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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 258 269 271
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 153 155 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.67% 0.65% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.70% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 87 50
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£175 £223 £231
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.34% -3.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £128 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £150 £140
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 21 40
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.54 £13.24 £13.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £18.00 £21.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £15.77
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -12.04%
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
20991 22143 19500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 93.05% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 15086 15237 13037
Average daily rate £435 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 385 540
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.79% -2.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £40.00 £43.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 24 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the London region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 December 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 +13 49 £201 -19.80% 3
Harrow - - - -
Stanmore - - - -
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 222 (80.14%) Windows
2 147 (53.07%) Windows 7
3 118 (42.60%) Active Directory
4 107 (38.63%) Microsoft
5 101 (36.46%) MS Office
6 93 (33.57%) Windows XP
7 63 (22.74%) Blackberry
8 49 (17.69%) SCCM
9 48 (17.33%) Finance
10 43 (15.52%) Citrix
11 37 (13.36%) MS Excel
12 36 (13.00%) MS Exchange
12 36 (13.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 36 (13.00%) Banking
13 34 (12.27%) ITIL
14 33 (11.91%) Apple
15 32 (11.55%) Security Cleared
16 29 (10.47%) TCP/IP
16 29 (10.47%) VMware
16 29 (10.47%) Windows 8
17 25 (9.03%) SC Cleared
17 25 (9.03%) Cisco
18 24 (8.66%) Windows Server 2003
19 23 (8.30%) Migration
20 21 (7.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
21 20 (7.22%) Reuters
21 20 (7.22%) Lotus
21 20 (7.22%) Mac OS X
21 20 (7.22%) IBM Notes
21 20 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2010

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 36 (13.00%) MS Exchange
2 21 (7.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 20 (7.22%) IBM Notes
3 20 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (6.50%) Lync
5 12 (4.33%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.08%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.36%) IIS
Applications
1 101 (36.46%) MS Office
2 37 (13.36%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.36%) MS Project
4 1 (0.36%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Eikon
2 2 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.44%) Office 365
2 3 (1.08%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 29 (10.47%) TCP/IP
2 19 (6.86%) DNS
3 17 (6.14%) DHCP
4 12 (4.33%) LAN
5 10 (3.61%) Internet
6 9 (3.25%) VPN
7 8 (2.89%) Firewall
8 6 (2.17%) WAN
9 4 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.44%) NetScaler
10 3 (1.08%) VLAN
10 3 (1.08%) Wireless
10 3 (1.08%) VoIP
10 3 (1.08%) SAN
11 2 (0.72%) POP3
11 2 (0.72%) SMTP
11 2 (0.72%) IMAP
11 2 (0.72%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.72%) Cisco ISE
12 1 (0.36%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.36%) MySQL
1 1 (0.36%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.36%) FileMaker
1 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.72%) MSI
2 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.36%) WinDbg
General
1 48 (17.33%) Finance
2 36 (13.00%) Banking
3 9 (3.25%) Retail
4 7 (2.53%) Legal
4 7 (2.53%) Financial Institution
4 7 (2.53%) Retail Banking
5 6 (2.17%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.81%) Law
7 4 (1.44%) Back Office
8 3 (1.08%) Games
9 2 (0.72%) French Language
9 2 (0.72%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.72%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.36%) Advertising
10 1 (0.36%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.36%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.36%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.81%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.72%) MAPI
3 1 (0.36%) WSH
3 1 (0.36%) OLE
3 1 (0.36%) LAMP
3 1 (0.36%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.36%) .NET
3 1 (0.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 63 (22.74%) Blackberry
2 13 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.33%) iPhone
4 10 (3.61%) NHS
5 6 (2.17%) iPad
6 4 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.44%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.08%) PKI
8 2 (0.72%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.72%) CMDB
8 2 (0.72%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.36%) FMCG
9 1 (0.36%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.36%) User Experience
9 1 (0.36%) Handset
9 1 (0.36%) Equities
9 1 (0.36%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.36%) PDA
9 1 (0.36%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 222 (80.14%) Windows
2 147 (53.07%) Windows 7
3 93 (33.57%) Windows XP
4 36 (13.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (10.47%) Windows 8
6 24 (8.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (7.22%) Mac OS X
8 17 (6.14%) Apple iOS
9 16 (5.78%) Android
10 15 (5.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (4.33%) Linux
12 9 (3.25%) Mac OS
13 8 (2.89%) Windows Vista
14 7 (2.53%) UNIX
15 5 (1.81%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (1.08%) Windows NT
17 2 (0.72%) Windows 2000
18 1 (0.36%) Windows CE
18 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X Server
18 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (12.27%) ITIL
2 23 (8.30%) Migration
3 12 (4.33%) Service Management
4 9 (3.25%) Change Management
5 7 (2.53%) Incident Management
6 6 (2.17%) Time Management
6 6 (2.17%) E-Commerce
7 5 (1.81%) Service Delivery
7 5 (1.81%) Configuration Management
7 5 (1.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (1.44%) Problem Management
8 4 (1.44%) Line Management
9 3 (1.08%) Coaching
9 3 (1.08%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (1.08%) Change Control
9 3 (1.08%) Mobile Device Management
9 3 (1.08%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (1.08%) ITSM
9 3 (1.08%) Asset Management
10 2 (0.72%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.14%) PowerShell
2 12 (4.33%) VBScript
3 7 (2.53%) SQL
4 6 (2.17%) VB
5 5 (1.81%) Java
6 3 (1.08%) C
7 1 (0.36%) C#
7 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 32 (11.55%) Security Cleared
2 25 (9.03%) SC Cleared
3 18 (6.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (4.69%) MCSE
5 9 (3.25%) MCSA
6 7 (2.53%) MCP
7 6 (2.17%) Degree
8 4 (1.44%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (1.44%) A+ Certification
9 3 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.08%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.36%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.36%) HNC
11 1 (0.36%) Dell Certification
11 1 (0.36%) MCTS
11 1 (0.36%) CCNP
11 1 (0.36%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.69%) SLA
System Software
1 118 (42.60%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (6.14%) XenApp
4 7 (2.53%) XenDesktop
4 7 (2.53%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (2.53%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.17%) Xen
6 2 (0.72%) vSphere
6 2 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.72%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.72%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.36%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 49 (17.69%) SCCM
2 5 (1.81%) WMI
3 4 (1.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.08%) SCOM
4 3 (1.08%) DameWare
4 3 (1.08%) BMC Marimba
4 3 (1.08%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (0.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.72%) HP SIM
5 2 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.36%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.36%) Casper Suite
6 1 (0.36%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.36%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 107 (38.63%) Microsoft
2 43 (15.52%) Citrix
3 33 (11.91%) Apple
4 29 (10.47%) VMware
5 25 (9.03%) Cisco
6 20 (7.22%) Reuters
6 20 (7.22%) Lotus
7 15 (5.42%) Bloomberg
8 13 (4.69%) Symantec
8 13 (4.69%) HP
9 10 (3.61%) Remedy
9 10 (3.61%) Wyse
10 8 (2.89%) McAfee
10 8 (2.89%) Sophos
10 8 (2.89%) Dell
11 6 (2.17%) Avaya
12 5 (1.81%) Altiris
12 5 (1.81%) FactSet
13 4 (1.44%) Google
13 4 (1.44%) CQG
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