The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Reading region that had Desktop Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 72 66 71
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 7 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.77% 0.65% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.69% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £118 £400 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-70.62% +100.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £145 £143
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Desktop Engineer
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
844 869 925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 92.54% 94.25% 92.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 444 439
Median daily rate £413 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 38 31
Median hourly rate £15.50 £21.55 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.07% +34.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.08 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.30 £26.14 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Reading region that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title.

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, Desktop Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows 7
3 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
5 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
6 5 (35.71%) MS Office
6 5 (35.71%) SCCM
7 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (21.43%) Windows 8
8 3 (21.43%) DBS Check
9 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
9 2 (14.29%) DNS
9 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
9 2 (14.29%) DHCP
9 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
10 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (7.14%) Lumension
10 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
10 1 (7.14%) SCOM
10 1 (7.14%) Polycom
10 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
10 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
10 1 (7.14%) Dell KACE
10 1 (7.14%) Skype
10 1 (7.14%) OneDrive
10 1 (7.14%) Windows 10

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.14%) IBM Notes
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 5 (35.71%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) DHCP
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) IPX
2 1 (7.14%) Skype
2 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
1 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows 7
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (21.43%) Windows 8
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
7 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) DBS Check
2 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix
2 1 (7.14%) Dell
2 1 (7.14%) Dell KACE
2 1 (7.14%) Lotus
2 1 (7.14%) Lumension
2 1 (7.14%) Polycom
2 1 (7.14%) Sophos
2 1 (7.14%) Symantec
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £24.00 - £24.12 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago