The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 186 165 155
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 73 64 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.74% 0.75% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.82% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 27
Average daily rate
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£170 £170 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £115 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £205 £170
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £150 £140
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 34 37
Average hourly rate £14.75 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.47 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £19.48 £20.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £15.77
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -12.04%
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
8981 7849 7624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.31% 91.97% 92.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4988 4174 3698
Average daily rate £375 £360 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 442 656
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -15.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £11.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 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
Hampshire -7 21 £145 -3.33% 1
Berkshire -9 15 £325 +96.96% 2
Surrey +2 14 £160 -13.51%
Buckinghamshire -10 10 £205 +30.15%
Oxfordshire -16 5 £175 -
West Sussex -13 3 - -
Middlesex - - - - 1
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 114 (69.51%) Windows
2 81 (49.39%) Windows 7
3 61 (37.20%) Active Directory
4 60 (36.59%) Microsoft
5 42 (25.61%) MS Office
6 41 (25.00%) Windows XP
7 37 (22.56%) Security Cleared
8 34 (20.73%) Citrix
9 25 (15.24%) MS Excel
10 22 (13.41%) VMware
11 19 (11.59%) SLA
12 18 (10.98%) SCCM
12 18 (10.98%) DV Cleared
12 18 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
13 17 (10.37%) Windows Server 2008
13 17 (10.37%) HP
13 17 (10.37%) Windows Server 2003
13 17 (10.37%) Blackberry
14 16 (9.76%) MS Exchange
14 16 (9.76%) SC Cleared
15 15 (9.15%) Finance
16 13 (7.93%) LAN
16 13 (7.93%) WAN
16 13 (7.93%) Windows 8
17 12 (7.32%) SharePoint
17 12 (7.32%) ITIL
17 12 (7.32%) Migration
18 11 (6.71%) VMware Infrastructure
19 10 (6.10%) Microsoft Certification
19 10 (6.10%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (9.76%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.32%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.27%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (3.66%) Lync
5 4 (2.44%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 42 (25.61%) MS Office
2 25 (15.24%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.93%) LAN
1 13 (7.93%) WAN
2 10 (6.10%) TCP/IP
3 9 (5.49%) DNS
4 6 (3.66%) NetScaler
4 6 (3.66%) Internet
5 5 (3.05%) 3G
5 5 (3.05%) VPN
5 5 (3.05%) DHCP
5 5 (3.05%) WLAN
6 4 (2.44%) Broadband
7 3 (1.83%) VoIP
7 3 (1.83%) Firewall
7 3 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.61%) Network Security
8 1 (0.61%) SSL
8 1 (0.61%) Intranet
8 1 (0.61%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (9.15%) Finance
2 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.61%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.83%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.22%) OLE
2 2 (1.22%) LAMP
3 1 (0.61%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (10.37%) Blackberry
3 6 (3.66%) NHS
3 6 (3.66%) Thin Client
3 6 (3.66%) Fat Client
4 5 (3.05%) PKI
5 3 (1.83%) iPad
6 2 (1.22%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.22%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.61%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.61%) Replication
7 1 (0.61%) Clustering
7 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.61%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 114 (69.51%) Windows
2 81 (49.39%) Windows 7
3 41 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 17 (10.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (10.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (7.93%) Windows 8
6 7 (4.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.05%) Linux
8 2 (1.22%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.22%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (1.22%) UNIX
8 2 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.22%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.61%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.61%) Android
9 1 (0.61%) Debian
9 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (7.32%) ITIL
1 12 (7.32%) Migration
2 7 (4.27%) Security Management
2 7 (4.27%) Incident Management
2 7 (4.27%) Service Delivery
2 7 (4.27%) Asset Management
3 5 (3.05%) Problem Management
4 4 (2.44%) Project Management
4 4 (2.44%) Service Management
5 2 (1.22%) Change Management
5 2 (1.22%) Configuration Management
5 2 (1.22%) ITSM
5 2 (1.22%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (1.22%) Line Management
6 1 (0.61%) Data Analysis
6 1 (0.61%) Validation
6 1 (0.61%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (0.61%) Software Deployment
6 1 (0.61%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (0.61%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.66%) SQL
2 5 (3.05%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.22%) Bourne shell
3 2 (1.22%) VB
3 2 (1.22%) Korn
3 2 (1.22%) C
3 2 (1.22%) Perl
4 1 (0.61%) Java
4 1 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (22.56%) Security Cleared
2 18 (10.98%) DV Cleared
3 16 (9.76%) SC Cleared
4 10 (6.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (5.49%) MCP
6 5 (3.05%) MCSA
7 4 (2.44%) MCDST
8 3 (1.83%) MCTS
8 3 (1.83%) CCNA
8 3 (1.83%) MCSE
8 3 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.61%) MCITP
9 1 (0.61%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.59%) SLA
2 1 (0.61%) QA
System Software
1 61 (37.20%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.27%) XenApp
3 7 (4.27%) XenDesktop
4 5 (3.05%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.22%) NFS
5 2 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.61%) Firmware
6 1 (0.61%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 18 (10.98%) SCCM
2 3 (1.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (1.22%) Nagios
3 2 (1.22%) ZENworks
3 2 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.22%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.61%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 60 (36.59%) Microsoft
2 34 (20.73%) Citrix
3 22 (13.41%) VMware
4 17 (10.37%) HP
5 7 (4.27%) Wyse
5 7 (4.27%) Cisco
5 7 (4.27%) Symantec
5 7 (4.27%) Remedy
6 6 (3.66%) Dell
6 6 (3.66%) AppSense
7 5 (3.05%) LANDesk
7 5 (3.05%) Lumension
8 4 (2.44%) Lotus
9 2 (1.22%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.22%) Apple
9 2 (1.22%) Sophos
9 2 (1.22%) Avaya
9 2 (1.22%) Isilon
9 2 (1.22%) Altiris
9 2 (1.22%) EMC