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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 359 312 316
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 87 113 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.38% 0.48% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.50% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 59 57
Median daily rate £180 £165 £173
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £97 £115 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £367 £286
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £135 £165
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 25
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.95 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.65% +2.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.69 £13.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £22.10 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £14.63 £15.13
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -3.30%
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
21829 22482 22758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.76% 94.76% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15488 15779 15445
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 332 431
Median hourly rate £17.95 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.97% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.20 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +7 12 £185 -12.94% 3
Ilford - 2 - -
Carshalton - 1 - -
Harrow - 1 £138 -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 131 (77.98%) Windows
2 86 (51.19%) Active Directory
3 84 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 68 (40.48%) Microsoft
5 48 (28.57%) MS Office
6 47 (27.98%) SCCM
7 33 (19.64%) MS Excel
7 33 (19.64%) Citrix
8 31 (18.45%) Finance
9 30 (17.86%) ITIL
10 29 (17.26%) Windows Server
11 24 (14.29%) Office 365
12 23 (13.69%) PowerShell
13 22 (13.10%) Windows XP
14 21 (12.50%) VMware
15 19 (11.31%) MS Exchange
15 19 (11.31%) DNS
15 19 (11.31%) Windows 10
16 18 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
16 18 (10.71%) Symantec
17 15 (8.93%) Cisco
17 15 (8.93%) Blackberry
17 15 (8.93%) Windows 8
18 14 (8.33%) Skype for Business
18 14 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
18 14 (8.33%) Banking
18 14 (8.33%) Project Management
18 14 (8.33%) Migration
19 13 (7.74%) MCSE
20 12 (7.14%) Service Management

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 19 (11.31%) MS Exchange
2 14 (8.33%) Skype for Business
3 11 (6.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (6.55%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.76%) IBM Notes
5 7 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.60%) CMS
7 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.60%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.60%) WordPress
Applications
1 48 (28.57%) MS Office
2 33 (19.64%) MS Excel
3 8 (4.76%) MS Project
4 4 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.57%) Eikon
2 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 24 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (0.60%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.60%) OneDrive
2 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.31%) DNS
2 11 (6.55%) TCP/IP
3 10 (5.95%) DHCP
3 10 (5.95%) Firewall
4 8 (4.76%) Extranet
4 8 (4.76%) Network Security
5 7 (4.17%) Internet
6 6 (3.57%) VPN
7 4 (2.38%) Skype
7 4 (2.38%) Wireless
8 3 (1.79%) Ethernet
8 3 (1.79%) LAN
8 3 (1.79%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.79%) VoIP
8 3 (1.79%) WAN
9 2 (1.19%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.60%) SAN
10 1 (0.60%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (0.60%) VLAN
10 1 (0.60%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.98%) InstallShield
1 5 (2.98%) MSI
1 5 (2.98%) WinDbg
General
1 31 (18.45%) Finance
2 14 (8.33%) Banking
3 11 (6.55%) Retail
4 5 (2.98%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.38%) Legal
5 4 (2.38%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.79%) Advertising
6 3 (1.79%) Back Office
6 3 (1.79%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.19%) Publishing
8 1 (0.60%) Front Office
8 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.60%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.60%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.19%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.60%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.60%) CSS
2 1 (0.60%) HTML
2 1 (0.60%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.93%) Blackberry
2 12 (7.14%) iPhone
3 11 (6.55%) iPad
4 10 (5.95%) Data Centre
5 7 (4.17%) Hedge funds
6 6 (3.57%) NHS
6 6 (3.57%) Smartphone
7 5 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.38%) BYOD
8 4 (2.38%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.79%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.19%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.19%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.60%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 131 (77.98%) Windows
2 84 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 29 (17.26%) Windows Server
4 22 (13.10%) Windows XP
5 19 (11.31%) Windows 10
6 15 (8.93%) Windows 8
7 9 (5.36%) Windows Phone
8 8 (4.76%) Mac OS X
9 7 (4.17%) Android
9 7 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (3.57%) Apple iOS
11 5 (2.98%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.79%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.19%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.60%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (17.86%) ITIL
2 14 (8.33%) Migration
2 14 (8.33%) Project Management
3 12 (7.14%) Service Management
4 10 (5.95%) Mobile Device Management
5 9 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (5.36%) Software Deployment
6 8 (4.76%) Business Continuity
6 8 (4.76%) Capacity Management
6 8 (4.76%) PRINCE2
6 8 (4.76%) Server Virtualisation
7 7 (4.17%) Service Delivery
7 7 (4.17%) Time Management
8 6 (3.57%) Asset Management
8 6 (3.57%) Change Management
8 6 (3.57%) Configuration Management
8 6 (3.57%) ITSM
9 5 (2.98%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (2.98%) PRINCE
10 2 (1.19%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.69%) PowerShell
2 10 (5.95%) VB
3 7 (4.17%) C
4 6 (3.57%) VBScript
5 3 (1.79%) Java
6 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.60%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (7.74%) MCSE
3 11 (6.55%) Security Cleared
4 8 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (2.98%) A+ Certification
5 5 (2.98%) CCNA
5 5 (2.98%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.98%) Degree
5 5 (2.98%) MCP
5 5 (2.98%) MCSA
5 5 (2.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (2.38%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.38%) MCITP
7 3 (1.79%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.19%) ACTC
8 2 (1.19%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (1.19%) HNC
8 2 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.19%) MCSM
8 2 (1.19%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 86 (51.19%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.55%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (5.36%) XenApp
5 8 (4.76%) BitLocker
5 8 (4.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 8 (4.76%) UAG
6 5 (2.98%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (2.98%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.79%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 47 (27.98%) SCCM
2 8 (4.76%) Backup Exec
2 8 (4.76%) IBM BigFix
2 8 (4.76%) SCOM
2 8 (4.76%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 6 (3.57%) WSUS
4 5 (2.98%) Perfmon
5 4 (2.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.60%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 68 (40.48%) Microsoft
2 33 (19.64%) Citrix
3 21 (12.50%) VMware
4 18 (10.71%) Symantec
5 15 (8.93%) Cisco
6 9 (5.36%) Apple
7 8 (4.76%) IBM
7 8 (4.76%) Lotus
8 7 (4.17%) Bloomberg
8 7 (4.17%) Reuters
9 6 (3.57%) Intel Security
9 6 (3.57%) Lumension
10 5 (2.98%) Altiris
10 5 (2.98%) LANDesk
11 4 (2.38%) HP
12 3 (1.79%) Google
12 3 (1.79%) Oracle
12 3 (1.79%) Remedy
13 2 (1.19%) Equitrac
13 2 (1.19%) Veeam