The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 281 336 328
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 323 218 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.65% 0.47% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.51% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 88 77
Average daily rate
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£170 £165 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £100 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £374 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £150 £125
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 75 86
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.90 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.30 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.01 £16.00 £14.88
% change year-on-year
-6.17% +7.56%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45701 43157 49006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.65% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 28204 25919 28009
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1841 1967 2542
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.78 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Desktop Engineer
UK

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 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
London +49 117 £169 -10.00% 13
South East +29 89 £150 - 3
North West +23 42 £210 +47.54% 1
East of England -13 22 £130 -18.75% 2
West Midlands -13 18 £150 +53.84% 1
South West -30 16 £166 +10.83% 1
Yorkshire -1 8 £185 +37.03% 2
East Midlands +3 6 £150 -7.69% 2
North East -15 2 - - 3
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Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

1 501 (77.31%) Windows
2 358 (55.25%) Windows 7
3 250 (38.58%) Microsoft
4 237 (36.57%) Active Directory
5 227 (35.03%) Windows XP
6 211 (32.56%) MS Office
7 138 (21.30%) Citrix
8 121 (18.67%) SCCM
9 119 (18.36%) Security Cleared
10 100 (15.43%) SC Cleared
11 84 (12.96%) Blackberry
12 83 (12.81%) Windows Server 2008
13 81 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 80 (12.35%) ITIL
15 70 (10.80%) MS Excel
16 69 (10.65%) MS Exchange
16 69 (10.65%) Finance
17 55 (8.49%) Migration
18 54 (8.33%) SLA
19 49 (7.56%) Banking
20 46 (7.10%) Windows Vista
21 42 (6.48%) Cisco
22 39 (6.02%) DNS
22 39 (6.02%) VMware
22 39 (6.02%) Microsoft App-V
23 37 (5.71%) Windows 8
24 34 (5.25%) DHCP
24 34 (5.25%) VPN
24 34 (5.25%) PowerShell
24 34 (5.25%) XenApp

