The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 286 341 318
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 307 211 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.64% 0.46% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.50% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 85 75
Average daily rate
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£168 £163 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £95 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £330 £246
UK excluding London average daily rate £161 £150 £140
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 70 89
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.95 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.05 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.89 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.60% +5.93%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44116 42244 48390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.58% 92.72% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27385 25207 27560
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 2011 2466
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Desktop Engineer
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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 11 July 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 11 July 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 11 July 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 +37 126 £165 -10.81% 11
South East +23 76 £150 - 11
North West +21 41 £219 +130.26% 5
East of England -2 19 £120 -41.46% 3
South West -35 12 £175 +0.71% 1
East Midlands +1 10 £175 +52.17%
Yorkshire -4 9 £160 +25.49% 4
West Midlands -15 9 £150 +50.00% 1
North East -15 3 £195 -
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Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 493 (76.32%) Windows
2 352 (54.49%) Windows 7
3 241 (37.31%) Microsoft
4 231 (35.76%) Active Directory
5 222 (34.37%) Windows XP
6 198 (30.65%) MS Office
7 132 (20.43%) Citrix
8 121 (18.73%) Security Cleared
9 108 (16.72%) SCCM
10 103 (15.94%) SC Cleared
11 82 (12.69%) Blackberry
11 82 (12.69%) Windows Server 2008
12 79 (12.23%) ITIL
13 76 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
14 69 (10.68%) Finance
15 68 (10.53%) MS Exchange
16 66 (10.22%) MS Excel
17 58 (8.98%) Migration
18 50 (7.74%) Banking
19 48 (7.43%) SLA
20 42 (6.50%) DNS
21 41 (6.35%) VMware
22 40 (6.19%) Windows Vista
23 39 (6.04%) Cisco
24 34 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
24 34 (5.26%) LAN
24 34 (5.26%) DHCP
25 33 (5.11%) NHS
25 33 (5.11%) Windows 8
26 32 (4.95%) Microsoft Certification

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 68 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 22 (3.41%) IBM Notes
3 15 (2.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 14 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (1.70%) SharePoint
7 10 (1.55%) Lync
7 10 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.62%) Lotus Domino
8 4 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.15%) Site Server
9 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 198 (30.65%) MS Office
2 66 (10.22%) MS Excel
3 12 (1.86%) MS Project
4 11 (1.70%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.24%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.62%) Eikon
2 1 (0.15%) Khalix
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.15%) 3000 Xtra
2 1 (0.15%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (6.50%) DNS
2 34 (5.26%) LAN
2 34 (5.26%) DHCP
3 30 (4.64%) TCP/IP
3 30 (4.64%) VPN
4 19 (2.94%) WAN
5 17 (2.63%) Wireless
6 12 (1.86%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (1.70%) Internet
7 11 (1.70%) VoIP
8 9 (1.39%) Firewall
9 8 (1.24%) 3G
9 8 (1.24%) SMS
10 4 (0.62%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (0.46%) WLAN
12 2 (0.31%) FTP
12 2 (0.31%) SAN
12 2 (0.31%) IP Telephony
12 2 (0.31%) VLAN
12 2 (0.31%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (0.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.46%) DTS
3 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.15%) MS Access
3 1 (0.15%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (1.24%) MSI
2 4 (0.62%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.15%) InstallShield
General
1 69 (10.68%) Finance
2 50 (7.74%) Banking
3 14 (2.17%) Investment Banking
4 12 (1.86%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.24%) Back Office
6 4 (0.62%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.62%) Law
7 3 (0.46%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.46%) Retail
8 2 (0.31%) German Language
8 2 (0.31%) Legal
9 1 (0.15%) Advertising
9 1 (0.15%) Military
9 1 (0.15%) Front Office
9 1 (0.15%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.15%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.15%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.55%) Application Packaging
2 6 (0.93%) JSP
3 2 (0.31%) OLE
3 2 (0.31%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.15%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.15%) XMPP
4 1 (0.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 82 (12.69%) Blackberry
2 33 (5.11%) NHS
3 19 (2.94%) Thin Client
3 19 (2.94%) Fat Client
4 15 (2.32%) iPhone
5 12 (1.86%) iPad
6 11 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (1.08%) Hedge funds
8 6 (0.93%) Client/Server
8 6 (0.93%) PDA
9 5 (0.77%) Handset
10 4 (0.62%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.46%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.46%) Smartcard
11 3 (0.46%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.46%) Kindle
12 2 (0.31%) Derivative
13 1 (0.15%) CMDB
13 1 (0.15%) Social Media
13 1 (0.15%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 493 (76.32%) Windows
2 352 (54.49%) Windows 7
3 222 (34.37%) Windows XP
4 82 (12.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 76 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 40 (6.19%) Windows Vista
7 33 (5.11%) Windows 8
8 19 (2.94%) Windows 2000
9 15 (2.32%) Mac OS X
10 14 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (1.70%) Apple iOS
12 10 (1.55%) Android
13 7 (1.08%) Linux
14 6 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (0.62%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.31%) UNIX
18 1 (0.15%) VMS
18 1 (0.15%) NetWare
18 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (12.23%) ITIL
2 58 (8.98%) Migration
3 29 (4.49%) Incident Management
4 22 (3.41%) Software Deployment
5 19 (2.94%) Service Delivery
6 17 (2.63%) Change Management
7 16 (2.48%) Service Management
8 13 (2.01%) Project Management
9 11 (1.70%) TQM
10 10 (1.55%) Configuration Management
11 7 (1.08%) Asset Management
11 7 (1.08%) Problem Management
12 6 (0.93%) Compatibility Testing
12 6 (0.93%) Software Distribution
13 5 (0.77%) Data Migration
13 5 (0.77%) ITSM
14 4 (0.62%) Stakeholder Management
14 4 (0.62%) CRM
14 4 (0.62%) Continuous Improvement
14 4 (0.62%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 29 (4.49%) PowerShell
2 10 (1.55%) SQL
3 9 (1.39%) VBScript
3 9 (1.39%) VB
4 4 (0.62%) C
5 3 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 121 (18.73%) Security Cleared
2 103 (15.94%) SC Cleared
3 32 (4.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (2.94%) MCSE
5 14 (2.17%) Degree
5 14 (2.17%) MCP
6 8 (1.24%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.08%) MCITP
7 7 (1.08%) MCSA
8 5 (0.77%) A+ Certification
9 4 (0.62%) CCNA
9 4 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.46%) MCTS
11 2 (0.31%) HNC
11 2 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.31%) PMP
11 2 (0.31%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.31%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (7.43%) SLA
2 4 (0.62%) QA
3 3 (0.46%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 231 (35.76%) Active Directory
2 34 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 31 (4.80%) XenApp
4 18 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (1.70%) XenDesktop
6 7 (1.08%) vSphere
7 5 (0.77%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.31%) MetaFrame
8 2 (0.31%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.31%) XenServer
9 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.15%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 108 (16.72%) SCCM
2 11 (1.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (0.93%) AppDNA
4 5 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (0.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (0.77%) SCOrch
5 4 (0.62%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 4 (0.62%) ZENworks
6 3 (0.46%) Unicenter
6 3 (0.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (0.46%) SCOM
7 2 (0.31%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.15%) WSUS
8 1 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.15%) SCSM
8 1 (0.15%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 241 (37.31%) Microsoft
2 132 (20.43%) Citrix
3 41 (6.35%) VMware
4 39 (6.04%) Cisco
5 29 (4.49%) Lotus
6 25 (3.87%) HP
7 22 (3.41%) Dell
7 22 (3.41%) AppSense
8 20 (3.10%) Apple
8 20 (3.10%) CA
9 15 (2.32%) Lumension
10 14 (2.17%) Bloomberg
10 14 (2.17%) Symantec
10 14 (2.17%) Remedy
11 13 (2.01%) Wyse
12 12 (1.86%) Reuters
13 9 (1.39%) LANDesk
14 8 (1.24%) Adobe
15 6 (0.93%) Altiris
16 5 (0.77%) Acronis
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