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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 267 281 269
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 133 115 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.63% 0.53% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.57% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 59 39
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£175 £213 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £128 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £151 £150
% change year-on-year
-0.82% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 17 34
Average hourly rate £16.88 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.45 £18.58 £22.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
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
19545 20081 18032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.53% 93.17% 93.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13847 13699 12141
Average daily rate £440 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 376 496
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.73 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +33 52 £190 +8.71% 9
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Coulsdon - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Stanmore - - - -
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 219 (78.78%) Windows
2 148 (53.24%) Windows 7
3 111 (39.93%) Active Directory
4 100 (35.97%) Microsoft
5 97 (34.89%) MS Office
6 95 (34.17%) Windows XP
7 73 (26.26%) Blackberry
8 50 (17.99%) Finance
9 45 (16.19%) SCCM
10 41 (14.75%) MS Excel
11 40 (14.39%) Windows Server 2008
12 39 (14.03%) Citrix
13 38 (13.67%) MS Exchange
14 34 (12.23%) Apple
14 34 (12.23%) Banking
15 32 (11.51%) ITIL
16 31 (11.15%) Security Cleared
17 29 (10.43%) VMware
18 28 (10.07%) TCP/IP
19 27 (9.71%) Windows 8
20 26 (9.35%) Mac OS X
21 25 (8.99%) Lotus
21 25 (8.99%) Windows Server 2003
21 25 (8.99%) IBM Notes
21 25 (8.99%) Migration
22 24 (8.63%) Cisco
22 24 (8.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
23 23 (8.27%) SC Cleared
24 21 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2010
25 20 (7.19%) Reuters

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 38 (13.67%) MS Exchange
2 25 (8.99%) IBM Notes
3 24 (8.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 21 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (6.47%) Lync
6 13 (4.68%) SharePoint
7 8 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.08%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.36%) IIS
Applications
1 97 (34.89%) MS Office
2 41 (14.75%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.72%) MS Project
4 2 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.36%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (1.80%) Eikon
2 2 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.80%) Office 365
2 3 (1.08%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 28 (10.07%) TCP/IP
2 18 (6.47%) DNS
3 16 (5.76%) DHCP
4 13 (4.68%) LAN
5 10 (3.60%) VPN
6 8 (2.88%) Firewall
7 7 (2.52%) Internet
8 6 (2.16%) WAN
9 4 (1.44%) VoIP
9 4 (1.44%) SAN
9 4 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.44%) VLAN
10 3 (1.08%) Wireless
10 3 (1.08%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.72%) Cisco ISE
11 2 (0.72%) POP3
11 2 (0.72%) SMTP
11 2 (0.72%) IMAP
12 1 (0.36%) Network Security
12 1 (0.36%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (0.36%) FileMaker
1 1 (0.36%) MySQL
1 1 (0.36%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.72%) MSI
2 1 (0.36%) WinDbg
General
1 50 (17.99%) Finance
2 34 (12.23%) Banking
3 11 (3.96%) Retail
4 9 (3.24%) Financial Institution
4 9 (3.24%) Retail Banking
5 6 (2.16%) Law
6 5 (1.80%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.80%) Legal
7 3 (1.08%) Games
7 3 (1.08%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.08%) Back Office
7 3 (1.08%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.72%) French Language
8 2 (0.72%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.36%) Marketing
9 1 (0.36%) Advertising
9 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.80%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.72%) MAPI
3 1 (0.36%) LAMP
3 1 (0.36%) OLE
3 1 (0.36%) WSH
3 1 (0.36%) XML
3 1 (0.36%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 73 (26.26%) Blackberry
2 17 (6.12%) iPhone
3 16 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.32%) NHS
5 10 (3.60%) iPad
6 6 (2.16%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.80%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.44%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.44%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.08%) PKI
10 1 (0.36%) Handset
10 1 (0.36%) Equities
10 1 (0.36%) PDA
10 1 (0.36%) FMCG
10 1 (0.36%) Animation
10 1 (0.36%) CMDB
10 1 (0.36%) EPoS
10 1 (0.36%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.36%) User Experience
10 1 (0.36%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 219 (78.78%) Windows
2 148 (53.24%) Windows 7
3 95 (34.17%) Windows XP
4 40 (14.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (9.71%) Windows 8
6 26 (9.35%) Mac OS X
7 25 (8.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (6.47%) Apple iOS
9 17 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (6.12%) Android
10 12 (4.32%) Linux
11 9 (3.24%) Windows Vista
11 9 (3.24%) UNIX
12 8 (2.88%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.80%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (1.08%) Windows NT
14 3 (1.08%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.72%) Mac OS X Server
16 1 (0.36%) Windows CE
16 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (11.51%) ITIL
2 25 (8.99%) Migration
3 12 (4.32%) Service Management
4 10 (3.60%) Incident Management
4 10 (3.60%) Change Management
5 7 (2.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (2.52%) Problem Management
5 7 (2.52%) E-Commerce
6 6 (2.16%) Service Delivery
7 5 (1.80%) Configuration Management
7 5 (1.80%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (1.44%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (1.44%) Line Management
8 4 (1.44%) Coaching
8 4 (1.44%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (1.08%) Asset Management
9 3 (1.08%) Time Management
9 3 (1.08%) Project Planning
9 3 (1.08%) ITSM
9 3 (1.08%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.32%) PowerShell
2 8 (2.88%) SQL
2 8 (2.88%) VBScript
3 5 (1.80%) Java
4 3 (1.08%) C
4 3 (1.08%) VB
5 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.36%) C#
5 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 31 (11.15%) Security Cleared
2 23 (8.27%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (3.96%) MCSE
5 8 (2.88%) MCSA
6 6 (2.16%) MCP
7 5 (1.80%) Degree
8 4 (1.44%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.72%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.72%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.36%) MCTS
11 1 (0.36%) MCITP
11 1 (0.36%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.36%) Dell Certification
11 1 (0.36%) CCNP
11 1 (0.36%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.96%) SLA
System Software
1 111 (39.93%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.32%) XenApp
4 8 (2.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (2.52%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.16%) Xen
6 6 (2.16%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.72%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.72%) vSphere
8 2 (0.72%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.36%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 45 (16.19%) SCCM
2 5 (1.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.08%) SCOM
4 3 (1.08%) ServiceCenter
4 3 (1.08%) BMC Marimba
4 3 (1.08%) DameWare
5 2 (0.72%) HP SIM
5 2 (0.72%) Casper Suite
5 2 (0.72%) ZENworks
5 2 (0.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.72%) WMI
6 1 (0.36%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.36%) WSUS
6 1 (0.36%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 100 (35.97%) Microsoft
2 39 (14.03%) Citrix
3 34 (12.23%) Apple
4 29 (10.43%) VMware
5 25 (8.99%) Lotus
6 24 (8.63%) Cisco
7 20 (7.19%) Reuters
8 15 (5.40%) Bloomberg
9 13 (4.68%) HP
10 11 (3.96%) Symantec
11 9 (3.24%) Dell
12 8 (2.88%) Remedy
12 8 (2.88%) McAfee
12 8 (2.88%) Sophos
13 6 (2.16%) Avaya
13 6 (2.16%) Wyse
14 5 (1.80%) FactSet
15 4 (1.44%) Adobe
15 4 (1.44%) CQG
15 4 (1.44%) Google
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