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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 126 111 110
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 17 15 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.55% 0.62% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.66% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 10
Average daily rate
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£150 £200 £118
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +70.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £160 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £240 £170
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £150 £130
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 14
Average hourly rate £14.88 £14.50 £12.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.58% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £16.00 £15.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £14.68
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +3.91%
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
2899 2277 2941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.25% 94.05% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1726 1159 1458
Average daily rate £375 £360 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 208 354
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the East of England region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 20 August 2014. 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
Hertfordshire -13 3 £98 -51.25%
Essex -6 2 - -
Suffolk -15 2 £170 - 1
Bedfordshire -22 1 - - 1
Desktop Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 21 (67.74%) Windows
2 15 (48.39%) Windows 7
3 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
4 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
4 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
4 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
5 7 (22.58%) MS Office
6 5 (16.13%) Windows XP
7 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
7 4 (12.90%) LAN
7 4 (12.90%) SLA
7 4 (12.90%) WAN
7 4 (12.90%) Citrix
7 4 (12.90%) SCCM
7 4 (12.90%) Finance
8 3 (9.68%) Migration
8 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
8 3 (9.68%) ITIL
9 2 (6.45%) Client/Server
9 2 (6.45%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (6.45%) VoIP
9 2 (6.45%) DHCP
9 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
9 2 (6.45%) DNS
9 2 (6.45%) Internet
9 2 (6.45%) Blackberry
9 2 (6.45%) Project Management
9 2 (6.45%) VMware
9 2 (6.45%) Firewall
9 2 (6.45%) Video Conferencing

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.45%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.23%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) MS Office
2 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) WAN
1 4 (12.90%) LAN
2 2 (6.45%) VoIP
2 2 (6.45%) DHCP
2 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.45%) DNS
2 2 (6.45%) Internet
2 2 (6.45%) Firewall
3 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.23%) Wireless
3 1 (3.23%) VLAN
3 1 (3.23%) VPN
3 1 (3.23%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.23%) DB2
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Back Office
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.23%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
1 1 (3.23%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (6.45%) Client/Server
1 2 (6.45%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.23%) Clustering
2 1 (3.23%) iPhone
2 1 (3.23%) iPad
2 1 (3.23%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 21 (67.74%) Windows
2 15 (48.39%) Windows 7
3 5 (16.13%) Windows XP
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Vista
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.23%) AIX
5 1 (3.23%) Solaris
5 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (9.68%) ITIL
1 3 (9.68%) Migration
2 2 (6.45%) Project Management
3 1 (3.23%) Service Management
3 1 (3.23%) ITSM
3 1 (3.23%) Data Migration
3 1 (3.23%) Software Deployment
3 1 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
1 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) MCP
3 1 (3.23%) MCSE
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.23%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) XenApp
3 1 (3.23%) XenServer
3 1 (3.23%) vSphere
3 1 (3.23%) MetaFrame
3 1 (3.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) Citrix
3 2 (6.45%) VMware
4 1 (3.23%) WatchGuard
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco
4 1 (3.23%) IBM
4 1 (3.23%) Avaya
4 1 (3.23%) Lotus
4 1 (3.23%) Apple
4 1 (3.23%) HP
4 1 (3.23%) Dell
4 1 (3.23%) EMC
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