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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 106 123 107
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 20 10 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.90% 0.31% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.33% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 15
Median daily rate £125 £105 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £98 £96
10% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £105 £174
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £135 £165
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Median hourly rate £13.75 £19.75 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.37% +25.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £15.31
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -2.04%
Desktop Engineer
UK

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
2101 3037 2632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.26% 95.14% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1263 1573 1415
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £260 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 60 66
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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
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 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Edinburgh +17 7 £160 +52.38% 2
Glasgow +12 4 £117 +16.10% 1
Falkirk - 3 £88 -
Aberdeen - 2 £158 -
Midlothian - 2 £110 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £100 -
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Desktop Engineer
UK

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 Scotland region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (60.87%) Windows
2 11 (47.83%) Windows 7
3 5 (21.74%) MS Office
3 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
4 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
5 3 (13.04%) Citrix
5 3 (13.04%) ITIL
5 3 (13.04%) Internet
5 3 (13.04%) Finance
6 2 (8.70%) ITIL V3
6 2 (8.70%) SCCM
6 2 (8.70%) VMware
6 2 (8.70%) SLA
6 2 (8.70%) MCP
6 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
6 2 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
7 1 (4.35%) LAN
7 1 (4.35%) PBX
7 1 (4.35%) SMS
7 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
7 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (4.35%) Lotus
7 1 (4.35%) Java
7 1 (4.35%) SQL
7 1 (4.35%) IBM Notes
7 1 (4.35%) MCSE
7 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
7 1 (4.35%) Client/Server

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 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (4.35%) IBM Notes
1 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
2 1 (4.35%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) PBX
2 1 (4.35%) SMS
2 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) Wireless
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Back Office
2 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.35%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) Windows
2 11 (47.83%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL V3
3 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
3 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.35%) Migration
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) Java
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) MCP
2 1 (4.35%) MCITP
2 1 (4.35%) MCSE
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) Citrix
3 2 (8.70%) VMware
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco
4 1 (4.35%) Lotus
4 1 (4.35%) Remedy
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £13.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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Rate: £125 per day
Posted: 6 days ago