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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 206 195 181
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 56 74 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.64% 0.78% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.83% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 22 30
Median daily rate £150 £150 £148
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £106 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £348 £254
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £145 £150
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 37 24
Median hourly rate £17.45 £16.00 £14.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.06% +8.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £19.20 £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-8.06% +3.33%
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
8361 8966 8653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.83% 95.01% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4992 5118 4689
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 £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 430 444
Median hourly rate £19.22 £16.14 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.06% -5.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -9 13 £128 -68.12% 1
Hampshire -5 10 £121 -31.14% 1
Surrey -9 10 £215 +40.98%
Oxfordshire +9 9 £135 -10.00% 2
East Sussex +15 6 £345 +198.70%
West Sussex -15 4 £138 -
Kent +3 2 £172 +63.80%
Buckinghamshire +13 1 - - 2
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 26 June 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 (73.83%) Windows
2 56 (52.34%) Windows 7
3 42 (39.25%) Active Directory
3 42 (39.25%) Microsoft
4 32 (29.91%) MS Office
5 27 (25.23%) SCCM
6 24 (22.43%) MS Excel
7 18 (16.82%) Windows Server
8 17 (15.89%) Windows XP
9 14 (13.08%) Windows 8
10 13 (12.15%) TCP/IP
10 13 (12.15%) ITIL
11 11 (10.28%) Citrix
11 11 (10.28%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (10.28%) Windows 10
12 10 (9.35%) Security Cleared
12 10 (9.35%) LAN
13 9 (8.41%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (8.41%) Patch Management
14 8 (7.48%) Office 365
14 8 (7.48%) Finance
14 8 (7.48%) DHCP
14 8 (7.48%) MCSE
14 8 (7.48%) Remedy
14 8 (7.48%) Blackberry
15 7 (6.54%) HP
15 7 (6.54%) Driving Licence
15 7 (6.54%) Fault Analysis
16 6 (5.61%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (5.61%) Internet

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 5 (4.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (3.74%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (1.87%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.87%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.93%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 32 (29.91%) MS Office
2 24 (22.43%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.87%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (1.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.48%) Office 365
2 3 (2.80%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.15%) TCP/IP
2 10 (9.35%) LAN
3 8 (7.48%) DHCP
4 6 (5.61%) DNS
4 6 (5.61%) Internet
5 4 (3.74%) Firewall
5 4 (3.74%) WAN
6 3 (2.80%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (2.80%) Wireless
7 2 (1.87%) 4G
7 2 (1.87%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.87%) IPX
7 2 (1.87%) SAN
7 2 (1.87%) Skype
7 2 (1.87%) VPN
8 1 (0.93%) 3G
8 1 (0.93%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.93%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (7.48%) Finance
2 5 (4.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.80%) Electronics
3 3 (2.80%) Marketing
4 2 (1.87%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.93%) Advertising
5 1 (0.93%) Back Office
5 1 (0.93%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.87%) ODBC
2 1 (0.93%) JFace
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.48%) Blackberry
2 7 (6.54%) Driving Licence
3 4 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.74%) Smartphone
3 4 (3.74%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.80%) iPhone
5 2 (1.87%) BYOD
5 2 (1.87%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.87%) iPad
5 2 (1.87%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.87%) User Experience
6 1 (0.93%) AS400
6 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.93%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.93%) Health Informatics
6 1 (0.93%) Informatics
6 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.93%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 79 (73.83%) Windows
2 56 (52.34%) Windows 7
3 18 (16.82%) Windows Server
4 17 (15.89%) Windows XP
5 14 (13.08%) Windows 8
6 11 (10.28%) Windows 10
7 9 (8.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (5.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (4.67%) Apple iOS
9 5 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (2.80%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.87%) Android
12 1 (0.93%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.15%) ITIL
2 9 (8.41%) Patch Management
3 7 (6.54%) Fault Analysis
4 5 (4.67%) Mentoring
4 5 (4.67%) Migration
5 4 (3.74%) Coaching
5 4 (3.74%) Configuration Management
5 4 (3.74%) Software Distribution
5 4 (3.74%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (2.80%) Data Protection
6 3 (2.80%) ITSM
6 3 (2.80%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (1.87%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (1.87%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (1.87%) Fault Management
7 2 (1.87%) Incident Management
7 2 (1.87%) Programme Management
7 2 (1.87%) Service Management
8 1 (0.93%) Project Management
8 1 (0.93%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.80%) C
1 3 (2.80%) Java
2 2 (1.87%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.87%) SQL
2 2 (1.87%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (10.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (9.35%) Security Cleared
3 8 (7.48%) MCSE
4 4 (3.74%) CCNA
4 4 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.80%) A+ Certification
5 3 (2.80%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (2.80%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.87%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.87%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.87%) MCP
7 1 (0.93%) MCDST
7 1 (0.93%) MCITP
7 1 (0.93%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.61%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (39.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.93%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.93%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (25.23%) SCCM
2 3 (2.80%) SCOM
3 1 (0.93%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.93%) WSUS
3 1 (0.93%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 42 (39.25%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.28%) Citrix
3 8 (7.48%) Remedy
4 7 (6.54%) HP
5 5 (4.67%) Cisco
6 4 (3.74%) Apple
6 4 (3.74%) VMware
7 3 (2.80%) Avaya
7 3 (2.80%) LANDesk
8 2 (1.87%) Adobe
8 2 (1.87%) Dell
8 2 (1.87%) Intel Security
8 2 (1.87%) Lotus
8 2 (1.87%) Polycom
8 2 (1.87%) SAP
8 2 (1.87%) Wyse
9 1 (0.93%) Google
9 1 (0.93%) Lumension
9 1 (0.93%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.93%) ServiceNow