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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Engineer
England / North East
Rank 78 71 53
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 12 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.35% 0.34% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 0.36% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £170 £160 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £155
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
Median hourly rate £22.50 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +3.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.09%

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
845 840 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 95.05% 95.02% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 535 341
Median daily rate £363 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.60% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £533 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 20 36
Median hourly rate £21.50 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.57% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £9.95 £10.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £21.00 £36.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

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
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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +2 12 £170 +6.25%
Desktop Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 29 (93.55%) Windows
2 24 (77.42%) Security Cleared
3 23 (74.19%) VMware
4 19 (61.29%) Windows Server
5 18 (58.06%) VMware Infrastructure
6 17 (54.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (54.84%) Active Directory
6 17 (54.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (38.71%) DNS
8 11 (35.48%) Migration
8 11 (35.48%) SC Cleared
9 10 (32.26%) SCCM
9 10 (32.26%) Citrix
9 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
10 9 (29.03%) AppSense
10 9 (29.03%) XenApp
11 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
11 8 (25.81%) DHCP
12 7 (22.58%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (22.58%) Software Delivery
13 6 (19.35%) Windows 8
13 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
14 5 (16.13%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 4 (12.90%) Virtual Infrastructure
15 4 (12.90%) ITIL
15 4 (12.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
16 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
16 3 (9.68%) VPN
16 3 (9.68%) SLA

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 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (9.68%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (38.71%) DNS
2 8 (25.81%) DHCP
3 3 (9.68%) VPN
4 2 (6.45%) 3G
4 2 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.23%) SMS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
1 2 (6.45%) Fat Client
1 2 (6.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (93.55%) Windows
2 19 (61.29%) Windows Server
3 17 (54.84%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (54.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
5 6 (19.35%) Windows 8
6 3 (9.68%) Windows 10
6 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Migration
2 7 (22.58%) Software Delivery
3 5 (16.13%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 4 (12.90%) ITIL
4 4 (12.90%) Virtual Infrastructure
Qualifications
1 24 (77.42%) Security Cleared
2 11 (35.48%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (6.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) SLA
2 2 (6.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (58.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (54.84%) Active Directory
3 9 (29.03%) XenApp
4 7 (22.58%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
5 3 (9.68%) XenDesktop
5 3 (9.68%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (32.26%) SCCM
2 4 (12.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (74.19%) VMware
2 10 (32.26%) Citrix
2 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
3 9 (29.03%) AppSense
4 3 (9.68%) ThinPrint
5 2 (6.45%) HP