The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 162 174 170
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 87 50 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.95% 0.59% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.63% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 17 10
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £101 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £399 £235
UK excluding London average daily rate £161 £150 £130
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 26 29
Average hourly rate £14.38 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.87% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.01 £16.00 £14.58
% change year-on-year
-6.17% +9.77%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8443 7880 9019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.77% 92.77% 91.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4593 4073 4128
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 547 637
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -9.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Desktop Engineer
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Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +10 32 £158 +31.25%
Berkshire +19 20 £369 - 3
West Sussex 0 11 £128 -27.14% 1
Surrey -5 11 £150 -33.33% 2
Oxfordshire +7 9 £112 -
East Sussex -1 1 £150 -
Kent -3 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -12 1 - -
Middlesex - - - -
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England

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 116 (72.50%) Windows
2 77 (48.13%) Windows 7
3 52 (32.50%) Microsoft
4 50 (31.25%) MS Office
5 48 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 43 (26.88%) Windows XP
7 28 (17.50%) Citrix
8 24 (15.00%) SCCM
8 24 (15.00%) Security Cleared
9 20 (12.50%) ITIL
9 20 (12.50%) MS Excel
10 18 (11.25%) Blackberry
11 17 (10.63%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (10.00%) MS Exchange
12 16 (10.00%) SC Cleared
13 14 (8.75%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (8.13%) Windows 8
14 13 (8.13%) DNS
15 12 (7.50%) DHCP
15 12 (7.50%) Migration
16 10 (6.25%) HP
17 9 (5.63%) TCP/IP
18 8 (5.00%) Service Delivery
18 8 (5.00%) DV Cleared
18 8 (5.00%) PowerShell
18 8 (5.00%) XenApp
19 7 (4.38%) SLA
19 7 (4.38%) NHS
20 6 (3.75%) Thin Client
20 6 (3.75%) VPN

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 16 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.88%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.88%) Lync
3 3 (1.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.25%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.63%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (0.63%) Site Server
5 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 50 (31.25%) MS Office
2 20 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.13%) DNS
2 12 (7.50%) DHCP
3 9 (5.63%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.75%) VPN
5 5 (3.13%) WLAN
6 4 (2.50%) WAN
6 4 (2.50%) LAN
6 4 (2.50%) VoIP
7 3 (1.88%) Wireless
8 2 (1.25%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.63%) SSL
9 1 (0.63%) SAN
9 1 (0.63%) Internet
9 1 (0.63%) Firewall
9 1 (0.63%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.25%) MSI
General
1 4 (2.50%) Finance
2 2 (1.25%) Financial Institution
2 2 (1.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.13%) JSP
2 2 (1.25%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.63%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.25%) Blackberry
2 7 (4.38%) NHS
3 6 (3.75%) Fat Client
3 6 (3.75%) Thin Client
4 5 (3.13%) iPhone
5 4 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.88%) iPad
7 1 (0.63%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.63%) Firmware
7 1 (0.63%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.63%) Handset
7 1 (0.63%) Clustering
7 1 (0.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 116 (72.50%) Windows
2 77 (48.13%) Windows 7
3 43 (26.88%) Windows XP
4 17 (10.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (8.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (8.13%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.88%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (1.88%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.25%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.25%) Android
8 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.25%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (12.50%) ITIL
2 12 (7.50%) Migration
3 8 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 5 (3.13%) Compatibility Testing
4 5 (3.13%) Software Distribution
5 4 (2.50%) Asset Management
6 3 (1.88%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (1.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (1.25%) Computer Security
7 2 (1.25%) Incident Management
8 1 (0.63%) Load Balancing
8 1 (0.63%) Problem Management
8 1 (0.63%) Data Migration
8 1 (0.63%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (0.63%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (0.63%) Validation
8 1 (0.63%) Data Management
8 1 (0.63%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.88%) VB
3 2 (1.25%) C
3 2 (1.25%) SQL
4 1 (0.63%) VBScript
4 1 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.00%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.63%) MCDST
5 1 (0.63%) MCTS
5 1 (0.63%) MCITP
5 1 (0.63%) Degree
5 1 (0.63%) MCP
5 1 (0.63%) MCSE
5 1 (0.63%) MCSA
5 1 (0.63%) CCNA
5 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.38%) SLA
2 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 48 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.00%) XenApp
3 6 (3.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.88%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (15.00%) SCCM
2 5 (3.13%) AppDNA
3 2 (1.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.63%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 52 (32.50%) Microsoft
2 28 (17.50%) Citrix
3 10 (6.25%) HP
4 5 (3.13%) Apple
4 5 (3.13%) LANDesk
5 4 (2.50%) Symantec
5 4 (2.50%) Cisco
5 4 (2.50%) Lotus
6 3 (1.88%) Dell
6 3 (1.88%) VMware
7 2 (1.25%) AppSense
7 2 (1.25%) Remedy
8 1 (0.63%) Polycom
8 1 (0.63%) Lumension
8 1 (0.63%) MobileIron
8 1 (0.63%) Avaya
8 1 (0.63%) Juniper
8 1 (0.63%) Nokia
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