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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Engineer
UK / England
Rank 368 344 297
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -47
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 211 258 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.51% 0.56% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.60% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 120 129
Median daily rate £175 £160 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.20% -2.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £113 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £262 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £160 £140
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 66 105
Median hourly rate £16.25 £13.88 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.11% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £20.00 £19.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%

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
39259 43355 43155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.68% 94.94% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25755 27927 27633
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1348 1585 1746
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +10 85 £179 +11.56% 5
South East -4 33 £158 -4.54% 5
North East +3 23 £191 -
South West +5 20 £155 - 2
East of England -16 13 £107 -10.83%
East Midlands +11 12 £143 -24.00%
North West -2 9 £129 -42.77% 5
West Midlands -10 8 £116 -34.64%
Yorkshire +8 7 £180 +12.14%
Desktop Engineer
UK

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 367 (78.09%) Windows
2 217 (46.17%) Active Directory
3 205 (43.62%) Windows 7
4 170 (36.17%) Microsoft
5 143 (30.43%) MS Office
6 102 (21.70%) SCCM
7 96 (20.43%) Windows Server
8 87 (18.51%) MS Excel
9 85 (18.09%) ITIL
10 71 (15.11%) Security Cleared
11 69 (14.68%) Windows 10
12 64 (13.62%) Office 365
13 60 (12.77%) Windows XP
13 60 (12.77%) VMware
14 57 (12.13%) Windows 8
14 57 (12.13%) Citrix
15 55 (11.70%) MS Exchange
16 53 (11.28%) Windows Server 2008
17 52 (11.06%) Finance
18 50 (10.64%) Blackberry
19 47 (10.00%) DNS
20 44 (9.36%) SC Cleared
21 41 (8.72%) Apple
22 40 (8.51%) DHCP
22 40 (8.51%) Migration
23 38 (8.09%) TCP/IP
24 37 (7.87%) Banking
25 36 (7.66%) Windows Server 2003
26 34 (7.23%) VMware Infrastructure
27 30 (6.38%) Retail

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 55 (11.70%) MS Exchange
2 28 (5.96%) IBM Notes
3 17 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (2.77%) Skype for Business
5 11 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.64%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.43%) IIS
10 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 143 (30.43%) MS Office
2 87 (18.51%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (2.98%) Eikon
2 6 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 64 (13.62%) Office 365
2 5 (1.06%) OneDrive
3 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.64%) SaaS
4 2 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.21%) G Suite
5 1 (0.21%) IaaS
5 1 (0.21%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.21%) PaaS
5 1 (0.21%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 47 (10.00%) DNS
2 40 (8.51%) DHCP
3 38 (8.09%) TCP/IP
4 27 (5.74%) LAN
5 22 (4.68%) Internet
5 22 (4.68%) VPN
6 19 (4.04%) WAN
7 17 (3.62%) Wireless
8 16 (3.40%) Firewall
9 11 (2.34%) Ethernet
9 11 (2.34%) Skype
9 11 (2.34%) VoIP
10 9 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (1.06%) IP Telephony
11 5 (1.06%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (0.85%) LDAP
13 3 (0.64%) 3G
13 3 (0.64%) Kerberos
13 3 (0.64%) VLAN
14 2 (0.43%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.91%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (1.49%) MSI
2 2 (0.43%) InstallShield
2 2 (0.43%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.21%) Selenium
3 1 (0.21%) WebDriver
General
1 52 (11.06%) Finance
2 37 (7.87%) Banking
3 30 (6.38%) Retail
4 13 (2.77%) Retail Banking
5 10 (2.13%) Legal
6 9 (1.91%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.28%) Back Office
8 4 (0.85%) Advertising
8 4 (0.85%) Korean Language
8 4 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.43%) Electronics
9 2 (0.43%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.43%) Law
9 2 (0.43%) Local Government
9 2 (0.43%) Marketing
9 2 (0.43%) Publishing
10 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.21%) Games
10 1 (0.21%) German Language
10 1 (0.21%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.06%) Software Packaging
2 2 (0.43%) Middleware
2 2 (0.43%) WPF
2 2 (0.43%) XMPP
3 1 (0.21%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 50 (10.64%) Blackberry
2 27 (5.74%) iPad
3 24 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (4.89%) iPhone
5 17 (3.62%) Driving Licence
6 13 (2.77%) Smartphone
7 9 (1.91%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.91%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (1.70%) NHS
9 7 (1.49%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.49%) Fat Client
9 7 (1.49%) Thin Client
10 6 (1.28%) User Experience
11 5 (1.06%) BYOD
11 5 (1.06%) Statistics
12 4 (0.85%) Computer Science
13 3 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.43%) Mainframe
15 1 (0.21%) Handset
15 1 (0.21%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 367 (78.09%) Windows
2 205 (43.62%) Windows 7
3 96 (20.43%) Windows Server
4 69 (14.68%) Windows 10
5 60 (12.77%) Windows XP
6 57 (12.13%) Windows 8
7 53 (11.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (7.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (4.89%) Apple iOS
9 23 (4.89%) Mac OS X
10 21 (4.47%) Android
11 20 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (2.98%) Mac OS
13 6 (1.28%) Windows Vista
14 5 (1.06%) Linux
14 5 (1.06%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.43%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.21%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (18.09%) ITIL
2 40 (8.51%) Migration
3 19 (4.04%) Time Management
4 14 (2.98%) Service Management
5 13 (2.77%) Incident Management
6 12 (2.55%) Asset Management
7 11 (2.34%) Change Management
7 11 (2.34%) Mobile Device Management
8 10 (2.13%) Patch Management
9 9 (1.91%) Coaching
10 8 (1.70%) ITIL V3
10 8 (1.70%) ITSM
10 8 (1.70%) Problem Management
11 7 (1.49%) Data Migration
11 7 (1.49%) Service Delivery
11 7 (1.49%) Software Delivery
11 7 (1.49%) Validation
12 6 (1.28%) Line Management
12 6 (1.28%) Software Deployment
12 6 (1.28%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 21 (4.47%) PowerShell
2 17 (3.62%) SQL
3 8 (1.70%) Java
4 3 (0.64%) VBScript
5 2 (0.43%) C
5 2 (0.43%) C#
5 2 (0.43%) VB
6 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.21%) Perl
6 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 71 (15.11%) Security Cleared
2 44 (9.36%) SC Cleared
3 22 (4.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (4.47%) Degree
5 16 (3.40%) MCSE
6 15 (3.19%) MCP
7 12 (2.55%) DV Cleared
8 11 (2.34%) MCSA
9 8 (1.70%) A+ Certification
9 8 (1.70%) Network+ Certification
10 7 (1.49%) MCDST
11 6 (1.28%) ACDT
11 6 (1.28%) ACHDS
11 6 (1.28%) ACTC
11 6 (1.28%) MCITP
11 6 (1.28%) MCSM
12 5 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (1.06%) CCNA
12 5 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.53%) SLA
2 5 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.64%) QA
4 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 217 (46.17%) Active Directory
2 34 (7.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (4.47%) XenApp
4 18 (3.83%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (3.40%) XenDesktop
6 13 (2.77%) Hyper-V
7 8 (1.70%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (1.28%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (1.06%) XenServer
10 4 (0.85%) vSphere
11 3 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.43%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.21%) Firmware
13 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.21%) NFS
13 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 102 (21.70%) SCCM
2 7 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (1.28%) SCOM
4 4 (0.85%) AirWatch
4 4 (0.85%) Casper Suite
4 4 (0.85%) WSUS
5 3 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.43%) EdgeSight
6 2 (0.43%) SafeCom
6 2 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.43%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.21%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.21%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 170 (36.17%) Microsoft
2 60 (12.77%) VMware
3 57 (12.13%) Citrix
4 41 (8.72%) Apple
5 28 (5.96%) Lotus
6 21 (4.47%) Bloomberg
7 20 (4.26%) HP
7 20 (4.26%) Remedy
8 18 (3.83%) Reuters
9 17 (3.62%) Cisco
10 16 (3.40%) AppSense
11 10 (2.13%) NetApp
12 8 (1.70%) SAP
12 8 (1.70%) Symantec
13 6 (1.28%) Oracle
14 5 (1.06%) Dell
14 5 (1.06%) Google
14 5 (1.06%) ServiceNow
14 5 (1.06%) ThinPrint
15 4 (0.85%) LANDesk
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