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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 190 174 184
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 68 71 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.73% 0.79% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.86% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 30 14
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £111 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £254 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £160 £150
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 25 27
Average hourly rate £15.75 £14.38 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.56% -15.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.14 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £17.50 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -4.88%
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
8664 8286 7701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.59% 92.51% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4998 4523 3917
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 421 581
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -7.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 -8 18 £248 +65.00% 1
Berkshire +18 15 £400 +29.03% 4
Surrey 0 13 £135 -10.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +4 5 £250 -
Oxfordshire -27 5 £158 +41.25%
Kent 0 3 £105 - 3
East Sussex -8 3 £127 -15.66%
West Sussex -20 3 - - 2
Isle of Wight - 2 £104 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 (82.61%) Windows
2 75 (54.35%) Windows 7
3 65 (47.10%) Microsoft
4 59 (42.75%) Active Directory
5 48 (34.78%) MS Office
6 43 (31.16%) Windows XP
7 31 (22.46%) MS Excel
7 31 (22.46%) Security Cleared
8 23 (16.67%) SCCM
9 20 (14.49%) Citrix
10 17 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (10.14%) Windows 8
11 14 (10.14%) ITIL
11 14 (10.14%) VMware
12 13 (9.42%) Dell
12 13 (9.42%) DV Cleared
13 12 (8.70%) MS Exchange
14 11 (7.97%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (7.97%) NHS
15 10 (7.25%) SLA
15 10 (7.25%) TCP/IP
15 10 (7.25%) Windows Server 2008
16 9 (6.52%) Blackberry
16 9 (6.52%) Migration
17 8 (5.80%) HP
17 8 (5.80%) SQL
17 8 (5.80%) SC Cleared
17 8 (5.80%) Hyper-V
17 8 (5.80%) XenApp
17 8 (5.80%) XenDesktop

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 12 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.17%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.45%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.72%) Lync
Applications
1 48 (34.78%) MS Office
2 31 (22.46%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.17%) AutoCAD
4 2 (1.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.25%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.35%) WAN
2 6 (4.35%) LAN
2 6 (4.35%) DNS
2 6 (4.35%) Firewall
2 6 (4.35%) NetScaler
3 4 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (2.90%) VPN
4 3 (2.17%) 3G
5 2 (1.45%) SAN
5 2 (1.45%) Wireless
5 2 (1.45%) NAS
6 1 (0.72%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (0.72%) Broadband
6 1 (0.72%) DHCP
6 1 (0.72%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.72%) PBX
6 1 (0.72%) SMS
6 1 (0.72%) VoIP
6 1 (0.72%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.72%) InstallShield
General
1 7 (5.07%) Finance
2 2 (1.45%) Retail
3 1 (0.72%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.72%) ODBC
1 1 (0.72%) OLE
1 1 (0.72%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.97%) NHS
3 9 (6.52%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.90%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.90%) PKI
4 4 (2.90%) Smartphone
5 3 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.17%) Clustering
5 3 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.17%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.45%) EPoS
7 1 (0.72%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.72%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.72%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.72%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 114 (82.61%) Windows
2 75 (54.35%) Windows 7
3 43 (31.16%) Windows XP
4 14 (10.14%) Windows 8
5 10 (7.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.90%) Mac OS X
7 4 (2.90%) Linux
8 3 (2.17%) Windows 2000
8 3 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.45%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.45%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.72%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (10.14%) ITIL
2 9 (6.52%) Migration
3 5 (3.62%) Incident Management
3 5 (3.62%) Problem Management
3 5 (3.62%) Patch Management
4 4 (2.90%) Software Distribution
4 4 (2.90%) Service Management
5 3 (2.17%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (2.17%) Validation
6 2 (1.45%) Software Deployment
6 2 (1.45%) Release Management
6 2 (1.45%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (1.45%) Data Protection
6 2 (1.45%) Service Delivery
6 2 (1.45%) PRINCE2
6 2 (1.45%) Asset Management
7 1 (0.72%) Logistics
7 1 (0.72%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (0.72%) CRM
7 1 (0.72%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.80%) SQL
2 1 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (22.46%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.42%) DV Cleared
3 11 (7.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (5.80%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.35%) MCTS
6 4 (2.90%) MCSE
7 3 (2.17%) MCITP
7 3 (2.17%) Degree
8 2 (1.45%) BC Cleared
8 2 (1.45%) MCSA
8 2 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.45%) MCP
9 1 (0.72%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.25%) SLA
2 3 (2.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 59 (42.75%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.80%) Hyper-V
2 8 (5.80%) XenApp
2 8 (5.80%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.45%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.72%) Samba
4 1 (0.72%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 23 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.45%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 65 (47.10%) Microsoft
2 20 (14.49%) Citrix
3 14 (10.14%) VMware
4 13 (9.42%) Dell
5 8 (5.80%) HP
6 7 (5.07%) Cisco
6 7 (5.07%) Wyse
7 6 (4.35%) Remedy
8 5 (3.62%) Symantec
9 4 (2.90%) AppSense
9 4 (2.90%) McAfee
9 4 (2.90%) Sophos
9 4 (2.90%) Lumension
10 3 (2.17%) ServiceNow
10 3 (2.17%) Becrypt
10 3 (2.17%) LANDesk
11 2 (1.45%) Acronis
11 2 (1.45%) NetApp
11 2 (1.45%) Lotus
12 1 (0.72%) Apple
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