The table below looks at the statistics 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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 312 286 326
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 305 327 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.60% 0.67% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.72% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 132 67
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£165 £155 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £105 £97
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £248 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £153 £135 £163
% change year-on-year
+12.96% -16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 80 87
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £20.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +3.70%
Desktop Engineer
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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
46747 45310 39113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.35% 92.48% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 29016 28316 22943
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1851 1851 2012
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015. 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 -7 134 £170 +6.25% 5
South East -16 61 £200 +53.84% 6
South West +17 28 £140 -5.08% 2
East of England +19 21 £125 -28.85% 3
North West -39 19 £163 -23.52% 2
North East -6 14 £125 -35.89% 1
Yorkshire -14 11 £150 +36.36%
West Midlands -11 9 £125 +19.04% 2
East Midlands -29 6 - - 1
Midlands +2 1 - -
Desktop Engineer
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Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

1 431 (72.44%) Windows
2 282 (47.39%) Windows 7
3 242 (40.67%) Active Directory
4 212 (35.63%) Microsoft
5 189 (31.76%) MS Office
6 166 (27.90%) Windows XP
7 99 (16.64%) SCCM
8 82 (13.78%) Blackberry
9 75 (12.61%) Citrix
10 73 (12.27%) MS Excel
11 72 (12.10%) ITIL
12 65 (10.92%) VMware
13 64 (10.76%) Security Cleared
14 54 (9.08%) Windows Server 2008
14 54 (9.08%) MS Exchange
15 52 (8.74%) Finance
16 50 (8.40%) Migration
17 46 (7.73%) Apple
17 46 (7.73%) Windows 8
18 41 (6.89%) SLA
19 38 (6.39%) Cisco
19 38 (6.39%) TCP/IP
20 36 (6.05%) HP
21 32 (5.38%) Windows Server 2003
21 32 (5.38%) Windows Server 2012
21 32 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
21 32 (5.38%) iPhone
22 30 (5.04%) SC Cleared
22 30 (5.04%) Mac OS X
22 30 (5.04%) NHS

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 54 (9.08%) MS Exchange
2 28 (4.71%) Lync
3 24 (4.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 24 (4.03%) SharePoint
4 21 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (3.19%) IBM Notes
6 7 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.50%) IIS
9 2 (0.34%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.17%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 189 (31.76%) MS Office
2 73 (12.27%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.50%) MS Project
5 2 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.34%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.34%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (0.84%) Eikon
2 4 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.17%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.18%) Office 365
2 3 (0.50%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 38 (6.39%) TCP/IP
2 29 (4.87%) LAN
3 28 (4.71%) DNS
4 24 (4.03%) DHCP
5 21 (3.53%) WAN
6 14 (2.35%) VPN
7 13 (2.18%) Internet
8 12 (2.02%) NetScaler
9 11 (1.85%) Firewall
10 9 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (1.34%) Wireless
11 8 (1.34%) SAN
12 7 (1.18%) Network Security
12 7 (1.18%) VoIP
13 6 (1.01%) IP Telephony
13 6 (1.01%) VLAN
14 5 (0.84%) Broadband
15 4 (0.67%) SSL
16 3 (0.50%) 3G
17 2 (0.34%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.51%) FileMaker
2 8 (1.34%) MySQL
3 4 (0.67%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.34%) DTS
4 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.17%) MSI
1 1 (0.17%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.17%) JIRA
General
1 52 (8.74%) Finance
2 26 (4.37%) Banking
3 11 (1.85%) Retail
4 9 (1.51%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.34%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.18%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.18%) Retail Banking
7 6 (1.01%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.84%) Law
8 5 (0.84%) Legal
9 4 (0.67%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.50%) Games
11 2 (0.34%) French Language
11 2 (0.34%) Back Office
11 2 (0.34%) Publishing
12 1 (0.17%) Advertising
12 1 (0.17%) Local Government