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 69 (10.65%) MS Exchange
2 22 (3.40%) IBM Notes
3 14 (2.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (1.85%) Lync
4 12 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (1.54%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.77%) Lotus Domino
8 4 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.15%) Site Server
9 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 211 (32.56%) MS Office
2 70 (10.80%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.70%) MS Project
4 10 (1.54%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.23%) Acrobat
6 5 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.62%) Eikon
2 1 (0.15%) Khalix
2 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.15%) 3000 Xtra
2 1 (0.15%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.70%) Office 365
2 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 39 (6.02%) DNS
2 34 (5.25%) VPN
2 34 (5.25%) DHCP
3 33 (5.09%) TCP/IP
3 33 (5.09%) LAN
4 19 (2.93%) WAN
5 17 (2.62%) Wireless
6 14 (2.16%) Internet
7 12 (1.85%) VoIP
7 12 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (1.39%) Firewall
9 8 (1.23%) 3G
9 8 (1.23%) SMS
10 5 (0.77%) WLAN
11 4 (0.62%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (0.46%) NetScaler
12 3 (0.46%) IP Telephony
13 2 (0.31%) VLAN
13 2 (0.31%) FTP
13 2 (0.31%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (0.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.46%) DTS
3 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.15%) MS Access
3 1 (0.15%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (1.23%) MSI
2 4 (0.62%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.15%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 69 (10.65%) Finance
2 49 (7.56%) Banking
3 12 (1.85%) Investment Banking
4 9 (1.39%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.23%) Back Office
6 5 (0.77%) Legal
7 4 (0.62%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.46%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.46%) Retail
8 3 (0.46%) Law
9 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.15%) Local Government
9 1 (0.15%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.15%) French Language
9 1 (0.15%) German Language
9 1 (0.15%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.15%) Advertising
9 1 (0.15%) Military
9 1 (0.15%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.01%) Application Packaging
2 5 (0.77%) JSP
3 4 (0.62%) OLE
4 2 (0.31%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.15%) .NET
5 1 (0.15%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.15%) XMPP
5 1 (0.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 84 (12.96%) Blackberry
2 29 (4.48%) NHS
3 21 (3.24%) Thin Client
3 21 (3.24%) Fat Client
4 14 (2.16%) iPhone
5 12 (1.85%) iPad
6 8 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (0.93%) Handset
7 6 (0.93%) Client/Server
8 5 (0.77%) PDA
9 4 (0.62%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.46%) Kindle
10 3 (0.46%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.46%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.46%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.46%) Smartcard
11 2 (0.31%) Firmware
11 2 (0.31%) Clustering
11 2 (0.31%) Device Driver
11 2 (0.31%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 501 (77.31%) Windows
2 358 (55.25%) Windows 7
3 227 (35.03%) Windows XP
4 83 (12.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 81 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 46 (7.10%) Windows Vista
7 37 (5.71%) Windows 8
8 18 (2.78%) Windows 2000
9 14 (2.16%) Mac OS X
10 13 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (1.85%) Apple iOS
12 11 (1.70%) Android
13 8 (1.23%) Linux
14 6 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
14 6 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.62%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.15%) VMS
16 1 (0.15%) NetWare
16 1 (0.15%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (12.35%) ITIL
2 55 (8.49%) Migration
3 25 (3.86%) Software Deployment
4 24 (3.70%) Incident Management
5 18 (2.78%) Service Delivery
6 17 (2.62%) Service Management
7 16 (2.47%) Change Management
8 12 (1.85%) Project Management
9 11 (1.70%) TQM
10 10 (1.54%) Configuration Management
11 7 (1.08%) Problem Management
12 6 (0.93%) Compatibility Testing
13 5 (0.77%) Time Management
13 5 (0.77%) Risk Assessment
13 5 (0.77%) Asset Management
13 5 (0.77%) Data Migration
13 5 (0.77%) Software Distribution
14 4 (0.62%) Performance Monitoring
14 4 (0.62%) Continuous Improvement
14 4 (0.62%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 34 (5.25%) PowerShell
2 13 (2.01%) VBScript
3 11 (1.70%) VB
4 6 (0.93%) SQL
5 4 (0.62%) C
6 3 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 119 (18.36%) Security Cleared
2 100 (15.43%) SC Cleared
3 31 (4.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (2.78%) MCSE
5 17 (2.62%) MCP
6 13 (2.01%) Degree
6 13 (2.01%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.08%) MCITP
7 7 (1.08%) MCSA
8 6 (0.93%) A+ Certification
9 4 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.62%) CCNA
9 4 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.62%) MCTS
10 3 (0.46%) MCDST
11 2 (0.31%) HNC
11 2 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.31%) PMP
11 2 (0.31%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (8.33%) SLA
2 3 (0.46%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.46%) QA
3 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 237 (36.57%) Active Directory
2 39 (6.02%) Microsoft App-V
3 34 (5.25%) XenApp
4 20 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (2.01%) XenDesktop
6 7 (1.08%) vSphere
7 6 (0.93%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.31%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.31%) XenServer
9 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.15%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 121 (18.67%) SCCM
2 11 (1.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (0.93%) AppDNA
3 6 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (0.77%) SCOrch
4 5 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (0.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (0.62%) ZENworks
5 4 (0.62%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 3 (0.46%) SCOM
6 3 (0.46%) Unicenter
6 3 (0.46%) WMI
7 2 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.15%) SCSM
8 1 (0.15%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.15%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 250 (38.58%) Microsoft
2 138 (21.30%) Citrix
3 42 (6.48%) Cisco
4 39 (6.02%) VMware
5 28 (4.32%) Lotus
6 24 (3.70%) AppSense
7 23 (3.55%) HP
8 22 (3.40%) CA
9 21 (3.24%) Apple
10 17 (2.62%) Dell
10 17 (2.62%) Lumension
11 15 (2.31%) Symantec
12 14 (2.16%) Remedy
12 14 (2.16%) Bloomberg
12 14 (2.16%) Wyse
13 12 (1.85%) Reuters
14 9 (1.39%) LANDesk
15 8 (1.23%) Altiris
15 8 (1.23%) Adobe
16 6 (0.93%) McAfee
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