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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 61 70 63
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 5 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.56% 0.51% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.57% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £196 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.34% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £145 £143 £175
% change year-on-year
+1.75% -18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.19 £14.38 £13.87
% change year-on-year
-1.32% +3.64%
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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
811 882 792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.41% 89.45% 91.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 425 358
Average daily rate £388 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 29 43
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.68% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.85 £19.80 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 16 (72.73%) Windows
2 14 (63.64%) Active Directory
3 12 (54.55%) Windows 7
4 11 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
6 7 (31.82%) SCCM
7 6 (27.27%) DV Cleared
7 6 (27.27%) Windows XP
8 5 (22.73%) Windows 8
9 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
9 4 (18.18%) MCTS
9 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (13.64%) MCITP
10 3 (13.64%) Degree
10 3 (13.64%) Service Management
10 3 (13.64%) DNS
10 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
10 3 (13.64%) MS Office
10 3 (13.64%) ITIL
10 3 (13.64%) Customer Engagement
10 3 (13.64%) Problem Management
11 2 (9.09%) XenApp
11 2 (9.09%) XenDesktop
11 2 (9.09%) Linux
11 2 (9.09%) Windows Vista
11 2 (9.09%) Citrix
11 2 (9.09%) Remedy
12 1 (4.55%) OLE
12 1 (4.55%) InstallShield
12 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
1 3 (13.64%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.64%) DNS
3 1 (4.55%) Firewall
3 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.55%) LAN
3 1 (4.55%) WAN
3 1 (4.55%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) InstallShield
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (72.73%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 6 (27.27%) Windows XP
4 5 (22.73%) Windows 8
5 2 (9.09%) Linux
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.64%) Service Management
1 3 (13.64%) ITIL
1 3 (13.64%) Customer Engagement
1 3 (13.64%) Problem Management
2 1 (4.55%) Validation
2 1 (4.55%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (27.27%) DV Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) MCTS
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (13.64%) MCITP
4 3 (13.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
1 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) XenApp
2 2 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Citrix
2 2 (9.09%) Remedy
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco