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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 57 78 77
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 14 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.55% 1.00% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 1.10% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £165 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% -31.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £123 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £169 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £150 £133
% change year-on-year
- +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 6
Average hourly rate £18.75 £12.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.50 £14.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £17.05 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -7.53%
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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
815 1004 1066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.06% 91.02% 91.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 527 373
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £220 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 32 51
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -13.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £19.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the Reading region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 19 (61.29%) Active Directory
2 16 (51.61%) Windows
3 14 (45.16%) Security Cleared
4 12 (38.71%) Windows 7
5 11 (35.48%) DV Cleared
5 11 (35.48%) Citrix
6 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
6 7 (22.58%) Windows 8
7 6 (19.35%) Symantec
7 6 (19.35%) VMware
8 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (12.90%) DNS
8 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
8 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
9 3 (9.68%) Linux
9 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
9 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
9 3 (9.68%) LANDesk
9 3 (9.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (6.45%) NetScaler
10 2 (6.45%) Bourne shell
10 2 (6.45%) Isilon
10 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (6.45%) NetBackup
10 2 (6.45%) Altiris
10 2 (6.45%) AppSense
10 2 (6.45%) Fat Client
10 2 (6.45%) Korn

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.23%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) DNS
2 2 (6.45%) NetScaler
2 2 (6.45%) DHCP
3 1 (3.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Fat Client
1 2 (6.45%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.23%) PKI
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (51.61%) Windows
2 12 (38.71%) Windows 7
3 7 (22.58%) Windows 8
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
5 3 (9.68%) Linux
5 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (6.45%) UNIX
7 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.23%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.45%) Bourne shell
2 2 (6.45%) Korn
2 2 (6.45%) C
2 2 (6.45%) Perl
2 2 (6.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (45.16%) Security Cleared
2 11 (35.48%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 19 (61.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.45%) XenApp
3 2 (6.45%) XenDesktop
3 2 (6.45%) NFS
4 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (6.45%) NetBackup
2 2 (6.45%) Nagios
2 2 (6.45%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Citrix
2 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
3 6 (19.35%) Symantec
3 6 (19.35%) VMware
4 3 (9.68%) LANDesk
5 2 (6.45%) Isilon
5 2 (6.45%) Altiris
5 2 (6.45%) AppSense
5 2 (6.45%) Remedy
5 2 (6.45%) EMC
5 2 (6.45%) Veritas
5 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.45%) HP
6 1 (3.23%) Dell
6 1 (3.23%) Apple
6 1 (3.23%) Avaya
6 1 (3.23%) Lumension