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 September 2016 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 386 349 292
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -57
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 252 334 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.51% 0.63% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.67% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 138 165
Median daily rate £174 £155 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.93% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £100 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £230 £333
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £135 £165
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 112 87
Median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £15.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% -0.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.78 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £15.31
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -2.04%
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
46540 50073 48926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.64% 95.00% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 30705 32541 30337
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1499 1918 1984
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.50 £37.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 September 2016.

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 September 2016.

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 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -15 93 £183 +10.60% 7
South East +1 55 £145 -9.37% 9
East of England +6 29 £158 +23.52% 2
South West -17 22 £140 +33.33% 3
North West +22 12 £245 +22.50% 3
East Midlands -8 11 £95 -11.62% 1
Yorkshire +1 10 - -
West Midlands -18 10 £450 +350.00%
North East -19 10 £221 +168.18%
Desktop Engineer
UK

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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.

1 385 (75.49%) Windows
2 263 (51.57%) Active Directory
3 232 (45.49%) Windows 7
4 211 (41.37%) Microsoft
5 138 (27.06%) SCCM
6 131 (25.69%) MS Office
7 110 (21.57%) ITIL
8 100 (19.61%) Windows Server
8 100 (19.61%) MS Excel
9 93 (18.24%) Citrix
10 70 (13.73%) DNS
11 68 (13.33%) VMware
11 68 (13.33%) Windows 8
12 64 (12.55%) Windows 10
12 64 (12.55%) MS Exchange
13 63 (12.35%) Office 365
14 61 (11.96%) Windows XP
15 60 (11.76%) DHCP
16 50 (9.80%) Security Cleared
17 47 (9.22%) Windows Server 2008
17 47 (9.22%) XenApp
17 47 (9.22%) Finance
18 37 (7.25%) Skype for Business
19 34 (6.67%) Migration
19 34 (6.67%) Apple
20 33 (6.47%) Microsoft Certification
20 33 (6.47%) Microsoft App-V
20 33 (6.47%) Exchange Server 2010
20 33 (6.47%) XenDesktop
21 32 (6.27%) SC Cleared

