The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 293 348 330
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 305 206 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.64% 0.44% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.48% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 88 68
Average daily rate
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£165 £165 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £99 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £374 £235
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £150 £130
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 68 88
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £10.85 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.65 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.83 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.24% +5.53%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44352 42929 48944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.56% 92.62% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 27490 25712 27833
Average daily rate £400 £400 £397
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1800 1990 2512
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.22 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.44% -6.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Desktop Engineer
UK

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +48 119 £165 -12.00% 16
South East +32 78 £150 - 7
North West +21 44 £211 +77.26% 3
East of England -16 20 £120 -25.00% 4
South West -34 14 £169 -2.87% 2
West Midlands -8 12 £150 +53.84% 1
Yorkshire -5 8 £185 +22.31% 3
East Midlands -4 7 £150 +8.10% 1
North East -20 1 - -
Desktop Engineer
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Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 492 (77.24%) Windows
2 350 (54.95%) Windows 7
3 241 (37.83%) Microsoft
4 227 (35.64%) Active Directory
5 218 (34.22%) Windows XP
6 202 (31.71%) MS Office
7 133 (20.88%) Citrix
8 117 (18.37%) Security Cleared
9 110 (17.27%) SCCM
10 102 (16.01%) SC Cleared
11 82 (12.87%) Windows Server 2008
12 80 (12.56%) ITIL
13 78 (12.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 78 (12.24%) Blackberry
14 70 (10.99%) MS Exchange
15 68 (10.68%) MS Excel
16 64 (10.05%) Finance
17 54 (8.48%) Migration
18 48 (7.54%) Banking
18 48 (7.54%) SLA
19 41 (6.44%) Windows Vista
20 40 (6.28%) VMware
21 39 (6.12%) DNS
22 38 (5.97%) Cisco
23 35 (5.49%) Microsoft App-V
23 35 (5.49%) Windows 8
24 33 (5.18%) LAN
24 33 (5.18%) DHCP
24 33 (5.18%) Microsoft Certification
25 32 (5.02%) XenApp

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 70 (10.99%) MS Exchange
2 20 (3.14%) IBM Notes
3 14 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (2.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (1.73%) Lync
6 10 (1.57%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.63%) Lotus Domino
7 4 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.16%) Site Server
Applications
1 202 (31.71%) MS Office
2 68 (10.68%) MS Excel
3 12 (1.88%) MS Project
4 11 (1.73%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.26%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.63%) Eikon
2 1 (0.16%) 3000 Xtra
2 1 (0.16%) Sage 300 ERP
2 1 (0.16%) Khalix
2 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.26%) Office 365
2 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 39 (6.12%) DNS
2 33 (5.18%) LAN
2 33 (5.18%) DHCP
3 31 (4.87%) TCP/IP
4 30 (4.71%) VPN
5 19 (2.98%) WAN
6 17 (2.67%) Wireless
7 12 (1.88%) Wi-Fi
7 12 (1.88%) Internet
8 11 (1.73%) VoIP
9 9 (1.41%) Firewall
10 8 (1.26%) 3G
10 8 (1.26%) SMS
11 5 (0.78%) WLAN
12 4 (0.63%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (0.47%) IP Telephony
14 2 (0.31%) VLAN
14 2 (0.31%) FTP
14 2 (0.31%) SAN
14 2 (0.31%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.47%) DTS
3 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.16%) MySQL
3 1 (0.16%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (1.26%) MSI
2 4 (0.63%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.16%) InstallShield
General
1 64 (10.05%) Finance
2 48 (7.54%) Banking
3 12 (1.88%) Investment Banking
4 10 (1.57%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.26%) Back Office
6 4 (0.63%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.63%) Legal
7 3 (0.47%) Retail
7 3 (0.47%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.47%) Law
8 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.16%) Front Office
8 1 (0.16%) Advertising
8 1 (0.16%) Military
8 1 (0.16%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.16%) French Language
