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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 293 271 289
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 320 312 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.67% 0.68% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.74% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 100 69
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£165 £160 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £108 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £144 £150
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 115 102
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -0.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.48 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.45 £20.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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
44005 42325 37797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.39% 92.52% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27481 25452 22049
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1708 1839 2121
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +30 139 £165 -5.71% 11
South East -47 72 £200 +17.64% 8
East of England +19 32 £130 +10.63% 2
Yorkshire -6 20 £140 +19.14%
North West -21 17 £190 - 1
South West -37 17 £120 -16.52% 3
West Midlands -6 12 £130 +1.96% 2
East Midlands -3 7 £120 -52.00%
North East -10 3 - -
Desktop Engineer
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Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 491 (75.19%) Windows
2 322 (49.31%) Windows 7
3 274 (41.96%) Active Directory
4 236 (36.14%) Microsoft
5 196 (30.02%) Windows XP
6 193 (29.56%) MS Office
7 101 (15.47%) Blackberry
8 100 (15.31%) SCCM
9 91 (13.94%) Citrix
10 87 (13.32%) MS Excel
11 80 (12.25%) Security Cleared
12 77 (11.79%) ITIL
13 76 (11.64%) MS Exchange
14 73 (11.18%) Finance
14 73 (11.18%) VMware
15 69 (10.57%) Windows Server 2008
16 62 (9.49%) Windows 8
17 52 (7.96%) Migration
18 49 (7.50%) TCP/IP
19 46 (7.04%) SLA
20 44 (6.74%) Cisco
20 44 (6.74%) Apple
21 43 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
21 43 (6.58%) Windows Server 2003
22 41 (6.28%) SC Cleared
23 40 (6.13%) Mac OS X
24 39 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2010
25 38 (5.82%) Banking
26 36 (5.51%) DNS
26 36 (5.51%) LAN

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 76 (11.64%) MS Exchange
2 39 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (4.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 32 (4.90%) IBM Notes
4 26 (3.98%) SharePoint
4 26 (3.98%) Lync
5 11 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.31%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (0.31%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.15%) IIS
11 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 193 (29.56%) MS Office
2 87 (13.32%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.46%) MS Project
5 2 (0.31%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.31%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (0.92%) Eikon
2 4 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.15%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.38%) Office 365
2 5 (0.77%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 49 (7.50%) TCP/IP
2 36 (5.51%) LAN
2 36 (5.51%) DNS
3 26 (3.98%) DHCP
4 25 (3.83%) WAN
5 18 (2.76%) VPN
6 15 (2.30%) Internet
7 13 (1.99%) VoIP
8 11 (1.68%) Firewall
8 11 (1.68%) Wireless
9 10 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (1.53%) NetScaler
10 7 (1.07%) VLAN
10 7 (1.07%) Network Security
10 7 (1.07%) SAN
11 6 (0.92%) Broadband
12 4 (0.61%) SSL
12 4 (0.61%) 3G
13 3 (0.46%) MPLS
13 3 (0.46%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (0.92%) MySQL
1 6 (0.92%) FileMaker
2 5 (0.77%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.15%) DB2
3 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (0.46%) MSI
2 1 (0.15%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.15%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.15%) JIRA
2 1 (0.15%) WinDbg
General
1 73 (11.18%) Finance
2 38 (5.82%) Banking
3 12 (1.84%) Retail
4 11 (1.68%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.53%) Financial Institution
5 10 (1.53%) Law
6 9 (1.38%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.38%) Retail Banking
7 8 (1.23%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.92%) Legal
9 4 (0.61%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.46%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.46%) Games
11 2 (0.31%) Back Office
11 2 (0.31%) French Language
12 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.15%) Advertising
12 1 (0.15%) Publishing
12 1 (0.15%) Military
12 1 (0.15%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.07%) Application Packaging
2 4 (0.61%) LAMP
3 2 (0.31%) MAPI
4 1 (0.15%) WSH
4 1 (0.15%) OLE
4 1 (0.15%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.15%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.15%) .NET
4 1 (0.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 101 (15.47%) Blackberry
2 36 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.59%) iPhone
4 25 (3.83%) NHS
5 21 (3.22%) iPad
6 13 (1.99%) Smartphone
7 12 (1.84%) Fat Client
7 12 (1.84%) Thin Client
8 8 (1.23%) PKI
9 7 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (0.92%) FMCG
10 6 (0.92%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.61%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.31%) Replication
12 2 (0.31%) Mathematics
13 1 (0.15%) CMDB
13 1 (0.15%) Animation
13 1 (0.15%) iSeries
13 1 (0.15%) Clustering
13 1 (0.15%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 491 (75.19%) Windows
2 322 (49.31%) Windows 7
3 196 (30.02%) Windows XP
4 69 (10.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 62 (9.49%) Windows 8
6 43 (6.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 40 (6.13%) Mac OS X
8 31 (4.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 27 (4.13%) Linux
10 25 (3.83%) Apple iOS
11 23 (3.52%) Android
12 20 (3.06%) Windows Vista
13 14 (2.14%) UNIX
13 14 (2.14%) Windows 2000
14 9 (1.38%) Mac OS
15 8 (1.23%) Mac OS X Server
16 4 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.46%) Windows NT
18 2 (0.31%) CentOS
18 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (11.79%) ITIL
2 52 (7.96%) Migration
3 26 (3.98%) Incident Management
4 21 (3.22%) Problem Management
5 19 (2.91%) Service Management
6 17 (2.60%) Service Delivery
7 15 (2.30%) Change Management
8 9 (1.38%) E-Commerce
8 9 (1.38%) Asset Management
9 8 (1.23%) Project Management
9 8 (1.23%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (1.07%) Software Deployment
11 6 (0.92%) Line Management
11 6 (0.92%) Security Management
11 6 (0.92%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (0.77%) ITSM
12 5 (0.77%) Configuration Management
12 5 (0.77%) Time Management
13 4 (0.61%) Change Control
13 4 (0.61%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 27 (4.13%) SQL
2 18 (2.76%) PowerShell
3 7 (1.07%) Java
4 6 (0.92%) C
4 6 (0.92%) VBScript
5 4 (0.61%) VB
6 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.15%) VBA
6 1 (0.15%) Python
6 1 (0.15%) Korn
6 1 (0.15%) C#
6 1 (0.15%) Perl
6 1 (0.15%) PHP
6 1 (0.15%) Bourne shell
6 1 (0.15%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 80 (12.25%) Security Cleared
2 43 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 41 (6.28%) SC Cleared
4 28 (4.29%) MCSE
5 21 (3.22%) DV Cleared
6 19 (2.91%) MCP
7 13 (1.99%) MCSA
8 11 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (1.53%) Degree
10 8 (1.23%) CCNA
11 7 (1.07%) MCITP
11 7 (1.07%) MCDST
12 6 (0.92%) MCTS
12 6 (0.92%) VCP4
13 5 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.77%) Dell Certification
13 5 (0.77%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (0.46%) A+ Certification
15 3 (0.46%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (7.04%) SLA
2 1 (0.15%) QA
System Software
1 274 (41.96%) Active Directory
2 36 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (4.90%) XenApp
4 22 (3.37%) XenDesktop
5 15 (2.30%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.84%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.77%) Xen
7 5 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.46%) vSphere
8 3 (0.46%) Terminal Server
8 3 (0.46%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.31%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.15%) NFS
10 1 (0.15%) XenServer
10 1 (0.15%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 100 (15.31%) SCCM
2 8 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (0.77%) SCOM
4 4 (0.61%) ServiceCenter
4 4 (0.61%) ZENworks
4 4 (0.61%) DameWare
5 3 (0.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (0.46%) Casper Suite
5 3 (0.46%) BMC Marimba
5 3 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.31%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.31%) WSUS
6 2 (0.31%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.31%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.15%) WMI
7 1 (0.15%) Nagios
7 1 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.15%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.15%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 236 (36.14%) Microsoft
2 91 (13.94%) Citrix
3 73 (11.18%) VMware
4 44 (6.74%) Cisco
4 44 (6.74%) Apple
5 32 (4.90%) Lotus
6 31 (4.75%) HP
7 30 (4.59%) Dell
8 24 (3.68%) Remedy
9 23 (3.52%) Reuters
10 21 (3.22%) Wyse
11 19 (2.91%) Bloomberg
12 18 (2.76%) Symantec
13 14 (2.14%) Sophos
14 13 (1.99%) Adobe
15 12 (1.84%) Avaya
16 11 (1.68%) McAfee
17 10 (1.53%) Google
18 9 (1.38%) Lumension
19 8 (1.23%) AppSense
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