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 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 302 280 330
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +50
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 122 133 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.52% 0.58% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.62% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 66 41
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£184 £165 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.40% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £110 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £300 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £160 £150
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 14 24
Average hourly rate £17.18 £16.00 £16.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.34% -5.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.97 £14.31 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £19.70 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -4.88%
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
21452 21293 21611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 91.95% 92.92% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14988 14746 14660
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 385 467
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.00 £12.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £35.00 £45.00
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 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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 -11 38 £240 +7.86% 4
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £174 -
Northwood - 2 - -
Welling - 2 £110 -
Hounslow +1 1 - -
West Drayton - 1 £138 -
Westminster - 1 - -
Brentford - 1 - -
Enfield - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £130 -
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 188 (74.02%) Windows
2 123 (48.43%) Windows 7
3 116 (45.67%) Active Directory
4 102 (40.16%) Microsoft
4 102 (40.16%) MS Office
5 69 (27.17%) Windows XP
6 56 (22.05%) ITIL
7 50 (19.69%) Blackberry
8 46 (18.11%) SCCM
9 45 (17.72%) Finance
10 39 (15.35%) MS Excel
11 37 (14.57%) Apple
12 35 (13.78%) Citrix
13 31 (12.20%) VMware
14 29 (11.42%) Windows 8
15 26 (10.24%) iPad
15 26 (10.24%) Lync
16 25 (9.84%) iPhone
16 25 (9.84%) Mac OS X
17 23 (9.06%) Security Cleared
17 23 (9.06%) Banking
18 22 (8.66%) VMware Infrastructure
18 22 (8.66%) SharePoint
18 22 (8.66%) MS Exchange
19 20 (7.87%) Migration
19 20 (7.87%) Windows Server 2008
20 18 (7.09%) Bloomberg
20 18 (7.09%) TCP/IP
21 16 (6.30%) SLA
21 16 (6.30%) Microsoft Certification

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 26 (10.24%) Lync
2 22 (8.66%) SharePoint
2 22 (8.66%) MS Exchange
3 16 (6.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 13 (5.12%) IBM Notes
5 5 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.79%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.39%) IIS
Applications
1 102 (40.16%) MS Office
2 39 (15.35%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (1.18%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.39%) Shockwave
5 1 (0.39%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (1.57%) Eikon
2 2 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.39%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.09%) TCP/IP
2 14 (5.51%) DNS
3 12 (4.72%) Network Security
4 9 (3.54%) DHCP
4 9 (3.54%) LAN
5 8 (3.15%) VPN
6 7 (2.76%) Internet
7 5 (1.97%) SAN
8 4 (1.57%) WAN
9 3 (1.18%) VoIP
10 2 (0.79%) ISDN
10 2 (0.79%) Wireless
10 2 (0.79%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.79%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.79%) Firewall
11 1 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.39%) PABX
11 1 (0.39%) VLAN
11 1 (0.39%) Cisco IPT
11 1 (0.39%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.54%) FileMaker
2 8 (3.15%) MySQL
3 5 (1.97%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.39%) MSI
1 1 (0.39%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.39%) AdminStudio
General
1 45 (17.72%) Finance
2 23 (9.06%) Banking
3 8 (3.15%) Financial Institution
4 6 (2.36%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.97%) Retail
6 4 (1.57%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.57%) Spanish Language
7 3 (1.18%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.18%) Advertising
8 2 (0.79%) Publishing
8 2 (0.79%) Law
8 2 (0.79%) Back Office
8 2 (0.79%) French Language
8 2 (0.79%) Local Government
9 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.39%) German Language
9 1 (0.39%) Front Office
9 1 (0.39%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.18%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.39%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.39%) Silverlight
2 1 (0.39%) .NET
2 1 (0.39%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 50 (19.69%) Blackberry
2 26 (10.24%) iPad
3 25 (9.84%) iPhone
4 15 (5.91%) NHS
5 14 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (3.54%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (2.76%) BYOD
8 4 (1.57%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.57%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.18%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.79%) Clustering
10 2 (0.79%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.79%) PDA
10 2 (0.79%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.39%) Replication
11 1 (0.39%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.39%) HP Storage
11 1 (0.39%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.39%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 188 (74.02%) Windows
2 123 (48.43%) Windows 7
3 69 (27.17%) Windows XP
4 29 (11.42%) Windows 8
5 25 (9.84%) Mac OS X
6 20 (7.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (5.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (4.33%) Mac OS X Server
9 9 (3.54%) Android
10 8 (3.15%) Mac OS
10 8 (3.15%) Apple iOS
10 8 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (3.15%) Linux
11 7 (2.76%) UNIX
12 3 (1.18%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.79%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (22.05%) ITIL
2 20 (7.87%) Migration
3 12 (4.72%) Service Management
4 11 (4.33%) Incident Management
5 8 (3.15%) Change Management
6 7 (2.76%) ITSM
6 7 (2.76%) Service Delivery
7 6 (2.36%) Problem Management
7 6 (2.36%) Software Deployment
8 5 (1.97%) Project Management
8 5 (1.97%) Data Protection
8 5 (1.97%) Change Control
9 4 (1.57%) Configuration Management
9 4 (1.57%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (1.57%) Software Distribution
10 3 (1.18%) Mobile Device Management
10 3 (1.18%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (1.18%) Workflow
10 3 (1.18%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (1.18%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (6.30%) SQL
2 12 (4.72%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.18%) VBScript
3 3 (1.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (9.06%) Security Cleared
2 16 (6.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (4.72%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.33%) MCSE
5 6 (2.36%) MCP
6 4 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.18%) ACTC
7 3 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.18%) CCNA
7 3 (1.18%) Degree
8 2 (0.79%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.39%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.39%) MCDST
9 1 (0.39%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.30%) SLA
2 1 (0.39%) QA
System Software
1 116 (45.67%) Active Directory
2 22 (8.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.97%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.57%) XenApp
5 3 (1.18%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.18%) vSphere
6 2 (0.79%) Xen
7 1 (0.39%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.39%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.39%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 46 (18.11%) SCCM
2 7 (2.76%) Casper Suite
3 4 (1.57%) SCOM
4 3 (1.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.79%) SCSM
5 2 (0.79%) HP SIM
5 2 (0.79%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.79%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.39%) DameWare
6 1 (0.39%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.39%) WMI
6 1 (0.39%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 1 (0.39%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.39%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 102 (40.16%) Microsoft
2 37 (14.57%) Apple
3 35 (13.78%) Citrix
4 31 (12.20%) VMware
5 18 (7.09%) Bloomberg
6 16 (6.30%) HP
7 13 (5.12%) Lotus
7 13 (5.12%) Reuters
8 11 (4.33%) Dell
9 10 (3.94%) Cisco
10 8 (3.15%) Adobe
11 7 (2.76%) Altiris
11 7 (2.76%) LANDesk
12 6 (2.36%) Remedy
12 6 (2.36%) McAfee
13 5 (1.97%) AppSense
14 4 (1.57%) Wyse
14 4 (1.57%) Symantec
14 4 (1.57%) IBM
14 4 (1.57%) Oracle
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