The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire 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 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 39 42 39
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.36% 0.96% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 1.05% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £138 £140
% change year-on-year
+23.63% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £14.60
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -5.00%
Desktop Engineer
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicestershire 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
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
261 285 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 93.88% 91.05% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 124 106
Average daily rate £325 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 35 55
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.92% -41.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Desktop Engineer
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) Lotus
4 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) FTP
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) XenApp
4 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) FTP
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix
1 1 (20.00%) Lotus