The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford 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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 38 30 30
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.49% 0.43% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 0.45% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£135 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £145 £160 £150
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.34 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.43% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
- -4.88%
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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 Oxford 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
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
321 224 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 95.82% 96.97% 97.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 106 123
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 14
Average hourly rate £15.86 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.70% +13.33%
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 Oxford

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

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Desktop Engineer
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) MS Office
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
4 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Samba
5 1 (14.29%) PBX
5 1 (14.29%) DNS
5 1 (14.29%) Windows XP

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) PBX
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) Asterisk PBX
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft