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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Engineer
UK / England
Rank 387 374 293
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -81
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 191 249 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.46% 0.52% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.55% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 103 152
Median daily rate £165 £160 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £115 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £311
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £160
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 72 106
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £20.10 £20.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +14.81%

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
39084 45330 45191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.69% 95.08% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 25688 29596 28242
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1379 1518 1795
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -3 57 £185 +15.62% 9
South East +21 54 £150 -14.28% 7
South West -8 19 £175 +29.62% 1
East of England -15 15 £119 -25.93% 1
North East -2 12 £170 +6.25%
North West +14 11 £150 +9.09% 1
West Midlands +4 11 £130 -29.72% 2
East Midlands +6 10 £200 +11.11% 1
Yorkshire +14 2 £290 +80.68% 1
Desktop Engineer
UK

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 346 (77.23%) Windows
2 197 (43.97%) Active Directory
3 196 (43.75%) Windows 7
4 147 (32.81%) Microsoft
5 126 (28.13%) MS Office
6 85 (18.97%) SCCM
7 79 (17.63%) Windows Server
8 71 (15.85%) MS Excel
9 69 (15.40%) ITIL
9 69 (15.40%) Security Cleared
10 68 (15.18%) Windows 10
11 56 (12.50%) Office 365
11 56 (12.50%) VMware
11 56 (12.50%) Citrix
12 51 (11.38%) Windows XP
13 50 (11.16%) Migration
14 49 (10.94%) Windows Server 2008
14 49 (10.94%) Windows 8
15 45 (10.04%) SC Cleared
16 44 (9.82%) MS Exchange
17 42 (9.38%) Blackberry
18 41 (9.15%) Finance
18 41 (9.15%) DNS
19 37 (8.26%) Apple
20 33 (7.37%) TCP/IP
21 32 (7.14%) LAN
21 32 (7.14%) Banking
22 30 (6.70%) DHCP
22 30 (6.70%) Windows Server 2003
23 28 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure

