The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Desktop Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 329 335 273
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -62
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 107 97 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.49% 0.43% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.45% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 43 78
Median daily rate £175 £145 £173
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £103 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £245 £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £150
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 35
Median hourly rate £15.63 £14.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.79% -8.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £11.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.09 £24.20 £18.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.78 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+5.58% -
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
20547 21624 22839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.81% 95.17% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14638 15330 16456
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 343 446
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.40 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £37.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.79
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.66%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title.

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 2 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 2 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -17 13 £175 +6.06% 5
Westminster - 2 £300 -
Uxbridge +6 1 £175 +9.37%
Docklands, London - 1 £550 -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £240 -
Grays - 1 - -
Harrow - 1 - -
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, Desktop Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 163 (84.02%) Windows
2 117 (60.31%) Active Directory
3 92 (47.42%) Windows 7
4 85 (43.81%) Microsoft
5 74 (38.14%) MS Office
6 51 (26.29%) MS Excel
7 47 (24.23%) SCCM
8 39 (20.10%) Finance
9 36 (18.56%) Blackberry
10 35 (18.04%) Citrix
10 35 (18.04%) Windows Server
11 34 (17.53%) Windows XP
12 33 (17.01%) MS Exchange
13 32 (16.49%) ITIL
14 30 (15.46%) Banking
15 28 (14.43%) Retail
15 28 (14.43%) Office 365
16 26 (13.40%) iPad
17 23 (11.86%) iPhone
18 22 (11.34%) Windows 8
18 22 (11.34%) DNS
18 22 (11.34%) Apple
18 22 (11.34%) Windows 10
19 21 (10.82%) Bloomberg
20 20 (10.31%) Mac OS X
20 20 (10.31%) PowerShell
21 18 (9.28%) Reuters
22 17 (8.76%) TCP/IP
22 17 (8.76%) Microsoft Certification
22 17 (8.76%) LAN

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 33 (17.01%) MS Exchange
2 15 (7.73%) IBM Notes
3 14 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (6.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (4.12%) Skype for Business
7 4 (2.06%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 74 (38.14%) MS Office
2 51 (26.29%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (6.70%) Eikon
2 2 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 28 (14.43%) Office 365
2 1 (0.52%) G Suite
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.52%) OneDrive
2 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.34%) DNS
2 17 (8.76%) DHCP
2 17 (8.76%) LAN
2 17 (8.76%) TCP/IP
3 13 (6.70%) WAN
4 10 (5.15%) Internet
5 9 (4.64%) Wireless
6 8 (4.12%) Ethernet
6 8 (4.12%) Skype
6 8 (4.12%) VPN
7 6 (3.09%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (2.58%) VoIP
9 4 (2.06%) IP Telephony
10 3 (1.55%) Firewall
11 2 (1.03%) NetScaler
11 2 (1.03%) Network Security
11 2 (1.03%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (1.03%) WLAN
12 1 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.52%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.03%) InstallShield
1 2 (1.03%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.52%) MSI
General
1 39 (20.10%) Finance
2 30 (15.46%) Banking
3 28 (14.43%) Retail
4 11 (5.67%) Retail Banking
5 7 (3.61%) Back Office
6 6 (3.09%) Legal
7 3 (1.55%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.03%) Advertising
8 2 (1.03%) Law
8 2 (1.03%) Publishing
9 1 (0.52%) German Language
9 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.52%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.52%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.58%) Software Packaging
2 2 (1.03%) Middleware
3 1 (0.52%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.52%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (18.56%) Blackberry
2 26 (13.40%) iPad
3 23 (11.86%) iPhone
4 12 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.12%) Client/Server
6 7 (3.61%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.06%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.06%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.55%) BYOD
8 3 (1.55%) User Experience
8 3 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.03%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.03%) NHS
9 2 (1.03%) Statistics
10 1 (0.52%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.52%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.52%) Tandem
10 1 (0.52%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 163 (84.02%) Windows
2 92 (47.42%) Windows 7
3 35 (18.04%) Windows Server
4 34 (17.53%) Windows XP
5 22 (11.34%) Windows 10
5 22 (11.34%) Windows 8
6 20 (10.31%) Mac OS X
7 14 (7.22%) Android
7 14 (7.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (6.70%) Apple iOS
9 10 (5.15%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (4.64%) Mac OS
10 9 (4.64%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (1.55%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (1.55%) Windows Phone
12 2 (1.03%) Linux
13 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (16.49%) ITIL
2 16 (8.25%) Time Management
3 10 (5.15%) Change Management
4 9 (4.64%) Migration
4 9 (4.64%) Service Management
5 8 (4.12%) Mobile Device Management
6 6 (3.09%) Coaching
6 6 (3.09%) Identity Management
6 6 (3.09%) Validation
7 5 (2.58%) Problem Management
8 4 (2.06%) Asset Management
8 4 (2.06%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (2.06%) Patch Management
8 4 (2.06%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (1.55%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (1.55%) Data Protection
9 3 (1.55%) Incident Management
9 3 (1.55%) Project Management
9 3 (1.55%) Software Deployment
10 2 (1.03%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 20 (10.31%) PowerShell
2 6 (3.09%) VB
3 3 (1.55%) Java
4 2 (1.03%) C
4 2 (1.03%) VBScript
5 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (8.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (6.70%) Security Cleared
3 12 (6.19%) MCSE
4 11 (5.67%) Degree
5 10 (5.15%) MCP
6 9 (4.64%) MCSA
7 7 (3.61%) DV Cleared
8 6 (3.09%) ACDT
8 6 (3.09%) ACHDS
8 6 (3.09%) ACTC
8 6 (3.09%) MCDST
8 6 (3.09%) MCITP
8 6 (3.09%) MCSM
8 6 (3.09%) Network+ Certification
9 5 (2.58%) A+ Certification
9 5 (2.58%) CCNA
9 5 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (2.58%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.03%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.12%) SLA
2 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 117 (60.31%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.70%) XenDesktop
3 11 (5.67%) XenApp
4 7 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (3.09%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (3.09%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.55%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.55%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.03%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.52%) UAG
9 1 (0.52%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 47 (24.23%) SCCM
2 4 (2.06%) AirWatch
2 4 (2.06%) Casper Suite
3 2 (1.03%) SCOM
3 2 (1.03%) WSUS
4 1 (0.52%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.52%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.52%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 85 (43.81%) Microsoft
2 35 (18.04%) Citrix
3 22 (11.34%) Apple
4 21 (10.82%) Bloomberg
5 18 (9.28%) Reuters
6 15 (7.73%) Lotus
7 11 (5.67%) VMware
8 10 (5.15%) Cisco
9 6 (3.09%) Remedy
10 5 (2.58%) Google
11 4 (2.06%) Symantec
12 3 (1.55%) AppSense
13 2 (1.03%) Dell
13 2 (1.03%) Equitrac
13 2 (1.03%) HP
13 2 (1.03%) Oracle
13 2 (1.03%) ServiceNow
14 1 (0.52%) FactSet
14 1 (0.52%) Nimble Storage
14 1 (0.52%) Palo Alto
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