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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 292 328 337
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 328 267 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.63% 0.55% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.60% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 102 95
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£175 £200 £173
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £105 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £135 £133
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 98 89
Average hourly rate £15.01 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.53% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £12.16 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £19.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.92 £14.60
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -4.64%
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
47442 44830 50194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.03% 92.84% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 29510 27391 28804
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1899 1942 2459
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.03 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.11% -10.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014. 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 +31 120 £171 -25.54% 14
South East +11 92 £200 +37.93% 6
North West +16 30 £180 +9.09% 2
West Midlands -19 19 £150 +27.65%
South West -25 18 £175 +55.55% 5
Yorkshire +8 17 £173 +35.29% 3
East of England -35 17 £170 +28.30% 3
East Midlands +4 7 £115 -29.23% 1
North East -29 5 £135 -
Desktop Engineer
UK

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

1 500 (77.76%) Windows
2 362 (56.30%) Windows 7
3 250 (38.88%) Microsoft
4 243 (37.79%) Active Directory
5 230 (35.77%) Windows XP
6 211 (32.81%) MS Office
7 129 (20.06%) Citrix
8 122 (18.97%) SCCM
9 117 (18.20%) Security Cleared
10 96 (14.93%) SC Cleared
11 84 (13.06%) ITIL
12 83 (12.91%) Blackberry
12 83 (12.91%) Windows Server 2003
13 79 (12.29%) Windows Server 2008
14 75 (11.66%) MS Excel
15 74 (11.51%) MS Exchange
16 71 (11.04%) Finance
17 57 (8.86%) SLA
18 56 (8.71%) Migration
19 48 (7.47%) Windows Vista
20 45 (7.00%) Windows 8
21 42 (6.53%) VMware
21 42 (6.53%) Banking
22 41 (6.38%) Cisco
22 41 (6.38%) TCP/IP
23 38 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
24 37 (5.75%) DNS
25 34 (5.29%) DHCP
25 34 (5.29%) LAN
26 32 (4.98%) Microsoft App-V

