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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 334 280 309
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 283 323 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.56% 0.67% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.73% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 130 78
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£170 £160 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £106 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £145 £173
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -16.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 77 81
Average hourly rate £16.08 £15.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.20% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
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
46284 44438 38725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.57% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 29150 27994 22829
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1807 1851 1995
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 2015. 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 -6 122 £180 +12.50% 11
South East -22 54 £190 +43.39% 6
South West +29 35 £140 -13.84% 3
North West -49 17 £163 -23.52%
East of England +2 16 £168 +4.68% 2
North East -1 16 £163 -19.75%
Yorkshire -22 9 £150 +15.38% 1
West Midlands -7 8 £120 +14.28%
East Midlands -30 5 - - 1
Desktop Engineer
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Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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.

1 446 (74.33%) Windows
2 298 (49.67%) Windows 7
3 250 (41.67%) Active Directory
4 231 (38.50%) Microsoft
5 199 (33.17%) MS Office
6 169 (28.17%) Windows XP
7 104 (17.33%) SCCM
8 80 (13.33%) MS Excel
8 80 (13.33%) Blackberry
9 73 (12.17%) ITIL
9 73 (12.17%) Citrix
10 68 (11.33%) Security Cleared
11 62 (10.33%) VMware
12 55 (9.17%) Windows Server 2008
12 55 (9.17%) Finance
13 54 (9.00%) MS Exchange
13 54 (9.00%) Windows 8
14 49 (8.17%) Migration
15 47 (7.83%) Apple
16 41 (6.83%) SLA
17 40 (6.67%) TCP/IP
17 40 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
18 35 (5.83%) iPhone
18 35 (5.83%) Cisco
18 35 (5.83%) HP
19 33 (5.50%) SQL
19 33 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
20 30 (5.00%) Mac OS X
20 30 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
20 30 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 54 (9.00%) MS Exchange
2 28 (4.67%) Lync
3 25 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 24 (4.00%) IBM Notes
5 21 (3.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 19 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.33%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.33%) IIS
11 1 (0.17%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 199 (33.17%) MS Office
2 80 (13.33%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.67%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.50%) MS Project
6 2 (0.33%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.17%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 5 (0.83%) Eikon
2 2 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.17%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.50%) Office 365
2 3 (0.50%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 40 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 28 (4.67%) DNS
3 24 (4.00%) LAN
4 21 (3.50%) DHCP
5 16 (2.67%) VPN
5 16 (2.67%) WAN
6 14 (2.33%) Internet
7 12 (2.00%) Network Security
7 12 (2.00%) NetScaler
8 10 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (1.50%) Firewall
9 9 (1.50%) VoIP
10 8 (1.33%) Wireless
11 6 (1.00%) IP Telephony
12 5 (0.83%) Broadband
12 5 (0.83%) SAN
13 3 (0.50%) SSL
13 3 (0.50%) VLAN
13 3 (0.50%) 3G
13 3 (0.50%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.50%) FileMaker
2 8 (1.33%) MySQL
3 6 (1.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.33%) DTS
5 1 (0.17%) MS Access
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (0.33%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.17%) JIRA
2 1 (0.17%) MSI
General
1 55 (9.17%) Finance
2 26 (4.33%) Banking
3 13 (2.17%) Retail
4 9 (1.50%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.17%) Financial Institution
5 7 (1.17%) Retail Banking
6 5 (0.83%) Investment Banking
6 5 (0.83%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.67%) Legal
7 4 (0.67%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.50%) Law
9 2 (0.33%) Back Office
9 2 (0.33%) French Language
9 2 (0.33%) Publishing
9 2 (0.33%) Games
10 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.17%) Local Government
