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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 154 183 192
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 97 57 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.04% 0.64% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 0.69% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 14 16
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £109 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £274 £235
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £150 £130
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 28 22
Average hourly rate £15.06 £15.13 £16.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.41% -7.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £12.88 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.01 £14.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+5.35% -1.72%
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
8567 8237 9037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.14% 92.98% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4797 4361 4217
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 502 624
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.85 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -10 26 £225 +18.42%
Berkshire +30 25 £331 +65.62% 2
Surrey +4 13 £150 -20.00%
West Sussex +4 11 £134 -23.57%
Oxfordshire +3 10 £112 -62.83% 1
Kent -4 6 £350 +161.19% 2
Buckinghamshire +3 4 £200 - 1
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 120 (75.00%) Windows
2 78 (48.75%) Windows 7
3 55 (34.38%) Microsoft
4 54 (33.75%) Active Directory
5 51 (31.88%) MS Office
6 45 (28.13%) Windows XP
7 24 (15.00%) Citrix
7 24 (15.00%) Security Cleared
8 23 (14.38%) MS Excel
9 21 (13.13%) Blackberry
9 21 (13.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (13.13%) SCCM
10 19 (11.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (11.25%) ITIL
11 18 (11.25%) MS Exchange
12 15 (9.38%) Migration
13 13 (8.13%) HP
13 13 (8.13%) Windows 8
14 12 (7.50%) SC Cleared
14 12 (7.50%) DNS
15 11 (6.88%) DV Cleared
16 10 (6.25%) TCP/IP
16 10 (6.25%) SLA
16 10 (6.25%) DHCP
17 9 (5.63%) Finance
17 9 (5.63%) VMware
17 9 (5.63%) Service Delivery
18 7 (4.38%) VPN
19 6 (3.75%) iPhone
19 6 (3.75%) Fat Client

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 18 (11.25%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.75%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.13%) Lync
3 5 (3.13%) IBM Notes
4 4 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.63%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.63%) Site Server
7 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 51 (31.88%) MS Office
2 23 (14.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.50%) DNS
2 10 (6.25%) DHCP
2 10 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 7 (4.38%) VPN
4 5 (3.13%) LAN
4 5 (3.13%) WLAN
4 5 (3.13%) WAN
5 3 (1.88%) VoIP
5 3 (1.88%) Internet
5 3 (1.88%) 3G
5 3 (1.88%) Wireless
5 3 (1.88%) Broadband
6 2 (1.25%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.63%) Network Security
7 1 (0.63%) Firewall
7 1 (0.63%) SSL
7 1 (0.63%) SAN
7 1 (0.63%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.25%) MSI
2 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (5.63%) Finance
2 2 (1.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.63%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.13%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.25%) OLE
3 1 (0.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.13%) Blackberry
2 6 (3.75%) NHS
2 6 (3.75%) Fat Client
2 6 (3.75%) iPhone
2 6 (3.75%) Thin Client
3 5 (3.13%) iPad
4 3 (1.88%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.63%) Firmware
5 1 (0.63%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.63%) Handset
5 1 (0.63%) Clustering
5 1 (0.63%) PKI
5 1 (0.63%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 120 (75.00%) Windows
2 78 (48.75%) Windows 7
3 45 (28.13%) Windows XP
4 21 (13.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (11.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (8.13%) Windows 8
7 5 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.88%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.25%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.25%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (1.25%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.25%) Android
9 2 (1.25%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.63%) UNIX
10 1 (0.63%) Linux
10 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (11.25%) ITIL
2 15 (9.38%) Migration
3 9 (5.63%) Service Delivery
4 5 (3.13%) Incident Management
5 4 (2.50%) Problem Management
5 4 (2.50%) Service Management
5 4 (2.50%) Asset Management
6 3 (1.88%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (1.88%) Security Management
7 2 (1.25%) Configuration Management
7 2 (1.25%) Project Management
7 2 (1.25%) Change Management
7 2 (1.25%) Computer Security
8 1 (0.63%) Data Migration
8 1 (0.63%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (0.63%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (0.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (0.63%) ITSM
8 1 (0.63%) Validation
8 1 (0.63%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.50%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.88%) VB
3 2 (1.25%) C
3 2 (1.25%) VBScript
4 1 (0.63%) Bourne shell
4 1 (0.63%) Java
4 1 (0.63%) Perl
4 1 (0.63%) VBA
4 1 (0.63%) Korn
Qualifications
1 24 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.50%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.88%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.25%) MCP
6 1 (0.63%) MCSA
6 1 (0.63%) CCNA
6 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.63%) MCDST
6 1 (0.63%) MCTS
6 1 (0.63%) Degree
6 1 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 54 (33.75%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.13%) XenApp
3 3 (1.88%) XenDesktop
3 3 (1.88%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.63%) NFS
Systems Management
1 21 (13.13%) SCCM
2 2 (1.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.63%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.63%) Nagios
Vendors
1 55 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 24 (15.00%) Citrix
3 13 (8.13%) HP
4 9 (5.63%) VMware
5 6 (3.75%) Lotus
6 5 (3.13%) Apple
7 4 (2.50%) Cisco
7 4 (2.50%) LANDesk
8 3 (1.88%) Symantec
8 3 (1.88%) Remedy
9 2 (1.25%) AppSense
9 2 (1.25%) Dell
10 1 (0.63%) EMC
10 1 (0.63%) SAP
10 1 (0.63%) Avaya
10 1 (0.63%) Veritas
10 1 (0.63%) Altiris
10 1 (0.63%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.63%) Sophos
10 1 (0.63%) Polycom
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