The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Desktop Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 358 343 290
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -53
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 260 298 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.57% 0.59% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.62% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 128 171
Median daily rate £160 £160 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £112 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £307
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £153
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 94 110
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.51 £10.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £19.70 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -5.26%
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
43325 47890 48206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.48% 94.89% 93.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 28576 30970 31019
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1508 1866 2032
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title.

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 9 December 2016.

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 9 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +20 105 £179 +12.03% 8
South East +9 48 £145 -9.37% 3
North East -3 25 £191 - 2
South West +5 24 £140 +27.27%
East of England -13 17 £118 -2.08% 2
East Midlands +3 14 £143 -18.57%
Yorkshire +11 10 £183 +58.69%
North West -17 8 £129 -44.32% 3
West Midlands -20 8 £130 -32.90% 1
Desktop Engineer
UK

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, Desktop Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 391 (78.67%) Windows
2 242 (48.69%) Active Directory
3 221 (44.47%) Windows 7
4 191 (38.43%) Microsoft
5 154 (30.99%) MS Office
6 127 (25.55%) SCCM
7 100 (20.12%) Windows Server
7 100 (20.12%) MS Excel
8 85 (17.10%) ITIL
9 72 (14.49%) Citrix
10 70 (14.08%) Windows 10
11 69 (13.88%) MS Exchange
12 68 (13.68%) Office 365
12 68 (13.68%) Windows 8
13 67 (13.48%) Windows XP
14 64 (12.88%) VMware
15 62 (12.47%) Security Cleared
16 57 (11.47%) Windows Server 2008
17 56 (11.27%) DNS
18 48 (9.66%) DHCP
19 47 (9.46%) Finance
20 45 (9.05%) Blackberry
21 40 (8.05%) Migration
21 40 (8.05%) Apple
22 38 (7.65%) SC Cleared
23 37 (7.44%) Windows Server 2003
23 37 (7.44%) TCP/IP
24 32 (6.44%) Banking
25 31 (6.24%) VMware Infrastructure
26 30 (6.04%) IBM Notes

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 69 (13.88%) MS Exchange
2 30 (6.04%) IBM Notes
3 26 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (4.43%) Skype for Business
5 14 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (2.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 10 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.41%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2000
10 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.40%) IIS
12 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 154 (30.99%) MS Office
2 100 (20.12%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) MS Project
4 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.62%) Eikon
2 3 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 68 (13.68%) Office 365
2 4 (0.80%) OneDrive
3 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.60%) SaaS
4 2 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.20%) G Suite
5 1 (0.20%) IaaS
5 1 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.20%) PaaS
5 1 (0.20%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 56 (11.27%) DNS
2 48 (9.66%) DHCP
3 37 (7.44%) TCP/IP
4 29 (5.84%) LAN
5 25 (5.03%) VPN
6 22 (4.43%) Internet
7 20 (4.02%) WAN
8 19 (3.82%) Wireless
9 13 (2.62%) Firewall
9 13 (2.62%) Skype
10 11 (2.21%) VoIP
11 10 (2.01%) Ethernet
11 10 (2.01%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (1.41%) VLAN
13 5 (1.01%) IP Telephony
13 5 (1.01%) iSCSI
13 5 (1.01%) SAN
14 4 (0.80%) Remote Desktop
15 3 (0.60%) 3G
15 3 (0.60%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.41%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (0.60%) MSI
2 2 (0.40%) InstallShield
2 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.20%) Selenium
3 1 (0.20%) WebDriver
General
1 47 (9.46%) Finance
2 32 (6.44%) Banking
3 28 (5.63%) Retail
4 11 (2.21%) Retail Banking
4 11 (2.21%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.81%) Legal
6 8 (1.61%) Back Office
7 4 (0.80%) Advertising
7 4 (0.80%) Korean Language
7 4 (0.80%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.60%) Publishing
9 2 (0.40%) Electronics
9 2 (0.40%) Law
9 2 (0.40%) Marketing
10 1 (0.20%) Front Office
10 1 (0.20%) Games
10 1 (0.20%) German Language
10 1 (0.20%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.20%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.01%) Software Packaging
2 2 (0.40%) Middleware
2 2 (0.40%) XMPP
3 1 (0.20%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.20%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.05%) Blackberry
2 27 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (5.03%) iPad
4 22 (4.43%) Driving Licence
4 22 (4.43%) iPhone
5 13 (2.62%) Smartphone
6 9 (1.81%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.81%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.81%) NHS
7 8 (1.61%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.41%) Fat Client
8 7 (1.41%) Thin Client
8 7 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (1.21%) BYOD
9 6 (1.21%) Statistics
9 6 (1.21%) User Experience
10 3 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.40%) Mobile Computing
12 1 (0.20%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.20%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 391 (78.67%) Windows
2 221 (44.47%) Windows 7
3 100 (20.12%) Windows Server
4 70 (14.08%) Windows 10
5 68 (13.68%) Windows 8
6 67 (13.48%) Windows XP
7 57 (11.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (7.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 27 (5.43%) Mac OS X
9 27 (5.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (4.02%) Apple iOS
11 19 (3.82%) Android
12 12 (2.41%) Mac OS
13 8 (1.61%) Linux
14 5 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (1.01%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.80%) CentOS
15 4 (0.80%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.80%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (17.10%) ITIL
2 40 (8.05%) Migration
3 21 (4.23%) Time Management
4 15 (3.02%) Service Management
5 13 (2.62%) Software Delivery
6 12 (2.41%) Incident Management
6 12 (2.41%) Mobile Device Management
7 11 (2.21%) Asset Management
8 10 (2.01%) Change Management
8 10 (2.01%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 9 (1.81%) Patch Management
10 8 (1.61%) ITSM
11 7 (1.41%) Application Packaging
11 7 (1.41%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (1.41%) Problem Management
11 7 (1.41%) Validation
12 6 (1.21%) Data Migration
12 6 (1.21%) Data Protection
12 6 (1.21%) ITIL V3
12 6 (1.21%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 25 (5.03%) PowerShell
2 19 (3.82%) SQL
3 7 (1.41%) Java
4 6 (1.21%) VB
5 2 (0.40%) C
6 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.20%) C#
6 1 (0.20%) Perl
6 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 62 (12.47%) Security Cleared
2 38 (7.65%) SC Cleared
3 27 (5.43%) Degree
4 24 (4.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (3.22%) MCSE
6 15 (3.02%) MCP
7 14 (2.82%) MCSA
8 8 (1.61%) A+ Certification
8 8 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (1.61%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.61%) MCITP
8 8 (1.61%) Network+ Certification
9 7 (1.41%) MCDST
10 6 (1.21%) ACDT
10 6 (1.21%) ACHDS
10 6 (1.21%) ACTC
10 6 (1.21%) CCNA
10 6 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (1.21%) MCSM
11 5 (1.01%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.43%) SLA
2 10 (2.01%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 242 (48.69%) Active Directory
2 31 (6.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (5.63%) XenApp
4 24 (4.83%) Microsoft App-V
5 23 (4.63%) XenDesktop
6 19 (3.82%) Hyper-V
7 10 (2.01%) XenServer
8 8 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (1.21%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (1.01%) BitLocker
10 5 (1.01%) vSphere
11 4 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.20%) NFS
13 1 (0.20%) UAG
13 1 (0.20%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 127 (25.55%) SCCM
2 12 (2.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (1.61%) WSUS
4 6 (1.21%) SCOM
5 5 (1.01%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.80%) Casper Suite
7 3 (0.60%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.40%) EdgeSight
8 2 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.40%) SafeCom
8 2 (0.40%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.20%) IBM BigFix
9 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.20%) SCSM
9 1 (0.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 191 (38.43%) Microsoft
2 72 (14.49%) Citrix
3 64 (12.88%) VMware
4 40 (8.05%) Apple
5 30 (6.04%) Lotus
6 21 (4.23%) Bloomberg
7 20 (4.02%) AppSense
8 19 (3.82%) HP
9 18 (3.62%) Reuters
10 17 (3.42%) Cisco
11 16 (3.22%) Remedy
12 10 (2.01%) Dell
12 10 (2.01%) NetApp
13 8 (1.61%) Symantec
14 7 (1.41%) SAP
15 5 (1.01%) Google
15 5 (1.01%) Red Hat
15 5 (1.01%) ThinPrint
16 4 (0.80%) LANDesk
16 4 (0.80%) Veeam
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