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 64 (12.55%) MS Exchange
2 37 (7.25%) Skype for Business
3 33 (6.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (4.12%) IBM Notes
5 17 (3.33%) SharePoint
6 11 (2.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (0.98%) IIS
10 4 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2000
10 4 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.20%) CMS
11 1 (0.20%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 131 (25.69%) MS Office
2 100 (19.61%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.57%) MS Project
4 5 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.57%) Eikon
2 3 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 63 (12.35%) Office 365
2 8 (1.57%) OneDrive
3 3 (0.59%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.39%) SaaS
5 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.20%) IaaS
5 1 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.20%) PaaS
5 1 (0.20%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 70 (13.73%) DNS
2 60 (11.76%) DHCP
3 32 (6.27%) TCP/IP
4 16 (3.14%) LAN
4 16 (3.14%) VPN
5 14 (2.75%) Internet
6 13 (2.55%) Firewall
6 13 (2.55%) WAN
7 11 (2.16%) Wireless
8 8 (1.57%) Extranet
8 8 (1.57%) Network Security
9 7 (1.37%) Ethernet
9 7 (1.37%) SAN
9 7 (1.37%) Skype
9 7 (1.37%) VLAN
9 7 (1.37%) VoIP
10 6 (1.18%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (0.98%) IP Telephony
11 5 (0.98%) iSCSI
12 3 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (1.37%) MSI
2 5 (0.98%) InstallShield
2 5 (0.98%) WinDbg
General
1 47 (9.22%) Finance
2 20 (3.92%) Banking
3 12 (2.35%) Retail
4 9 (1.76%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.18%) Back Office
5 6 (1.18%) Legal
5 6 (1.18%) Retail Banking
6 5 (0.98%) Financial Institution
6 5 (0.98%) Local Government
6 5 (0.98%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.78%) Advertising
8 3 (0.59%) Marketing
8 3 (0.59%) Publishing
9 2 (0.39%) Electronics
10 1 (0.20%) Front Office
10 1 (0.20%) Law
10 1 (0.20%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.39%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.20%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.20%) CGI
2 1 (0.20%) CSS
2 1 (0.20%) HTML
2 1 (0.20%) ODBC
2 1 (0.20%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.27%) Blackberry
2 24 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.73%) Driving Licence
4 18 (3.53%) iPhone
5 17 (3.33%) iPad
6 15 (2.94%) NHS
7 13 (2.55%) Computer Science
7 13 (2.55%) Smartphone
8 11 (2.16%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.37%) BYOD
9 7 (1.37%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.98%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.98%) Fat Client
11 5 (0.98%) Statistics
11 5 (0.98%) Thin Client
12 4 (0.78%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.59%) Mathematics
14 2 (0.39%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 385 (75.49%) Windows
2 232 (45.49%) Windows 7
3 100 (19.61%) Windows Server
4 68 (13.33%) Windows 8
5 64 (12.55%) Windows 10
6 61 (11.96%) Windows XP
7 47 (9.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (6.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (5.69%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (4.31%) Mac OS X
11 20 (3.92%) Android
12 19 (3.73%) Apple iOS
13 10 (1.96%) Windows Phone
14 9 (1.76%) Mac OS
15 7 (1.37%) Linux
15 7 (1.37%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.78%) CentOS
16 4 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.78%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (21.57%) ITIL
2 34 (6.67%) Migration
3 22 (4.31%) Project Management
4 20 (3.92%) Service Delivery
4 20 (3.92%) Service Management
4 20 (3.92%) Software Delivery
5 18 (3.53%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 17 (3.33%) Mobile Device Management
7 14 (2.75%) Software Deployment
8 13 (2.55%) Business Continuity
8 13 (2.55%) ITSM
9 11 (2.16%) Asset Management
10 10 (1.96%) Configuration Management
10 10 (1.96%) Time Management
11 8 (1.57%) Capacity Management
11 8 (1.57%) Change Management
11 8 (1.57%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (1.57%) Patch Management
11 8 (1.57%) PRINCE2
11 8 (1.57%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 31 (6.08%) PowerShell
2 15 (2.94%) SQL
3 12 (2.35%) VB
4 10 (1.96%) C
5 6 (1.18%) VBScript
6 3 (0.59%) Java
7 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.20%) PHP
7 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (9.80%) Security Cleared
2 33 (6.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (6.27%) SC Cleared
4 27 (5.29%) Degree
5 24 (4.71%) MCSE
6 18 (3.53%) BPSS Clearance
7 15 (2.94%) MCP
8 9 (1.76%) MCSA
8 9 (1.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (1.57%) A+ Certification
9 8 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (1.37%) DV Cleared
11 6 (1.18%) CCNA
11 6 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.98%) MCITP
12 5 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.59%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.59%) MCDST
13 3 (0.59%) Network+ Certification
14 2 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.49%) SLA
2 19 (3.73%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 263 (51.57%) Active Directory
2 47 (9.22%) XenApp
3 33 (6.47%) Microsoft App-V
3 33 (6.47%) XenDesktop
4 28 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 24 (4.71%) Hyper-V
6 23 (4.51%) XenServer
7 11 (2.16%) BitLocker
7 11 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (1.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 8 (1.57%) UAG
9 7 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (1.18%) vSphere
11 3 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.39%) Xen
13 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.20%) NFS
13 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 138 (27.06%) SCCM
2 21 (4.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 13 (2.55%) Backup Exec
3 13 (2.55%) SCOM
3 13 (2.55%) WSUS
4 8 (1.57%) IBM BigFix
4 8 (1.57%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 7 (1.37%) XenMobile
6 6 (1.18%) SafeCom
7 5 (0.98%) EdgeSight
7 5 (0.98%) Perfmon
8 2 (0.39%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.39%) Casper Suite
8 2 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.20%) SCSM
Vendors
1 211 (41.37%) Microsoft
2 93 (18.24%) Citrix
3 68 (13.33%) VMware
4 34 (6.67%) Apple
5 32 (6.27%) HP
6 28 (5.49%) AppSense
7 27 (5.29%) Cisco
8 22 (4.31%) Symantec
9 21 (4.12%) Lotus
10 20 (3.92%) Remedy
11 14 (2.75%) Bloomberg
12 12 (2.35%) IBM
12 12 (2.35%) Reuters
13 11 (2.16%) Dell
14 10 (1.96%) Intel Security
14 10 (1.96%) LANDesk
15 9 (1.76%) ServiceNow
16 8 (1.57%) Altiris
16 8 (1.57%) SAP
16 8 (1.57%) ThinPrint
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