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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 326 301 332
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 303 320 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.56% 0.63% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.68% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 137 95
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£160 £173 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% -13.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £102 £115 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £135 £163 £150
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 79 96
Average hourly rate £14.05 £15.13 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.10% +0.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.47 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £20.00 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £15.01 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-11.74% +5.35%
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
49918 47231 45321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.83% 92.31% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32491 29236 27556
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
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 1858 1876 1985
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -7 109 £165 -4.34% 15
South East -43 71 £160 -12.32% 6
South West +30 48 £105 -38.23% 3
East of England +8 24 £167 +11.09% 4
Yorkshire -21 20 £125 -32.43%
East Midlands -2 11 £108 -6.52%
West Midlands -5 8 £100 -33.33% 2
North West -49 8 £188 -2.59% 1
North East -27 6 £136 -24.30% 1
Midlands +4 1 - -
Desktop Engineer
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Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 448 (78.32%) Windows
2 296 (51.75%) Windows 7
3 251 (43.88%) Active Directory
4 214 (37.41%) Microsoft
5 179 (31.29%) MS Office
6 159 (27.80%) Windows XP
7 92 (16.08%) MS Excel
8 89 (15.56%) SCCM
9 80 (13.99%) Citrix
10 73 (12.76%) ITIL
11 63 (11.01%) MS Exchange
12 62 (10.84%) Security Cleared
13 57 (9.97%) Finance
14 56 (9.79%) VMware
15 49 (8.57%) Blackberry
16 48 (8.39%) Windows 8
17 47 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
17 47 (8.22%) HP
18 46 (8.04%) Windows Server 2008
19 43 (7.52%) SLA
20 41 (7.17%) Windows Server 2003
21 37 (6.47%) SC Cleared
22 36 (6.29%) Migration
23 33 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
24 32 (5.59%) Apple
25 29 (5.07%) NHS
25 29 (5.07%) Dell
26 28 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
27 27 (4.72%) DHCP
27 27 (4.72%) TCP/IP

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 63 (11.01%) MS Exchange
2 25 (4.37%) SharePoint
3 21 (3.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 18 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (2.97%) IBM Notes
6 16 (2.80%) Lync
7 15 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.70%) IIS
10 2 (0.35%) WorkSite
10 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.17%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.17%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 179 (31.29%) MS Office
2 92 (16.08%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.22%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.35%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.17%) Shockwave
5 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.35%) Eikon
3 1 (0.17%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.37%) Office 365
2 2 (0.35%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.72%) DHCP
1 27 (4.72%) TCP/IP
2 24 (4.20%) DNS
3 22 (3.85%) LAN
4 18 (3.15%) Internet
5 17 (2.97%) WAN
6 15 (2.62%) VPN
7 13 (2.27%) Wireless
8 12 (2.10%) Firewall
9 11 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (1.40%) Network Security
11 7 (1.22%) SAN
12 6 (1.05%) VoIP
13 5 (0.87%) 3G
14 4 (0.70%) IP Telephony
15 3 (0.52%) NAS
15 3 (0.52%) Structured Cabling
15 3 (0.52%) Broadband
16 2 (0.35%) Extranet
16 2 (0.35%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.70%) FileMaker
3 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.52%) MySQL
4 2 (0.35%) DTS
5 1 (0.17%) MS Access
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.52%) MSI
2 1 (0.17%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.17%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.17%) JIRA
General
1 57 (9.97%) Finance
2 24 (4.20%) Banking
3 12 (2.10%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.92%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.05%) Law
6 5 (0.87%) Retail
7 4 (0.70%) Advertising
8 3 (0.52%) Publishing
8 3 (0.52%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.52%) Legal
9 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.35%) Back Office
9 2 (0.35%) French Language
10 1 (0.17%) German Language
10 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.17%) Billing
10 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.17%) Front Office
10 1 (0.17%) Local Government
10 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.70%) Software Packaging
2 2 (0.35%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.35%) HTML
2 2 (0.35%) .NET
3 1 (0.17%) ODBC
3 1 (0.17%) Flash
3 1 (0.17%) WAP
3 1 (0.17%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.57%) Blackberry
2 47 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (5.07%) NHS
4 22 (3.85%) iPad
5 14 (2.45%) iPhone
5 14 (2.45%) Data Centre
6 12 (2.10%) Video Conferencing
7 9 (1.57%) Fat Client
7 9 (1.57%) Thin Client
8 8 (1.40%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.40%) Clustering
9 7 (1.22%) BYOD
10 6 (1.05%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.70%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.70%) PDA
11 4 (0.70%) CMDB
11 4 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.52%) Handset
12 3 (0.52%) Computer Science
13 2 (0.35%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 448 (78.32%) Windows
2 296 (51.75%) Windows 7
3 159 (27.80%) Windows XP
4 48 (8.39%) Windows 8
5 46 (8.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (7.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 28 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (2.97%) Apple iOS
8 17 (2.97%) Mac OS X
8 17 (2.97%) Mac OS
9 16 (2.80%) Android
10 9 (1.57%) Linux
10 9 (1.57%) Windows 2000
11 7 (1.22%) UNIX
12 4 (0.70%) Mac OS X Server
12 4 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.52%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.35%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.17%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (12.76%) ITIL
2 36 (6.29%) Migration
3 19 (3.32%) Incident Management
4 15 (2.62%) Service Delivery
5 12 (2.10%) Service Management
6 11 (1.92%) Patch Management
7 10 (1.75%) Software Distribution
7 10 (1.75%) Change Management
8 9 (1.57%) Project Management
8 9 (1.57%) ITSM
8 9 (1.57%) Software Deployment
9 8 (1.40%) Problem Management
10 7 (1.22%) Data Protection
11 6 (1.05%) Infrastructure Management
11 6 (1.05%) Asset Management
12 5 (0.87%) Release Management
12 5 (0.87%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (0.87%) Time Management
12 5 (0.87%) Security Management
13 4 (0.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (4.02%) PowerShell
2 22 (3.85%) SQL
3 12 (2.10%) VBScript
4 9 (1.57%) VB
5 5 (0.87%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.52%) C
7 2 (0.35%) VBA
8 1 (0.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 62 (10.84%) Security Cleared
2 37 (6.47%) SC Cleared
3 33 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (2.97%) MCSE
5 12 (2.10%) Degree
6 10 (1.75%) MCP
7 9 (1.57%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.05%) MCTS
10 4 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.70%) MCSA
10 4 (0.70%) CCNA
11 3 (0.52%) MCDST
11 3 (0.52%) MCITP
12 2 (0.35%) Dell Certification
12 2 (0.35%) Server+ Certification
12 2 (0.35%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.35%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.17%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (7.52%) SLA
2 4 (0.70%) QA
2 4 (0.70%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 251 (43.88%) Active Directory
2 23 (4.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.10%) XenApp
3 12 (2.10%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (1.57%) XenDesktop
5 7 (1.22%) vSphere
6 6 (1.05%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (0.70%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.52%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.52%) Xen
9 2 (0.35%) XenServer
9 2 (0.35%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.17%) Samba
Systems Management
1 89 (15.56%) SCCM
2 8 (1.40%) SCOM
3 6 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (0.87%) WSUS
5 4 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.52%) DameWare
6 3 (0.52%) HP SIM
6 3 (0.52%) Casper Suite
7 2 (0.35%) SCSM
7 2 (0.35%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.35%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.35%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.35%) Unicenter
8 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.17%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.17%) WMI
8 1 (0.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 214 (37.41%) Microsoft
2 80 (13.99%) Citrix
3 56 (9.79%) VMware
4 47 (8.22%) HP
5 32 (5.59%) Apple
6 29 (5.07%) Dell
7 20 (3.50%) Remedy
8 18 (3.15%) Cisco
9 17 (2.97%) Lotus
10 16 (2.80%) Bloomberg
10 16 (2.80%) LANDesk
11 13 (2.27%) CheckPoint
11 13 (2.27%) McAfee
12 11 (1.92%) AppSense
12 11 (1.92%) Symantec
12 11 (1.92%) Adobe
13 10 (1.75%) IBM
13 10 (1.75%) Reuters
13 10 (1.75%) Wyse
14 9 (1.57%) Altiris
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