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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 55 70 51
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 13 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.89% 0.88% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 0.92% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 8
Average daily rate £93 £145 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.20% -47.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £163 £140
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.50 £12.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
Job Titles Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
638 873 733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 92.87% 96.46% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 472 373
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 30
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.33 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.55 £35.00 £30.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Desktop Engineer
Scotland

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 18 April 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%) MS Office
2 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
3 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
4 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
5 5 (29.41%) SCCM
5 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
5 5 (29.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
6 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
6 3 (17.65%) MSI
6 3 (17.65%) InstallShield
6 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
6 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
6 3 (17.65%) Apple
6 3 (17.65%) Banking
7 2 (11.76%) Software Packaging
7 2 (11.76%) WMI
7 2 (11.76%) PDA
7 2 (11.76%) Software Deployment
7 2 (11.76%) VBScript
7 2 (11.76%) Migration
8 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (5.88%) Information Security
8 1 (5.88%) Project Management
8 1 (5.88%) Firewall
8 1 (5.88%) Workflow
8 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
8 1 (5.88%) .NET
8 1 (5.88%) ITIL

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (52.94%) MS Office
2 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.88%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) 3G
1 1 (5.88%) Broadband
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) VPN
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MSI
1 3 (17.65%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (17.65%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Software Packaging
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.76%) PDA
3 1 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
3 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) Mac OS
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) Software Deployment
1 2 (11.76%) Migration
2 1 (5.88%) Information Security
2 1 (5.88%) Project Management
2 1 (5.88%) Workflow
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) Information Governance
2 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
2 1 (5.88%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) VBScript
3 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) WMI
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Apple
3 1 (5.88%) Symantec
3 1 (5.88%) McAfee
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