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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 54 69 54
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 7 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.93% 0.82% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.87% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 7
Median daily rate £113 £313 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-64.00% -21.87%
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £135 £165
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Median hourly rate £22.03 £15.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.87% -17.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.75 £15.13
% change year-on-year
-11.86% -2.47%
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
678 916 820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.28% 93.66% 93.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 560 407
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £509 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 49 47
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.19% +23.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.43 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.24 £40.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 August 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 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
3 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 10 (71.43%) MS Excel
4 9 (64.29%) MS Office
4 9 (64.29%) Windows 7
5 6 (42.86%) SCCM
6 5 (35.71%) Windows 8
6 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
7 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
7 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 2 (14.29%) SLA
7 2 (14.29%) Citrix
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (14.29%) Office 365
7 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
8 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 1 (7.14%) OneDrive
8 1 (7.14%) BitLocker
8 1 (7.14%) Lumension
8 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
8 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
8 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (7.14%) MCSE
8 1 (7.14%) ITIL
8 1 (7.14%) MCP
8 1 (7.14%) SQL

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%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (71.43%) MS Excel
2 9 (64.29%) MS Office
3 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DHCP
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows 7
3 5 (35.71%) Windows 8
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL
1 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
1 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) MCP
2 1 (7.14%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) BitLocker
2 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
2 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Lumension