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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 316 308 333
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 109 115 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.46% 0.49% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.53% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 60 48
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£175 £166 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -14.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £110 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £305 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £135 £161 £150
% change year-on-year
-16.27% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 15 22
Average hourly rate £17.35 £16.00 £16.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.08 £13.20 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.26 £19.00 £19.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.40 £15.03 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-4.15% -6.09%
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
21633 21832 22445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.16% 92.83% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15157 14952 15264
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 £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 404 470
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 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
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 31 July 2015.

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 31 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 -24 27 £203 -10.00% 7
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £165 -
Northwood - 2 - -
Brentford - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Ealing - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £130 -
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 182 (74.29%) Windows
2 115 (46.94%) Windows 7
3 109 (44.49%) Active Directory
4 101 (41.22%) Microsoft
5 99 (40.41%) MS Office
6 61 (24.90%) Windows XP
7 56 (22.86%) ITIL
8 46 (18.78%) SCCM
9 39 (15.92%) Blackberry
9 39 (15.92%) Finance
10 36 (14.69%) MS Excel
11 35 (14.29%) Citrix
12 34 (13.88%) Apple
12 34 (13.88%) VMware
13 29 (11.84%) Windows 8
14 25 (10.20%) Lync
15 24 (9.80%) SharePoint
16 23 (9.39%) iPad
17 22 (8.98%) VMware Infrastructure
17 22 (8.98%) Mac OS X
17 22 (8.98%) Migration
18 20 (8.16%) iPhone
18 20 (8.16%) Security Cleared
19 19 (7.76%) Banking
20 18 (7.35%) MS Exchange
21 17 (6.94%) HP
22 16 (6.53%) TCP/IP
22 16 (6.53%) Bloomberg
23 15 (6.12%) SLA
23 15 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 25 (10.20%) Lync
2 24 (9.80%) SharePoint
3 18 (7.35%) MS Exchange
4 14 (5.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (2.86%) IBM Notes
6 6 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.82%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.82%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.41%) IIS
9 1 (0.41%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 99 (40.41%) MS Office
2 36 (14.69%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.41%) Shockwave
5 1 (0.41%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.82%) Eikon
2 1 (0.41%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.53%) TCP/IP
2 13 (5.31%) LAN
2 13 (5.31%) DNS
3 12 (4.90%) Network Security
4 8 (3.27%) DHCP
5 7 (2.86%) Internet
6 6 (2.45%) VPN
6 6 (2.45%) WAN
7 4 (1.63%) SAN
8 3 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.22%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.82%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.82%) Wireless
9 2 (0.82%) Firewall
9 2 (0.82%) VoIP
9 2 (0.82%) ISDN
10 1 (0.41%) Broadband
10 1 (0.41%) SMS
10 1 (0.41%) 2G
10 1 (0.41%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.67%) FileMaker
2 8 (3.27%) MySQL
3 5 (2.04%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.41%) MSI
1 1 (0.41%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.41%) AdminStudio
General
1 39 (15.92%) Finance
2 19 (7.76%) Banking
3 7 (2.86%) Financial Institution
4 6 (2.45%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.63%) Advertising
5 4 (1.63%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.22%) Retail
6 3 (1.22%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.82%) French Language
7 2 (0.82%) Publishing
7 2 (0.82%) Local Government
7 2 (0.82%) Legal
7 2 (0.82%) Back Office
8 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.41%) Front Office
8 1 (0.41%) Law
8 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.41%) Marketing
8 1 (0.41%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.22%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.41%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.41%) Silverlight
2 1 (0.41%) .NET
2 1 (0.41%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 39 (15.92%) Blackberry
2 23 (9.39%) iPad
3 20 (8.16%) iPhone
4 13 (5.31%) NHS
5 12 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (3.67%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (2.86%) BYOD
8 3 (1.22%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.22%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.82%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.82%) Clustering
9 2 (0.82%) PDA
9 2 (0.82%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.41%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.41%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.41%) HP Storage
10 1 (0.41%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.41%) Replication
10 1 (0.41%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 182 (74.29%) Windows
2 115 (46.94%) Windows 7
3 61 (24.90%) Windows XP
4 29 (11.84%) Windows 8
5 22 (8.98%) Mac OS X
6 14 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (4.49%) Mac OS
9 10 (4.08%) Mac OS X Server
10 8 (3.27%) Android
10 8 (3.27%) Linux
10 8 (3.27%) Apple iOS
11 6 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (2.04%) UNIX
13 3 (1.22%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.82%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (22.86%) ITIL
2 22 (8.98%) Migration
3 9 (3.67%) Service Management
4 8 (3.27%) Incident Management
5 7 (2.86%) Change Management
5 7 (2.86%) ITSM
6 6 (2.45%) Project Management
6 6 (2.45%) Software Deployment
7 5 (2.04%) Service Delivery
7 5 (2.04%) Change Control
8 4 (1.63%) Data Protection
8 4 (1.63%) Software Distribution
8 4 (1.63%) Problem Management
9 3 (1.22%) Configuration Management
9 3 (1.22%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (1.22%) Asset Management
9 3 (1.22%) Patch Management
9 3 (1.22%) Security Patching
9 3 (1.22%) Server Building
10 2 (0.82%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.71%) SQL
2 13 (5.31%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.63%) VBScript
4 3 (1.22%) VB
5 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (4.08%) MCSE
3 10 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.04%) MCP
5 4 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.63%) CCNA
6 3 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.22%) ACTC
6 3 (1.22%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.22%) Degree
7 1 (0.41%) MCDST
7 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.41%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.12%) SLA
2 1 (0.41%) QA
System Software
1 109 (44.49%) Active Directory
2 22 (8.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (1.63%) XenApp
3 4 (1.63%) XenDesktop
4 3 (1.22%) vSphere
4 3 (1.22%) Xen
5 1 (0.41%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.41%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.41%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 46 (18.78%) SCCM
2 6 (2.45%) Casper Suite
3 4 (1.63%) SCOM
4 3 (1.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.82%) SCSM
5 2 (0.82%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.82%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.41%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.41%) DameWare
6 1 (0.41%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.41%) WMI
6 1 (0.41%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.41%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 101 (41.22%) Microsoft
2 35 (14.29%) Citrix
3 34 (13.88%) Apple
3 34 (13.88%) VMware
4 17 (6.94%) HP
5 16 (6.53%) Bloomberg
6 12 (4.90%) Reuters
6 12 (4.90%) Dell
7 10 (4.08%) Cisco
8 9 (3.67%) Adobe
9 7 (2.86%) Lotus
9 7 (2.86%) Altiris
9 7 (2.86%) LANDesk
10 6 (2.45%) Remedy
11 5 (2.04%) McAfee
11 5 (2.04%) AppSense
12 4 (1.63%) Wyse
12 4 (1.63%) Symantec
12 4 (1.63%) IBM
12 4 (1.63%) Oracle
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