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 44 (9.82%) MS Exchange
2 20 (4.46%) IBM Notes
3 13 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (2.68%) Skype for Business
5 8 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 126 (28.13%) MS Office
2 71 (15.85%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (2.23%) Eikon
2 5 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 56 (12.50%) Office 365
2 3 (0.67%) OneDrive
3 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.45%) SaaS
4 1 (0.22%) G Suite
4 1 (0.22%) IaaS
4 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (9.15%) DNS
2 33 (7.37%) TCP/IP
3 32 (7.14%) LAN
4 30 (6.70%) DHCP
5 24 (5.36%) VPN
6 20 (4.46%) Internet
6 20 (4.46%) Wireless
7 18 (4.02%) Firewall
8 17 (3.79%) WAN
9 13 (2.90%) VoIP
10 11 (2.46%) Skype
11 10 (2.23%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (1.79%) Ethernet
13 5 (1.12%) 3G
13 5 (1.12%) IP Telephony
13 5 (1.12%) Remote Desktop
14 3 (0.67%) Broadband
15 2 (0.45%) Cisco IOS
16 1 (0.22%) Cisco ASA
16 1 (0.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.79%) SQL Server
1 8 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (1.56%) MSI
2 2 (0.45%) InstallShield
2 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.22%) Selenium
3 1 (0.22%) WebDriver
General
1 41 (9.15%) Finance
2 32 (7.14%) Banking
3 26 (5.80%) Retail
4 9 (2.01%) Retail Banking
5 7 (1.56%) Legal
5 7 (1.56%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.34%) Back Office
7 4 (0.89%) Korean Language
8 3 (0.67%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.67%) Law
9 2 (0.45%) Advertising
9 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.22%) Games
10 1 (0.22%) German Language
10 1 (0.22%) Local Government
10 1 (0.22%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.89%) Software Packaging
2 3 (0.67%) XMPP
3 2 (0.45%) Middleware
3 2 (0.45%) WPF
4 1 (0.22%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.38%) Blackberry
2 25 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.91%) iPad
4 21 (4.69%) iPhone
5 19 (4.24%) Driving Licence
6 13 (2.90%) Smartphone
7 10 (2.23%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (1.79%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.56%) Fat Client
9 7 (1.56%) Thin Client
10 6 (1.34%) NHS
10 6 (1.34%) User Experience
11 5 (1.12%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.67%) Computer Science
13 2 (0.45%) BYOD
13 2 (0.45%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.45%) Handset
13 2 (0.45%) Mainframe
14 1 (0.22%) Hedge funds
14 1 (0.22%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 346 (77.23%) Windows
2 196 (43.75%) Windows 7
3 79 (17.63%) Windows Server
4 68 (15.18%) Windows 10
5 51 (11.38%) Windows XP
6 49 (10.94%) Windows 8
6 49 (10.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (6.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (4.91%) Apple iOS
9 19 (4.24%) Android
9 19 (4.24%) Mac OS X
10 18 (4.02%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (2.90%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.89%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.89%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.67%) Linux
14 2 (0.45%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.22%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (15.40%) ITIL
2 50 (11.16%) Migration
3 17 (3.79%) Time Management
4 13 (2.90%) Asset Management
4 13 (2.90%) Data Migration
5 12 (2.68%) Incident Management
6 11 (2.46%) Service Management
7 10 (2.23%) Patch Management
7 10 (2.23%) Software Distribution
8 9 (2.01%) Change Management
9 8 (1.79%) Coaching
10 7 (1.56%) ITIL V3
10 7 (1.56%) Mobile Device Management
10 7 (1.56%) Service Delivery
10 7 (1.56%) Software Delivery
11 6 (1.34%) Problem Management
11 6 (1.34%) Software Deployment
12 5 (1.12%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 5 (1.12%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (1.12%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (4.02%) PowerShell
2 16 (3.57%) SQL
3 5 (1.12%) Java
4 3 (0.67%) VBScript
5 2 (0.45%) C#
6 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.22%) C
6 1 (0.22%) Perl
6 1 (0.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 69 (15.40%) Security Cleared
2 45 (10.04%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (3.57%) Degree
5 13 (2.90%) MCP
6 12 (2.68%) MCSE
7 10 (2.23%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.79%) MCSA
9 7 (1.56%) MCDST
9 7 (1.56%) Network+ Certification
10 6 (1.34%) DBS Check
11 5 (1.12%) A+ Certification
11 5 (1.12%) ACDT
11 5 (1.12%) ACHDS
11 5 (1.12%) ACTC
11 5 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (1.12%) MCITP
11 5 (1.12%) MCSM
12 2 (0.45%) CCNA
12 2 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.58%) SLA
2 4 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.67%) QA
4 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 197 (43.97%) Active Directory
2 28 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.46%) XenApp
4 15 (3.35%) Microsoft App-V
5 14 (3.13%) XenDesktop
6 9 (2.01%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.89%) vSphere
9 3 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.67%) XenServer
10 2 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.45%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.22%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.22%) Firmware
11 1 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 85 (18.97%) SCCM
2 5 (1.12%) AirWatch
2 5 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (0.89%) Jamf Pro
3 4 (0.89%) WSUS
4 3 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.45%) SCOM
5 2 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.22%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 147 (32.81%) Microsoft
2 56 (12.50%) Citrix
2 56 (12.50%) VMware
3 37 (8.26%) Apple
4 21 (4.69%) Remedy
5 20 (4.46%) Lotus
6 19 (4.24%) HP
7 17 (3.79%) Bloomberg
8 14 (3.13%) AppSense
8 14 (3.13%) Cisco
8 14 (3.13%) Reuters
9 9 (2.01%) Dell
9 9 (2.01%) NetApp
10 8 (1.79%) Symantec
11 7 (1.56%) LANDesk
12 6 (1.34%) Intel Security
13 5 (1.12%) ServiceNow
14 4 (0.89%) Google
14 4 (0.89%) Oracle
14 4 (0.89%) SAP
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