The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 110 98 90
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 14 25 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.50% 0.99% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 1.07% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 7
Average daily rate
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£133 £160 £105
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.18% +52.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £102 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £413 £131
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £138 £130
% change year-on-year
+12.72% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 9
Average hourly rate £17.83 £13.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% -19.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.49 £12.70 £14.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.17 £15.90 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £14.67
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -5.45%
Desktop Engineer
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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 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
2616 2331 2286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.40% 92.57% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1404 1126 1122
Average daily rate £375 £350 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 93 106
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.72 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £39.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Engineer in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 31 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -7 6 £130 -
Glasgow - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - -
Desktop Engineer
UK

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 36 (80.00%) Windows
2 26 (57.78%) Windows 7
3 22 (48.89%) Security Cleared
3 22 (48.89%) SC Cleared
4 21 (46.67%) Microsoft
5 19 (42.22%) MS Office
6 17 (37.78%) Windows XP
7 13 (28.89%) Active Directory
7 13 (28.89%) SCCM
7 13 (28.89%) Windows Vista
8 7 (15.56%) Software Deployment
8 7 (15.56%) Citrix
9 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (11.11%) Migration
10 5 (11.11%) HP
10 5 (11.11%) Compaq
10 5 (11.11%) Dell
10 5 (11.11%) VPN
10 5 (11.11%) SLA
10 5 (11.11%) Windows 2000
10 5 (11.11%) ServiceNow
10 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (11.11%) Blackberry
10 5 (11.11%) PDA
11 4 (8.89%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (8.89%) CA
12 3 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (6.67%) AppSense
12 3 (6.67%) Lumension
13 1 (2.22%) Change Management

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (2.22%) IBM Notes
1 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 19 (42.22%) MS Office
2 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) VPN
2 1 (2.22%) SAN
2 1 (2.22%) Internet
2 1 (2.22%) NAS
2 1 (2.22%) LAN
2 1 (2.22%) WAN
2 1 (2.22%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) DTS
General
1 1 (2.22%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 5 (11.11%) PDA
2 4 (8.89%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.22%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.22%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 36 (80.00%) Windows
2 26 (57.78%) Windows 7
3 17 (37.78%) Windows XP
4 13 (28.89%) Windows Vista
5 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (11.11%) Windows 2000
6 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.22%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.22%) Windows NT
7 1 (2.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.56%) Software Deployment
2 5 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (2.22%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (2.22%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.22%) Fault Management
3 1 (2.22%) ITIL
3 1 (2.22%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (48.89%) SC Cleared
1 22 (48.89%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (28.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (28.89%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) Unicenter
2 1 (2.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.56%) Citrix
3 5 (11.11%) HP
3 5 (11.11%) Compaq
3 5 (11.11%) Dell
3 5 (11.11%) ServiceNow
4 4 (8.89%) CA
5 3 (6.67%) AppSense
5 3 (6.67%) Lumension
6 1 (2.22%) Lotus
6 1 (2.22%) VMware