8 1 (0.16%) German Language
8 1 (0.16%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.73%) Application Packaging
2 5 (0.78%) JSP
3 3 (0.47%) OLE
4 2 (0.31%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.16%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.16%) XML
5 1 (0.16%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 78 (12.24%) Blackberry
2 30 (4.71%) NHS
3 19 (2.98%) Thin Client
3 19 (2.98%) Fat Client
4 14 (2.20%) iPhone
5 13 (2.04%) iPad
6 9 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (0.94%) PDA
7 6 (0.94%) Client/Server
8 5 (0.78%) Hedge funds
8 5 (0.78%) Handset
9 3 (0.47%) Kindle
9 3 (0.47%) Smartcard
9 3 (0.47%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.47%) Fixed Income
9 3 (0.47%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.31%) Derivative
11 1 (0.16%) Social Media
11 1 (0.16%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.16%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 492 (77.24%) Windows
2 350 (54.95%) Windows 7
3 218 (34.22%) Windows XP
4 82 (12.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 78 (12.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 41 (6.44%) Windows Vista
7 35 (5.49%) Windows 8
8 18 (2.83%) Windows 2000
9 15 (2.35%) Mac OS X
10 14 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (1.57%) Android
11 10 (1.57%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.10%) Linux
12 7 (1.10%) Windows Mobile
13 6 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (0.78%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.16%) NetWare
15 1 (0.16%) VMS
15 1 (0.16%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (12.56%) ITIL
2 54 (8.48%) Migration
3 25 (3.92%) Incident Management
4 21 (3.30%) Software Deployment
5 18 (2.83%) Service Delivery
6 16 (2.51%) Service Management
6 16 (2.51%) Change Management
7 12 (1.88%) Project Management
8 11 (1.73%) TQM
9 9 (1.41%) Configuration Management
10 7 (1.10%) Problem Management
11 6 (0.94%) Compatibility Testing
11 6 (0.94%) Asset Management
12 5 (0.78%) Software Distribution
12 5 (0.78%) Data Migration
13 4 (0.63%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (0.63%) CRM
13 4 (0.63%) ITSM
13 4 (0.63%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (0.63%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 29 (4.55%) PowerShell
2 9 (1.41%) VBScript
3 8 (1.26%) VB
3 8 (1.26%) SQL
4 4 (0.63%) C
5 3 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 117 (18.37%) Security Cleared
2 102 (16.01%) SC Cleared
3 33 (5.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (2.98%) MCSE
5 17 (2.67%) MCP
6 13 (2.04%) Degree
7 8 (1.26%) DV Cleared
7 8 (1.26%) MCSA
8 7 (1.10%) MCITP
9 6 (0.94%) A+ Certification
10 4 (0.63%) MCTS
10 4 (0.63%) CCNA
10 4 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.47%) MCDST
12 2 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.31%) HNC
12 2 (0.31%) PMP
12 2 (0.31%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (7.54%) SLA
2 4 (0.63%) QA
3 3 (0.47%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 227 (35.64%) Active Directory
2 35 (5.49%) Microsoft App-V
3 32 (5.02%) XenApp
4 17 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (1.73%) XenDesktop
6 7 (1.10%) vSphere
7 5 (0.78%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.31%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.31%) XenServer
9 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.16%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.16%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 110 (17.27%) SCCM
2 11 (1.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (0.94%) AppDNA
3 6 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (0.78%) SCOrch
4 5 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (0.63%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 4 (0.63%) ZENworks
6 3 (0.47%) Unicenter
6 3 (0.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (0.47%) SCOM
7 2 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.16%) SCSM
8 1 (0.16%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.16%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 241 (37.83%) Microsoft
2 133 (20.88%) Citrix
3 40 (6.28%) VMware
4 38 (5.97%) Cisco
5 27 (4.24%) Lotus
6 24 (3.77%) HP
7 22 (3.45%) Apple
7 22 (3.45%) AppSense
8 20 (3.14%) CA
9 17 (2.67%) Dell
10 15 (2.35%) Lumension
11 14 (2.20%) Remedy
11 14 (2.20%) Bloomberg
11 14 (2.20%) Symantec
11 14 (2.20%) Wyse
12 12 (1.88%) Reuters
13 9 (1.41%) LANDesk
14 8 (1.26%) Adobe
15 6 (0.94%) McAfee
16 5 (0.78%) MobileIron
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