The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 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 Essex 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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 50 52 45
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 4 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.82% 0.64% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.69% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 6
Average daily rate
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- £160 £118
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +36.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £150 £140
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.83 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.24% +5.53%
Job Titles Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
448 433 449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 91.80% 92.72% 96.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 205 233
Average daily rate £375 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 76 72
Average hourly rate £16.50 £22.84 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.75% -22.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.33 £41.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.35 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.89% -3.61%
Desktop Engineer
East of England

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
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, 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 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) MS Office
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix
5 1 (16.67%) NetApp
5 1 (16.67%) Lotus
5 1 (16.67%) NHS
5 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
5 1 (16.67%) CRM
5 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 1 (16.67%) SLA
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco
5 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, 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 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) NHS
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) CRM
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) Lotus
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco