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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 213 198 181
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 56 62 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.61% 0.66% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.70% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 33
Median daily rate £135 £175 £138
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £131 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £378 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £143 £135 £138
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 16
Median hourly rate £17.45 £15.00 £13.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.33% +9.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.13 £12.50 £13.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £16.83 £17.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.44
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.43%
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
8732 8833 8410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.12% 94.63% 93.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5259 4904 4621
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 440 464
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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
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 25 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 May 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
Berkshire 0 14 £123 -70.83% 1
Hampshire -3 12 £115 -23.16% 3
Oxfordshire +13 9 £135 -10.00% 1
Surrey -12 8 £191 +41.66%
West Sussex -25 4 £155 -
East Sussex +3 3 - -
Buckinghamshire +7 2 - - 1
Kent -14 2 £110 +4.76%
Middlesex -4 1 £180 -
Desktop Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 79 (72.48%) Windows
2 57 (52.29%) Windows 7
3 46 (42.20%) Active Directory
4 42 (38.53%) Microsoft
5 28 (25.69%) MS Office
6 26 (23.85%) SCCM
7 18 (16.51%) MS Excel
7 18 (16.51%) Windows XP
8 16 (14.68%) Windows Server
9 14 (12.84%) ITIL
10 12 (11.01%) Windows 8
11 11 (10.09%) Windows 10
11 11 (10.09%) TCP/IP
12 10 (9.17%) LAN
13 9 (8.26%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (8.26%) Citrix
13 9 (8.26%) Blackberry
13 9 (8.26%) Patch Management
14 8 (7.34%) Driving Licence
14 8 (7.34%) Office 365
14 8 (7.34%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (7.34%) Security Cleared
14 8 (7.34%) DHCP
15 7 (6.42%) MS Exchange
15 7 (6.42%) MCSE
15 7 (6.42%) DNS
15 7 (6.42%) Remedy
15 7 (6.42%) Finance
16 6 (5.50%) Windows Server 2012
16 6 (5.50%) Migration

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 7 (6.42%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (3.67%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (2.75%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.83%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.92%) Apache
5 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.92%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 28 (25.69%) MS Office
2 18 (16.51%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.83%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (1.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.34%) Office 365
2 3 (2.75%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.09%) TCP/IP
2 10 (9.17%) LAN
3 8 (7.34%) DHCP
4 7 (6.42%) DNS
5 6 (5.50%) Internet
6 4 (3.67%) Firewall
7 3 (2.75%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (2.75%) VPN
7 3 (2.75%) WAN
7 3 (2.75%) Wireless
8 2 (1.83%) 4G
8 2 (1.83%) IPX
8 2 (1.83%) SAN
8 2 (1.83%) Skype
9 1 (0.92%) 3G
9 1 (0.92%) Asterisk PBX
9 1 (0.92%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.92%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.92%) Intranet
9 1 (0.92%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.92%) MySQL
1 1 (0.92%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (6.42%) Finance
2 4 (3.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.75%) Electronics
4 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.83%) Marketing
5 1 (0.92%) Advertising
5 1 (0.92%) Back Office
5 1 (0.92%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.83%) ODBC
2 1 (0.92%) JFace
2 1 (0.92%) LAMP
2 1 (0.92%) Web Services
2 1 (0.92%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.26%) Blackberry
2 8 (7.34%) Driving Licence
3 5 (4.59%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.75%) iPhone
5 3 (2.75%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.75%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.83%) BYOD
6 2 (1.83%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.83%) iPad
6 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.83%) NHS
6 2 (1.83%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.83%) User Experience
7 1 (0.92%) AS400
7 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.92%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.92%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.92%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 79 (72.48%) Windows
2 57 (52.29%) Windows 7
3 18 (16.51%) Windows XP
4 16 (14.68%) Windows Server
5 12 (11.01%) Windows 8
6 11 (10.09%) Windows 10
7 8 (7.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (5.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (4.59%) Apple iOS
9 5 (4.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.75%) Android
10 3 (2.75%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.83%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.92%) Debian
12 1 (0.92%) Fedora
12 1 (0.92%) Linux
12 1 (0.92%) SUSE
12 1 (0.92%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.92%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (12.84%) ITIL
2 9 (8.26%) Patch Management
3 6 (5.50%) Migration
4 5 (4.59%) Fault Analysis
5 4 (3.67%) Coaching
5 4 (3.67%) Configuration Management
5 4 (3.67%) Mentoring
5 4 (3.67%) Software Distribution
6 3 (2.75%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (1.83%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (1.83%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (1.83%) Fault Management
7 2 (1.83%) ITSM
7 2 (1.83%) Programme Management
7 2 (1.83%) Service Delivery
7 2 (1.83%) Service Management
8 1 (0.92%) Asset Management
8 1 (0.92%) Data Protection
8 1 (0.92%) Project Management
8 1 (0.92%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.59%) C
2 3 (2.75%) Java
3 2 (1.83%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.83%) SQL
3 2 (1.83%) VBScript
4 1 (0.92%) Perl
4 1 (0.92%) PHP
4 1 (0.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (8.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (7.34%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.42%) MCSE
4 4 (3.67%) CCNA
4 4 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.75%) A+ Certification
5 3 (2.75%) DBS Check
5 3 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.75%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (2.75%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.92%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.92%) MCDST
6 1 (0.92%) MCITP
6 1 (0.92%) MCP
6 1 (0.92%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.75%) SLA
2 1 (0.92%) COBIT
System Software
1 46 (42.20%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.83%) Samba
4 1 (0.92%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.92%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.92%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.92%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (23.85%) SCCM
2 3 (2.75%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (2.75%) SCOM
3 1 (0.92%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.92%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 42 (38.53%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.26%) Citrix
3 7 (6.42%) Remedy
4 6 (5.50%) Cisco
5 5 (4.59%) Apple
5 5 (4.59%) VMware
6 4 (3.67%) HP
7 3 (2.75%) Avaya
7 3 (2.75%) LANDesk
8 2 (1.83%) Adobe
8 2 (1.83%) Dell
8 2 (1.83%) Intel Security
8 2 (1.83%) Lotus
8 2 (1.83%) Polycom
8 2 (1.83%) SAP
8 2 (1.83%) Sophos
8 2 (1.83%) Symantec
8 2 (1.83%) Wyse
9 1 (0.92%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.92%) Sybase
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