12 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (0.84%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.34%) LAMP
2 2 (0.34%) HTML
2 2 (0.34%) .NET
2 2 (0.34%) MAPI
3 1 (0.17%) OLE
3 1 (0.17%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.17%) XML
3 1 (0.17%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 82 (13.78%) Blackberry
2 32 (5.38%) iPhone
2 32 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (5.04%) NHS
4 25 (4.20%) iPad
5 11 (1.85%) Thin Client
5 11 (1.85%) Smartphone
5 11 (1.85%) Fat Client
6 9 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (1.34%) PKI
8 4 (0.67%) FMCG
8 4 (0.67%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.67%) BYOD
9 3 (0.50%) Clustering
10 2 (0.34%) Replication
10 2 (0.34%) EPoS
10 2 (0.34%) PDA
10 2 (0.34%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.34%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 431 (72.44%) Windows
2 282 (47.39%) Windows 7
3 166 (27.90%) Windows XP
4 54 (9.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (7.73%) Windows 8
6 32 (5.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (5.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (5.04%) Mac OS X
8 20 (3.36%) Linux
9 14 (2.35%) Android
10 13 (2.18%) Windows 2000
11 11 (1.85%) Windows Vista
11 11 (1.85%) Mac OS X Server
12 10 (1.68%) Apple iOS
12 10 (1.68%) Mac OS
13 8 (1.34%) UNIX
14 2 (0.34%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.34%) Windows CE
15 1 (0.17%) Debian
15 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (12.10%) ITIL
2 50 (8.40%) Migration
3 21 (3.53%) Incident Management
4 20 (3.36%) Problem Management
5 17 (2.86%) Service Management
6 12 (2.02%) Service Delivery
6 12 (2.02%) Change Management
7 8 (1.34%) Project Management
8 6 (1.01%) Change Control
8 6 (1.01%) Mobile Device Management
8 6 (1.01%) Security Management
8 6 (1.01%) ITSM
8 6 (1.01%) Asset Management
9 5 (0.84%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (0.84%) Data Protection
9 5 (0.84%) Infrastructure Management
9 5 (0.84%) Software Deployment
10 4 (0.67%) Customer Engagement
10 4 (0.67%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (0.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 29 (4.87%) SQL
2 15 (2.52%) PowerShell
3 8 (1.34%) VBScript
4 5 (0.84%) VB
5 3 (0.50%) T-SQL
5 3 (0.50%) C
6 1 (0.17%) C#
6 1 (0.17%) Java
6 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 64 (10.76%) Security Cleared
2 30 (5.04%) SC Cleared
3 29 (4.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (3.03%) MCSE
4 18 (3.03%) DV Cleared
5 13 (2.18%) MCP
6 10 (1.68%) Degree
7 7 (1.18%) MCSA
8 6 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.01%) MCTS
9 5 (0.84%) MCITP
9 5 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.84%) MCDST
9 5 (0.84%) CCNA
10 3 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.50%) ACTC
11 1 (0.17%) Dell Certification
11 1 (0.17%) HND
11 1 (0.17%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (6.89%) SLA
2 2 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 242 (40.67%) Active Directory
2 25 (4.20%) XenApp
3 24 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (3.53%) XenDesktop
5 12 (2.02%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.51%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.84%) vSphere
8 4 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.50%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.50%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.34%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.17%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.17%) XenServer
11 1 (0.17%) Samba
11 1 (0.17%) Firmware
11 1 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 99 (16.64%) SCCM
2 8 (1.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (0.84%) Casper Suite
4 4 (0.67%) SCOM
4 4 (0.67%) HP SIM
4 4 (0.67%) DameWare
5 3 (0.50%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.50%) ZENworks
5 3 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.34%) WMI
6 2 (0.34%) WSUS
6 2 (0.34%) BMC Marimba
6 2 (0.34%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.34%) Unicenter
6 2 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.17%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.17%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 212 (35.63%) Microsoft
2 75 (12.61%) Citrix
3 65 (10.92%) VMware
4 46 (7.73%) Apple
5 38 (6.39%) Cisco
6 36 (6.05%) HP
7 30 (5.04%) Dell
8 24 (4.03%) Remedy
9 20 (3.36%) Wyse
10 19 (3.19%) Lotus
11 16 (2.69%) Bloomberg
12 15 (2.52%) Reuters
12 15 (2.52%) Adobe
13 12 (2.02%) McAfee
14 11 (1.85%) Sophos
15 10 (1.68%) Lumension
16 9 (1.51%) Symantec
17 8 (1.34%) AppSense
17 8 (1.34%) LANDesk
18 6 (1.01%) Altiris
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