The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Desktop Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 393 314 297
Rank change year-on-year
-79 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 243 347 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.49% 0.67% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.71% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 128 144
Median daily rate £175 £165 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £110 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £350 £285
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £135 £155
% change year-on-year
+14.81% -12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 137 80
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.86 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% +5.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £11.70 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £20.06 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.48 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-10.16% -
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
47291 48931 46133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.80% 94.82% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 31081 31593 28481
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1412 1847 1900
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.61 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.34% +0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title.

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -48 79 £198 +12.85% 24
South East -23 54 £150 -6.25% 7
East of England +9 25 £128 +6.25% 1
North East -35 22 £225 +18.42%
North West +13 17 £180 -10.00% 2
South West -33 17 £175 +55.55% 2
West Midlands -25 14 £149 +48.75%
East Midlands -4 8 £125 +16.27%
Yorkshire -20 8 £200 +46.78%
Desktop Engineer
UK

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, Desktop Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 403 (78.40%) Windows
2 251 (48.83%) Active Directory
3 240 (46.69%) Windows 7
4 214 (41.63%) Microsoft
5 139 (27.04%) SCCM
6 120 (23.35%) MS Office
7 102 (19.84%) ITIL
8 91 (17.70%) Citrix
9 89 (17.32%) Windows Server
10 86 (16.73%) Windows 8
11 83 (16.15%) MS Excel
12 68 (13.23%) DNS
13 64 (12.45%) Windows XP
14 61 (11.87%) VMware
15 58 (11.28%) MS Exchange
16 51 (9.92%) DHCP
16 51 (9.92%) Security Cleared
16 51 (9.92%) Office 365
17 49 (9.53%) Windows Server 2008
17 49 (9.53%) Windows 10
18 44 (8.56%) XenApp
19 43 (8.37%) Skype for Business
19 43 (8.37%) Microsoft Certification
20 42 (8.17%) SLA
21 41 (7.98%) Finance
22 36 (7.00%) Migration
23 35 (6.81%) TCP/IP
24 34 (6.61%) Microsoft App-V
25 33 (6.42%) Windows Server 2012
26 32 (6.23%) Apple

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 58 (11.28%) MS Exchange
2 43 (8.37%) Skype for Business
3 31 (6.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (3.31%) SharePoint
5 14 (2.72%) IBM Notes
6 13 (2.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2000
10 3 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.58%) IIS
11 1 (0.19%) CMS
11 1 (0.19%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.19%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 120 (23.35%) MS Office
2 83 (16.15%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.56%) MS Project
4 3 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.39%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.58%) Eikon
4 1 (0.19%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 51 (9.92%) Office 365
2 8 (1.56%) OneDrive
3 2 (0.39%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.39%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.19%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 68 (13.23%) DNS
2 51 (9.92%) DHCP
3 35 (6.81%) TCP/IP
4 25 (4.86%) LAN
5 22 (4.28%) VPN
6 18 (3.50%) Internet
7 14 (2.72%) WAN
8 13 (2.53%) Firewall
9 11 (2.14%) Extranet
10 10 (1.95%) Remote Desktop
10 10 (1.95%) Wireless
11 9 (1.75%) Skype
11 9 (1.75%) VoIP
12 8 (1.56%) Network Security
13 7 (1.36%) SAN
14 6 (1.17%) VLAN
15 5 (0.97%) iSCSI
16 4 (0.78%) 3G
16 4 (0.78%) SMS
17 3 (0.58%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (1.17%) MSI
2 5 (0.97%) InstallShield
2 5 (0.97%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.19%) Eclipse
General
1 41 (7.98%) Finance
2 16 (3.11%) Banking
2 16 (3.11%) Telecoms
3 10 (1.95%) Back Office
4 8 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.17%) Electronics
5 6 (1.17%) Marketing
6 5 (0.97%) Financial Institution
6 5 (0.97%) Legal
6 5 (0.97%) Retail
7 4 (0.78%) Law
7 4 (0.78%) Local Government
8 3 (0.58%) Advertising
9 2 (0.39%) Front Office
9 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.39%) Publishing
9 2 (0.39%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.19%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.39%) COM
1 2 (0.39%) ODBC
2 1 (0.19%) CGI
2 1 (0.19%) CSS
2 1 (0.19%) HTML
2 1 (0.19%) JFace
2 1 (0.19%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.06%) Blackberry
2 24 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.67%) Driving Licence
3 17 (3.31%) NHS
4 14 (2.72%) Computer Science
5 13 (2.53%) Data Centre
5 13 (2.53%) iPhone
5 13 (2.53%) Smartphone
6 12 (2.33%) Mathematics
7 10 (1.95%) iPad
8 9 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (1.36%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.17%) BYOD
11 5 (0.97%) PDA
12 4 (0.78%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.78%) Fat Client
12 4 (0.78%) Thin Client
13 3 (0.58%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.58%) Virtual Team
14 2 (0.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 403 (78.40%) Windows
2 240 (46.69%) Windows 7
3 89 (17.32%) Windows Server
4 86 (16.73%) Windows 8
5 64 (12.45%) Windows XP
6 49 (9.53%) Windows 10
6 49 (9.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (6.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (5.06%) Apple iOS
9 23 (4.47%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (2.92%) Android
10 15 (2.92%) Mac OS
11 12 (2.33%) Windows Vista
12 11 (2.14%) Mac OS X
13 9 (1.75%) Windows Phone
14 8 (1.56%) Linux
15 4 (0.78%) CentOS
15 4 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.78%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.58%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (19.84%) ITIL
2 36 (7.00%) Migration
3 21 (4.09%) Service Delivery
3 21 (4.09%) Software Delivery
4 20 (3.89%) Software Deployment
5 19 (3.70%) ITSM
5 19 (3.70%) Project Management
6 18 (3.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 18 (3.50%) Service Management
7 14 (2.72%) Configuration Management
8 13 (2.53%) Mobile Device Management
9 11 (2.14%) Business Continuity
10 10 (1.95%) ITIL V3
10 10 (1.95%) Patch Management
11 9 (1.75%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (1.75%) Fault Analysis
12 8 (1.56%) Asset Management
12 8 (1.56%) Capacity Management
12 8 (1.56%) Information Security
12 8 (1.56%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 29 (5.64%) PowerShell
2 20 (3.89%) C
3 13 (2.53%) SQL
4 11 (2.14%) VB
5 9 (1.75%) VBScript
6 5 (0.97%) Java
7 1 (0.19%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.19%) Perl
7 1 (0.19%) PHP
7 1 (0.19%) Python
7 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (9.92%) Security Cleared
2 43 (8.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (5.84%) MCSE
4 29 (5.64%) SC Cleared
5 19 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 16 (3.11%) Degree
7 12 (2.33%) MCP
8 10 (1.95%) MCSA
9 9 (1.75%) CCNA
9 9 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (1.56%) A+ Certification
11 7 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.17%) DBS Check
13 5 (0.97%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.78%) CTC Cleared
15 3 (0.58%) MCITP
15 3 (0.58%) Network+ Certification
16 1 (0.19%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (8.17%) SLA
2 19 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 251 (48.83%) Active Directory
2 44 (8.56%) XenApp
3 34 (6.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 31 (6.03%) XenDesktop
5 24 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 21 (4.09%) XenServer
7 19 (3.70%) Hyper-V
8 15 (2.92%) BitLocker
9 12 (2.33%) UAG
10 10 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (1.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 6 (1.17%) vSphere
13 5 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.39%) Xen
15 1 (0.19%) NFS
15 1 (0.19%) Samba
15 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
15 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
15 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 139 (27.04%) SCCM
2 25 (4.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 12 (2.33%) Backup Exec
4 11 (2.14%) SCOM
4 11 (2.14%) WSUS
5 8 (1.56%) IBM BigFix
5 8 (1.56%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 6 (1.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 6 (1.17%) XenMobile
7 5 (0.97%) Perfmon
8 4 (0.78%) SafeCom
9 3 (0.58%) EdgeSight
10 2 (0.39%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.19%) SCSM
Vendors
1 214 (41.63%) Microsoft
2 91 (17.70%) Citrix
3 61 (11.87%) VMware
4 32 (6.23%) Apple
5 30 (5.84%) AppSense
5 30 (5.84%) Cisco
5 30 (5.84%) Symantec
6 29 (5.64%) HP
7 25 (4.86%) Remedy
8 15 (2.92%) Dell
9 14 (2.72%) Lotus
10 12 (2.33%) IBM
11 11 (2.14%) Lumension
11 11 (2.14%) Wyse
12 10 (1.95%) Intel Security
12 10 (1.95%) ServiceNow
13 9 (1.75%) LANDesk
13 9 (1.75%) SAP
14 8 (1.56%) Sophos
15 7 (1.36%) Avaya
East London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £200 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
North West
Networkers
Rate: £13 - £16 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £10 - £13 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £110 - £120 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 4 days ago