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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 297 344 336
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 325 233 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.64% 0.48% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.52% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 82 81
Average daily rate
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£175 £175 £161
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £101 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £398 £321
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £150 £130
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 90 84
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.13 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.82% +0.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.95 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £14.60
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +4.45%
Desktop Engineer
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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 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
47122 45147 49346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.47% 92.76% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29091 27426 28362
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1866 1971 2486
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.96 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 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
London +33 115 £173 -23.33% 12
South East +42 99 £190 +26.66% 9
North West +20 32 £200 +6.66%
West Midlands -15 20 £150 +76.47% 2
East of England -26 18 £150 -25.00% 3
South West -40 17 £175 +55.55% 3
Yorkshire +3 10 £185 +40.95% 5
East Midlands +4 7 £150 -7.69%
North East -17 4 £180 - 1
Desktop Engineer
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Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 504 (77.90%) Windows
2 365 (56.41%) Windows 7
3 248 (38.33%) Microsoft
4 242 (37.40%) Active Directory
5 232 (35.86%) Windows XP
6 212 (32.77%) MS Office
7 131 (20.25%) Citrix
8 123 (19.01%) SCCM
9 119 (18.39%) Security Cleared
10 98 (15.15%) SC Cleared
11 90 (13.91%) Blackberry
12 83 (12.83%) ITIL
13 81 (12.52%) Windows Server 2003
13 81 (12.52%) Windows Server 2008
14 75 (11.59%) MS Excel
15 71 (10.97%) MS Exchange
16 69 (10.66%) Finance
17 58 (8.96%) SLA
18 55 (8.50%) Migration
19 49 (7.57%) Windows Vista
20 42 (6.49%) Banking
21 41 (6.34%) VMware
22 40 (6.18%) Cisco
22 40 (6.18%) Windows 8
23 38 (5.87%) DNS
24 35 (5.41%) Microsoft App-V
24 35 (5.41%) TCP/IP
24 35 (5.41%) DHCP
25 31 (4.79%) Microsoft Certification
25 31 (4.79%) XenApp

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 71 (10.97%) MS Exchange
2 23 (3.55%) IBM Notes
3 20 (3.09%) Lync
4 18 (2.78%) SharePoint
5 16 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (0.77%) Lotus Domino
10 4 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.15%) Site Server
Applications
1 212 (32.77%) MS Office
2 75 (11.59%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.39%) MS Project
3 9 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.08%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.46%) Eikon
2 1 (0.15%) Sage 300 ERP
2 1 (0.15%) 3000 Xtra
2 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.39%) Office 365
2 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 38 (5.87%) DNS
2 35 (5.41%) TCP/IP
2 35 (5.41%) DHCP
3 30 (4.64%) LAN
4 28 (4.33%) VPN
5 17 (2.63%) WAN
6 15 (2.32%) Wireless
7 13 (2.01%) Internet
7 13 (2.01%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (1.70%) 3G
9 10 (1.55%) Firewall
10 8 (1.24%) SMS
11 7 (1.08%) VoIP
12 5 (0.77%) WLAN
13 4 (0.62%) Broadband
13 4 (0.62%) NetScaler
14 3 (0.46%) IP Telephony
15 2 (0.31%) Cisco IOS
16 1 (0.15%) Cisco Nexus
16 1 (0.15%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (0.93%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.46%) DTS
3 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.15%) MS Access
3 1 (0.15%) DB2
3 1 (0.15%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (1.39%) 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 (10.66%) Finance
2 42 (6.49%) Banking
3 7 (1.08%) Investment Banking
4 6 (0.93%) Back Office
4 6 (0.93%) Legal
5 5 (0.77%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.62%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.46%) Law
7 3 (0.46%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.31%) Retail
9 1 (0.15%) Front Office
9 1 (0.15%) Advertising
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%) Local Government
9 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.32%) Application Packaging
