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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 60 45 34
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 12 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.43% 1.19% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 1.26% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate
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£190 £210 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £160 £150
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 1
Average hourly rate £16.16 £14.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.42% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -4.88%
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
759 475 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 90.14% 93.87% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 286 129
Average daily rate £360 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £224 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 28 41
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £33.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 2015. 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 -13 11 £190 -9.52%
Durham - 1 - -
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 18 (85.71%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
3 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared
4 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
5 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (28.57%) Windows 7
7 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
7 5 (23.81%) SCCM
7 5 (23.81%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (23.81%) DHCP
8 4 (19.05%) HP
8 4 (19.05%) ITIL
9 3 (14.29%) Sophos
9 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
9 3 (14.29%) Citrix
9 3 (14.29%) DNS
9 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
9 3 (14.29%) WSUS
9 3 (14.29%) Feature Driven Development
9 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
9 3 (14.29%) XenApp
9 3 (14.29%) Patch Management
10 2 (9.52%) Fat Client
10 2 (9.52%) Degree
10 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
10 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
10 2 (9.52%) AppSense
10 2 (9.52%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
1 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.76%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) DHCP
2 3 (14.29%) DNS
3 2 (9.52%) Internet
3 2 (9.52%) 3G
3 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (4.76%) NAS
4 1 (4.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) DTS
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.76%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Thin Client
1 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
1 2 (9.52%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.76%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
2 4 (19.05%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) Feature Driven Development
3 3 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (14.29%) Patch Management
4 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
4 2 (9.52%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Service Management
5 1 (4.76%) Software Delivery
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared
2 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) Degree
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (14.29%) XenApp
4 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) SCCM
2 3 (14.29%) WSUS
3 2 (9.52%) Unicenter
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) HP
3 3 (14.29%) Citrix
3 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 3 (14.29%) Sophos
4 2 (9.52%) VMware
4 2 (9.52%) AppSense
4 2 (9.52%) CA
5 1 (4.76%) Lotus
5 1 (4.76%) Remedy