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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 298 246 298
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +52
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 330 375 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.63% 0.79% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.85% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 171 105
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£164 £185 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.48% +19.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £110 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £390 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £140 £128
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 99 105
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.00 £12.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.67
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -7.97%
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
47219 44152 43699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.53% 92.85% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 30291 27295 25073
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1929 1930 2332
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £38.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -34 144 £175 -28.57% 15
South East -16 71 £173 +11.29% 10
Yorkshire +10 24 £115 +9.52% 1
South West -42 20 £140 +3.70% 4
West Midlands -16 19 £201 +123.61% 1
East of England -25 19 £150 +16.50% 3
North West +6 18 £168 -25.55% 3
East Midlands -3 12 £115 -26.40%
Desktop Engineer
UK

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 509 (77.24%) Windows
2 347 (52.66%) Windows 7
3 264 (40.06%) Active Directory
4 239 (36.27%) Microsoft
5 224 (33.99%) Windows XP
6 198 (30.05%) MS Office
7 114 (17.30%) SCCM
8 109 (16.54%) Citrix
9 105 (15.93%) Security Cleared
10 100 (15.17%) MS Excel
11 89 (13.51%) ITIL
11 89 (13.51%) MS Exchange
12 88 (13.35%) Blackberry
13 78 (11.84%) SC Cleared
14 74 (11.23%) Finance
15 69 (10.47%) Windows Server 2008
16 67 (10.17%) Windows Server 2003
17 63 (9.56%) Windows 8
18 54 (8.19%) VMware
18 54 (8.19%) SLA
19 51 (7.74%) Migration
20 47 (7.13%) TCP/IP
21 43 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
22 40 (6.07%) Microsoft Certification
23 38 (5.77%) HP
23 38 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
24 37 (5.61%) Banking
25 36 (5.46%) Windows Vista
26 35 (5.31%) DNS
27 34 (5.16%) Cisco

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 89 (13.51%) MS Exchange
2 38 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (5.01%) SharePoint
4 26 (3.95%) IBM Notes
5 25 (3.79%) Lync
6 21 (3.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 16 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.61%) Lotus Domino
12 3 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.15%) Site Server
13 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.15%) IIS
13 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 198 (30.05%) MS Office
2 100 (15.17%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.30%) MS Project
6 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.30%) Eikon
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) 3000 Xtra
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.21%) Office 365
2 4 (0.61%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 47 (7.13%) TCP/IP
2 35 (5.31%) DNS
3 34 (5.16%) LAN
4 29 (4.40%) DHCP
5 25 (3.79%) WAN
6 16 (2.43%) VPN
6 16 (2.43%) Internet
7 14 (2.12%) Firewall
8 12 (1.82%) VoIP
9 10 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (1.52%) Wireless
9 10 (1.52%) 3G
10 6 (0.91%) WLAN
10 6 (0.91%) Broadband
11 5 (0.76%) SAN
11 5 (0.76%) VLAN
12 4 (0.61%) NetScaler
12 4 (0.61%) SMS
13 3 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (0.46%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.30%) DB2
3 1 (0.15%) FileMaker
3 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.15%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (0.61%) MSI
2 1 (0.15%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.15%) WinDbg
2 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 74 (11.23%) Finance
2 37 (5.61%) Banking
3 8 (1.21%) Legal
3 8 (1.21%) Investment Banking
3 8 (1.21%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.06%) Manufacturing
4 7 (1.06%) Law
5 6 (0.91%) Financial Institution
6 5 (0.76%) Back Office
7 4 (0.61%) Retail
8 3 (0.46%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.46%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.30%) Advertising
10 1 (0.15%) Military
10 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.15%) Front Office
10 1 (0.15%) Marketing
10 1 (0.15%) French Language
