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 17 October 2014 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
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 66 44 48
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 7 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.33% 1.27% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 1.40% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £125 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £131 £130
% change year-on-year
+21.90% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.87 £14.60
% change year-on-year
+6.34% -5.00%
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
485 500 394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 92.21% 90.91% 95.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 263 217
Average daily rate £425 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 74 55
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £15.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.58 £32.14 £36.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -7.65%

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
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 17 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Colchester - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Purfleet - - - -
Desktop Engineer
East of England

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows 7
3 6 (54.55%) Migration
4 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
4 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
5 4 (36.36%) SCCM
5 4 (36.36%) Citrix
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
6 3 (27.27%) DHCP
6 3 (27.27%) MS Office
6 3 (27.27%) DNS
6 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
6 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
6 3 (27.27%) Finance
6 3 (27.27%) IBM
7 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
7 2 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (18.18%) XenApp
7 2 (18.18%) VMware
7 2 (18.18%) Clustering
7 2 (18.18%) Firewall
7 2 (18.18%) Wireless
7 2 (18.18%) MetaFrame
7 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
7 2 (18.18%) Oracle
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
7 2 (18.18%) DB2
7 2 (18.18%) AIX

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) DHCP
1 3 (27.27%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) Wireless
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) Broadband
3 1 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 2 (18.18%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MSI
General
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
1 2 (18.18%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
4 2 (18.18%) AIX
4 2 (18.18%) Solaris
4 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
5 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) MCSE
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 2 (18.18%) MetaFrame
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (18.18%) XenApp
2 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
1 4 (36.36%) Citrix
2 3 (27.27%) IBM
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) HP
3 2 (18.18%) EMC
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Lotus