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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 189 173 176
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 67 76 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.67% 0.80% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.87% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 30 15
Average daily rate
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£210 £130 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £110 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £225 £316
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £133 £163
% change year-on-year
+20.75% -18.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 20 31
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.87 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -0.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.32 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £19.10 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +7.40%
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
9169 8688 7867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.59% 91.86% 92.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5062 4803 3935
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 456 615
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 April 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
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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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
Berkshire +9 29 £400 +88.23% 1
Hampshire -12 14 £124 -9.17%
Surrey -4 9 - - 2
Buckinghamshire +4 7 £200 -
West Sussex -20 3 - -
Kent -2 2 - - 1
East Sussex -17 2 £225 +80.00%
Oxfordshire -32 2 £200 +66.66% 1
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 92 (73.02%) Windows
2 65 (51.59%) Windows 7
3 56 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 45 (35.71%) Active Directory
5 34 (26.98%) MS Office
6 32 (25.40%) Windows XP
7 29 (23.02%) Security Cleared
8 22 (17.46%) Citrix
9 19 (15.08%) MS Excel
10 17 (13.49%) SLA
10 17 (13.49%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (11.90%) Dell
11 15 (11.90%) DV Cleared
12 14 (11.11%) SCCM
12 14 (11.11%) VMware
13 13 (10.32%) LAN
13 13 (10.32%) WAN
14 12 (9.52%) XenApp
14 12 (9.52%) XenDesktop
15 11 (8.73%) Wyse
16 10 (7.94%) Hyper-V
16 10 (7.94%) ITIL
16 10 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (7.94%) NHS
16 10 (7.94%) Blackberry
16 10 (7.94%) NetScaler
17 9 (7.14%) SQL
17 9 (7.14%) Cisco
17 9 (7.14%) Finance
18 8 (6.35%) AppSense

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.97%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.59%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 34 (26.98%) MS Office
2 19 (15.08%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.59%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.32%) LAN
1 13 (10.32%) WAN
2 10 (7.94%) NetScaler
3 7 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (3.97%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.17%) DNS
6 3 (2.38%) VoIP
6 3 (2.38%) 3G
7 2 (1.59%) Firewall
7 2 (1.59%) WLAN
7 2 (1.59%) Broadband
7 2 (1.59%) VPN
8 1 (0.79%) SMS
8 1 (0.79%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 1 (0.79%) InstallShield
General
1 9 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.38%) LAMP
2 1 (0.79%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.49%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.94%) NHS
2 10 (7.94%) Blackberry
3 8 (6.35%) PKI
4 3 (2.38%) Smartphone
4 3 (2.38%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.59%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.59%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 92 (73.02%) Windows
2 65 (51.59%) Windows 7
3 32 (25.40%) Windows XP
4 8 (6.35%) Windows 8
5 5 (3.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.97%) Linux
6 3 (2.38%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.59%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.59%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.79%) Android
8 1 (0.79%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.79%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (7.94%) ITIL
2 7 (5.56%) Problem Management
3 5 (3.97%) Migration
3 5 (3.97%) Security Management
4 4 (3.17%) Service Management
4 4 (3.17%) Asset Management
5 3 (2.38%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (1.59%) Service Delivery
6 2 (1.59%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (1.59%) Incident Management
7 1 (0.79%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (0.79%) Network Management
7 1 (0.79%) Logistics
7 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2
7 1 (0.79%) ITSM
7 1 (0.79%) Project Management
7 1 (0.79%) Software Deployment
7 1 (0.79%) Line Management
7 1 (0.79%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (23.02%) Security Cleared
2 15 (11.90%) DV Cleared
3 10 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.97%) MCTS
5 5 (3.97%) MCSA
6 4 (3.17%) MCP
6 4 (3.17%) MCSE
6 4 (3.17%) MCDST
7 3 (2.38%) MCITP
7 3 (2.38%) Degree
8 1 (0.79%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.49%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.52%) XenApp
2 12 (9.52%) XenDesktop
3 10 (7.94%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.79%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (11.11%) SCCM
2 3 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.79%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.79%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 56 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 22 (17.46%) Citrix
3 15 (11.90%) Dell
4 14 (11.11%) VMware
5 11 (8.73%) Wyse
6 9 (7.14%) Cisco
7 8 (6.35%) AppSense
7 8 (6.35%) Lumension
8 7 (5.56%) HP
9 5 (3.97%) Remedy
10 3 (2.38%) Symantec
10 3 (2.38%) McAfee
10 3 (2.38%) Sophos
10 3 (2.38%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.59%) Lotus
12 1 (0.79%) LANDesk
12 1 (0.79%) Apple
12 1 (0.79%) Peregrine
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