.82%) Google
5 3 (6.82%) LANDesk
5 3 (6.82%) MobileIron
6 2 (4.55%) IBM
7 1 (2.27%) HP
7 1 (2.27%) Dell
7 1 (2.27%) Dell KACE
7 1 (2.27%) Becrypt
7 1 (2.27%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (2.27%) Altiris
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