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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 330 288 300
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 78 130 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.37% 0.61% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.65% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 66 53
Average daily rate £164 £173 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.07% -13.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £120 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £143 £160
% change year-on-year
+8.77% -10.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 28 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +6.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £20.76 £18.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -
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
20052 20041 20862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.68% 94.50% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 14187 14178 14151
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 344 401
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £37.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 9 £165 -8.33% 9
Kingston Upon Thames +5 3 £165 -5.71%
Carshalton - 1 - -
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 140 (81.87%) Windows
2 105 (61.40%) Windows 7
3 81 (47.37%) Active Directory
4 57 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 57 (33.33%) MS Office
5 50 (29.24%) Finance
6 41 (23.98%) Windows XP
7 38 (22.22%) Windows Server
8 37 (21.64%) Blackberry
9 35 (20.47%) Citrix
10 31 (18.13%) ITIL
10 31 (18.13%) Banking
11 30 (17.54%) MS Exchange
12 27 (15.79%) Apple
13 26 (15.20%) Bloomberg
14 25 (14.62%) iPhone
14 25 (14.62%) iPad
14 25 (14.62%) MS Excel
15 24 (14.04%) Windows Server 2003
16 23 (13.45%) DNS
16 23 (13.45%) SCCM
17 22 (12.87%) Office 365
18 21 (12.28%) Reuters
19 20 (11.70%) Internet
20 19 (11.11%) SLA
20 19 (11.11%) DHCP
20 19 (11.11%) Windows 8
21 18 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
21 18 (10.53%) IBM Notes
21 18 (10.53%) Lotus

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 30 (17.54%) MS Exchange
2 18 (10.53%) IBM Notes
3 13 (7.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (6.43%) SharePoint
5 10 (5.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (4.09%) Skype for Business
7 6 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 1 (0.58%) IIS
9 1 (0.58%) LiveLink
Applications
1 57 (33.33%) MS Office
2 25 (14.62%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (8.77%) Eikon
2 6 (3.51%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.58%) assyst
3 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (12.87%) Office 365
2 1 (0.58%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (13.45%) DNS
2 20 (11.70%) Internet
3 19 (11.11%) DHCP
4 13 (7.60%) LAN
5 12 (7.02%) Wi-Fi
6 11 (6.43%) TCP/IP
7 10 (5.85%) Wireless
8 9 (5.26%) WAN
9 5 (2.92%) VoIP
9 5 (2.92%) VPN
10 4 (2.34%) Firewall
11 3 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (1.75%) FTP
11 3 (1.75%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (1.75%) SAN
12 2 (1.17%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (1.17%) NAS
12 2 (1.17%) Unified Communications
12 2 (1.17%) VLAN
12 2 (1.17%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.17%) GIS
2 1 (0.58%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.58%) JIRA
General
1 50 (29.24%) Finance
2 31 (18.13%) Banking
3 16 (9.36%) Retail
4 15 (8.77%) Retail Banking
5 9 (5.26%) Financial Institution
6 7 (4.09%) Law
7 5 (2.92%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.75%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.17%) Back Office
10 1 (0.58%) Billing
10 1 (0.58%) French Language
10 1 (0.58%) German Language
10 1 (0.58%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.17%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 37 (21.64%) Blackberry
2 25 (14.62%) iPad
2 25 (14.62%) iPhone
3 10 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.26%) NHS
5 8 (4.68%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (2.92%) CMDB
6 5 (2.92%) PDA
7 4 (2.34%) Clustering
7 4 (2.34%) Hedge funds
7 4 (2.34%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.75%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.17%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.17%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.17%) Smartcard
9 2 (1.17%) Statistics
9 2 (1.17%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.58%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.58%) Mobile Computing
10 1 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 140 (81.87%) Windows
2 105 (61.40%) Windows 7
3 41 (23.98%) Windows XP
4 38 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 24 (14.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (11.11%) Windows 8
7 18 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (9.94%) Apple iOS
9 15 (8.77%) Android
10 12 (7.02%) Mac OS X
11 6 (3.51%) Mac OS
11 6 (3.51%) Windows 10
11 6 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (2.92%) Linux
12 5 (2.92%) Unix
13 3 (1.75%) Mac OS X Server
13 3 (1.75%) Windows 2000
14 2 (1.17%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.58%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.13%) ITIL
2 8 (4.68%) ITSM
3 5 (2.92%) Migration
3 5 (2.92%) Trend Analysis
4 4 (2.34%) Asset Management
4 4 (2.34%) Change Management
4 4 (2.34%) Service Management
4 4 (2.34%) Time Management
4 4 (2.34%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (1.75%) Data Migration
5 3 (1.75%) ITIL V3
5 3 (1.75%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (1.75%) Software Distribution
6 2 (1.17%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (1.17%) Coaching
6 2 (1.17%) Document Management
6 2 (1.17%) Incident Management
6 2 (1.17%) Investment Management
6 2 (1.17%) Network Architecture
6 2 (1.17%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 5 (2.92%) C
2 5 (2.92%) SQL
2 5 (2.92%) VBScript
3 3 (1.75%) Java
4 1 (0.58%) Perl
4 1 (0.58%) Python
4 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.09%) MCSE
4 6 (3.51%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.92%) Degree
6 4 (2.34%) MCP
7 2 (1.17%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.58%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.58%) ACSP
8 1 (0.58%) CCA
8 1 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.58%) MCDST
8 1 (0.58%) MCITP
8 1 (0.58%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 81 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.34%) XenApp
4 3 (1.75%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.17%) Samba
5 2 (1.17%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.58%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.58%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.58%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 23 (13.45%) SCCM
2 4 (2.34%) SCOM
2 4 (2.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.75%) WSUS
4 2 (1.17%) DameWare
5 1 (0.58%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.58%) AppManager
5 1 (0.58%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.58%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.58%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 57 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 35 (20.47%) Citrix
3 27 (15.79%) Apple
4 26 (15.20%) Bloomberg
5 21 (12.28%) Reuters
6 18 (10.53%) Lotus
7 17 (9.94%) VMware
8 10 (5.85%) Remedy
9 9 (5.26%) HP
9 9 (5.26%) Symantec
10 7 (4.09%) Cisco
11 6 (3.51%) AppSense
11 6 (3.51%) Dell
12 5 (2.92%) LANDesk
13 4 (2.34%) Mitel
14 3 (1.75%) Intel Security
14 3 (1.75%) Polycom
15 2 (1.17%) BT
15 2 (1.17%) Forcepoint
15 2 (1.17%) Wyse
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