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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 54 29 44
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 7 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.07% 4.28% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 4.44% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate
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£200 £104 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+92.77% -30.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £144 £150
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £13.81 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £15.85 £17.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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
609 428 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 92.84% 96.40% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 203 201
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 53 51
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -0.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.75 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.25 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) MS Office
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
4 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 2 (18.18%) AutoCAD
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
5 1 (9.09%) Logistics
5 1 (9.09%) Smartphone
5 1 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (9.09%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (9.09%) ITSM
5 1 (9.09%) Replication
5 1 (9.09%) VMware
5 1 (9.09%) HP
5 1 (9.09%) Peregrine
5 1 (9.09%) Lotus
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (9.09%) Remedy
5 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
5 1 (9.09%) SMS
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco
5 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Office
2 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 2 (18.18%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) SMS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Replication
1 1 (9.09%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) ITSM
1 1 (9.09%) Logistics
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Peregrine
2 1 (9.09%) Lotus
2 1 (9.09%) Remedy
2 1 (9.09%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco