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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 374 326 298
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 254 336 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.52% 0.66% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.70% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 120 140
Median daily rate £170 £170 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.14% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £120 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £320 £298
UK excluding London median daily rate £153 £140 £150
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 133 72
Median hourly rate £15.70 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.59 £12.41 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £20.19 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
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
46528 48328 46308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.87% 94.81% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 30643 30970 28843
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 £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1386 1841 1899
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -49 84 £175 -6.66% 17
South East -21 51 £155 +3.33% 7
East of England +7 29 £120 -7.69% 5
North East -41 29 £271 +42.76% 2
South West -19 21 £180 +41.17%
West Midlands -16 14 £143 +14.00%
North West -4 13 £164 -6.80% 2
East Midlands 0 8 £175 - 1
Yorkshire -8 6 £200 +33.33% 4
Desktop Engineer
UK

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 400 (79.21%) Windows
2 242 (47.92%) Active Directory
3 238 (47.13%) Windows 7
4 201 (39.80%) Microsoft
5 134 (26.53%) SCCM
6 119 (23.56%) MS Office
7 98 (19.41%) ITIL
8 94 (18.61%) Windows Server
9 85 (16.83%) Citrix
10 83 (16.44%) Windows 8
11 78 (15.45%) MS Excel
12 66 (13.07%) DNS
13 64 (12.67%) Windows XP
14 58 (11.49%) Office 365
14 58 (11.49%) MS Exchange
14 58 (11.49%) VMware
15 50 (9.90%) DHCP
16 48 (9.50%) Security Cleared
17 46 (9.11%) Windows Server 2008
18 44 (8.71%) XenApp
18 44 (8.71%) Microsoft Certification
19 42 (8.32%) SLA
19 42 (8.32%) Finance
20 41 (8.12%) Skype for Business
21 40 (7.92%) Windows 10
22 36 (7.13%) TCP/IP
23 34 (6.73%) Apple
23 34 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2010
24 33 (6.53%) Cisco
25 32 (6.34%) Migration

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 58 (11.49%) MS Exchange
2 41 (8.12%) Skype for Business
3 34 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (3.17%) SharePoint
5 13 (2.57%) IBM Notes
6 11 (2.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 11 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.59%) IIS
9 2 (0.40%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.20%) CMS
10 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.20%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 119 (23.56%) MS Office
2 78 (15.45%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.58%) MS Project
4 3 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.40%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.20%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 7 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.99%) Eikon
3 3 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.20%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 58 (11.49%) Office 365
2 8 (1.58%) OneDrive
3 2 (0.40%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.40%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 66 (13.07%) DNS
2 50 (9.90%) DHCP
3 36 (7.13%) TCP/IP
4 28 (5.54%) LAN
5 19 (3.76%) Internet
5 19 (3.76%) VPN
6 18 (3.56%) WAN
7 17 (3.37%) Firewall
8 11 (2.18%) Extranet
8 11 (2.18%) Remote Desktop
8 11 (2.18%) Wireless
9 9 (1.78%) VoIP
10 8 (1.58%) Network Security
10 8 (1.58%) Skype
11 6 (1.19%) SAN
12 4 (0.79%) Ethernet
12 4 (0.79%) SMS
13 3 (0.59%) 3G
13 3 (0.59%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (0.59%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (1.19%) MSI
2 5 (0.99%) InstallShield
2 5 (0.99%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.20%) Eclipse
General
1 42 (8.32%) Finance
2 18 (3.56%) Banking
3 12 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.19%) Back Office
4 6 (1.19%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.19%) Retail
5 5 (0.99%) Financial Institution
5 5 (0.99%) Law
6 4 (0.79%) Electronics
6 4 (0.79%) Legal
6 4 (0.79%) Local Government
6 4 (0.79%) Marketing
7 3 (0.59%) Advertising
7 3 (0.59%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.40%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.40%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.20%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.40%) COM
1 2 (0.40%) ODBC
2 1 (0.20%) CGI
2 1 (0.20%) CSS
2 1 (0.20%) Flash
2 1 (0.20%) HTML
2 1 (0.20%) JFace
2 1 (0.20%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.94%) Blackberry
2 24 (4.75%) Driving Licence
3 21 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.17%) iPhone
4 16 (3.17%) NHS
5 13 (2.57%) Data Centre
5 13 (2.57%) Smartphone
6 12 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.38%) iPad
6 12 (2.38%) Mathematics
7 9 (1.78%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (1.58%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.19%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.19%) Thin Client
10 5 (0.99%) PDA
11 4 (0.79%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.79%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.59%) BYOD
12 3 (0.59%) Statistics
12 3 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 400 (79.21%) Windows
2 238 (47.13%) Windows 7
3 94 (18.61%) Windows Server
4 83 (16.44%) Windows 8
5 64 (12.67%) Windows XP
6 46 (9.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (7.92%) Windows 10
8 31 (6.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (5.15%) Apple iOS
10 25 (4.95%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (3.17%) Android
11 16 (3.17%) Mac OS X
12 13 (2.57%) Mac OS
12 13 (2.57%) Windows Vista
13 8 (1.58%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.79%) Linux
15 3 (0.59%) Unix
16 1 (0.20%) CentOS
16 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.20%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (19.41%) ITIL
2 32 (6.34%) Migration
3 21 (4.16%) Service Delivery
4 20 (3.96%) Software Deployment
5 18 (3.56%) Project Management
5 18 (3.56%) Software Delivery
6 17 (3.37%) ITSM
7 16 (3.17%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 16 (3.17%) Service Management
8 15 (2.97%) Mobile Device Management
9 14 (2.77%) Configuration Management
10 12 (2.38%) ITIL V3
10 12 (2.38%) Patch Management
11 11 (2.18%) Business Continuity
12 9 (1.78%) Asset Management
12 9 (1.78%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (1.78%) Mentoring
13 8 (1.58%) Fault Analysis
13 8 (1.58%) Incident Management
13 8 (1.58%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 23 (4.55%) PowerShell
2 19 (3.76%) C
3 13 (2.57%) SQL
4 9 (1.78%) VBScript
5 8 (1.58%) VB
6 6 (1.19%) Java
7 1 (0.20%) C#
7 1 (0.20%) C++
7 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.20%) Perl
7 1 (0.20%) PHP
7 1 (0.20%) Python
7 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 48 (9.50%) Security Cleared
2 44 (8.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (5.94%) MCSE
4 26 (5.15%) SC Cleared
5 16 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
6 14 (2.77%) Degree
6 14 (2.77%) MCP
7 9 (1.78%) CCNA
7 9 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.58%) MCSA
8 8 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (1.39%) A+ Certification
9 7 (1.39%) DBS Check
9 7 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.99%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.59%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.59%) MCITP
11 3 (0.59%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (0.40%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (8.32%) SLA
2 15 (2.97%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 242 (47.92%) Active Directory
2 44 (8.71%) XenApp
3 31 (6.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 28 (5.54%) XenDesktop
5 23 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
6 19 (3.76%) XenServer
7 18 (3.56%) Hyper-V
8 13 (2.57%) BitLocker
9 12 (2.38%) UAG
10 8 (1.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 8 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.59%) vSphere
13 1 (0.20%) Samba
13 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.20%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 134 (26.53%) SCCM
2 23 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 12 (2.38%) Backup Exec
3 12 (2.38%) SCOM
4 9 (1.78%) WSUS
5 8 (1.58%) IBM BigFix
5 8 (1.58%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 6 (1.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 6 (1.19%) XenMobile
7 5 (0.99%) Perfmon
7 5 (0.99%) SafeCom
8 3 (0.59%) EdgeSight
9 2 (0.40%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.20%) DameWare
10 1 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 201 (39.80%) Microsoft
2 85 (16.83%) Citrix
3 58 (11.49%) VMware
4 34 (6.73%) Apple
5 33 (6.53%) Cisco
6 31 (6.14%) Symantec
7 28 (5.54%) AppSense
8 26 (5.15%) Remedy
9 24 (4.75%) HP
10 13 (2.57%) Lotus
11 11 (2.18%) Lumension
11 11 (2.18%) Wyse
12 10 (1.98%) Dell
12 10 (1.98%) IBM
12 10 (1.98%) LANDesk
12 10 (1.98%) ServiceNow
13 9 (1.78%) Intel Security
14 8 (1.58%) Sophos
15 7 (1.39%) Avaya
16 6 (1.19%) SAP
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