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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 261 291 293
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 139 93 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.65% 0.43% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.46% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 45 37
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£165 £175 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £120 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £325 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £144 £150
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 14 24
Average hourly rate £17.92 £16.25 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £14.45 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £18.64 £20.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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
19643 20190 18456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.52% 92.91% 93.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13788 13644 12573
Average daily rate £446 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 387 425
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -1.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +46 48 £176 +10.15% 4
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Coulsdon - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 226 (79.02%) Windows
2 145 (50.70%) Windows 7
3 121 (42.31%) Active Directory
4 102 (35.66%) Microsoft
5 96 (33.57%) MS Office
6 93 (32.52%) Windows XP
7 79 (27.62%) Blackberry
8 52 (18.18%) Finance
9 46 (16.08%) SCCM
10 41 (14.34%) Apple
10 41 (14.34%) MS Excel
11 38 (13.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 37 (12.94%) Mac OS X
12 37 (12.94%) MS Exchange
12 37 (12.94%) ITIL
12 37 (12.94%) Citrix
13 36 (12.59%) Banking
14 33 (11.54%) VMware
15 32 (11.19%) Windows 8
16 26 (9.09%) Security Cleared
16 26 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 24 (8.39%) Lotus
17 24 (8.39%) Migration
17 24 (8.39%) TCP/IP
17 24 (8.39%) IBM Notes
18 23 (8.04%) Windows Server 2003
18 23 (8.04%) Reuters
18 23 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
18 23 (8.04%) iPhone
19 22 (7.69%) Lync

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 37 (12.94%) MS Exchange
2 26 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 24 (8.39%) IBM Notes
4 22 (7.69%) Lync
5 17 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (4.20%) SharePoint
7 7 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.70%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (0.70%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.35%) IIS
Applications
1 96 (33.57%) MS Office
2 41 (14.34%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.70%) MS Project
5 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.35%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (2.10%) Eikon
2 2 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.35%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.75%) Office 365
2 3 (1.05%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.39%) TCP/IP
2 21 (7.34%) DNS
3 18 (6.29%) DHCP
4 15 (5.24%) LAN
5 10 (3.50%) VPN
6 7 (2.45%) Internet
6 7 (2.45%) WAN
7 6 (2.10%) Firewall
8 5 (1.75%) Network Security
9 4 (1.40%) SAN
9 4 (1.40%) Wireless
9 4 (1.40%) VLAN
10 3 (1.05%) VoIP
11 2 (0.70%) ISDN
11 2 (0.70%) POP3
11 2 (0.70%) SMTP
11 2 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.70%) IMAP
11 2 (0.70%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.70%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.10%) MySQL
1 6 (2.10%) FileMaker
2 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.35%) MSI
1 1 (0.35%) WinDbg
General
1 52 (18.18%) Finance
2 36 (12.59%) Banking
3 12 (4.20%) Retail
4 10 (3.50%) Financial Institution
5 9 (3.15%) Retail Banking
6 7 (2.45%) Investment Banking
7 6 (2.10%) Law
8 5 (1.75%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.40%) Legal
9 4 (1.40%) Spanish Language
10 3 (1.05%) Multimedia
10 3 (1.05%) Games
11 2 (0.70%) Back Office
11 2 (0.70%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.70%) French Language
12 1 (0.35%) Marketing
12 1 (0.35%) Local Government
12 1 (0.35%) Advertising
12 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.10%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.70%) MAPI
3 1 (0.35%) WSH
3 1 (0.35%) LAMP
3 1 (0.35%) .NET
3 1 (0.35%) XML
3 1 (0.35%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 79 (27.62%) Blackberry
2 23 (8.04%) iPhone
3 18 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (5.24%) iPad
5 9 (3.15%) NHS
6 6 (2.10%) Smartphone
7 5 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.40%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.40%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.35%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.35%) EPoS
9 1 (0.35%) Replication
9 1 (0.35%) Equities
9 1 (0.35%) PKI
9 1 (0.35%) FMCG
9 1 (0.35%) Animation
9 1 (0.35%) CMDB
9 1 (0.35%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 226 (79.02%) Windows
2 145 (50.70%) Windows 7
3 93 (32.52%) Windows XP
4 38 (13.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (12.94%) Mac OS X
6 32 (11.19%) Windows 8
7 23 (8.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (6.64%) Android
9 18 (6.29%) Apple iOS
10 17 (5.94%) Linux
10 17 (5.94%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (3.15%) Mac OS
11 9 (3.15%) UNIX
12 8 (2.80%) Mac OS X Server
13 7 (2.45%) Windows Vista
14 4 (1.40%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (1.05%) Windows 2000
15 3 (1.05%) Windows NT
16 2 (0.70%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.35%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (12.94%) ITIL
2 24 (8.39%) Migration
3 13 (4.55%) Service Management
4 11 (3.85%) Change Management
4 11 (3.85%) Incident Management
5 7 (2.45%) Problem Management
5 7 (2.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (2.45%) E-Commerce
6 6 (2.10%) Service Delivery
7 5 (1.75%) Configuration Management
7 5 (1.75%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (1.40%) Change Control
8 4 (1.40%) ITSM
8 4 (1.40%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (1.40%) Line Management
8 4 (1.40%) Coaching
9 3 (1.05%) Mobile Device Management
9 3 (1.05%) Software Deployment
9 3 (1.05%) Data Migration
9 3 (1.05%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.24%) SQL
2 11 (3.85%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.10%) VBScript
4 5 (1.75%) Java
5 3 (1.05%) C
6 1 (0.35%) C#
6 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.35%) VB
6 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 19 (6.64%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (3.85%) MCSE
5 8 (2.80%) MCSA
6 5 (1.75%) MCP
6 5 (1.75%) Degree
7 3 (1.05%) VCP4
7 3 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.70%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.70%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.70%) CCNA
8 2 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.35%) ACTC
9 1 (0.35%) MCDST
9 1 (0.35%) MCITP
9 1 (0.35%) CCNP
9 1 (0.35%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.35%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 121 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 23 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.85%) XenApp
4 7 (2.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (2.10%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.75%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.75%) Xen
7 3 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.70%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.70%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.70%) vSphere
9 1 (0.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 46 (16.08%) SCCM
2 6 (2.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.05%) BMC Marimba
3 3 (1.05%) ServiceCenter
3 3 (1.05%) DameWare
3 3 (1.05%) SCOM
3 3 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.05%) Casper Suite
4 2 (0.70%) HP SIM
4 2 (0.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.70%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.35%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.35%) WMI
5 1 (0.35%) WSUS
5 1 (0.35%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 102 (35.66%) Microsoft
2 41 (14.34%) Apple
3 37 (12.94%) Citrix
4 33 (11.54%) VMware
5 24 (8.39%) Lotus
6 23 (8.04%) Reuters
7 20 (6.99%) Cisco
8 19 (6.64%) Bloomberg
9 12 (4.20%) HP
10 10 (3.50%) Symantec
11 9 (3.15%) Dell
12 8 (2.80%) McAfee
13 7 (2.45%) Remedy
13 7 (2.45%) Avaya
14 6 (2.10%) Sophos
14 6 (2.10%) Wyse
15 5 (1.75%) FactSet
16 4 (1.40%) ServiceNow
16 4 (1.40%) Google
16 4 (1.40%) CQG
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