The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 70 60 70
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 6 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.61% 1.37% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 1.44% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Average daily rate £200 £325 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +96.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £143 £160
% change year-on-year
+8.77% -10.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -
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
927 834 924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 94.11% 95.21% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 447 440
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £550 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 22 33
Average hourly rate £45.00 £19.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £42.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the Reading region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows 7
3 8 (57.14%) Windows XP
4 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (35.71%) MS Office
5 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
6 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 4 (28.57%) DBS Check
7 3 (21.43%) Windows 8
7 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
7 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
8 2 (14.29%) DNS
8 2 (14.29%) DHCP
8 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
8 2 (14.29%) C
8 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (14.29%) Wireless
8 2 (14.29%) Finance
8 2 (14.29%) Migration
8 2 (14.29%) Windows Vista
8 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
8 2 (14.29%) SCCM
8 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (7.14%) Dell KACE
9 1 (7.14%) vSphere
9 1 (7.14%) HP Storage
9 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Office
2 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
2 2 (14.29%) DHCP
2 2 (14.29%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) Wireless
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony
3 1 (7.14%) LAN
3 1 (7.14%) VLAN
3 1 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
2 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.14%) HP Storage
2 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows 7
3 8 (57.14%) Windows XP
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 3 (21.43%) Windows 8
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Vista
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (7.14%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C
2 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) DBS Check
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) vSphere
2 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix
2 1 (7.14%) Dell
2 1 (7.14%) Dell KACE
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) ProCurve
2 1 (7.14%) Sophos
2 1 (7.14%) Symantec
2 1 (7.14%) VMware