The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire 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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 63 42 48
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 11 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.51% 1.88% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 1.95% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 0
Average daily rate
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£165 £112 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.98% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £136 £165 £150
% change year-on-year
-17.42% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £15.86 £13.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £15.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +5.26%
Desktop Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire 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
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
699 512 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 95.88% 96.24% 97.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 299 268
Average daily rate £400 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 42 34
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £25.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 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
Oxford - 7 £160 -
Banbury +2 2 £225 -
Desktop Engineer
South East

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 12 (80.00%) Windows
1 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (66.67%) Windows 7
4 9 (60.00%) MS Exchange
5 8 (53.33%) DHCP
6 7 (46.67%) CheckPoint
6 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (40.00%) Acronis
7 6 (40.00%) Lumension
8 4 (26.67%) MS Office
9 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
10 2 (13.33%) DNS
10 2 (13.33%) NHS
10 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
11 1 (6.67%) XenApp
11 1 (6.67%) Asterisk PBX
11 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
11 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (6.67%) AutoCAD
11 1 (6.67%) Finance
11 1 (6.67%) Samba
11 1 (6.67%) VMware
11 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
11 1 (6.67%) Internet

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 9 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
2 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.67%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) DHCP
2 2 (13.33%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) Asterisk PBX
3 1 (6.67%) PBX
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) NHS
1 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
2 1 (6.67%) Samba
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) CheckPoint
3 6 (40.00%) Acronis
3 6 (40.00%) Lumension
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix