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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 367 325 289
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 275 312 343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.55% 0.63% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.67% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 121 146
Median daily rate £150 £165 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £120 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £260
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £145 £140
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 107 78
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £20.06 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.18 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.18% -
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
47514 46808 45430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.92% 94.72% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 31391 29406 28519
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1352 1865 1936
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £41.24 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -56 79 £150 -16.66% 14
South East -21 55 £135 -22.85% 8
East of England +17 33 £123 +2.08% 5
South West -17 28 £141 -2.58% 1
North East -34 26 £271 +117.00% 2
North West -5 25 £180 +9.92%
West Midlands -5 16 £143 +18.75%
Yorkshire +8 8 £150 - 1
East Midlands +13 6 £180 - 2
Desktop Engineer
UK

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 410 (79.15%) Windows
2 248 (47.88%) Windows 7
3 245 (47.30%) Active Directory
4 195 (37.64%) Microsoft
5 133 (25.68%) SCCM
6 124 (23.94%) MS Office
7 105 (20.27%) ITIL
8 96 (18.53%) Windows Server
9 83 (16.02%) Windows 8
10 81 (15.64%) Citrix
11 71 (13.71%) MS Excel
12 68 (13.13%) Windows XP
13 60 (11.58%) DNS
14 57 (11.00%) Office 365
15 55 (10.62%) VMware
16 53 (10.23%) MS Exchange
17 48 (9.27%) Finance
18 46 (8.88%) Security Cleared
19 45 (8.69%) Windows Server 2008
19 45 (8.69%) Windows 10
20 43 (8.30%) DHCP
20 43 (8.30%) Microsoft Certification
21 40 (7.72%) Apple
22 39 (7.53%) TCP/IP
22 39 (7.53%) SLA
23 37 (7.14%) XenApp
24 36 (6.95%) Blackberry
25 32 (6.18%) Cisco
25 32 (6.18%) Migration
25 32 (6.18%) Windows Server 2012

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 53 (10.23%) MS Exchange
2 30 (5.79%) Skype for Business
3 29 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (3.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 14 (2.70%) SharePoint
6 13 (2.51%) IBM Notes
7 10 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (0.77%) IBM Domino
9 3 (0.58%) IIS
10 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.19%) Apache
11 1 (0.19%) CMS
11 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.19%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 124 (23.94%) MS Office
2 71 (13.71%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.16%) MS Project
4 3 (0.58%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.19%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 10 (1.93%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (1.16%) Eikon
3 4 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.19%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 57 (11.00%) Office 365
2 8 (1.54%) OneDrive
3 2 (0.39%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.39%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 60 (11.58%) DNS
2 43 (8.30%) DHCP
3 39 (7.53%) TCP/IP
4 27 (5.21%) LAN
5 20 (3.86%) Internet
6 18 (3.47%) WAN
7 17 (3.28%) Firewall
7 17 (3.28%) VPN
8 12 (2.32%) Wireless
9 11 (2.12%) Remote Desktop
10 9 (1.74%) Extranet
11 8 (1.54%) VoIP
12 6 (1.16%) Network Security
13 5 (0.97%) SAN
13 5 (0.97%) Skype
14 4 (0.77%) Cisco IOS
15 3 (0.58%) 3G
15 3 (0.58%) Ethernet
15 3 (0.58%) SMS
15 3 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.19%) MySQL
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (1.35%) MSI
2 5 (0.97%) InstallShield
2 5 (0.97%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.19%) Eclipse
General
1 48 (9.27%) Finance
2 21 (4.05%) Banking
3 11 (2.12%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.35%) Retail
5 6 (1.16%) Back Office
5 6 (1.16%) Law
6 5 (0.97%) Electronics
6 5 (0.97%) Financial Institution
6 5 (0.97%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.97%) Retail Banking
7 4 (0.77%) Legal
7 4 (0.77%) Local Government
7 4 (0.77%) Marketing
8 3 (0.58%) Advertising
8 3 (0.58%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.19%) Billing
9 1 (0.19%) Front Office
9 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.39%) COM
1 2 (0.39%) ODBC
2 1 (0.19%) CGI
2 1 (0.19%) CSS
2 1 (0.19%) Flash
2 1 (0.19%) HTML
2 1 (0.19%) JFace
2 1 (0.19%) LAMP
2 1 (0.19%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.19%) Web Services
2 1 (0.19%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.95%) Blackberry
2 22 (4.25%) Driving Licence
3 21 (4.05%) NHS
4 20 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (3.67%) iPhone
6 18 (3.47%) Mathematics
6 18 (3.47%) Video Conferencing
7 16 (3.09%) Data Centre
7 16 (3.09%) Smartphone
8 12 (2.32%) iPad
9 8 (1.54%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.54%) Hedge funds
10 7 (1.35%) Fat Client
10 7 (1.35%) Thin Client
11 5 (0.97%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.97%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.97%) PDA
12 3 (0.58%) BYOD
12 3 (0.58%) User Experience
13 2 (0.39%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 410 (79.15%) Windows
2 248 (47.88%) Windows 7
3 96 (18.53%) Windows Server
4 83 (16.02%) Windows 8
5 68 (13.13%) Windows XP
6 45 (8.69%) Windows 10
6 45 (8.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (6.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (5.41%) Apple iOS
9 21 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (3.86%) Android
11 15 (2.90%) Windows Vista
12 12 (2.32%) Mac OS
12 12 (2.32%) Mac OS X
13 6 (1.16%) Linux
13 6 (1.16%) Windows Phone
14 5 (0.97%) Unix
15 2 (0.39%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.19%) Debian
16 1 (0.19%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (20.27%) ITIL
2 32 (6.18%) Migration
3 23 (4.44%) Service Delivery
4 19 (3.67%) Software Deployment
5 18 (3.47%) ITSM
6 17 (3.28%) Project Management
6 17 (3.28%) Service Management
7 15 (2.90%) ITIL V3
8 14 (2.70%) Configuration Management
8 14 (2.70%) Mobile Device Management
9 13 (2.51%) Software Delivery
10 12 (2.32%) Patch Management
11 11 (2.12%) Change Management
11 11 (2.12%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 10 (1.93%) Asset Management
13 9 (1.74%) Business Continuity
14 8 (1.54%) Incident Management
14 8 (1.54%) Information Security
15 7 (1.35%) Mentoring
15 7 (1.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (5.02%) C
2 20 (3.86%) PowerShell
3 14 (2.70%) SQL
4 8 (1.54%) VBScript
5 7 (1.35%) Java
6 6 (1.16%) VB
7 2 (0.39%) C#
7 2 (0.39%) C++
7 2 (0.39%) Perl
7 2 (0.39%) PHP
8 1 (0.19%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.19%) Python
8 1 (0.19%) Ruby
8 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 46 (8.88%) Security Cleared
2 43 (8.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (5.21%) SC Cleared
4 25 (4.83%) MCSE
5 15 (2.90%) MCP
6 11 (2.12%) BPSS Clearance
7 10 (1.93%) Degree
7 10 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (1.74%) DBS Check
9 7 (1.35%) A+ Certification
9 7 (1.35%) CCNA
9 7 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.35%) MCSA
10 6 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.77%) CTC Cleared
12 4 (0.77%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.77%) HND
12 4 (0.77%) MCDST
13 3 (0.58%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (7.53%) SLA
2 11 (2.12%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 245 (47.30%) Active Directory
2 37 (7.14%) XenApp
3 28 (5.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 25 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (4.83%) XenDesktop
5 14 (2.70%) XenServer
6 13 (2.51%) Hyper-V
7 12 (2.32%) BitLocker
8 10 (1.93%) UAG
9 6 (1.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.58%) Samba
10 3 (0.58%) vSphere
11 2 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 133 (25.68%) SCCM
2 19 (3.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 11 (2.12%) SCOM
4 7 (1.35%) Backup Exec
4 7 (1.35%) WSUS
5 6 (1.16%) IBM BigFix
5 6 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (1.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 6 (1.16%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 6 (1.16%) XenMobile
6 5 (0.97%) Perfmon
6 5 (0.97%) SafeCom
7 3 (0.58%) EdgeSight
8 2 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.19%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.19%) DameWare
9 1 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 195 (37.64%) Microsoft
2 81 (15.64%) Citrix
3 55 (10.62%) VMware
4 40 (7.72%) Apple
5 32 (6.18%) Cisco
6 29 (5.60%) Remedy
6 29 (5.60%) Symantec
7 25 (4.83%) AppSense
8 23 (4.44%) HP
9 13 (2.51%) Lotus
10 12 (2.32%) Lumension
10 12 (2.32%) Wyse
11 11 (2.12%) Dell
11 11 (2.12%) LANDesk
12 10 (1.93%) ServiceNow
12 10 (1.93%) Sophos
13 9 (1.74%) Bloomberg
13 9 (1.74%) IBM
13 9 (1.74%) Intel Security
13 9 (1.74%) Reuters
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