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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 324 279 343
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +64
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 297 308 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.59% 0.64% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.69% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 130 82
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£173 £165 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £110 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £281 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £160 £150
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 71 77
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% -7.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £12.50 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £18.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -4.88%
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
46875 44412 41390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.75% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30107 27634 24617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 1774 1804 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.76 £38.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -22 122 £184 +11.40% 11
South East -16 68 £138 -8.33% 12
South West +19 40 £128 -35.44% 8
East of England +4 21 £174 +45.11% 3
Yorkshire -13 14 £150 +11.11% 1
North East -15 12 £190 -9.52%
East Midlands -11 7 - -
North West -46 7 £200 -8.57%
West Midlands -4 5 £125 -1.96% 1
Midlands - 1 - -
Desktop Engineer
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Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 470 (75.44%) Windows
2 305 (48.96%) Windows 7
3 270 (43.34%) Active Directory
4 243 (39.00%) Microsoft
5 206 (33.07%) MS Office
6 168 (26.97%) Windows XP
7 106 (17.01%) SCCM
8 90 (14.45%) MS Excel
9 88 (14.13%) ITIL
10 78 (12.52%) Citrix
11 76 (12.20%) Security Cleared
12 73 (11.72%) Blackberry
13 62 (9.95%) VMware
14 59 (9.47%) Finance
15 57 (9.15%) Windows 8
16 55 (8.83%) MS Exchange
17 52 (8.35%) Windows Server 2008
18 49 (7.87%) SLA
19 44 (7.06%) Migration
20 42 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
21 40 (6.42%) HP
21 40 (6.42%) TCP/IP
21 40 (6.42%) Apple
21 40 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
22 37 (5.94%) SC Cleared
23 33 (5.30%) iPhone
23 33 (5.30%) NHS
24 32 (5.14%) Mac OS X
24 32 (5.14%) SQL
24 32 (5.14%) iPad

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 55 (8.83%) MS Exchange
2 30 (4.82%) SharePoint
3 29 (4.65%) Lync
4 23 (3.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 22 (3.53%) IBM Notes
6 18 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.32%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.32%) IIS
11 1 (0.16%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 206 (33.07%) MS Office
2 90 (14.45%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.96%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.64%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.16%) Shockwave
7 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (0.80%) Eikon
2 3 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) assyst
3 1 (0.16%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.89%) Office 365
2 2 (0.32%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 40 (6.42%) TCP/IP
2 26 (4.17%) DNS
3 23 (3.69%) VPN
4 20 (3.21%) LAN
5 19 (3.05%) DHCP
6 14 (2.25%) Internet
7 13 (2.09%) WAN
8 12 (1.93%) Network Security
9 11 (1.77%) Firewall
10 9 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (1.44%) SAN
11 8 (1.28%) Wireless
12 7 (1.12%) VoIP
13 6 (0.96%) NetScaler
13 6 (0.96%) 3G
14 5 (0.80%) IP Telephony
14 5 (0.80%) Broadband
15 4 (0.64%) SSL
16 3 (0.48%) VLAN
16 3 (0.48%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.44%) FileMaker
2 8 (1.28%) MySQL
2 8 (1.28%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.32%) DTS
4 1 (0.16%) MS Access
4 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (0.32%) InstallShield
1 2 (0.32%) JIRA
2 1 (0.16%) MSI
2 1 (0.16%) AdminStudio
General
1 59 (9.47%) Finance
2 25 (4.01%) Banking
3 9 (1.44%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.28%) Financial Institution
5 7 (1.12%) Retail
6 5 (0.80%) Law
6 5 (0.80%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.64%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.64%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.48%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.48%) Advertising
9 2 (0.32%) Publishing
9 2 (0.32%) Back Office
9 2 (0.32%) French Language
9 2 (0.32%) Local Government
9 2 (0.32%) Legal
10 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.16%) German Language
10 1 (0.16%) Front Office
