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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 277 279 308
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 133 130 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.59% 0.56% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.60% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 61 36
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£169 £160 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £105 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £133 £163
% change year-on-year
+16.98% -18.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 18 24
Average hourly rate £16.75 £17.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% -4.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.41 £14.31 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £21.35 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.71 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-2.07% +3.70%
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
20684 21615 20403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.43% 92.67% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14220 15100 13816
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £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 368 383 422
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.86 £45.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +9 34 £175 -21.34% 5
Kingston Upon Thames +3 4 £147 -13.41%
Welling - 2 £110 -
Hounslow -3 1 - -
Enfield - 1 - -
West Drayton - 1 £138 -
Westminster - 1 - -
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 196 (73.41%) Windows
2 126 (47.19%) Windows 7
3 115 (43.07%) Active Directory
4 100 (37.45%) MS Office
5 86 (32.21%) Microsoft
6 77 (28.84%) Windows XP
7 65 (24.34%) Blackberry
8 45 (16.85%) SCCM
9 43 (16.10%) ITIL
9 43 (16.10%) Apple
10 38 (14.23%) Finance
11 33 (12.36%) MS Excel
12 32 (11.99%) Citrix
12 32 (11.99%) VMware
13 31 (11.61%) MS Exchange
13 31 (11.61%) Windows Server 2008
14 28 (10.49%) Banking
15 26 (9.74%) Lync
16 25 (9.36%) Mac OS X
17 24 (8.99%) Migration
17 24 (8.99%) iPhone
17 24 (8.99%) Security Cleared
18 23 (8.61%) Windows 8
19 21 (7.87%) iPad
20 20 (7.49%) VMware Infrastructure
20 20 (7.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
20 20 (7.49%) TCP/IP
21 18 (6.74%) DNS
21 18 (6.74%) SharePoint
21 18 (6.74%) Windows Server 2003

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 31 (11.61%) MS Exchange
2 26 (9.74%) Lync
3 20 (7.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 18 (6.74%) SharePoint
5 12 (4.49%) IBM Notes
6 11 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.75%) IIS
9 2 (0.75%) MQSeries
Applications
1 100 (37.45%) MS Office
2 33 (12.36%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.75%) MS Project
6 1 (0.37%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (1.87%) Eikon
2 2 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.37%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.62%) Office 365
2 2 (0.75%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.49%) TCP/IP
2 18 (6.74%) DNS
3 17 (6.37%) DHCP
4 11 (4.12%) LAN
5 7 (2.62%) Network Security
6 6 (2.25%) Firewall
6 6 (2.25%) VPN
6 6 (2.25%) WAN
7 5 (1.87%) Internet
8 4 (1.50%) Wireless
8 4 (1.50%) SAN
9 3 (1.12%) VLAN
10 2 (0.75%) POP3
10 2 (0.75%) SMTP
10 2 (0.75%) ISDN
10 2 (0.75%) VoIP
10 2 (0.75%) IMAP
10 2 (0.75%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.75%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.37%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.37%) FileMaker
2 8 (3.00%) MySQL
3 2 (0.75%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.37%) MSI
General
1 38 (14.23%) Finance
2 28 (10.49%) Banking
3 11 (4.12%) Retail
4 9 (3.37%) Financial Institution
5 8 (3.00%) Investment Banking
5 8 (3.00%) Retail Banking
6 5 (1.87%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.50%) Spanish Language
8 3 (1.12%) Back Office
8 3 (1.12%) Games
8 3 (1.12%) Law
8 3 (1.12%) Legal
9 2 (0.75%) Publishing
9 2 (0.75%) French Language
10 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.37%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.87%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.75%) .NET
2 2 (0.75%) MAPI
3 1 (0.37%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 65 (24.34%) Blackberry
2 24 (8.99%) iPhone
3 21 (7.87%) iPad
4 14 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.12%) NHS
6 6 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.87%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.87%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.50%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.12%) BYOD
10 2 (0.75%) PDA
11 1 (0.37%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.37%) Animation
11 1 (0.37%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.37%) EPoS
11 1 (0.37%) Clustering
11 1 (0.37%) Equities
11 1 (0.37%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 196 (73.41%) Windows
2 126 (47.19%) Windows 7
3 77 (28.84%) Windows XP
4 31 (11.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (9.36%) Mac OS X
6 23 (8.61%) Windows 8
7 18 (6.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (6.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (4.49%) Linux
10 11 (4.12%) Android
10 11 (4.12%) Mac OS X Server
11 10 (3.75%) Mac OS
12 9 (3.37%) Apple iOS
13 7 (2.62%) Windows Vista
13 7 (2.62%) UNIX
14 4 (1.50%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.75%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.37%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (16.10%) ITIL
2 24 (8.99%) Migration
3 9 (3.37%) Service Management
4 8 (3.00%) Incident Management
4 8 (3.00%) Problem Management
5 6 (2.25%) Change Management
5 6 (2.25%) Change Control
6 4 (1.50%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (1.50%) Service Delivery
6 4 (1.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (1.50%) ITSM
6 4 (1.50%) Project Management
6 4 (1.50%) Asset Management
6 4 (1.50%) Software Deployment
7 3 (1.12%) Data Protection
7 3 (1.12%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (1.12%) Security Management
7 3 (1.12%) Project Planning
7 3 (1.12%) Configuration Management
7 3 (1.12%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.24%) SQL
2 10 (3.75%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.12%) VBScript
4 2 (0.75%) VB
5 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.37%) C
5 1 (0.37%) C#
5 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (8.99%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.62%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (2.25%) MCSE
5 5 (1.87%) MCP
6 4 (1.50%) Degree
6 4 (1.50%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.12%) ACTC
7 3 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.12%) MCSA
8 2 (0.75%) CCNA
8 2 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.37%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.37%) MCDST
9 1 (0.37%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.00%) SLA
System Software
1 115 (43.07%) Active Directory
2 20 (7.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.62%) XenApp
4 5 (1.87%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.75%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.75%) Xen
5 2 (0.75%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.75%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.75%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.75%) vSphere
6 1 (0.37%) Firmware
6 1 (0.37%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 45 (16.85%) SCCM
2 5 (1.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (1.87%) Casper Suite
3 3 (1.12%) HP SIM
3 3 (1.12%) SCOM
4 2 (0.75%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.75%) DameWare
4 2 (0.75%) ZENworks
4 2 (0.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.75%) WMI
4 2 (0.75%) BMC Marimba
4 2 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.37%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.37%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.37%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 86 (32.21%) Microsoft
2 43 (16.10%) Apple
3 32 (11.99%) Citrix
3 32 (11.99%) VMware
4 17 (6.37%) Reuters
4 17 (6.37%) Bloomberg
5 16 (5.99%) Cisco
5 16 (5.99%) HP
6 12 (4.49%) Lotus
7 10 (3.75%) Dell
8 9 (3.37%) Remedy
9 6 (2.25%) Adobe
10 4 (1.50%) Wyse
10 4 (1.50%) McAfee
11 3 (1.12%) Altiris
11 3 (1.12%) Fujitsu Siemens
11 3 (1.12%) Avaya
11 3 (1.12%) Siemens
11 3 (1.12%) Compaq
11 3 (1.12%) IBM
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