The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Kent 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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 36 34 24
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 6 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.06% 1.35% 4.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 1.41% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £134 £123
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+161.19% +9.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £116 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £150 £163
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £138 £138
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £14.60
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -5.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent 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
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
271 284 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 93.13% 95.62% 91.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 157 149
Average daily rate £350 £350 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 25
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -34.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.05 £27.25 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the Kent region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 5 (71.43%) Windows XP
4 4 (57.14%) VMware
4 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
4 4 (57.14%) Citrix
5 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (42.86%) VPN
5 3 (42.86%) MS Office
5 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
5 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
5 3 (42.86%) Application Packaging
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (42.86%) Finance
6 2 (28.57%) Office 365
6 2 (28.57%) SCCM
6 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
6 2 (28.57%) Internet
6 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
7 1 (14.29%) HP
7 1 (14.29%) Lotus
7 1 (14.29%) NHS
7 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
7 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
7 1 (14.29%) ITIL
7 1 (14.29%) VBScript
7 1 (14.29%) .NET

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) IBM Notes
2 1 (14.29%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) VPN
2 2 (28.57%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Application Packaging
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) NHS
1 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
1 1 (14.29%) iPhone
1 1 (14.29%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 5 (71.43%) Windows XP
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
1 1 (14.29%) Service Management
1 1 (14.29%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Lotus