The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 301 256 281
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 281 329 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.62% 0.74% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.80% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 105 80
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£175 £165 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £115 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £148 £150 £150
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 124 114
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £11.50 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.45 £19.19 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
Desktop Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
42131 41322 38316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.43% 92.67% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26842 25081 22205
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1651 1833 2326
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.09 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 29 January 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
London +27 129 £175 -17.64% 27
South East -32 63 £185 +8.82% 8
East of England -2 23 £160 +13.27% 4
North West -1 17 £188 +13.63% 2
Yorkshire -4 15 £135 +12.50% 1
South West -34 15 £130 -7.14% 8
West Midlands -7 10 £100 +2.56% 2
East Midlands +6 6 £125 -44.44% 1
North East -22 3 - -
Desktop Engineer
UK

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 490 (76.92%) Windows
2 330 (51.81%) Windows 7
3 269 (42.23%) Active Directory
4 230 (36.11%) Microsoft
5 211 (33.12%) Windows XP
6 191 (29.98%) MS Office
7 107 (16.80%) Blackberry
8 99 (15.54%) SCCM
9 96 (15.07%) MS Excel
10 93 (14.60%) Citrix
11 87 (13.66%) Security Cleared
12 83 (13.03%) MS Exchange
13 75 (11.77%) Finance
14 74 (11.62%) ITIL
15 70 (10.99%) Windows Server 2008
16 67 (10.52%) VMware
17 56 (8.79%) Windows 8
18 54 (8.48%) Migration
19 53 (8.32%) SC Cleared
20 49 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
21 47 (7.38%) SLA
22 44 (6.91%) TCP/IP
23 43 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
24 42 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2010
24 42 (6.59%) Microsoft Certification
25 40 (6.28%) Cisco
26 38 (5.97%) Banking
27 37 (5.81%) Apple
28 36 (5.65%) VMware Infrastructure
29 35 (5.49%) Lotus

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 83 (13.03%) MS Exchange
2 42 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (5.49%) IBM Notes
4 33 (5.18%) SharePoint
5 30 (4.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 24 (3.77%) Lync
7 16 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.47%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.16%) IIS
Applications
1 191 (29.98%) MS Office
2 96 (15.07%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.47%) MS Project
6 2 (0.31%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.78%) Eikon
2 4 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.41%) Office 365
2 5 (0.78%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 44 (6.91%) TCP/IP
2 35 (5.49%) LAN
3 32 (5.02%) DNS
4 26 (4.08%) WAN
5 25 (3.92%) DHCP
6 18 (2.83%) VPN
7 15 (2.35%) Internet
8 14 (2.20%) Firewall
9 13 (2.04%) VoIP
10 10 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (1.41%) NetScaler
12 8 (1.26%) Wireless
13 7 (1.10%) 3G
13 7 (1.10%) Broadband
14 6 (0.94%) SAN
15 5 (0.78%) VLAN
16 4 (0.63%) Network Security
17 3 (0.47%) MPLS
18 2 (0.31%) WLAN
18 2 (0.31%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (0.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.31%) DB2
3 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.16%) FileMaker
3 1 (0.16%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (0.63%) MSI
2 1 (0.16%) WinDbg
2 1 (0.16%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 75 (11.77%) Finance
2 38 (5.97%) Banking
3 11 (1.73%) Retail
4 10 (1.57%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.57%) Law
5 9 (1.41%) Retail Banking
5 9 (1.41%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.26%) Legal
7 7 (1.10%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.10%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.47%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.47%) Games
8 3 (0.47%) Back Office
9 2 (0.31%) French Language
9 2 (0.31%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.16%) Marketing
10 1 (0.16%) Military
10 1 (0.16%) Advertising
10 1 (0.16%) Publishing
10 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.41%) Application Packaging
2 4 (0.63%) LAMP
3 2 (0.31%) .NET
3 2 (0.31%) MAPI
3 2 (0.31%) OLE
4 1 (0.16%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.16%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.16%) WSH
4 1 (0.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 107 (16.80%) Blackberry
2 43 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (3.92%) NHS
4 21 (3.30%) iPhone
5 14 (2.20%) Fat Client
5 14 (2.20%) iPad
5 14 (2.20%) Thin Client
6 10 (1.57%) Smartphone
7 8 (1.26%) PKI
7 8 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (0.63%) Hedge funds
8 4 (0.63%) FMCG
9 2 (0.31%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.31%) Clustering
9 2 (0.31%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.16%) User Experience
10 1 (0.16%) Animation
10 1 (0.16%) CMDB
10 1 (0.16%) Mobile Computing
10 1 (0.16%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 490 (76.92%) Windows
2 330 (51.81%) Windows 7
3 211 (33.12%) Windows XP
4 70 (10.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 56 (8.79%) Windows 8
6 49 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (4.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (4.24%) Apple iOS
9 26 (4.08%) Windows Vista
9 26 (4.08%) Mac OS X
10 22 (3.45%) Linux
11 21 (3.30%) Android
12 16 (2.51%) Windows 2000
13 15 (2.35%) UNIX
14 7 (1.10%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.47%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.47%) Windows NT
17 2 (0.31%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (11.62%) ITIL
2 54 (8.48%) Migration
3 24 (3.77%) Incident Management
4 19 (2.98%) Service Management
5 17 (2.67%) Problem Management
6 16 (2.51%) Service Delivery
7 12 (1.88%) Change Management
8 11 (1.73%) Asset Management
9 10 (1.57%) Time Management
10 9 (1.41%) Security Management
10 9 (1.41%) E-Commerce
11 8 (1.26%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (1.26%) Software Deployment
12 7 (1.10%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (1.10%) Line Management
12 7 (1.10%) Configuration Management
13 6 (0.94%) Project Management
14 5 (0.78%) ITSM
15 4 (0.63%) Performance Monitoring
15 4 (0.63%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (3.30%) PowerShell
2 16 (2.51%) SQL
3 12 (1.88%) VBScript
4 10 (1.57%) VB
5 7 (1.10%) C
5 7 (1.10%) Java
6 2 (0.31%) Perl
6 2 (0.31%) Korn
6 2 (0.31%) Bourne shell
7 1 (0.16%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.16%) PHP
7 1 (0.16%) C#
7 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.16%) VBA
7 1 (0.16%) Python
Qualifications
1 87 (13.66%) Security Cleared
2 53 (8.32%) SC Cleared
3 42 (6.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (3.92%) MCSE
5 19 (2.98%) MCP
6 16 (2.51%) DV Cleared
7 13 (2.04%) MCSA
8 8 (1.26%) Dell Certification
8 8 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.26%) Degree
9 7 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.94%) MCDST
10 6 (0.94%) MCTS
10 6 (0.94%) MCITP
11 4 (0.63%) CCNA
11 4 (0.63%) A+ Certification
11 4 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.47%) CCNP
13 2 (0.31%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (7.38%) SLA
2 1 (0.16%) QA
System Software
1 269 (42.23%) Active Directory
2 36 (5.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (4.55%) XenApp
4 19 (2.98%) Microsoft App-V
5 18 (2.83%) XenDesktop
6 15 (2.35%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.94%) Xen
8 4 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.47%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.31%) NFS
10 2 (0.31%) MetaFrame
10 2 (0.31%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.31%) UAG
10 2 (0.31%) vSphere
11 1 (0.16%) XenServer
11 1 (0.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 99 (15.54%) SCCM
2 7 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (0.78%) SCOM
3 5 (0.78%) WMI
4 4 (0.63%) ZENworks
4 4 (0.63%) DameWare
4 4 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (0.63%) ServiceCenter
5 3 (0.47%) BMC Marimba
5 3 (0.47%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.31%) Nagios
6 2 (0.31%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.31%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.31%) WSUS
6 2 (0.31%) Casper Suite
7 1 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.16%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 230 (36.11%) Microsoft
2 93 (14.60%) Citrix
3 67 (10.52%) VMware
4 40 (6.28%) Cisco
5 37 (5.81%) Apple
6 35 (5.49%) Lotus
6 35 (5.49%) HP
7 28 (4.40%) Dell
8 21 (3.30%) Remedy
8 21 (3.30%) Reuters
9 19 (2.98%) Symantec
9 19 (2.98%) Sophos
10 16 (2.51%) Bloomberg
10 16 (2.51%) Wyse
11 11 (1.73%) Oracle
11 11 (1.73%) Avaya
12 10 (1.57%) AppSense
12 10 (1.57%) Lumension
13 9 (1.41%) Altiris
13 9 (1.41%) McAfee
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Rate: £12 - £16 per hour
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Rate: £130 - £150 per annum
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Rate: From £160 to £160 per hour £160.00 Day Rate
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Rate: £160 - £170 per day
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Rate: £18 - £19 per hour
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Rate: £100 - £140 per day
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