2 6 (0.93%) OLE
3 3 (0.46%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.15%) XMPP
4 1 (0.15%) JSP
4 1 (0.15%) XML
4 1 (0.15%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 90 (13.91%) Blackberry
2 25 (3.86%) NHS
3 19 (2.94%) Fat Client
3 19 (2.94%) Thin Client
4 17 (2.63%) iPhone
5 13 (2.01%) iPad
6 7 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (0.93%) Handset
8 5 (0.77%) PDA
9 4 (0.62%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.46%) Kindle
10 3 (0.46%) Clustering
10 3 (0.46%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.46%) PKI
10 3 (0.46%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.46%) Smartcard
11 2 (0.31%) Firmware
11 2 (0.31%) Derivative
11 2 (0.31%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.15%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 504 (77.90%) Windows
2 365 (56.41%) Windows 7
3 232 (35.86%) Windows XP
4 81 (12.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 81 (12.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (7.57%) Windows Vista
6 40 (6.18%) Windows 8
7 18 (2.78%) Windows 2000
7 18 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (1.85%) Apple iOS
9 11 (1.70%) Mac OS X
10 9 (1.39%) Android
11 8 (1.24%) Linux
12 6 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
12 6 (0.93%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.31%) UNIX
13 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.15%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (12.83%) ITIL
2 55 (8.50%) Migration
3 24 (3.71%) Software Deployment
4 20 (3.09%) Service Management
5 19 (2.94%) Incident Management
6 15 (2.32%) Service Delivery
6 15 (2.32%) Change Management
7 11 (1.70%) Project Management
8 10 (1.55%) Problem Management
8 10 (1.55%) TQM
9 9 (1.39%) Configuration Management
10 6 (0.93%) Time Management
11 5 (0.77%) ITSM
11 5 (0.77%) Risk Assessment
11 5 (0.77%) Asset Management
12 4 (0.62%) CRM
12 4 (0.62%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (0.62%) Mobile Device Management
12 4 (0.62%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (0.62%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 30 (4.64%) PowerShell
2 15 (2.32%) VBScript
3 13 (2.01%) VB
4 5 (0.77%) SQL
5 3 (0.46%) C
5 3 (0.46%) VBA
6 1 (0.15%) Bourne shell
6 1 (0.15%) Korn
6 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.15%) Java
6 1 (0.15%) Perl
Qualifications
1 119 (18.39%) Security Cleared
2 98 (15.15%) SC Cleared
3 31 (4.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (2.78%) MCSE
5 16 (2.47%) MCP
6 14 (2.16%) DV Cleared
7 13 (2.01%) Degree
8 7 (1.08%) A+ Certification
8 7 (1.08%) MCSA
9 6 (0.93%) MCITP
10 4 (0.62%) CCNA
10 4 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.62%) MCTS
10 4 (0.62%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.31%) HNC
11 2 (0.31%) PMP
11 2 (0.31%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.31%) Dell Certification
12 1 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (8.96%) SLA
2 4 (0.62%) QA
3 3 (0.46%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 242 (37.40%) Active Directory
2 35 (5.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 31 (4.79%) XenApp
4 24 (3.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (2.16%) XenDesktop
6 7 (1.08%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.93%) vSphere
8 2 (0.31%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.31%) Xen
8 2 (0.31%) XenServer
9 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.15%) UAG
9 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.15%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.15%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.15%) NFS
Systems Management
1 123 (19.01%) SCCM
2 6 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (0.77%) SCOrch
3 5 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (0.77%) ZENworks
3 5 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (0.62%) WMI
4 4 (0.62%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 3 (0.46%) SCOM
5 3 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.46%) Unicenter
6 2 (0.31%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.15%) SCSM
7 1 (0.15%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.15%) Nagios
Vendors
1 248 (38.33%) Microsoft
2 131 (20.25%) Citrix
3 41 (6.34%) VMware
4 40 (6.18%) Cisco
5 27 (4.17%) HP
5 27 (4.17%) Lotus
6 25 (3.86%) CA
7 24 (3.71%) Apple
7 24 (3.71%) AppSense
8 20 (3.09%) Lumension
9 16 (2.47%) Dell
10 15 (2.32%) Symantec
11 14 (2.16%) Remedy
12 12 (1.85%) Wyse
13 10 (1.55%) Reuters
13 10 (1.55%) Bloomberg
14 9 (1.39%) Altiris
15 8 (1.24%) Adobe
15 8 (1.24%) Sophos
15 8 (1.24%) LANDesk
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