The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 45 31 24
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.72% 1.10% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 1.17% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£110 - £89
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £150 £133
% change year-on-year
- +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -7.53%
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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 Northamptonshire 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
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
385 256 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 91.89% 93.77% 93.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 122 121
Average daily rate £400 £313 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -19.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 23 26
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.71 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £18.35 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Desktop Engineer
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 7 (100.00%) MS Office
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 7 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Vista
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle
2 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
2 6 (85.71%) ITIL
2 6 (85.71%) Dell
2 6 (85.71%) Dell Certification
3 3 (42.86%) SLA
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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.

Applications
1 7 (100.00%) MS Office
2 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 7 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Vista
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle
1 6 (85.71%) Dell