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 74 (11.51%) MS Exchange
2 25 (3.89%) IBM Notes
3 22 (3.42%) SharePoint
3 22 (3.42%) Lync
3 22 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (1.09%) Lotus Domino
8 5 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.16%) Site Server
10 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 211 (32.81%) MS Office
2 75 (11.66%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.24%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.24%) MS Project
4 6 (0.93%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (0.78%) Eikon
2 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) 3000 Xtra
3 1 (0.16%) Sage 300 ERP
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.56%) Office 365
2 2 (0.31%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 41 (6.38%) TCP/IP
2 37 (5.75%) DNS
3 34 (5.29%) LAN
3 34 (5.29%) DHCP
4 27 (4.20%) VPN
5 20 (3.11%) WAN
6 16 (2.49%) Wireless
7 14 (2.18%) Wi-Fi
7 14 (2.18%) Internet
8 11 (1.71%) 3G
8 11 (1.71%) Firewall
9 8 (1.24%) SMS
9 8 (1.24%) VoIP
10 5 (0.78%) WLAN
10 5 (0.78%) Broadband
11 4 (0.62%) NetScaler
12 3 (0.47%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (0.47%) Network Security
12 3 (0.47%) SNMP
12 3 (0.47%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (0.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.47%) DTS
3 2 (0.31%) DB2
4 1 (0.16%) MS Access
4 1 (0.16%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (1.40%) MSI
2 2 (0.31%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.16%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.16%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 71 (11.04%) Finance
2 42 (6.53%) Banking
3 7 (1.09%) Legal
3 7 (1.09%) Telecoms
4 6 (0.93%) Investment Banking
5 5 (0.78%) Back Office
6 4 (0.62%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.62%) Law
7 2 (0.31%) Advertising
7 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.16%) Front Office
8 1 (0.16%) Local Government
8 1 (0.16%) French Language
8 1 (0.16%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.16%) Retail
8 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.33%) Application Packaging
2 6 (0.93%) OLE
3 3 (0.47%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.16%) XMPP
4 1 (0.16%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 83 (12.91%) Blackberry
2 38 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (3.42%) NHS
4 18 (2.80%) Thin Client
4 18 (2.80%) Fat Client
5 16 (2.49%) iPhone
6 15 (2.33%) iPad
7 7 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (0.93%) Handset
9 5 (0.78%) PDA
9 5 (0.78%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.62%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.47%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.47%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.47%) Clustering
11 3 (0.47%) PKI
11 3 (0.47%) Smartcard
11 3 (0.47%) User Experience
11 3 (0.47%) Kindle
12 2 (0.31%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 500 (77.76%) Windows
2 362 (56.30%) Windows 7
3 230 (35.77%) Windows XP
4 83 (12.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 79 (12.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (7.47%) Windows Vista
7 45 (7.00%) Windows 8
8 18 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (2.64%) Windows 2000
10 16 (2.49%) Apple iOS
11 13 (2.02%) Android
11 13 (2.02%) Mac OS X
12 12 (1.87%) Linux
13 7 (1.09%) Windows Mobile
13 7 (1.09%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.62%) UNIX
16 3 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.31%) AIX
17 2 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (13.06%) ITIL
2 56 (8.71%) Migration
3 21 (3.27%) Software Deployment
4 19 (2.95%) Service Management
4 19 (2.95%) Service Delivery
4 19 (2.95%) Incident Management
5 14 (2.18%) Change Management
6 10 (1.56%) Problem Management
7 8 (1.24%) Project Management
8 7 (1.09%) TQM
8 7 (1.09%) Configuration Management
9 6 (0.93%) ITSM
9 6 (0.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (0.93%) Time Management
9 6 (0.93%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (0.78%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (0.78%) Asset Management
10 5 (0.78%) CRM
11 4 (0.62%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (0.47%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 31 (4.82%) PowerShell
2 16 (2.49%) VBScript
3 13 (2.02%) VB
4 5 (0.78%) SQL
5 4 (0.62%) C
6 3 (0.47%) Java
6 3 (0.47%) VBA
7 2 (0.31%) Perl
7 2 (0.31%) Korn
7 2 (0.31%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 117 (18.20%) Security Cleared
2 96 (14.93%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (2.64%) MCP
4 17 (2.64%) MCSE
5 16 (2.49%) DV Cleared
6 13 (2.02%) Degree
7 10 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.09%) CCNA
8 7 (1.09%) MCSA
8 7 (1.09%) A+ Certification
9 6 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.78%) MCITP
11 4 (0.62%) MCTS
11 4 (0.62%) Dell Certification
11 4 (0.62%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.47%) CCNP
13 2 (0.31%) CISSP
13 2 (0.31%) CCIE
13 2 (0.31%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (8.86%) SLA
2 3 (0.47%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.31%) QA
4 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 243 (37.79%) Active Directory
2 32 (4.98%) Microsoft App-V
3 29 (4.51%) XenApp
4 27 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (1.87%) XenDesktop
6 7 (1.09%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.78%) vSphere
8 2 (0.31%) UAG
8 2 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.31%) XenServer
8 2 (0.31%) NFS
8 2 (0.31%) Xen
8 2 (0.31%) MetaFrame
8 2 (0.31%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.16%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 122 (18.97%) SCCM
2 7 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (0.78%) ZENworks
4 4 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (0.62%) WMI
4 4 (0.62%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 4 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.47%) Unicenter
6 2 (0.31%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (0.31%) SCOM
6 2 (0.31%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.31%) Nagios
6 2 (0.31%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.16%) BMC Marimba
7 1 (0.16%) WSUS
7 1 (0.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 250 (38.88%) Microsoft
2 129 (20.06%) Citrix
3 42 (6.53%) VMware
4 41 (6.38%) Cisco
5 28 (4.35%) HP
5 28 (4.35%) Lotus
6 26 (4.04%) Apple
7 22 (3.42%) CA
8 20 (3.11%) Symantec
9 19 (2.95%) AppSense
10 18 (2.80%) Dell
11 17 (2.64%) Lumension
12 16 (2.49%) Remedy
13 12 (1.87%) Wyse
13 12 (1.87%) Sophos
14 11 (1.71%) Reuters
14 11 (1.71%) Bloomberg
15 10 (1.56%) Altiris
16 8 (1.24%) Adobe
16 8 (1.24%) Oracle
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