The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds 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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 101 77 75
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.25% 0.27% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.29% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£249 £110 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+126.13% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £160 £150
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -4.88%
Desktop Engineer
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds 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
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1442 1043 806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 91.85% 93.04% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1024 731 421
Average daily rate £350 £325 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +6.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 23 27
Average hourly rate £13.30 £13.35 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.39% -16.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.03 £12.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £17.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
3 3 (27.27%) MS Office
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (18.18%) Extranet
4 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
4 2 (18.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) MCP
4 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 2 (18.18%) MCDST
4 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
4 2 (18.18%) Law
5 1 (9.09%) Software Deployment
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
5 1 (9.09%) Smartphone
5 1 (9.09%) Fujitsu
5 1 (9.09%) CMDB
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Change Management
5 1 (9.09%) A+ Certification
5 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
5 1 (9.09%) Dell
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X
5 1 (9.09%) NHS

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Extranet
General
1 2 (18.18%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
2 1 (9.09%) Smartphone
2 1 (9.09%) CMDB
2 1 (9.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
3 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) MCP
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (18.18%) MCDST
2 1 (9.09%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Dell
2 1 (9.09%) Fujitsu