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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Engineer
England / London
Rank 324 330 276
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -54
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 79 86 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.41% 0.41% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.43% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 43 67
Median daily rate £180 £163 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £113 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £225 £268
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £160 £138
% change year-on-year
- +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 33
Median hourly rate £18.50 £16.63 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.27% +0.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £23.70 £20.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%

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
18146 19966 19997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.94% 95.10% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 12978 14043 14217
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 310 345
Median hourly rate £21.75 £17.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.56% +1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 -7 14 £175 +6.06% 2
Bromley - 2 £240 -
Westminster - 2 £300 -
Croydon - 1 - -
Romford - 1 £145 -
Uxbridge - 1 £175 -
Docklands, London - 1 £550 -
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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.

1 153 (83.15%) Windows
2 102 (55.43%) Active Directory
3 86 (46.74%) Windows 7
4 78 (42.39%) Microsoft
4 78 (42.39%) MS Office
5 48 (26.09%) MS Excel
6 45 (24.46%) Finance
7 41 (22.28%) SCCM
8 39 (21.20%) Blackberry
9 35 (19.02%) Windows Server
10 34 (18.48%) Citrix
10 34 (18.48%) Banking
11 33 (17.93%) Windows XP
12 29 (15.76%) MS Exchange
12 29 (15.76%) Retail
13 28 (15.22%) ITIL
14 27 (14.67%) Office 365
15 25 (13.59%) iPad
16 23 (12.50%) Apple
16 23 (12.50%) Windows 10
17 21 (11.41%) DNS
17 21 (11.41%) iPhone
18 20 (10.87%) Bloomberg
19 19 (10.33%) TCP/IP
19 19 (10.33%) Windows 8
20 17 (9.24%) LAN
20 17 (9.24%) IBM Notes
20 17 (9.24%) Lotus
20 17 (9.24%) Reuters
21 16 (8.70%) Mac OS X

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 29 (15.76%) MS Exchange
2 17 (9.24%) IBM Notes
3 10 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.72%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 78 (42.39%) MS Office
2 48 (26.09%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (7.07%) Eikon
2 3 (1.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 27 (14.67%) Office 365
2 1 (0.54%) G Suite
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.54%) OneDrive
2 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (11.41%) DNS
2 19 (10.33%) TCP/IP
3 17 (9.24%) LAN
4 16 (8.70%) DHCP
5 13 (7.07%) Internet
6 11 (5.98%) VPN
6 11 (5.98%) WAN
7 10 (5.43%) Wireless
8 9 (4.89%) Ethernet
9 7 (3.80%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (2.72%) Skype
10 5 (2.72%) VoIP
11 4 (2.17%) Firewall
11 4 (2.17%) IP Telephony
12 2 (1.09%) Cisco IOS
13 1 (0.54%) BGP
13 1 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
13 1 (0.54%) EIGRP
13 1 (0.54%) Network Security
13 1 (0.54%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 4 (2.17%) MSI
2 2 (1.09%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (24.46%) Finance
2 34 (18.48%) Banking
3 29 (15.76%) Retail
4 12 (6.52%) Retail Banking
5 8 (4.35%) Legal
6 6 (3.26%) Back Office
7 2 (1.09%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.09%) Law
7 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.54%) Advertising
8 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.54%) German Language
8 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.54%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.72%) Software Packaging
2 3 (1.63%) XMPP
3 2 (1.09%) Middleware
4 1 (0.54%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 39 (21.20%) Blackberry
2 25 (13.59%) iPad
3 21 (11.41%) iPhone
4 14 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.35%) Client/Server
5 8 (4.35%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.26%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (2.72%) User Experience
8 3 (1.63%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.09%) BYOD
9 2 (1.09%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.09%) Statistics
10 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.54%) EPoS
10 1 (0.54%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.54%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.54%) PDA
10 1 (0.54%) Tandem
10 1 (0.54%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 153 (83.15%) Windows
2 86 (46.74%) Windows 7
3 35 (19.02%) Windows Server
4 33 (17.93%) Windows XP
5 23 (12.50%) Windows 10
6 19 (10.33%) Windows 8
7 16 (8.70%) Mac OS X
8 15 (8.15%) Android
9 14 (7.61%) Apple iOS
10 13 (7.07%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (4.89%) Mac OS
11 9 (4.89%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (4.89%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (1.63%) Linux
13 2 (1.09%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.54%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (15.22%) ITIL
2 16 (8.70%) Time Management
3 11 (5.98%) Change Management
4 9 (4.89%) Coaching
4 9 (4.89%) Migration
5 7 (3.80%) Identity Management
5 7 (3.80%) Mobile Device Management
5 7 (3.80%) Service Management
5 7 (3.80%) Validation
6 6 (3.26%) Problem Management
7 5 (2.72%) Asset Management
7 5 (2.72%) Patch Management
7 5 (2.72%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (2.17%) ITSM
9 3 (1.63%) Application Packaging
9 3 (1.63%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (1.63%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (1.63%) Incident Management
9 3 (1.63%) Software Deployment
9 3 (1.63%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.61%) PowerShell
2 4 (2.17%) Java
3 2 (1.09%) VBScript
4 1 (0.54%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.54%) C
4 1 (0.54%) Perl
4 1 (0.54%) SQL
4 1 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (8.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (7.07%) Security Cleared
3 11 (5.98%) MCP
3 11 (5.98%) MCSE
4 10 (5.43%) Degree
5 8 (4.35%) DV Cleared
5 8 (4.35%) MCSA
6 7 (3.80%) ACDT
6 7 (3.80%) ACHDS
6 7 (3.80%) ACTC
6 7 (3.80%) MCDST
6 7 (3.80%) MCSM
6 7 (3.80%) Network+ Certification
7 5 (2.72%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.17%) A+ Certification
8 4 (2.17%) MCITP
9 3 (1.63%) CCNA
9 3 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.09%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (1.09%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.35%) SLA
2 2 (1.09%) QA
3 1 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 102 (55.43%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.98%) XenApp
2 11 (5.98%) XenDesktop
3 8 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (3.80%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.63%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.54%) Firmware
7 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.54%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 41 (22.28%) SCCM
2 4 (2.17%) Casper Suite
3 3 (1.63%) AirWatch
3 3 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.09%) SCOM
4 2 (1.09%) WSUS
5 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 78 (42.39%) Microsoft
2 34 (18.48%) Citrix
3 23 (12.50%) Apple
4 20 (10.87%) Bloomberg
5 17 (9.24%) Lotus
5 17 (9.24%) Reuters
6 14 (7.61%) Cisco
7 10 (5.43%) VMware
8 8 (4.35%) Remedy
9 6 (3.26%) Symantec
10 4 (2.17%) AppSense
10 4 (2.17%) Google
11 3 (1.63%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.09%) Dell
12 2 (1.09%) HP
12 2 (1.09%) Oracle
13 1 (0.54%) Avaya
13 1 (0.54%) CommVault
13 1 (0.54%) Mercator
13 1 (0.54%) Red Hat
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