The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Reading region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 63 70 67
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 10 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.10% 0.32% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 0.34% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 5
Average daily rate
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£369 - £235
UK excluding London average daily rate £164 £150 £140
% change year-on-year
+9.16% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 10
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.77 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.88% +5.13%
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
814 870 1062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.45% 92.26% 90.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 386 378
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 40 46
Average hourly rate £17.07 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.16% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £31.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.35 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.89% -3.61%
Desktop Engineer
Berkshire

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 10 July 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 10 July 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 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 5 (35.71%) Citrix
4 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
5 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 3 (21.43%) SCCM
6 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
6 3 (21.43%) Windows 8
6 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
6 3 (21.43%) DNS
6 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
7 2 (14.29%) MS Office
7 2 (14.29%) ITIL
7 2 (14.29%) Thin Client
7 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (14.29%) Symantec
7 2 (14.29%) Remedy
7 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (14.29%) Finance
7 2 (14.29%) Fat Client
7 2 (14.29%) NetScaler
7 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
7 2 (14.29%) AppSense
7 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
7 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (14.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Lync
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (7.14%) IBM Notes
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) NetScaler
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
2 1 (7.14%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Thin Client
1 2 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (21.43%) Windows 8
3 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) VBScript
2 1 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) XenApp
2 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) SCCM
2 2 (14.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Citrix
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Symantec
3 2 (14.29%) Remedy
3 2 (14.29%) AppSense
4 1 (7.14%) LANDesk
4 1 (7.14%) Lumension
4 1 (7.14%) Lotus
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