The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 79 81 54
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.14% 0.16% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.17% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£225 - £171
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £133 £163
% change year-on-year
+20.75% -18.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +7.40%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh 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
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1396 1192 744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.52% 93.42% 93.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 799 666 320
Average daily rate £375 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 9
Average hourly rate £13.75 £22.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +45.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.30 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £110.00 £30.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (50.00%) Migration
4 3 (50.00%) NAS
4 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (50.00%) SAN
5 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 1 (16.67%) Degree
6 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
6 1 (16.67%) SCCM
6 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (16.67%) Lync
6 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 1 (16.67%) BitLocker
6 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (16.67%) Service Management
6 1 (16.67%) GIS
6 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 1 (16.67%) MCSA
6 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (16.67%) VoIP
6 1 (16.67%) Cisco
6 1 (16.67%) Microsoft

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 1 (16.67%) Lync
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) NAS
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (16.67%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) MCSA
1 1 (16.67%) MCP
1 1 (16.67%) HND
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft