The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Essex 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 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 44 49 54
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 7 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.36% 0.67% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 0.70% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £350 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £143 £160
% change year-on-year
+8.77% -10.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -
Desktop Engineer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex 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
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
492 431 576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 95.91% 95.99% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 241 331
Average daily rate £400 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £160 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 60 67
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.60 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Engineer in the job title across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the Essex region.

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the Essex region.

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the Essex region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 6 (50.00%) SCCM
3 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) DNS
4 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
5 4 (33.33%) Citrix
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (25.00%) DHCP
6 3 (25.00%) MS Office
6 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 2 (16.67%) XenDesktop
7 2 (16.67%) vSphere
7 2 (16.67%) Office 365
7 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
7 2 (16.67%) ITIL
7 2 (16.67%) IBM Notes
7 2 (16.67%) IBM Domino
7 2 (16.67%) MCSE
7 2 (16.67%) VB
7 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (16.67%) Lotus
7 2 (16.67%) IBM
7 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
7 2 (16.67%) MSI
7 2 (16.67%) Wyse
7 2 (16.67%) MCITP
7 2 (16.67%) PowerShell

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) IBM Domino
2 2 (16.67%) IBM Notes
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) DNS
2 3 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) SMS
3 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MSI
General
1 1 (8.33%) Back Office
1 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (8.33%) iPhone
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (8.33%) Android
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Application Packaging
2 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) MCITP
1 2 (16.67%) MCSE
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) DBS Check
2 1 (8.33%) MCP
2 1 (8.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (16.67%) vSphere
3 2 (16.67%) XenDesktop
4 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) IBM
3 2 (16.67%) Lotus
3 2 (16.67%) Wyse
4 1 (8.33%) AppSense