10 1 (0.17%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.67%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.33%) MAPI
2 2 (0.33%) HTML
2 2 (0.33%) .NET
2 2 (0.33%) LAMP
3 1 (0.17%) XML
3 1 (0.17%) Flash
3 1 (0.17%) OLE
3 1 (0.17%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.17%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 80 (13.33%) Blackberry
2 40 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (5.83%) iPhone
4 29 (4.83%) iPad
4 29 (4.83%) NHS
5 14 (2.33%) Data Centre
6 12 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
7 9 (1.50%) Thin Client
7 9 (1.50%) Fat Client
8 8 (1.33%) PKI
8 8 (1.33%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.17%) Smartphone
10 6 (1.00%) BYOD
11 4 (0.67%) FMCG
11 4 (0.67%) Clustering
12 3 (0.50%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.50%) EPoS
12 3 (0.50%) Mathematics
13 2 (0.33%) Computer Science
13 2 (0.33%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 446 (74.33%) Windows
2 298 (49.67%) Windows 7
3 169 (28.17%) Windows XP
4 55 (9.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 54 (9.00%) Windows 8
6 30 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (5.00%) Mac OS X
6 30 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (2.50%) Linux
8 14 (2.33%) Android
9 12 (2.00%) Windows 2000
10 11 (1.83%) Mac OS X Server
11 10 (1.67%) Mac OS
12 9 (1.50%) Apple iOS
12 9 (1.50%) Windows Vista
13 6 (1.00%) UNIX
14 3 (0.50%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.33%) Windows CE
16 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (12.17%) ITIL
2 49 (8.17%) Migration
3 25 (4.17%) Incident Management
4 21 (3.50%) Service Management
5 20 (3.33%) Problem Management
6 16 (2.67%) Change Management
7 11 (1.83%) Service Delivery
8 10 (1.67%) Project Management
9 7 (1.17%) Software Deployment
9 7 (1.17%) Patch Management
9 7 (1.17%) Data Protection
10 6 (1.00%) ITSM
10 6 (1.00%) Security Management
10 6 (1.00%) Software Distribution
10 6 (1.00%) Change Control
10 6 (1.00%) Mobile Device Management
11 5 (0.83%) Infrastructure Management
11 5 (0.83%) Risk Assessment
11 5 (0.83%) Asset Management
12 4 (0.67%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 33 (5.50%) SQL
2 14 (2.33%) PowerShell
3 7 (1.17%) VBScript
4 6 (1.00%) C
5 4 (0.67%) VB
6 3 (0.50%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.17%) C#
7 1 (0.17%) Java
7 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.17%) VBA
7 1 (0.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 68 (11.33%) Security Cleared
2 33 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 29 (4.83%) SC Cleared
4 20 (3.33%) DV Cleared
5 17 (2.83%) MCSE
6 11 (1.83%) MCP
6 11 (1.83%) Degree
7 8 (1.33%) MCTS
8 5 (0.83%) MCITP
8 5 (0.83%) MCSA
8 5 (0.83%) CCNA
8 5 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.50%) ACTC
10 3 (0.50%) MCDST
11 2 (0.33%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.17%) HND
12 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (6.83%) SLA
2 2 (0.33%) QA
2 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 250 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 25 (4.17%) XenApp
3 23 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (3.33%) XenDesktop
5 13 (2.17%) Hyper-V
6 11 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.83%) vSphere
8 3 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.50%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.33%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.17%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.17%) Samba
10 1 (0.17%) Xen
10 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 104 (17.33%) SCCM
2 9 (1.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (0.83%) SCOM
3 5 (0.83%) Casper Suite
4 4 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (0.50%) HP SIM
5 3 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.50%) DameWare
6 2 (0.33%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.33%) WMI
6 2 (0.33%) WSUS
6 2 (0.33%) BMC Marimba
6 2 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.33%) Unicenter
6 2 (0.33%) ZENworks
6 2 (0.33%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.33%) SCSM
6 2 (0.33%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 231 (38.50%) Microsoft
2 73 (12.17%) Citrix
3 62 (10.33%) VMware
4 47 (7.83%) Apple
5 35 (5.83%) Cisco
5 35 (5.83%) HP
6 28 (4.67%) Dell
7 24 (4.00%) Lotus
8 22 (3.67%) Remedy
9 19 (3.17%) Wyse
10 17 (2.83%) McAfee
10 17 (2.83%) Bloomberg
11 16 (2.67%) Adobe
12 14 (2.33%) Reuters
13 11 (1.83%) Sophos
14 10 (1.67%) AppSense
14 10 (1.67%) Lumension
14 10 (1.67%) LANDesk
15 9 (1.50%) Altiris
15 9 (1.50%) Symantec
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