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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 295 325 305
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 120 106 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.49% 0.42% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.45% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 65 58
Average daily rate
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£175 £255 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% +8.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £137 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £168 £140 £140
% change year-on-year
+19.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 20 16
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £14.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £21.15 £20.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £14.71
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -5.71%
Desktop Engineer
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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
22622 23362 24347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.29% 92.98% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 15682 16056 16013
Average daily rate £425 £433 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 425 621
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.41 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.84% -0.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 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
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 23 September 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 +31 29 £244 +21.87% 5
Harrow - - - - 1
Hornchurch - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 195 (77.38%) Windows
2 145 (57.54%) Windows 7
3 116 (46.03%) Microsoft
4 110 (43.65%) Active Directory
5 93 (36.90%) MS Office
6 84 (33.33%) Windows XP
7 55 (21.83%) Citrix
8 53 (21.03%) Finance
9 47 (18.65%) SCCM
10 36 (14.29%) ITIL
11 34 (13.49%) Banking
12 33 (13.10%) Blackberry
13 32 (12.70%) Security Cleared
14 29 (11.51%) MS Exchange
14 29 (11.51%) Windows Server 2003
15 28 (11.11%) SC Cleared
15 28 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
16 26 (10.32%) Cisco
17 24 (9.52%) MS Excel
18 23 (9.13%) Microsoft Certification
19 20 (7.94%) VMware
20 19 (7.54%) SLA
20 19 (7.54%) Apple
20 19 (7.54%) XenApp
21 18 (7.14%) TCP/IP
22 17 (6.75%) Migration
23 16 (6.35%) Lotus
23 16 (6.35%) IBM Notes
23 16 (6.35%) Windows 8
24 15 (5.95%) PowerShell

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 29 (11.51%) MS Exchange
2 16 (6.35%) IBM Notes
3 12 (4.76%) Lync
4 10 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (3.57%) SharePoint
6 8 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.59%) Lotus Domino
9 3 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 93 (36.90%) MS Office
2 24 (9.52%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.38%) MS Project
3 6 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.38%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.98%) Eikon
2 2 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.40%) 3000 Xtra
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.98%) Office 365
2 1 (0.40%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 12 (4.76%) LAN
3 10 (3.97%) VPN
4 9 (3.57%) DNS
5 7 (2.78%) DHCP
6 6 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.59%) Internet
8 3 (1.19%) Firewall
8 3 (1.19%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.79%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.79%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (0.79%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.79%) SMS
9 2 (0.79%) VoIP
9 2 (0.79%) WAN
9 2 (0.79%) Wireless
10 1 (0.40%) HTTP
10 1 (0.40%) SAN
10 1 (0.40%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.40%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 5 (1.98%) MSI
2 1 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.40%) WinDbg
General
1 53 (21.03%) Finance
2 34 (13.49%) Banking
3 6 (2.38%) Legal
4 4 (1.59%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.19%) Law
6 2 (0.79%) Back Office
6 2 (0.79%) Advertising
7 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.40%) Front Office
7 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.40%) Retail
7 1 (0.40%) French Language
7 1 (0.40%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.79%) Software Packaging
1 2 (0.79%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 33 (13.10%) Blackberry
2 14 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.76%) NHS
4 9 (3.57%) iPhone
5 5 (1.98%) Handset
5 5 (1.98%) iPad
6 3 (1.19%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.19%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.19%) User Experience
6 3 (1.19%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.19%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.79%) PKI
7 2 (0.79%) Derivative
7 2 (0.79%) Kindle
7 2 (0.79%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.40%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.40%) PDA
8 1 (0.40%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 195 (77.38%) Windows
2 145 (57.54%) Windows 7
3 84 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 29 (11.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (6.35%) Windows 8
7 12 (4.76%) Windows Vista
8 11 (4.37%) Android
9 10 (3.97%) Apple iOS
10 9 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (3.17%) Windows 2000
11 8 (3.17%) Mac OS X
12 7 (2.78%) Linux
13 5 (1.98%) Mac OS
14 3 (1.19%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.40%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.40%) UNIX
15 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (14.29%) ITIL
2 17 (6.75%) Migration
3 9 (3.57%) Service Management
4 6 (2.38%) Incident Management
5 4 (1.59%) Problem Management
5 4 (1.59%) Time Management
5 4 (1.59%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (1.59%) CRM
6 3 (1.19%) Change Management
6 3 (1.19%) ITSM
6 3 (1.19%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (1.19%) Mentoring
7 2 (0.79%) Coaching
7 2 (0.79%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (0.79%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (0.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (0.79%) Service Delivery
7 2 (0.79%) Configuration Management
8 1 (0.40%) Project Management
8 1 (0.40%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.95%) PowerShell
2 14 (5.56%) VBScript
3 5 (1.98%) VB
4 4 (1.59%) SQL
5 3 (1.19%) Java
6 1 (0.40%) C
6 1 (0.40%) VBA
6 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (12.70%) Security Cleared
2 28 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 23 (9.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (5.95%) MCSE
5 13 (5.16%) MCP
6 8 (3.17%) Degree
7 7 (2.78%) A+ Certification
7 7 (2.78%) MCSA
8 5 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.59%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (1.59%) CCNA
10 3 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.19%) MCTS
10 3 (1.19%) MCITP
10 3 (1.19%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.79%) HNC
12 1 (0.40%) Dell Certification
12 1 (0.40%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.54%) SLA
2 2 (0.79%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 110 (43.65%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.54%) XenApp
3 14 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.59%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.19%) vSphere
7 2 (0.79%) Xen
7 2 (0.79%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 47 (18.65%) SCCM
2 4 (1.59%) WMI
2 4 (1.59%) ZENworks
3 3 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.79%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.40%) WSUS
5 1 (0.40%) BMC Marimba
Vendors
1 116 (46.03%) Microsoft
2 55 (21.83%) Citrix
3 26 (10.32%) Cisco
4 20 (7.94%) VMware
5 19 (7.54%) Apple
6 16 (6.35%) Lotus
7 13 (5.16%) Wyse
7 13 (5.16%) Reuters
7 13 (5.16%) Symantec
8 12 (4.76%) Bloomberg
9 10 (3.97%) Remedy
10 9 (3.57%) HP
11 7 (2.78%) Adobe
11 7 (2.78%) Altiris
12 6 (2.38%) Dell
12 6 (2.38%) Fidessa
12 6 (2.38%) McAfee
13 4 (1.59%) Sophos
14 3 (1.19%) Avaya
14 3 (1.19%) Bomgar
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