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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 289 247 286
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +39
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 347 375 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.69% 0.79% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.86% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 149 94
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£165 £168 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £110 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £325 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £150 £133
% change year-on-year
- +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 113 120
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £11.54 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £19.00 £20.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -7.53%
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
46377 43815 42054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.76% 92.62% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 29997 26942 24224
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1904 1934 2472
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +13 157 £170 -24.44% 7
South East -25 74 £175 +6.06% 5
East of England -9 23 £130 -14.75% 2
West Midlands -4 21 £223 +147.22% 2
North West +3 20 £188 -16.66% 1
Yorkshire -5 19 £125 +11.11% 1
South West -58 17 £130 -3.70% 1
East Midlands -5 12 £118 -27.69% 1
North East -42 4 - -
Desktop Engineer
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Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 520 (76.81%) Windows
2 360 (53.18%) Windows 7
3 267 (39.44%) Active Directory
4 245 (36.19%) Microsoft
5 233 (34.42%) Windows XP
6 212 (31.31%) MS Office
7 122 (18.02%) SCCM
8 112 (16.54%) Citrix
9 103 (15.21%) Security Cleared
10 99 (14.62%) Blackberry
11 94 (13.88%) MS Excel
12 84 (12.41%) MS Exchange
13 81 (11.96%) ITIL
14 74 (10.93%) Finance
15 71 (10.49%) Windows Server 2008
16 68 (10.04%) SC Cleared
17 65 (9.60%) VMware
18 61 (9.01%) Windows 8
19 58 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
20 53 (7.83%) Migration
21 49 (7.24%) TCP/IP
22 48 (7.09%) SLA
23 46 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
24 41 (6.06%) Cisco
25 39 (5.76%) Microsoft Certification
25 39 (5.76%) Banking
25 39 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2010
26 38 (5.61%) Apple
27 37 (5.47%) HP
27 37 (5.47%) DNS

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 84 (12.41%) MS Exchange
2 39 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (4.87%) SharePoint
4 28 (4.14%) IBM Notes
5 27 (3.99%) Lync
5 27 (3.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 15 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
7 12 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.44%) Lotus Domino
10 3 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.15%) IIS
11 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 212 (31.31%) MS Office
2 94 (13.88%) MS Excel
3 6 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.59%) MS Project
4 4 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.30%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.44%) Eikon
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.33%) Office 365
2 5 (0.74%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 49 (7.24%) TCP/IP
2 37 (5.47%) DNS
3 36 (5.32%) LAN
4 29 (4.28%) DHCP
5 27 (3.99%) WAN
6 18 (2.66%) Internet
7 17 (2.51%) VPN
8 16 (2.36%) Firewall
9 11 (1.62%) Wi-Fi
9 11 (1.62%) VoIP
10 10 (1.48%) NetScaler
11 8 (1.18%) 3G
12 7 (1.03%) Wireless
13 6 (0.89%) Broadband
14 5 (0.74%) WLAN
14 5 (0.74%) SAN
14 5 (0.74%) VLAN
15 4 (0.59%) Network Security
16 3 (0.44%) IP Telephony
16 3 (0.44%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.03%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.30%) DB2
3 1 (0.15%) MySQL
3 1 (0.15%) FileMaker
3 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (0.59%) MSI
2 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.15%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.15%) WinDbg
General
1 74 (10.93%) Finance
2 39 (5.76%) Banking
3 9 (1.33%) Telecoms
3 9 (1.33%) Law
3 9 (1.33%) Legal
3 9 (1.33%) Retail
4 7 (1.03%) Financial Institution
4 7 (1.03%) Manufacturing
4 7 (1.03%) Investment Banking
4 7 (1.03%) Retail Banking
5 5 (0.74%) Back Office
6 3 (0.44%) Games
7 2 (0.30%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.15%) Advertising
8 1 (0.15%) Military
8 1 (0.15%) Local Government
8 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.15%) Marketing
8 1 (0.15%) French Language
8 1 (0.15%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.07%) Application Packaging
2 4 (0.59%) OLE
3 3 (0.44%) LAMP
4 2 (0.30%) Software Packaging
4 2 (0.30%) .NET
5 1 (0.15%) XML
5 1 (0.15%) MAPI
5 1 (0.15%) WSH
5 1 (0.15%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 99 (14.62%) Blackberry
2 46 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (3.55%) NHS
4 18 (2.66%) Fat Client
4 18 (2.66%) Thin Client
5 14 (2.07%) iPhone
6 12 (1.77%) iPad
7 8 (1.18%) PKI
8 7 (1.03%) Smartphone
9 6 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.59%) FMCG
11 3 (0.44%) Clustering
11 3 (0.44%) PDA
11 3 (0.44%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.30%) CMDB
12 2 (0.30%) Management Information System
13 1 (0.15%) Device Driver
13 1 (0.15%) Handset
13 1 (0.15%) Replication
13 1 (0.15%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 520 (76.81%) Windows
2 360 (53.18%) Windows 7
3 233 (34.42%) Windows XP
4 71 (10.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 61 (9.01%) Windows 8
6 58 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 34 (5.02%) Windows Vista
8 25 (3.69%) Apple iOS
9 24 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (3.25%) Linux
11 21 (3.10%) Mac OS X
12 19 (2.81%) Android
13 16 (2.36%) Windows 2000
14 13 (1.92%) UNIX
15 10 (1.48%) Mac OS
16 9 (1.33%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.44%) Windows NT
17 3 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.44%) Windows Phone
18 2 (0.30%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (11.96%) ITIL
2 53 (7.83%) Migration
3 22 (3.25%) Incident Management
4 19 (2.81%) Service Delivery
5 18 (2.66%) Service Management
6 16 (2.36%) Software Deployment
7 12 (1.77%) Change Management
8 11 (1.62%) Asset Management
8 11 (1.62%) Problem Management
9 10 (1.48%) Time Management
10 8 (1.18%) Configuration Management
10 8 (1.18%) E-Commerce
10 8 (1.18%) Security Management
11 7 (1.03%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (1.03%) Project Management
11 7 (1.03%) Line Management
12 6 (0.89%) ITSM
13 5 (0.74%) Risk Assessment
13 5 (0.74%) User Acceptance Testing
14 4 (0.59%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 28 (4.14%) PowerShell
2 14 (2.07%) SQL
3 13 (1.92%) VBScript
4 11 (1.62%) VB
5 7 (1.03%) C
5 7 (1.03%) Java
6 2 (0.30%) Bourne shell
6 2 (0.30%) Perl
6 2 (0.30%) Korn
7 1 (0.15%) PHP
7 1 (0.15%) C#
7 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.15%) VBA
7 1 (0.15%) Python
7 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 103 (15.21%) Security Cleared
2 68 (10.04%) SC Cleared
3 39 (5.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (3.69%) DV Cleared
5 22 (3.25%) MCSE
5 22 (3.25%) MCP
6 14 (2.07%) MCSA
7 8 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (1.18%) Dell Certification
8 7 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.03%) Degree
9 6 (0.89%) A+ Certification
9 6 (0.89%) MCDST
10 5 (0.74%) MCTS
11 4 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.59%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (0.59%) CCNA
12 3 (0.44%) MCITP
12 3 (0.44%) CCNP
13 2 (0.30%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (7.09%) SLA
2 2 (0.30%) QA
3 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 267 (39.44%) Active Directory
2 37 (5.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (4.87%) XenApp
4 26 (3.84%) Microsoft App-V
5 17 (2.51%) XenDesktop
6 15 (2.22%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.89%) Xen
8 3 (0.44%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.44%) Firmware
8 3 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.30%) UAG
9 2 (0.30%) vSphere
9 2 (0.30%) XenServer
9 2 (0.30%) MetaFrame
9 2 (0.30%) NFS
10 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 122 (18.02%) SCCM
2 8 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (0.74%) WMI
3 5 (0.74%) SCOM
3 5 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (0.59%) ServiceCenter
4 4 (0.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (0.59%) DameWare
5 3 (0.44%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.44%) ZENworks
5 3 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.44%) BMC Marimba
6 2 (0.30%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.30%) WSUS
6 2 (0.30%) Nagios
6 2 (0.30%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.15%) Casper Suite
7 1 (0.15%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 245 (36.19%) Microsoft
2 112 (16.54%) Citrix
3 65 (9.60%) VMware
4 41 (6.06%) Cisco
5 38 (5.61%) Apple
6 37 (5.47%) HP
7 28 (4.14%) Lotus
8 24 (3.55%) Symantec
9 23 (3.40%) Dell
10 22 (3.25%) Remedy
11 20 (2.95%) Reuters
12 19 (2.81%) Sophos
13 18 (2.66%) Wyse
14 15 (2.22%) AppSense
14 15 (2.22%) Bloomberg
15 14 (2.07%) Lumension
16 11 (1.62%) Oracle
17 10 (1.48%) Avaya
18 9 (1.33%) CA
18 9 (1.33%) McAfee
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