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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 287 260 324
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +64
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 117 138 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.53% 0.61% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.66% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 63 33
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£180 £160 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £110 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £295 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £145 £143 £175
% change year-on-year
+1.75% -18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 18 22
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.49 £14.85 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £21.35 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.19 £14.38 £13.87
% change year-on-year
-1.32% +3.64%
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
20445 21023 20332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 92.91% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14135 14816 13711
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 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 371 455
Average hourly rate £18.71 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +5 32 £240 +7.26% 6
Kingston Upon Thames +3 4 £174 +2.05%
Northwood - 2 - -
Welling - 2 £110 -
Hounslow -4 1 - -
West Drayton - 1 £138 -
Westminster - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £130 -
Brentford - 1 - -
Enfield - 1 - -
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 193 (74.52%) Windows
2 123 (47.49%) Windows 7
3 112 (43.24%) Active Directory
4 103 (39.77%) MS Office
5 95 (36.68%) Microsoft
6 76 (29.34%) Windows XP
7 62 (23.94%) Blackberry
8 48 (18.53%) ITIL
9 45 (17.37%) Apple
10 41 (15.83%) SCCM
11 40 (15.44%) Finance
12 34 (13.13%) MS Excel
13 32 (12.36%) Citrix
14 29 (11.20%) VMware
14 29 (11.20%) Windows 8
15 27 (10.42%) Banking
15 27 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
15 27 (10.42%) Lync
16 26 (10.04%) iPhone
16 26 (10.04%) MS Exchange
17 25 (9.65%) Mac OS X
18 24 (9.27%) iPad
19 23 (8.88%) Migration
20 22 (8.49%) Security Cleared
21 21 (8.11%) TCP/IP
22 19 (7.34%) SharePoint
23 18 (6.95%) VMware Infrastructure
24 17 (6.56%) DNS
24 17 (6.56%) Bloomberg
24 17 (6.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 27 (10.42%) Lync
2 26 (10.04%) MS Exchange
3 19 (7.34%) SharePoint
4 17 (6.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 14 (5.41%) IBM Notes
6 8 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.77%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.39%) IIS
Applications
1 103 (39.77%) MS Office
2 34 (13.13%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.77%) MS Project
5 2 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.39%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.39%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 5 (1.93%) Eikon
2 2 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.39%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.32%) Office 365
2 2 (0.77%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.11%) TCP/IP
2 17 (6.56%) DNS
3 14 (5.41%) DHCP
4 12 (4.63%) Network Security
5 9 (3.47%) LAN
6 7 (2.70%) VPN
7 6 (2.32%) Internet
8 5 (1.93%) Wireless
9 4 (1.54%) VoIP
9 4 (1.54%) WAN
10 3 (1.16%) Firewall
10 3 (1.16%) SAN
11 2 (0.77%) POP3
11 2 (0.77%) SMTP
11 2 (0.77%) ISDN
11 2 (0.77%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.77%) IMAP
11 2 (0.77%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.77%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.39%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.47%) FileMaker
2 8 (3.09%) MySQL
3 3 (1.16%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.39%) MSI
1 1 (0.39%) InstallShield
General
1 40 (15.44%) Finance
2 27 (10.42%) Banking
3 11 (4.25%) Retail
4 7 (2.70%) Retail Banking
4 7 (2.70%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.32%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.32%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.54%) Spanish Language
7 3 (1.16%) Games
7 3 (1.16%) Legal
8 2 (0.77%) Law
8 2 (0.77%) Back Office
8 2 (0.77%) Publishing
8 2 (0.77%) French Language
9 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.39%) Local Government
9 1 (0.39%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.54%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.77%) .NET
2 2 (0.77%) MAPI
3 1 (0.39%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.39%) Flash
3 1 (0.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 62 (23.94%) Blackberry
2 26 (10.04%) iPhone
3 24 (9.27%) iPad
4 16 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.86%) NHS
6 9 (3.47%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.93%) BYOD
7 5 (1.93%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.93%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.16%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.77%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.77%) PDA
9 2 (0.77%) Clustering
10 1 (0.39%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.39%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.39%) Animation
10 1 (0.39%) Equities
10 1 (0.39%) EPoS
10 1 (0.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 193 (74.52%) Windows
2 123 (47.49%) Windows 7
3 76 (29.34%) Windows XP
4 29 (11.20%) Windows 8
5 27 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (9.65%) Mac OS X
7 14 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (4.25%) Mac OS X Server
9 10 (3.86%) Linux
9 10 (3.86%) Android
10 9 (3.47%) Mac OS
11 8 (3.09%) Apple iOS
12 6 (2.32%) UNIX
12 6 (2.32%) Windows Vista
13 4 (1.54%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.77%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.39%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (18.53%) ITIL
2 23 (8.88%) Migration
3 13 (5.02%) Service Management
4 10 (3.86%) Incident Management
5 9 (3.47%) Change Management
6 8 (3.09%) Problem Management
7 6 (2.32%) ITSM
7 6 (2.32%) Data Protection
7 6 (2.32%) Change Control
8 5 (1.93%) Software Deployment
8 5 (1.93%) Project Management
8 5 (1.93%) Service Delivery
9 4 (1.54%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (1.54%) Configuration Management
9 4 (1.54%) Mobile Device Management
10 3 (1.16%) Software Distribution
10 3 (1.16%) Coaching
10 3 (1.16%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (1.16%) Asset Management
10 3 (1.16%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.41%) SQL
2 10 (3.86%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.77%) VBScript
4 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.39%) VB
4 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.39%) C
4 1 (0.39%) C#
Qualifications
1 22 (8.49%) Security Cleared
2 13 (5.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (4.63%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.09%) MCSE
5 5 (1.93%) MCP
6 4 (1.54%) Degree
6 4 (1.54%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.16%) ACTC
7 3 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.77%) CCNA
8 2 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.39%) MCDST
9 1 (0.39%) MCITP
9 1 (0.39%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.39%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.86%) SLA
System Software
1 112 (43.24%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (2.32%) XenApp
5 3 (1.16%) vSphere
6 2 (0.77%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.77%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.39%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 41 (15.83%) SCCM
2 5 (1.93%) Casper Suite
2 5 (1.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (1.54%) SCOM
4 3 (1.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.77%) ZENworks
5 2 (0.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.77%) WMI
5 2 (0.77%) BMC Marimba
5 2 (0.77%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.77%) HP SIM
5 2 (0.77%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.77%) SCSM
6 1 (0.39%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.39%) DameWare
Vendors
1 95 (36.68%) Microsoft
2 45 (17.37%) Apple
3 32 (12.36%) Citrix
4 29 (11.20%) VMware
5 17 (6.56%) Bloomberg
6 15 (5.79%) HP
7 14 (5.41%) Lotus
7 14 (5.41%) Reuters
8 13 (5.02%) Cisco
9 11 (4.25%) Dell
10 8 (3.09%) Remedy
11 7 (2.70%) McAfee
11 7 (2.70%) Adobe
12 5 (1.93%) Altiris
12 5 (1.93%) Symantec
13 3 (1.16%) Neverfail
13 3 (1.16%) Wyse
13 3 (1.16%) IBM
14 2 (0.77%) Oracle
14 2 (0.77%) Avaya
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