10 1 (0.16%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.64%) Application Packaging
2 3 (0.48%) Software Packaging
3 2 (0.32%) HTML
4 1 (0.16%) .NET
4 1 (0.16%) ODBC
4 1 (0.16%) Flash
4 1 (0.16%) OLE
4 1 (0.16%) LAMP
4 1 (0.16%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 73 (11.72%) Blackberry
2 40 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (5.30%) iPhone
3 33 (5.30%) NHS
4 32 (5.14%) iPad
5 14 (2.25%) Data Centre
6 12 (1.93%) Video Conferencing
7 11 (1.77%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.44%) Thin Client
8 9 (1.44%) Smartphone
8 9 (1.44%) Fat Client
9 8 (1.28%) BYOD
10 6 (0.96%) Clustering
11 4 (0.64%) PKI
11 4 (0.64%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.64%) FMCG
12 3 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.48%) Computer Science
13 2 (0.32%) EPoS
13 2 (0.32%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 470 (75.44%) Windows
2 305 (48.96%) Windows 7
3 168 (26.97%) Windows XP
4 57 (9.15%) Windows 8
5 52 (8.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (5.14%) Mac OS X
7 31 (4.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 29 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (2.25%) Android
9 14 (2.25%) Linux
10 11 (1.77%) Mac OS X Server
10 11 (1.77%) Apple iOS
10 11 (1.77%) Mac OS
11 7 (1.12%) Windows 2000
11 7 (1.12%) UNIX
12 4 (0.64%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.48%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.16%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (14.13%) ITIL
2 44 (7.06%) Migration
3 30 (4.82%) Incident Management
4 22 (3.53%) Service Management
5 21 (3.37%) Problem Management
6 15 (2.41%) Service Delivery
6 15 (2.41%) Change Management
7 11 (1.77%) Patch Management
8 10 (1.61%) Software Deployment
8 10 (1.61%) Project Management
9 9 (1.44%) Software Distribution
9 9 (1.44%) Data Protection
10 7 (1.12%) ITSM
11 6 (0.96%) Mobile Device Management
12 5 (0.80%) Change Control
12 5 (0.80%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (0.80%) Release Management
12 5 (0.80%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (0.80%) Asset Management
13 4 (0.64%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 32 (5.14%) SQL
2 17 (2.73%) PowerShell
3 8 (1.28%) VBScript
4 6 (0.96%) VB
5 4 (0.64%) C
6 3 (0.48%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.16%) Java
7 1 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 76 (12.20%) Security Cleared
2 42 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 37 (5.94%) SC Cleared
4 24 (3.85%) MCSE
5 16 (2.57%) DV Cleared
6 14 (2.25%) Degree
6 14 (2.25%) MCP
7 9 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (1.12%) MCTS
9 6 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.96%) CCNA
10 5 (0.80%) MCSA
10 5 (0.80%) MCDST
10 5 (0.80%) MCITP
11 4 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.48%) ACTC
13 2 (0.32%) BC Cleared
14 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.16%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (7.87%) SLA
2 3 (0.48%) QA
2 3 (0.48%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 270 (43.34%) Active Directory
2 27 (4.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.05%) XenApp
4 17 (2.73%) XenDesktop
5 11 (1.77%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (1.28%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.80%) vSphere
7 5 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.48%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.32%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.32%) Xen
9 2 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.32%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.16%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.16%) Samba
Systems Management
1 106 (17.01%) SCCM
2 7 (1.12%) Casper Suite
3 5 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.64%) SCOM
4 4 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (0.48%) WSUS
5 3 (0.48%) HP SIM
5 3 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.48%) DameWare
6 2 (0.32%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.32%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.32%) Unicenter
6 2 (0.32%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.32%) ZENworks
6 2 (0.32%) SCSM
7 1 (0.16%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.16%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 243 (39.00%) Microsoft
2 78 (12.52%) Citrix
3 62 (9.95%) VMware
4 40 (6.42%) HP
4 40 (6.42%) Apple
5 30 (4.82%) Dell
6 28 (4.49%) Cisco
7 25 (4.01%) Remedy
8 22 (3.53%) Lotus
9 19 (3.05%) Bloomberg
9 19 (3.05%) LANDesk
10 17 (2.73%) Wyse
10 17 (2.73%) Adobe
11 16 (2.57%) McAfee
12 14 (2.25%) Reuters
13 13 (2.09%) Sophos
14 11 (1.77%) AppSense
15 10 (1.61%) Altiris
15 10 (1.61%) Symantec
16 7 (1.12%) Novell
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