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 27 July 2015 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 42 41 34
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.34% 0.38% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.39% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£105 - £150
UK excluding London average daily rate £135 £165 £150
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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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
279 254 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 94.90% 96.58% 94.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 166 139
Average daily rate £335 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 26
Average hourly rate £9.00 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.57% +9.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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
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 5 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) CRM

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft