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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 61 62 71
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 9 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.05% 0.70% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 0.75% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £115 £450 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-74.44% +33.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £138 £150
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £24.00 £12.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.91% -18.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-8.06% +3.33%
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
798 804 889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 93.44% 93.27% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 396 400
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 49 29
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +30.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.13 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £32.20 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 25 June 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 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 10 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
3 9 (64.29%) MS Excel
4 7 (50.00%) MS Office
4 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (35.71%) SCCM
6 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (28.57%) Windows 8
7 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
7 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (14.29%) DBS Check
7 2 (14.29%) Citrix
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
7 2 (14.29%) DNS
7 2 (14.29%) SLA
7 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (14.29%) DHCP
8 1 (7.14%) IPX
8 1 (7.14%) IBM Notes
8 1 (7.14%) MCSE
8 1 (7.14%) HP
8 1 (7.14%) Dell
8 1 (7.14%) ITIL
8 1 (7.14%) MCP
8 1 (7.14%) SQL
8 1 (7.14%) SQL Server

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 9 (64.29%) MS Excel
2 7 (50.00%) MS Office
3 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
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
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (28.57%) Windows 8
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
6 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL
1 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
1 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) DBS Check
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 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) 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%) Dell
3 1 (7.14%) Dell KACE
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Lotus
3 1 (7.14%) Lumension
3 1 (7.14%) Polycom