The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had Desktop Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Engineer
UK / Scotland
Rank 93 121 99
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 9 6 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.54% 0.24% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.25% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 8
Median daily rate £135 £98 £103
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.92% -4.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £96 £93
10% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £140 £170
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £160 £140
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Median hourly rate £11.00 - £15.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -10.34%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1597 2384 2531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.74% 93.56% 95.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 899 1270 1376
Median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 33 51
Median hourly rate £17.32 £19.02 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.93% +8.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £43.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Scotland region that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title.

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the Scotland region.

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the Scotland region.

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Fife - 3 £100 -
Glasgow +9 2 £170 +37.16%
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Dundee - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £375 -
Moray - 1 £100 -
Desktop Engineer
UK

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 Scotland region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 18 (64.29%) Windows
2 15 (53.57%) Windows 7
3 7 (25.00%) MS Office
4 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
5 5 (17.86%) Windows 8
6 4 (14.29%) VMware
6 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
7 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
7 3 (10.71%) Citrix
7 3 (10.71%) Internet
7 3 (10.71%) SCCM
8 2 (7.14%) Xerox
8 2 (7.14%) Virtual Team
8 2 (7.14%) Windows 10
8 2 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
8 2 (7.14%) Finance
8 2 (7.14%) Intel
8 2 (7.14%) SLA
9 1 (3.57%) Cisco
9 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
9 1 (3.57%) Lotus
9 1 (3.57%) Handset
9 1 (3.57%) Firewall
9 1 (3.57%) Wireless
9 1 (3.57%) Back Office
9 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
9 1 (3.57%) LAN
9 1 (3.57%) PBX

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (3.57%) IBM Notes
1 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MS Office
2 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) DHCP
2 1 (3.57%) DNS
2 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.57%) Firewall
2 1 (3.57%) LAN
2 1 (3.57%) PBX
2 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) Wireless
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Virtual Team
2 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.57%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 18 (64.29%) Windows
2 15 (53.57%) Windows 7
3 5 (17.86%) Windows 8
4 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
5 2 (7.14%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
2 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (3.57%) Chat Support
2 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
2 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
2 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
2 1 (3.57%) ITIL
2 1 (3.57%) Logistics
2 1 (3.57%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) Java
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.57%) XenApp
2 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) VMware
3 3 (10.71%) Citrix
4 2 (7.14%) Intel
4 2 (7.14%) Xerox
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco
5 1 (3.57%) Lotus