The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North East region that had Desktop Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 81 50 51
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 18 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.56% 1.95% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 2.05% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 7
Median daily rate £273 £120 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+127.08% -38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £116 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £124 £224
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £150 £138
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 3
Median hourly rate - £16.16 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.23 £13.79 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+24.90% -1.50%
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 North East 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
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1054 733 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 91.49% 95.07% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 421 386
Median daily rate £338 £338 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £518 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 65 12
Median hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £18.47 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the North East region.

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the North East region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the North East region.

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
Tyne and Wear -27 17 £274 +128.12%
Durham -1 1 £74 -
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 North East region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 13 (65.00%) XenApp
4 12 (60.00%) Citrix
4 12 (60.00%) DHCP
5 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
6 10 (50.00%) DNS
7 9 (45.00%) AppSense
7 9 (45.00%) SCCM
8 8 (40.00%) VMware
8 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
8 8 (40.00%) ITIL
8 8 (40.00%) Windows Server
9 7 (35.00%) Software Delivery
9 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (35.00%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (30.00%) XenServer
10 6 (30.00%) XenDesktop
10 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
10 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (30.00%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (30.00%) Disclosure Scotland
11 5 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
12 4 (20.00%) Skype for Business
12 4 (20.00%) Project Management
12 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
12 4 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 3 (15.00%) XenMobile
13 3 (15.00%) ThinPrint

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (20.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (15.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (60.00%) DHCP
2 10 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (10.00%) SMS
3 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (5.00%) 3G
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (5.00%) LAN
4 1 (5.00%) Skype
4 1 (5.00%) VLAN
4 1 (5.00%) VoIP
4 1 (5.00%) VPN
4 1 (5.00%) WAN
4 1 (5.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (5.00%) Banking
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) ITIL
2 7 (35.00%) Software Delivery
3 4 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Business Continuity
4 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) Software Deployment
5 1 (5.00%) Time Management
5 1 (5.00%) Transition Management
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (30.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (65.00%) XenApp
3 7 (35.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (30.00%) XenDesktop
4 6 (30.00%) XenServer
5 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (45.00%) SCCM
2 5 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (15.00%) EdgeSight
3 3 (15.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Citrix
2 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (45.00%) AppSense
4 8 (40.00%) VMware
5 3 (15.00%) HP
5 3 (15.00%) SafeCom
5 3 (15.00%) SAP
5 3 (15.00%) ThinPrint
6 1 (5.00%) Apple
6 1 (5.00%) Aruba
6 1 (5.00%) Avaya
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco
6 1 (5.00%) Juniper
6 1 (5.00%) Symantec