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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 356 298 297
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 283 335 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.56% 0.66% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.70% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 135 152
Median daily rate £150 £160 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £118 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £150 £145
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 112 84
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.74 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.23 £20.15 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.23 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+27.59% -3.57%
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
48407 47998 47631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.98% 94.77% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 31930 29619 29578
Median daily rate £425 £400 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%
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 £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1378 1922 1987
Median hourly rate £17.89 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.20% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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 3 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 3 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 3 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 -76 84 £150 -9.77% 10
South East -11 58 £140 -30.00% 7
East of England +12 38 £120 - 2
North West +5 30 £180 +10.76%
South West -4 28 £133 -25.45% 2
North East -33 18 £273 +127.08% 1
West Midlands -5 13 £164 +31.00% 1
East Midlands +11 10 £180 -
Yorkshire -2 7 £120 -20.00%
Desktop Engineer
UK

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 425 (77.98%) Windows
2 268 (49.17%) Windows 7
3 252 (46.24%) Active Directory
4 211 (38.72%) Microsoft
5 142 (26.06%) MS Office
6 132 (24.22%) SCCM
7 96 (17.61%) ITIL
8 95 (17.43%) Windows Server
9 89 (16.33%) Windows 8
10 79 (14.50%) MS Excel
10 79 (14.50%) Windows XP
11 70 (12.84%) Citrix
12 59 (10.83%) MS Exchange
13 58 (10.64%) DNS
14 57 (10.46%) Office 365
15 55 (10.09%) Finance
16 46 (8.44%) DHCP
16 46 (8.44%) Security Cleared
17 45 (8.26%) VMware
18 42 (7.71%) SLA
18 42 (7.71%) Apple
18 42 (7.71%) Windows Server 2008
19 41 (7.52%) Windows 10
19 41 (7.52%) Microsoft Certification
19 41 (7.52%) Migration
20 38 (6.97%) TCP/IP
21 36 (6.61%) Blackberry
22 32 (5.87%) Cisco
22 32 (5.87%) LAN
23 31 (5.69%) NHS

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 59 (10.83%) MS Exchange
2 27 (4.95%) Skype for Business
3 25 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (3.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 16 (2.94%) IBM Notes
5 16 (2.94%) SharePoint
6 14 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (0.73%) IBM Domino
8 3 (0.55%) IIS
9 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.18%) Apache
10 1 (0.18%) CMS
10 1 (0.18%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 142 (26.06%) MS Office
2 79 (14.50%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.73%) MS Project
3 4 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.55%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.18%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 9 (1.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (1.47%) Eikon
3 4 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.73%) SystmOne
4 1 (0.18%) assyst
4 1 (0.18%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 57 (10.46%) Office 365
2 7 (1.28%) OneDrive
3 2 (0.37%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.18%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 58 (10.64%) DNS
2 46 (8.44%) DHCP
3 38 (6.97%) TCP/IP
4 32 (5.87%) LAN
5 24 (4.40%) Internet
6 21 (3.85%) VPN
7 20 (3.67%) WAN
8 18 (3.30%) Firewall
9 12 (2.20%) Wireless
10 10 (1.83%) Remote Desktop
11 9 (1.65%) VoIP
12 7 (1.28%) Extranet
13 6 (1.10%) Skype
13 6 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (0.92%) SAN
15 4 (0.73%) Network Security
16 3 (0.55%) Cisco IOS
16 3 (0.55%) Ethernet
16 3 (0.55%) SMS
16 3 (0.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.18%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.18%) GIS
3 1 (0.18%) MySQL
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (1.28%) MSI
2 5 (0.92%) InstallShield
2 5 (0.92%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
General
1 55 (10.09%) Finance
2 27 (4.95%) Banking
3 12 (2.20%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.65%) Retail
5 7 (1.28%) Law
5 7 (1.28%) Retail Banking
6 6 (1.10%) Back Office
7 5 (0.92%) Electronics
7 5 (0.92%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.92%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.73%) Legal
8 4 (0.73%) Marketing
9 3 (0.55%) Advertising
9 3 (0.55%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.55%) Local Government
10 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.18%) Billing
10 1 (0.18%) Front Office
10 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.37%) COM
1 2 (0.37%) CSS
1 2 (0.37%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.18%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.18%) Flash
2 1 (0.18%) HTML
2 1 (0.18%) JFace
2 1 (0.18%) LAMP
2 1 (0.18%) ODBC
2 1 (0.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.61%) Blackberry
2 31 (5.69%) NHS
3 23 (4.22%) Driving Licence
4 22 (4.04%) Video Conferencing
5 20 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (3.67%) iPhone
5 20 (3.67%) Mathematics
6 14 (2.57%) iPad
7 12 (2.20%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.10%) Management Information System
9 5 (0.92%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.92%) Fat Client
9 5 (0.92%) Hedge funds
9 5 (0.92%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.73%) PDA
11 3 (0.55%) BYOD
11 3 (0.55%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.55%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.55%) User Experience
12 2 (0.37%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 425 (77.98%) Windows
2 268 (49.17%) Windows 7
3 95 (17.43%) Windows Server
4 89 (16.33%) Windows 8
5 79 (14.50%) Windows XP
6 42 (7.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (7.52%) Windows 10
8 29 (5.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (5.14%) Apple iOS
10 27 (4.95%) Windows Server 2003
11 22 (4.04%) Android
12 15 (2.75%) Windows Vista
13 14 (2.57%) Mac OS X
14 12 (2.20%) Mac OS
15 9 (1.65%) Linux
16 7 (1.28%) Unix
17 6 (1.10%) Windows Phone
18 4 (0.73%) Windows 2000
19 2 (0.37%) Debian
20 1 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (17.61%) ITIL
2 41 (7.52%) Migration
3 21 (3.85%) Service Delivery
4 18 (3.30%) ITSM
5 17 (3.12%) Configuration Management
5 17 (3.12%) Service Management
5 17 (3.12%) Software Deployment
6 16 (2.94%) ITIL V3
7 14 (2.57%) Patch Management
7 14 (2.57%) Project Management
8 12 (2.20%) Asset Management
8 12 (2.20%) Mobile Device Management
9 10 (1.83%) Change Management
10 9 (1.65%) Incident Management
11 8 (1.47%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (1.47%) Information Security
11 8 (1.47%) Mentoring
11 8 (1.47%) Time Management
12 7 (1.28%) Business Continuity
12 7 (1.28%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 27 (4.95%) C
2 19 (3.49%) PowerShell
3 13 (2.39%) SQL
4 8 (1.47%) VBScript
5 7 (1.28%) Java
6 3 (0.55%) VB
7 2 (0.37%) C#
7 2 (0.37%) C++
7 2 (0.37%) Perl
7 2 (0.37%) PHP
8 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.18%) Python
8 1 (0.18%) Ruby
8 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 46 (8.44%) Security Cleared
2 41 (7.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (4.95%) SC Cleared
4 23 (4.22%) MCSE
5 14 (2.57%) MCP
6 10 (1.83%) DBS Check
7 9 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (1.28%) CCNA
8 7 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (1.10%) HND
9 6 (1.10%) MCSA
10 5 (0.92%) A+ Certification
10 5 (0.92%) Degree
10 5 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.73%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (0.73%) MCDST
11 4 (0.73%) MCITP
11 4 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (7.71%) SLA
2 8 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.18%) COBIT
System Software
1 252 (46.24%) Active Directory
2 28 (5.14%) XenApp
3 23 (4.22%) Microsoft App-V
3 23 (4.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (3.12%) XenDesktop
5 12 (2.20%) BitLocker
6 9 (1.65%) Hyper-V
7 8 (1.47%) UAG
7 8 (1.47%) XenServer
8 4 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (0.73%) Samba
8 4 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.55%) vSphere
10 2 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 132 (24.22%) SCCM
2 14 (2.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 9 (1.65%) WSUS
4 8 (1.47%) SCOM
5 7 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (1.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 5 (0.92%) Backup Exec
7 5 (0.92%) Perfmon
7 5 (0.92%) XenMobile
8 4 (0.73%) IBM BigFix
8 4 (0.73%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 3 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.55%) EdgeSight
10 2 (0.37%) DameWare
11 1 (0.18%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.18%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 211 (38.72%) Microsoft
2 70 (12.84%) Citrix
3 45 (8.26%) VMware
4 42 (7.71%) Apple
5 32 (5.87%) Cisco
6 29 (5.32%) Symantec
7 26 (4.77%) Remedy
8 20 (3.67%) AppSense
8 20 (3.67%) HP
9 16 (2.94%) Lotus
10 14 (2.57%) Lumension
11 13 (2.39%) Dell
12 12 (2.20%) Bloomberg
12 12 (2.20%) Reuters
13 11 (2.02%) Intel Security
13 11 (2.02%) Sophos
14 10 (1.83%) LANDesk
14 10 (1.83%) Wyse
15 8 (1.47%) SAP
15 8 (1.47%) ServiceNow
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