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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 96 59 47
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 28 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.75% 1.57% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 1.66% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 3
Median daily rate £273 £190 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.42% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £138 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £198 £212
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £145 £150
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 3
Median hourly rate £28.50 £16.16 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.36% +15.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-8.06% +3.33%
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
1422 785 513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 88.76% 94.69% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 473 322
Median daily rate £325 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 79 26
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £18.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the North East region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 26 June 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 -41 27 £273 +43.42%
Durham +4 1 - -
Desktop Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 31 (91.18%) Windows
2 27 (79.41%) Active Directory
3 26 (76.47%) XenApp
4 25 (73.53%) Citrix
4 25 (73.53%) DHCP
5 22 (64.71%) DNS
6 20 (58.82%) Microsoft
6 20 (58.82%) AppSense
7 19 (55.88%) VMware
7 19 (55.88%) ITIL
7 19 (55.88%) SCCM
8 18 (52.94%) Microsoft App-V
9 17 (50.00%) XenServer
9 17 (50.00%) XenDesktop
9 17 (50.00%) Software Delivery
10 15 (44.12%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 14 (41.18%) BPSS Clearance
11 14 (41.18%) Disclosure Scotland
11 14 (41.18%) MS Exchange
11 14 (41.18%) Skype for Business
12 13 (38.24%) Exchange Server 2010
12 13 (38.24%) Security Cleared
12 13 (38.24%) Hyper-V
12 13 (38.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 11 (32.35%) Windows Server
14 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (26.47%) Degree
15 9 (26.47%) Computer Science
15 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared

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 14 (41.18%) MS Exchange
1 14 (41.18%) Skype for Business
2 13 (38.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (8.82%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 25 (73.53%) DHCP
2 22 (64.71%) DNS
3 4 (11.76%) SMS
4 2 (5.88%) 3G
4 2 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.94%) Skype
5 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (2.94%) Banking
1 1 (2.94%) Finance
1 1 (2.94%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.88%) Fat Client
2 2 (5.88%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 31 (91.18%) Windows
2 11 (32.35%) Windows Server
3 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (20.59%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.88%) Windows 10
6 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.88%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) ITIL
2 17 (50.00%) Software Delivery
3 15 (44.12%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (8.82%) Business Continuity
4 3 (8.82%) Project Management
4 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.94%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (41.18%) BPSS Clearance
2 13 (38.24%) Security Cleared
3 9 (26.47%) Degree
4 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (41.18%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 27 (79.41%) Active Directory
2 26 (76.47%) XenApp
3 18 (52.94%) Microsoft App-V
4 17 (50.00%) XenDesktop
4 17 (50.00%) XenServer
5 13 (38.24%) Hyper-V
6 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (55.88%) SCCM
2 13 (38.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (11.76%) SafeCom
3 4 (11.76%) XenMobile
4 3 (8.82%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 25 (73.53%) Citrix
2 20 (58.82%) AppSense
2 20 (58.82%) Microsoft
3 19 (55.88%) VMware
4 5 (14.71%) ThinPrint
5 4 (11.76%) HP
6 3 (8.82%) SAP
7 1 (2.94%) Symantec