The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 308 326 300
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 106 105 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.44% 0.42% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.45% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 60 49
Average daily rate
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£173 £208 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.86% -7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £100 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £403 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £150 £130
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 26 19
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -7.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.75 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £20.00 £19.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.72%
Desktop Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22500 23238 24253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.48% 92.90% 93.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15318 15932 15951
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 451 618
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.13 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.49% -4.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.80 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in London

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in London

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +24 31 £213 +28.78% 4
Hayes - 5 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 192 (77.42%) Windows
2 141 (56.85%) Windows 7
3 105 (42.34%) Active Directory
4 104 (41.94%) Microsoft
5 88 (35.48%) MS Office
6 83 (33.47%) Windows XP
7 52 (20.97%) Citrix
8 46 (18.55%) Finance
9 44 (17.74%) SCCM
10 39 (15.73%) ITIL
11 32 (12.90%) Banking
12 31 (12.50%) Security Cleared
13 30 (12.10%) MS Exchange
14 28 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008
15 27 (10.89%) SC Cleared
15 27 (10.89%) Windows Server 2003
16 26 (10.48%) Blackberry
17 22 (8.87%) Cisco
18 21 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
18 21 (8.47%) MS Excel
19 20 (8.06%) VMware
20 19 (7.66%) SLA
20 19 (7.66%) XenApp
21 18 (7.26%) Migration
22 16 (6.45%) Apple
23 14 (5.65%) MCSE
23 14 (5.65%) PowerShell
24 13 (5.24%) VBScript
24 13 (5.24%) TCP/IP
24 13 (5.24%) LAN

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 30 (12.10%) MS Exchange
2 11 (4.44%) Lync
2 11 (4.44%) IBM Notes
3 10 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (3.63%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.21%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 88 (35.48%) MS Office
2 21 (8.47%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.42%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.42%) MS Project
3 6 (2.42%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (1.21%) Eikon
2 1 (0.40%) 3000 Xtra
2 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.24%) TCP/IP
1 13 (5.24%) LAN
2 10 (4.03%) VPN
3 8 (3.23%) DNS
4 7 (2.82%) DHCP
5 5 (2.02%) Internet
5 5 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (1.61%) Firewall
7 3 (1.21%) Wireless
7 3 (1.21%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.81%) SMS
8 2 (0.81%) VoIP
8 2 (0.81%) WAN
8 2 (0.81%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.81%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.40%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (0.40%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (2.42%) MSI
2 1 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 46 (18.55%) Finance
2 32 (12.90%) Banking
3 5 (2.02%) Investment Banking
3 5 (2.02%) Legal
4 3 (1.21%) Back Office
5 2 (0.81%) Law
6 1 (0.40%) French Language
6 1 (0.40%) German Language
6 1 (0.40%) Japanese Language
6 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.40%) Advertising
6 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.40%) Front Office
6 1 (0.40%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.81%) OLE
1 2 (0.81%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.48%) Blackberry
2 13 (5.24%) NHS
3 9 (3.63%) iPhone
4 5 (2.02%) iPad
4 5 (2.02%) Handset
5 4 (1.61%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.61%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.21%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.21%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.81%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.81%) Kindle
7 2 (0.81%) PKI
7 2 (0.81%) Derivative
7 2 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.40%) CMDB
8 1 (0.40%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 192 (77.42%) Windows
2 141 (56.85%) Windows 7
3 83 (33.47%) Windows XP
4 28 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (10.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (4.84%) Windows 8
7 11 (4.44%) Windows Vista
8 9 (3.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (3.23%) Windows 2000
10 7 (2.82%) Android
10 7 (2.82%) Apple iOS
11 5 (2.02%) Mac OS X
11 5 (2.02%) Linux
12 4 (1.61%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.21%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (15.73%) ITIL
2 18 (7.26%) Migration
3 6 (2.42%) Service Management
4 4 (1.61%) CRM
4 4 (1.61%) Problem Management
4 4 (1.61%) Time Management
5 3 (1.21%) Incident Management
6 2 (0.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (0.81%) Service Delivery
6 2 (0.81%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (0.81%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (0.81%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (0.81%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (0.40%) Fault Management
7 1 (0.40%) Electronic Trading
7 1 (0.40%) WFM
7 1 (0.40%) Business Analysis
7 1 (0.40%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (0.40%) Logistics
7 1 (0.40%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.65%) PowerShell
2 13 (5.24%) VBScript
3 6 (2.42%) VB
4 3 (1.21%) SQL
5 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 27 (10.89%) SC Cleared
3 21 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (5.65%) MCSE
5 11 (4.44%) MCP
6 8 (3.23%) Degree
7 7 (2.82%) A+ Certification
8 6 (2.42%) MCSA
9 4 (1.61%) MCITP
10 3 (1.21%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (1.21%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.21%) MCTS
10 3 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.21%) CCNA
11 2 (0.81%) HNC
11 2 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.40%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.66%) SLA
2 2 (0.81%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 105 (42.34%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.66%) XenApp
3 12 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.21%) vSphere
5 3 (1.21%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.40%) Xen
6 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 44 (17.74%) SCCM
2 4 (1.61%) ZENworks
2 4 (1.61%) WMI
3 2 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.40%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 104 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 52 (20.97%) Citrix
3 22 (8.87%) Cisco
4 20 (8.06%) VMware
5 16 (6.45%) Apple
6 12 (4.84%) Wyse
7 11 (4.44%) Lotus
8 10 (4.03%) Reuters
8 10 (4.03%) Bloomberg
9 9 (3.63%) Remedy
10 8 (3.23%) Dell
10 8 (3.23%) Symantec
11 7 (2.82%) HP
11 7 (2.82%) Adobe
11 7 (2.82%) Altiris
12 5 (2.02%) McAfee
13 4 (1.61%) Sophos
13 4 (1.61%) Fidessa
13 4 (1.61%) LANDesk
14 3 (1.21%) MobileIron
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