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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 345 318 281
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 243 290 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.51% 0.63% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.67% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 118 100
Average daily rate £160 £168 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.32% +1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £114 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £250 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £150 £160
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 98 121
Average hourly rate £13.70 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.42 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.45 £19.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +3.44%
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
44601 43533 41830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.51% 94.45% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 29104 27575 25284
Average daily rate £418 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1612 1743 1871
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.77 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -52 81 £165 -4.34% 22
South East -11 51 £163 -18.75% 10
South West +17 30 £135 +3.84% 3
East of England +3 30 £160 +3.22% 4
North West -14 22 £160 -14.66% 1
Yorkshire -13 12 £161 +18.88%
West Midlands -14 10 £195 +95.00% 1
East Midlands -6 6 - -
North East -25 2 - -
Desktop Engineer
UK

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 411 (79.50%) Windows
2 298 (57.64%) Windows 7
3 238 (46.03%) Active Directory
4 199 (38.49%) Microsoft
5 144 (27.85%) MS Office
6 115 (22.24%) Windows XP
7 87 (16.83%) SCCM
8 80 (15.47%) Citrix
9 78 (15.09%) MS Exchange
9 78 (15.09%) MS Excel
9 78 (15.09%) Windows Server
10 76 (14.70%) Finance
11 60 (11.61%) ITIL
12 59 (11.41%) Windows 8
13 54 (10.44%) Office 365
14 52 (10.06%) Apple
15 49 (9.48%) Blackberry
16 48 (9.28%) DNS
17 47 (9.09%) Migration
18 43 (8.32%) Banking
18 43 (8.32%) DHCP
19 42 (8.12%) Windows Server 2003
20 41 (7.93%) Internet
20 41 (7.93%) Windows Server 2008
21 38 (7.35%) Security Cleared
21 38 (7.35%) VMware
22 34 (6.58%) NHS
23 33 (6.38%) TCP/IP
24 32 (6.19%) LAN
25 31 (6.00%) C

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 78 (15.09%) MS Exchange
2 29 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (5.22%) IBM Notes
4 19 (3.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 18 (3.48%) Lync
6 17 (3.29%) SharePoint
7 11 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.58%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.39%) IIS
11 1 (0.19%) Apache
11 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 1 (0.19%) LiveLink
11 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 144 (27.85%) MS Office
2 78 (15.09%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.39%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.19%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 15 (2.90%) Eikon
2 10 (1.93%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.97%) SystmOne
4 2 (0.39%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.19%) assyst
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 54 (10.44%) Office 365
2 1 (0.19%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 48 (9.28%) DNS
2 43 (8.32%) DHCP
3 41 (7.93%) Internet
4 33 (6.38%) TCP/IP
5 32 (6.19%) LAN
6 26 (5.03%) WAN
7 22 (4.26%) Wireless
8 17 (3.29%) VPN
9 16 (3.09%) Wi-Fi
10 13 (2.51%) Firewall
11 11 (2.13%) Remote Desktop
12 10 (1.93%) VoIP
13 4 (0.77%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (0.77%) IP Telephony
13 4 (0.77%) VLAN
14 3 (0.58%) Asterisk PBX
14 3 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (0.58%) Cisco IPT
14 3 (0.58%) PBX
14 3 (0.58%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.16%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.39%) GIS
3 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.19%) MySQL
4 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (0.58%) MSI
2 1 (0.19%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.19%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.19%) JIRA
General
1 76 (14.70%) Finance
2 43 (8.32%) Banking
3 17 (3.29%) Retail
4 15 (2.90%) Retail Banking
5 13 (2.51%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.74%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.55%) Law
8 3 (0.58%) German Language
8 3 (0.58%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.39%) Back Office
9 2 (0.39%) Billing
9 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.39%) Publishing
10 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.19%) Electronics
10 1 (0.19%) French Language
10 1 (0.19%) Games
10 1 (0.19%) Legal
10 1 (0.19%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.39%) 802.1X
1 2 (0.39%) CSS
1 2 (0.39%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.19%) Flash
2 1 (0.19%) LAMP
2 1 (0.19%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.19%) WAP
2 1 (0.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.48%) Blackberry
2 34 (6.58%) NHS
3 31 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (5.42%) iPhone
4 28 (5.42%) Mathematics
5 27 (5.22%) iPad
6 23 (4.45%) Video Conferencing
7 19 (3.68%) Driving Licence
8 9 (1.74%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.16%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.16%) Management Information System
10 5 (0.97%) Clustering
10 5 (0.97%) CMDB
10 5 (0.97%) Device Driver
10 5 (0.97%) Fat Client
10 5 (0.97%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.77%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.77%) PDA
12 3 (0.58%) User Experience
13 2 (0.39%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 411 (79.50%) Windows
2 298 (57.64%) Windows 7
3 115 (22.24%) Windows XP
4 78 (15.09%) Windows Server
5 59 (11.41%) Windows 8
6 42 (8.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 41 (7.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (5.22%) Android
8 27 (5.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (4.84%) Apple iOS
10 18 (3.48%) Windows 10
11 17 (3.29%) Mac OS X
12 15 (2.90%) Linux
13 11 (2.13%) Windows Vista
14 10 (1.93%) Unix
15 9 (1.74%) Mac OS
16 7 (1.35%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.58%) Mac OS X Server
17 3 (0.58%) Windows Phone
18 2 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (11.61%) ITIL
2 47 (9.09%) Migration
3 13 (2.51%) ITSM
4 11 (2.13%) Asset Management
5 10 (1.93%) Service Management
6 9 (1.74%) ITIL V3
6 9 (1.74%) Patch Management
7 8 (1.55%) Service Delivery
7 8 (1.55%) Time Management
8 7 (1.35%) Change Management
8 7 (1.35%) Software Distribution
9 6 (1.16%) Coaching
9 6 (1.16%) Data Migration
9 6 (1.16%) Incident Management
10 5 (0.97%) Configuration Management
10 5 (0.97%) Mobile Device Management
10 5 (0.97%) Trend Analysis
11 4 (0.77%) Change Control
11 4 (0.77%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (0.77%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 31 (6.00%) C
2 14 (2.71%) PowerShell
2 14 (2.71%) SQL
3 7 (1.35%) VBScript
4 5 (0.97%) Java
5 3 (0.58%) VB
6 2 (0.39%) Perl
6 2 (0.39%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.19%) C#
7 1 (0.19%) C++
7 1 (0.19%) PHP
7 1 (0.19%) Python
7 1 (0.19%) Ruby
7 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (7.35%) Security Cleared
2 31 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (5.03%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.90%) MCSE
5 9 (1.74%) DBS Check
5 9 (1.74%) MCP
6 7 (1.35%) Degree
7 6 (1.16%) HND
8 5 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.77%) CCNA
9 4 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.77%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.77%) MCDST
10 3 (0.58%) A+ Certification
10 3 (0.58%) MCITP
11 2 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.39%) MCSA
11 2 (0.39%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (0.39%) Server+ Certification
12 1 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.80%) SLA
2 6 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.19%) COBIT
3 1 (0.19%) QA
System Software
1 238 (46.03%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.51%) XenApp
4 10 (1.93%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (1.16%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.16%) Samba
5 6 (1.16%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.77%) BitLocker
6 4 (0.77%) vSphere
7 3 (0.58%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.58%) XenServer
8 1 (0.19%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.19%) UAG
8 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 87 (16.83%) SCCM
2 9 (1.74%) WSUS
3 8 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (1.35%) SCOM
4 7 (1.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (0.58%) DameWare
5 3 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.19%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.19%) AppManager
7 1 (0.19%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.19%) ThinApp
7 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.19%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 199 (38.49%) Microsoft
2 80 (15.47%) Citrix
3 52 (10.06%) Apple
4 38 (7.35%) VMware
5 27 (5.22%) Lotus
6 26 (5.03%) Bloomberg
7 21 (4.06%) Reuters
8 20 (3.87%) HP
8 20 (3.87%) Remedy
9 19 (3.68%) Cisco
10 16 (3.09%) Dell
10 16 (3.09%) Symantec
11 12 (2.32%) CheckPoint
11 12 (2.32%) Lumension
12 11 (2.13%) AppSense
13 9 (1.74%) Acronis
14 8 (1.55%) Sophos
15 6 (1.16%) Altiris
15 6 (1.16%) McAfee
15 6 (1.16%) Wyse
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