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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 329 292 357
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +65
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 300 317 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.58% 0.64% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.69% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 137 90
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£168 £168 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.23% +1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £110 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £293 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £135 £165 £150
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 77 71
Average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.73% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £19.00 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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
47807 45756 43091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.51% 92.65% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 31014 28318 25816
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £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 1784 1851 1999
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -4 112 £175 +6.06% 23
South East -28 72 £160 +6.66% 7
South West +29 43 £113 -33.82% 7
East of England -1 21 £174 +45.11% 5
Yorkshire -15 19 £136 -26.35%
North East -15 11 £190 -
East Midlands 0 10 £108 -28.33% 2
West Midlands -7 8 £100 -33.33% 1
North West -59 6 £238 +12.82% 4
Midlands -2 1 - -
Desktop Engineer
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Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 458 (74.84%) Windows
2 294 (48.04%) Windows 7
3 264 (43.14%) Active Directory
4 241 (39.38%) Microsoft
5 206 (33.66%) MS Office
6 164 (26.80%) Windows XP
7 104 (16.99%) SCCM
8 94 (15.36%) MS Excel
9 87 (14.22%) ITIL
10 77 (12.58%) Citrix
11 75 (12.25%) Security Cleared
12 63 (10.29%) VMware
13 60 (9.80%) Blackberry
14 58 (9.48%) Windows 8
15 52 (8.50%) MS Exchange
16 51 (8.33%) Finance
17 46 (7.52%) Windows Server 2008
18 44 (7.19%) SLA
19 43 (7.03%) Migration
20 42 (6.86%) HP
21 40 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
22 38 (6.21%) TCP/IP
23 37 (6.05%) Microsoft Certification
23 37 (6.05%) SC Cleared
24 36 (5.88%) Apple
25 34 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
26 33 (5.39%) SQL
27 31 (5.07%) SharePoint
28 30 (4.90%) NHS
29 29 (4.74%) Mac OS X

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 52 (8.50%) MS Exchange
2 31 (5.07%) SharePoint
3 28 (4.58%) Lync
4 21 (3.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 17 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (2.61%) IBM Notes
7 11 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.33%) IIS
9 2 (0.33%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.33%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.16%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.16%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 206 (33.66%) MS Office
2 94 (15.36%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.49%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.16%) Shockwave
6 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.49%) Eikon
3 1 (0.16%) assyst
3 1 (0.16%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.43%) Office 365
2 2 (0.33%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.16%) Yammer
3 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 38 (6.21%) TCP/IP
2 28 (4.58%) DNS
3 22 (3.59%) VPN
3 22 (3.59%) LAN
4 21 (3.43%) DHCP
5 14 (2.29%) WAN
6 13 (2.12%) Firewall
6 13 (2.12%) Internet
7 12 (1.96%) Network Security
8 9 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (1.47%) Wireless
9 8 (1.31%) SAN
10 6 (0.98%) VoIP
11 5 (0.82%) Broadband
11 5 (0.82%) IP Telephony
11 5 (0.82%) NetScaler
11 5 (0.82%) 3G
12 4 (0.65%) SSL
13 3 (0.49%) Structured Cabling
13 3 (0.49%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.47%) SQL Server
1 9 (1.47%) FileMaker
2 8 (1.31%) MySQL
3 2 (0.33%) DTS
4 1 (0.16%) MS Access
4 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (0.33%) MSI
1 2 (0.33%) InstallShield
1 2 (0.33%) JIRA
2 1 (0.16%) AdminStudio
General
1 51 (8.33%) Finance
2 20 (3.27%) Banking
3 9 (1.47%) Telecoms
4 6 (0.98%) Financial Institution
5 5 (0.82%) Retail
6 4 (0.65%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.65%) Law
6 4 (0.65%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.65%) Advertising
7 3 (0.49%) Legal
7 3 (0.49%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.33%) French Language
8 2 (0.33%) Local Government
8 2 (0.33%) Publishing
8 2 (0.33%) Back Office
9 1 (0.16%) Front Office
9 1 (0.16%) Military
9 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.16%) Marketing
9 1 (0.16%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (0.82%) Software Packaging
2 4 (0.65%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.33%) HTML
4 1 (0.16%) .NET
4 1 (0.16%) ODBC
4 1 (0.16%) Flash
4 1 (0.16%) OLE
4 1 (0.16%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 60 (9.80%) Blackberry
2 40 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.90%) NHS
4 29 (4.74%) iPad
5 28 (4.58%) iPhone
6 12 (1.96%) Data Centre
7 11 (1.80%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.63%) Thin Client
8 10 (1.63%) Fat Client
8 10 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
9 9 (1.47%) BYOD
10 7 (1.14%) Smartphone
11 6 (0.98%) Clustering
12 5 (0.82%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.65%) PKI
13 4 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.65%) FMCG
14 3 (0.49%) Computer Science
15 2 (0.33%) PDA
15 2 (0.33%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 458 (74.84%) Windows
2 294 (48.04%) Windows 7
3 164 (26.80%) Windows XP
4 58 (9.48%) Windows 8
5 46 (7.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (4.74%) Mac OS X
7 29 (4.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (2.29%) Android
8 14 (2.29%) Mac OS
8 14 (2.29%) Linux
9 11 (1.80%) Apple iOS
10 10 (1.63%) Mac OS X Server
11 6 (0.98%) UNIX
11 6 (0.98%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.65%) Windows Vista
12 4 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.49%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.16%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (14.22%) ITIL
2 43 (7.03%) Migration
3 27 (4.41%) Incident Management
4 18 (2.94%) Service Management
5 17 (2.78%) Problem Management
6 15 (2.45%) Service Delivery
6 15 (2.45%) Change Management
7 12 (1.96%) Patch Management
8 11 (1.80%) Software Distribution
8 11 (1.80%) Project Management
9 10 (1.63%) Software Deployment
10 8 (1.31%) ITSM
11 7 (1.14%) Data Protection
12 6 (0.98%) Asset Management
13 5 (0.82%) Release Management
13 5 (0.82%) Change Control
13 5 (0.82%) Infrastructure Management
13 5 (0.82%) Mobile Device Management
14 4 (0.65%) Server Building
14 4 (0.65%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (5.39%) SQL
2 21 (3.43%) PowerShell
3 10 (1.63%) VBScript
4 8 (1.31%) VB
5 4 (0.65%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.49%) C
7 1 (0.16%) Java
7 1 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 75 (12.25%) Security Cleared
2 37 (6.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (6.05%) SC Cleared
3 20 (3.27%) MCSE
4 17 (2.78%) DV Cleared
5 13 (2.12%) MCP
6 12 (1.96%) Degree
7 8 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.98%) MCTS
8 6 (0.98%) CCNA
9 5 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (0.65%) MCSA
10 4 (0.65%) MCDST
11 3 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.49%) ACTC
11 3 (0.49%) MCITP
12 2 (0.33%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.16%) HND
13 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (7.19%) SLA
2 4 (0.65%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.49%) QA
4 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 264 (43.14%) Active Directory
2 28 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (2.94%) XenApp
4 16 (2.61%) XenDesktop
5 11 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (1.31%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
7 6 (0.98%) vSphere
8 3 (0.49%) Xen
8 3 (0.49%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.33%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.33%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.33%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.16%) Samba
10 1 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 104 (16.99%) SCCM
2 7 (1.14%) Casper Suite
3 6 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (0.82%) SCOM
5 4 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (0.49%) WSUS
6 3 (0.49%) HP SIM
6 3 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.49%) DameWare
7 2 (0.33%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.33%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.33%) Unicenter
7 2 (0.33%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.33%) ZENworks
7 2 (0.33%) SCSM
8 1 (0.16%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.16%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Intune
8 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 241 (39.38%) Microsoft
2 77 (12.58%) Citrix
3 63 (10.29%) VMware
4 42 (6.86%) HP
5 36 (5.88%) Apple
6 29 (4.74%) Dell
7 25 (4.08%) Remedy
8 22 (3.59%) Cisco
9 19 (3.10%) Adobe
10 18 (2.94%) LANDesk
11 17 (2.78%) Bloomberg
12 16 (2.61%) Wyse
12 16 (2.61%) McAfee
12 16 (2.61%) Lotus
13 13 (2.12%) Sophos
13 13 (2.12%) Reuters
14 11 (1.80%) AppSense
15 10 (1.63%) Altiris
15 10 (1.63%) Symantec
16 9 (1.47%) IBM
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