The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Desktop Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 205 194 184
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 46 72 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.58% 0.77% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.81% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 30 31
Median daily rate £145 £163 £179
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £117 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £263 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £153
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 30
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.78 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.91% +5.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.78 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.94 £20.00 £18.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.78 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+5.58% -
Desktop Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7374 8922 9228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.71% 94.87% 94.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4315 5159 5061
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £263 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 504 507
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.77 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% +11.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 6 December 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
Surrey +29 23 £150 -6.25% 2
Hampshire +10 9 £138 -34.52% 2
Berkshire -2 7 £206 +39.83% 1
Buckinghamshire +12 4 £123 +133.33%
Oxfordshire -8 2 - -
East Sussex +5 1 £120 -12.72%
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 South East region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 76 (80.00%) Windows
2 47 (49.47%) Active Directory
3 46 (48.42%) Windows 7
4 40 (42.11%) MS Office
5 33 (34.74%) Microsoft
6 26 (27.37%) MS Excel
7 22 (23.16%) SCCM
7 22 (23.16%) Windows 8
7 22 (23.16%) Windows Server
8 19 (20.00%) Windows XP
9 16 (16.84%) Office 365
10 15 (15.79%) Windows 10
11 12 (12.63%) TCP/IP
12 11 (11.58%) SLA
13 10 (10.53%) MS Exchange
13 10 (10.53%) IBM Notes
13 10 (10.53%) Lotus
13 10 (10.53%) Citrix
14 9 (9.47%) DHCP
15 8 (8.42%) VPN
15 8 (8.42%) DNS
15 8 (8.42%) ITIL
15 8 (8.42%) Remedy
15 8 (8.42%) Wireless
15 8 (8.42%) Driving Licence
15 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (7.37%) Apple
16 7 (7.37%) LAN
17 6 (6.32%) VMware
17 6 (6.32%) Security Cleared

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 10 (10.53%) IBM Notes
1 10 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.21%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 40 (42.11%) MS Office
2 26 (27.37%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (16.84%) Office 365
2 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.05%) IaaS
3 1 (1.05%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.05%) PaaS
3 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.63%) TCP/IP
2 9 (9.47%) DHCP
3 8 (8.42%) DNS
3 8 (8.42%) VPN
3 8 (8.42%) Wireless
4 7 (7.37%) LAN
5 5 (5.26%) Internet
6 3 (3.16%) Kerberos
6 3 (3.16%) LDAP
6 3 (3.16%) Skype
6 3 (3.16%) WAN
7 2 (2.11%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (2.11%) VoIP
8 1 (1.05%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.05%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (5.26%) Finance
1 5 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.21%) Korean Language
3 3 (3.16%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.16%) Marketing
4 2 (2.11%) Advertising
4 2 (2.11%) Electronics
5 1 (1.05%) Games
5 1 (1.05%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.42%) Driving Licence
2 4 (4.21%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.16%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.16%) NHS
3 3 (3.16%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.11%) BYOD
5 1 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.05%) Clustering
5 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.05%) Health Informatics
5 1 (1.05%) Informatics
5 1 (1.05%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.05%) PKI
5 1 (1.05%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.05%) Statistics
5 1 (1.05%) User Experience
5 1 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 76 (80.00%) Windows
2 46 (48.42%) Windows 7
3 22 (23.16%) Windows 8
3 22 (23.16%) Windows Server
4 19 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 15 (15.79%) Windows 10
6 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.16%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.11%) Android
9 2 (2.11%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.11%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.11%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.11%) Windows Phone
9 2 (2.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (8.42%) ITIL
2 5 (5.26%) Data Protection
3 4 (4.21%) Incident Management
3 4 (4.21%) Migration
4 3 (3.16%) Fault Analysis
4 3 (3.16%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (3.16%) Patch Management
5 2 (2.11%) Analytics
5 2 (2.11%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (2.11%) Configuration Management
5 2 (2.11%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (2.11%) IT Asset Management
5 2 (2.11%) Problem Management
5 2 (2.11%) Programme Management
5 2 (2.11%) Service Design
5 2 (2.11%) Service Management
5 2 (2.11%) Software Deployment
5 2 (2.11%) Time Management
6 1 (1.05%) Application Packaging
6 1 (1.05%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.21%) Java
3 2 (2.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (6.32%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.16%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.11%) DBS Check
3 2 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.05%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.05%) ACMT
4 1 (1.05%) CCNA
4 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.05%) Degree
4 1 (1.05%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.05%) MCP
4 1 (1.05%) MCSE
4 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.05%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.58%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 47 (49.47%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.16%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (2.11%) BitLocker
5 2 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 22 (23.16%) SCCM
2 3 (3.16%) SCOM
3 1 (1.05%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 33 (34.74%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.53%) Citrix
2 10 (10.53%) Lotus
3 8 (8.42%) Remedy
4 7 (7.37%) Apple
5 6 (6.32%) VMware
6 5 (5.26%) SAP
7 3 (3.16%) Dell
7 3 (3.16%) HP
8 2 (2.11%) Cisco
8 2 (2.11%) LANDesk
8 2 (2.11%) MobileIron
8 2 (2.11%) Oracle
9 1 (1.05%) AppSense
9 1 (1.05%) IBM
9 1 (1.05%) Intel
9 1 (1.05%) Nortel
9 1 (1.05%) Polycom
9 1 (1.05%) Virgin Media
9 1 (1.05%) Xerox
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £40 - £45 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
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