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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Engineer
England / South East
Rank 201 195 187
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 35 54 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.48% 0.66% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.70% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 25 19
Median daily rate £160 £165 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £119 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £269 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £160 £140
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 29
Median hourly rate £15.36 £14.49 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.98% -3.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.23 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%

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
6818 7725 8535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.35% 94.17% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3956 4555 4590
Median daily rate £401 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 341 410 415
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £54.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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
Surrey +21 13 £155 +8.77% 1
Hampshire +6 12 £244 +8.44% 1
East Sussex +8 5 £124 -
Berkshire +5 3 - - 1
Oxfordshire -2 2 - -
Desktop Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 69 (73.40%) Windows
2 44 (46.81%) Windows 7
3 43 (45.74%) Active Directory
4 40 (42.55%) MS Office
5 32 (34.04%) Microsoft
6 20 (21.28%) MS Excel
7 18 (19.15%) Windows Server
8 16 (17.02%) SCCM
9 15 (15.96%) Windows 8
10 13 (13.83%) Office 365
10 13 (13.83%) TCP/IP
10 13 (13.83%) Windows XP
11 11 (11.70%) Security Cleared
11 11 (11.70%) Windows 10
12 10 (10.64%) ITIL
12 10 (10.64%) HP
12 10 (10.64%) Remedy
13 9 (9.57%) Lotus
13 9 (9.57%) VPN
13 9 (9.57%) DHCP
13 9 (9.57%) MS Exchange
13 9 (9.57%) LAN
13 9 (9.57%) IBM Notes
13 9 (9.57%) SLA
14 8 (8.51%) VMware
14 8 (8.51%) DNS
14 8 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (7.45%) Driving Licence
15 7 (7.45%) Apple
15 7 (7.45%) Wireless

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 9 (9.57%) IBM Notes
1 9 (9.57%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (2.13%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 40 (42.55%) MS Office
2 20 (21.28%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.83%) Office 365
2 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.06%) IaaS
3 1 (1.06%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.06%) PaaS
3 1 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.83%) TCP/IP
2 9 (9.57%) DHCP
2 9 (9.57%) LAN
2 9 (9.57%) VPN
3 8 (8.51%) DNS
4 7 (7.45%) Wireless
5 5 (5.32%) Internet
5 5 (5.32%) WAN
6 4 (4.26%) Firewall
7 3 (3.19%) Kerberos
7 3 (3.19%) LDAP
7 3 (3.19%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (3.19%) Skype
7 3 (3.19%) VoIP
8 2 (2.13%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.06%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 3 (3.19%) MSI
General
1 4 (4.26%) Korean Language
2 3 (3.19%) Finance
2 3 (3.19%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.13%) Advertising
3 2 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.06%) Back Office
4 1 (1.06%) Electronics
4 1 (1.06%) Games
4 1 (1.06%) Marketing
4 1 (1.06%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.45%) Driving Licence
2 4 (4.26%) Smartphone
3 3 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.19%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.19%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.19%) NHS
3 3 (3.19%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.13%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.06%) BYOD
5 1 (1.06%) PKI
5 1 (1.06%) Statistics
5 1 (1.06%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 69 (73.40%) Windows
2 44 (46.81%) Windows 7
3 18 (19.15%) Windows Server
4 15 (15.96%) Windows 8
5 13 (13.83%) Windows XP
6 11 (11.70%) Windows 10
7 8 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (5.32%) Apple iOS
8 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (4.26%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.13%) Android
10 2 (2.13%) Mac OS
10 2 (2.13%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.13%) Windows 2000
10 2 (2.13%) Windows Phone
11 1 (1.06%) Windows NT
11 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (10.64%) ITIL
2 6 (6.38%) Incident Management
2 6 (6.38%) Migration
3 4 (4.26%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (3.19%) Data Migration
4 3 (3.19%) Data Protection
4 3 (3.19%) Patch Management
4 3 (3.19%) Service Management
5 2 (2.13%) Analytics
5 2 (2.13%) Configuration Management
5 2 (2.13%) IT Asset Management
5 2 (2.13%) Problem Management
5 2 (2.13%) Service Design
5 2 (2.13%) Time Management
6 1 (1.06%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.06%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (1.06%) Information Security
6 1 (1.06%) Integration Testing
6 1 (1.06%) Programme Management
6 1 (1.06%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.38%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.26%) Java
2 4 (4.26%) SQL
3 1 (1.06%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (11.70%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.38%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.26%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.13%) DBS Check
4 2 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.06%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.06%) ACMT
5 1 (1.06%) CCNA
5 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.06%) Degree
5 1 (1.06%) MCP
5 1 (1.06%) MCSE
5 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.06%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.57%) SLA
2 2 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 43 (45.74%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.38%) Hyper-V
2 6 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.19%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (2.13%) BitLocker
4 2 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.13%) vSphere
5 1 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.06%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (17.02%) SCCM
2 3 (3.19%) SCOM
3 1 (1.06%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 32 (34.04%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.64%) HP
2 10 (10.64%) Remedy
3 9 (9.57%) Lotus
4 8 (8.51%) VMware
5 7 (7.45%) Apple
6 5 (5.32%) SAP
7 4 (4.26%) Oracle
8 3 (3.19%) Citrix
8 3 (3.19%) Dell
8 3 (3.19%) Intel Security
9 2 (2.13%) BMC
9 2 (2.13%) LANDesk
9 2 (2.13%) Lumension
9 2 (2.13%) MobileIron
9 2 (2.13%) Nortel
10 1 (1.06%) AppSense
10 1 (1.06%) Samsung
10 1 (1.06%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.06%) Virgin Media
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