The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Desktop Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 337 292 278
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 80 128 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.37% 0.57% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.60% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 60 77
Median daily rate £150 £180 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £120 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £262 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £150 £145
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 29 21
Median hourly rate £18.75 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.15 £22.83 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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
20584 21391 22193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.95% 94.54% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 15002 14791 15616
Median daily rate £463 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.93% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 399 404
Median hourly rate £18.75 £19.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +13.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £55.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title.

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 30 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +28 13 £206 -14.06% 4
Hammersmith - 3 £120 -
Chiswick - 2 - -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, Desktop Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 123 (77.85%) Windows
2 77 (48.73%) Windows 7
3 67 (42.41%) Active Directory
4 60 (37.97%) Microsoft
5 43 (27.22%) SCCM
6 40 (25.32%) MS Office
7 37 (23.42%) ITIL
8 33 (20.89%) Finance
9 31 (19.62%) Windows Server
10 28 (17.72%) Citrix
11 24 (15.19%) Office 365
12 23 (14.56%) MS Excel
13 22 (13.92%) VMware
14 20 (12.66%) Windows XP
14 20 (12.66%) Symantec
15 18 (11.39%) Microsoft Certification
15 18 (11.39%) Banking
16 16 (10.13%) VMware Infrastructure
16 16 (10.13%) PowerShell
16 16 (10.13%) MS Exchange
16 16 (10.13%) Windows 10
17 15 (9.49%) DNS
17 15 (9.49%) Blackberry
17 15 (9.49%) Windows 8
18 14 (8.86%) iPhone
19 13 (8.23%) Cisco
20 12 (7.59%) Migration
20 12 (7.59%) Skype for Business
21 11 (6.96%) Project Management
21 11 (6.96%) NHS

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (10.13%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.59%) Skype for Business
3 10 (6.33%) SharePoint
4 9 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (4.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (3.80%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.63%) CMS
8 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.63%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.63%) WordPress
Applications
1 40 (25.32%) MS Office
2 23 (14.56%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.80%) MS Project
4 3 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.80%) Eikon
2 3 (1.90%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 24 (15.19%) Office 365
2 2 (1.27%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.63%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.63%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.49%) DNS
2 9 (5.70%) Firewall
3 8 (5.06%) DHCP
3 8 (5.06%) Internet
4 7 (4.43%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.80%) Extranet
5 6 (3.80%) LAN
5 6 (3.80%) Network Security
5 6 (3.80%) VPN
6 4 (2.53%) WAN
7 3 (1.90%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (1.90%) VoIP
8 2 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.27%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (1.27%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.27%) SAN
8 2 (1.27%) Wireless
9 1 (0.63%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (0.63%) Intranet
9 1 (0.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.80%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (3.16%) InstallShield
1 5 (3.16%) MSI
1 5 (3.16%) WinDbg
General
1 33 (20.89%) Finance
2 18 (11.39%) Banking
3 7 (4.43%) Retail
4 5 (3.16%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.16%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.90%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.27%) Advertising
6 2 (1.27%) Back Office
6 2 (1.27%) Law
7 1 (0.63%) Front Office
7 1 (0.63%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.63%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.63%) CSS
1 1 (0.63%) HTML
1 1 (0.63%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.49%) Blackberry
2 14 (8.86%) iPhone
3 11 (6.96%) NHS
4 10 (6.33%) iPad
5 9 (5.70%) Hedge funds
6 8 (5.06%) Data Centre
7 7 (4.43%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (3.80%) Smartphone
9 4 (2.53%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (1.27%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.27%) Fat Client
11 2 (1.27%) PDA
11 2 (1.27%) Statistics
11 2 (1.27%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.63%) BYOD
12 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.63%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 123 (77.85%) Windows
2 77 (48.73%) Windows 7
3 31 (19.62%) Windows Server
4 20 (12.66%) Windows XP
5 16 (10.13%) Windows 10
6 15 (9.49%) Windows 8
7 8 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (4.43%) Mac OS X
8 7 (4.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (3.80%) Windows Phone
10 5 (3.16%) Android
10 5 (3.16%) Apple iOS
10 5 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (23.42%) ITIL
2 12 (7.59%) Migration
3 11 (6.96%) Project Management
4 10 (6.33%) Mobile Device Management
5 9 (5.70%) ITSM
5 9 (5.70%) Service Management
5 9 (5.70%) Software Deployment
6 8 (5.06%) Configuration Management
7 7 (4.43%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (4.43%) Service Delivery
8 6 (3.80%) Asset Management
8 6 (3.80%) Business Continuity
8 6 (3.80%) Capacity Management
8 6 (3.80%) Change Management
8 6 (3.80%) PRINCE2
8 6 (3.80%) Server Virtualisation
9 5 (3.16%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (3.16%) PRINCE
10 3 (1.90%) Logistics
10 3 (1.90%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.13%) PowerShell
2 9 (5.70%) C
3 5 (3.16%) VB
3 5 (3.16%) VBScript
4 3 (1.90%) SQL
5 2 (1.27%) Java
6 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.63%) Perl
6 1 (0.63%) PHP
6 1 (0.63%) Python
6 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (11.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (6.96%) MCSE
3 10 (6.33%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (3.16%) MCP
5 5 (3.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (2.53%) Degree
6 4 (2.53%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.90%) MCSA
8 2 (1.27%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (1.27%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.63%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.63%) CCA
9 1 (0.63%) CCNA
9 1 (0.63%) CCNP
9 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.63%) HNC
9 1 (0.63%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.33%) SLA
2 1 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 67 (42.41%) Active Directory
2 16 (10.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.06%) XenApp
4 7 (4.43%) BitLocker
5 6 (3.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 6 (3.80%) UAG
5 6 (3.80%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (3.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (2.53%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.27%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.63%) Samba
Systems Management
1 43 (27.22%) SCCM
2 6 (3.80%) Backup Exec
2 6 (3.80%) IBM BigFix
2 6 (3.80%) SCOM
2 6 (3.80%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 6 (3.80%) WSUS
3 5 (3.16%) Perfmon
3 5 (3.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.63%) DameWare
5 1 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 60 (37.97%) Microsoft
2 28 (17.72%) Citrix
3 22 (13.92%) VMware
4 20 (12.66%) Symantec
5 13 (8.23%) Cisco
6 10 (6.33%) Apple
7 8 (5.06%) Bloomberg
7 8 (5.06%) LANDesk
7 8 (5.06%) Reuters
8 7 (4.43%) HP
8 7 (4.43%) Intel Security
9 6 (3.80%) Altiris
9 6 (3.80%) IBM
9 6 (3.80%) Lotus
10 5 (3.16%) Lumension
11 4 (2.53%) Remedy
12 2 (1.27%) Polycom
12 2 (1.27%) Veeam
13 1 (0.63%) Google
13 1 (0.63%) Wyse
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