The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 56 34 40
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 4 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.68% 1.33% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 1.46% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Average daily rate
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£180 - £94
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 - £82
10% offered a daily rate of more than £216 - £239
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £150 £130
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £12.20 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -
Desktop Engineer
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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
552 342 482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 93.40% 90.96% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 152 212
Average daily rate £350 £350 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 57 35
Average hourly rate £13.61 £17.00 £13.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.97% +29.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.09 £32.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Engineer in the job title across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the North East region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. 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
Tyne and Wear -23 3 £225 -
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 10 (90.91%) Windows
1 10 (90.91%) Windows XP
2 9 (81.82%) Windows 7
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 3 (27.27%) CA
4 3 (27.27%) ITIL
4 3 (27.27%) Change Management
4 3 (27.27%) Migration
4 3 (27.27%) DHCP
4 3 (27.27%) Unicenter
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
4 3 (27.27%) SCCM
4 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) DTS
5 1 (9.09%) Altiris
5 1 (9.09%) Software Deployment
5 1 (9.09%) Sophos
5 1 (9.09%) MS Office
5 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes
5 1 (9.09%) Lotus

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) DTS
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
1 10 (90.91%) Windows XP
2 9 (81.82%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
1 3 (27.27%) Change Management
1 3 (27.27%) Migration
1 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
2 1 (9.09%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Unicenter
1 3 (27.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) CA
3 1 (9.09%) Lotus
3 1 (9.09%) Sophos
3 1 (9.09%) Altiris