10 1 (0.15%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.15%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.12%) Application Packaging
2 5 (0.76%) OLE
3 2 (0.30%) LAMP
3 2 (0.30%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.15%) .NET
4 1 (0.15%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 88 (13.35%) Blackberry
2 43 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (3.64%) NHS
4 18 (2.73%) Thin Client
4 18 (2.73%) Fat Client
5 15 (2.28%) iPad
6 12 (1.82%) iPhone
7 8 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (0.91%) Smartphone
9 4 (0.61%) FMCG
9 4 (0.61%) PKI
10 3 (0.46%) PDA
10 3 (0.46%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.46%) Clustering
10 3 (0.46%) Kindle
11 2 (0.30%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.30%) Handset
11 2 (0.30%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.30%) Derivative
11 2 (0.30%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 509 (77.24%) Windows
2 347 (52.66%) Windows 7
3 224 (33.99%) Windows XP
4 69 (10.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 67 (10.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 63 (9.56%) Windows 8
7 36 (5.46%) Windows Vista
8 23 (3.49%) Apple iOS
9 21 (3.19%) Linux
10 20 (3.03%) Mac OS X
10 20 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (2.43%) Android
12 14 (2.12%) Windows 2000
13 13 (1.97%) UNIX
14 9 (1.37%) Windows Mobile
15 7 (1.06%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.46%) Windows NT
18 2 (0.30%) AIX
18 2 (0.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (13.51%) ITIL
2 51 (7.74%) Migration
3 23 (3.49%) Incident Management
3 23 (3.49%) Service Delivery
4 20 (3.03%) Service Management
5 16 (2.43%) Software Deployment
6 12 (1.82%) Asset Management
7 11 (1.67%) Problem Management
7 11 (1.67%) Change Management
8 10 (1.52%) Time Management
9 8 (1.21%) Line Management
9 8 (1.21%) ITSM
9 8 (1.21%) Configuration Management
9 8 (1.21%) Project Management
9 8 (1.21%) E-Commerce
10 7 (1.06%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (0.76%) Security Management
11 5 (0.76%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (0.76%) Risk Assessment
11 5 (0.76%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 29 (4.40%) PowerShell
2 13 (1.97%) VBScript
3 12 (1.82%) VB
4 10 (1.52%) SQL
5 7 (1.06%) Java
6 5 (0.76%) C
7 3 (0.46%) VBA
8 2 (0.30%) Perl
8 2 (0.30%) Bourne shell
8 2 (0.30%) Korn
9 1 (0.15%) PHP
9 1 (0.15%) Python
9 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 105 (15.93%) Security Cleared
2 78 (11.84%) SC Cleared
3 40 (6.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (3.79%) MCSE
5 21 (3.19%) MCP
6 19 (2.88%) DV Cleared
7 12 (1.82%) MCSA
8 10 (1.52%) Degree
9 9 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.21%) Dell Certification
11 7 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.91%) A+ Certification
13 5 (0.76%) MCDST
13 5 (0.76%) CTC Cleared
13 5 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (0.61%) CCNA
15 3 (0.46%) CCNP
15 3 (0.46%) MCTS
15 3 (0.46%) MCITP
16 2 (0.30%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (8.19%) SLA
2 3 (0.46%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.30%) QA
System Software
1 264 (40.06%) Active Directory
2 34 (5.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (4.70%) XenApp
4 22 (3.34%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (1.52%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.52%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.91%) Xen
7 3 (0.46%) Firmware
7 3 (0.46%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.30%) NFS
8 2 (0.30%) vSphere
8 2 (0.30%) UAG
8 2 (0.30%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 114 (17.30%) SCCM
2 5 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 5 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (0.61%) WMI
3 4 (0.61%) ZENworks
3 4 (0.61%) ServiceCenter
3 4 (0.61%) SCOM
3 4 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (0.46%) DameWare
4 3 (0.46%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.30%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.30%) WSUS
5 2 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.30%) Nagios
5 2 (0.30%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.15%) Casper Suite
6 1 (0.15%) BMC Marimba
Vendors
1 239 (36.27%) Microsoft
2 109 (16.54%) Citrix
3 54 (8.19%) VMware
4 38 (5.77%) HP
5 34 (5.16%) Cisco
6 30 (4.55%) Apple
7 27 (4.10%) Lotus
8 22 (3.34%) Symantec
9 21 (3.19%) Remedy
10 19 (2.88%) Reuters
11 18 (2.73%) Sophos
11 18 (2.73%) Dell
12 15 (2.28%) Wyse
13 14 (2.12%) Bloomberg
14 12 (1.82%) Oracle
15 11 (1.67%) AppSense
16 10 (1.52%) Avaya
16 10 (1.52%) Lumension
17 9 (1.37%) CA
18 8 (1.21%) Altiris
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