The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow 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 24 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 Glasgow 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 66 66 56
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 5 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.61% 0.25% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.27% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate
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£83 £160 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.43% -12.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £150 £130
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +8.47%
Job Titles Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
772 745 811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 93.69% 94.66% 95.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 368 376
Average daily rate £325 £338 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £191 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 23
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £142.60 £18.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
Desktop Engineer
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Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Windows 7
3 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
4 7 (41.18%) MS Office
5 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
6 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
6 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
6 4 (23.53%) SCCM
7 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
7 3 (17.65%) Migration
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (17.65%) MSI
7 3 (17.65%) Mac OS
7 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
7 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
7 3 (17.65%) Office 365
8 2 (11.76%) Software Deployment
8 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (11.76%) SLA
8 2 (11.76%) Apple
8 2 (11.76%) Banking
9 1 (5.88%) InfoPath
9 1 (5.88%) PDA
9 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
9 1 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (5.88%) Release Management
9 1 (5.88%) Fault Management
9 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
9 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
9 1 (5.88%) Firewall

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MS Office
2 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.88%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MSI
2 1 (5.88%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (11.76%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) PDA
1 1 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Windows 7
3 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
4 3 (17.65%) Mac OS
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Software Deployment
3 1 (5.88%) Release Management
3 1 (5.88%) Fault Management
3 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
3 1 (5.88%) Workflow
3 1 (5.88%) Information Security
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Apple
3 1 (5.88%) Symantec
3 1 (5.88%) McAfee