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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 202 191 159
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 51 64 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.60% 0.69% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.73% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 20
Average daily rate £163 £200 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £122 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £468 £228
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £150 £160
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 30 40
Average hourly rate £13.10 £15.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.66% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.42 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £20.10 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +3.44%
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
8034 8717 7813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.91% 93.76% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4854 4667 4070
Average daily rate £385 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 421 454
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.28 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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
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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 14 £135 -70.00%
Hampshire +1 13 £213 +28.78% 4
Surrey -1 10 £145 -3.33% 1
Oxfordshire 0 7 £165 -17.50% 2
Buckinghamshire +7 2 - - 2
West Sussex +7 2 - - 1
East Sussex +8 1 - -
Kent - 1 £105 -
Middlesex - 1 £230 -
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 96 (80.00%) Windows
2 71 (59.17%) Windows 7
3 59 (49.17%) Active Directory
4 46 (38.33%) Microsoft
5 31 (25.83%) Windows XP
6 30 (25.00%) MS Office
7 22 (18.33%) SCCM
8 19 (15.83%) MS Exchange
9 18 (15.00%) MS Excel
9 18 (15.00%) DHCP
10 16 (13.33%) DNS
10 16 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (12.50%) Citrix
11 15 (12.50%) Windows Server
12 12 (10.00%) TCP/IP
13 11 (9.17%) Windows 8
14 10 (8.33%) ITIL
14 10 (8.33%) CheckPoint
15 9 (7.50%) LAN
15 9 (7.50%) Office 365
15 9 (7.50%) Security Cleared
16 8 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (6.67%) Acronis
16 8 (6.67%) Windows Vista
16 8 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (6.67%) Lumension
16 8 (6.67%) Driving Licence
16 8 (6.67%) C
17 7 (5.83%) Finance
17 7 (5.83%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 19 (15.83%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.33%) Lync
4 3 (2.50%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.83%) Apache
5 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.83%) IIS
5 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 30 (25.00%) MS Office
2 18 (15.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.83%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.00%) DHCP
2 16 (13.33%) DNS
3 12 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 9 (7.50%) LAN
5 6 (5.00%) VPN
5 6 (5.00%) WAN
6 4 (3.33%) Internet
6 4 (3.33%) Wireless
7 3 (2.50%) Asterisk PBX
7 3 (2.50%) PBX
8 2 (1.67%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.83%) 4G
9 1 (0.83%) Broadband
9 1 (0.83%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.83%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (0.83%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.83%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.83%) VLAN
9 1 (0.83%) VoIP
9 1 (0.83%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.83%) MySQL
1 1 (0.83%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.83%) ClearCase
1 1 (0.83%) ClearQuest
General
1 7 (5.83%) Finance
2 3 (2.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.83%) Banking
3 1 (0.83%) Games
3 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.83%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.67%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.83%) LAMP
2 1 (0.83%) WAP
2 1 (0.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.67%) Driving Licence
2 7 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.83%) Mathematics
3 6 (5.00%) NHS
4 5 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.50%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.50%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.67%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.67%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.67%) Replication
8 1 (0.83%) BYOD
8 1 (0.83%) Clustering
8 1 (0.83%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.83%) EPoS
8 1 (0.83%) Handset
8 1 (0.83%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.83%) iPad
8 1 (0.83%) iPhone
8 1 (0.83%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 96 (80.00%) Windows
2 71 (59.17%) Windows 7
3 31 (25.83%) Windows XP
4 16 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (12.50%) Windows Server
6 11 (9.17%) Windows 8
7 8 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (6.67%) Windows Vista
8 5 (4.17%) Android
8 5 (4.17%) Linux
9 4 (3.33%) Apple iOS
9 4 (3.33%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.50%) Unix
10 3 (2.50%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.67%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.83%) Debian
12 1 (0.83%) NetWare
12 1 (0.83%) SUSE
12 1 (0.83%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (8.33%) ITIL
2 7 (5.83%) Migration
3 6 (5.00%) Patch Management
4 4 (3.33%) Asset Management
4 4 (3.33%) Configuration Management
4 4 (3.33%) Software Distribution
5 3 (2.50%) Coaching
5 3 (2.50%) Mentoring
6 2 (1.67%) Application Packaging
6 2 (1.67%) Change Control
6 2 (1.67%) Data Protection
6 2 (1.67%) Time Management
7 1 (0.83%) Fault Management
7 1 (0.83%) Incident Management
7 1 (0.83%) ITSM
7 1 (0.83%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (0.83%) Service Delivery
7 1 (0.83%) Software Architecture
7 1 (0.83%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.67%) C
2 2 (1.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.67%) VBScript
3 1 (0.83%) Java
3 1 (0.83%) Perl
3 1 (0.83%) PHP
3 1 (0.83%) Ruby
3 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.17%) MCSE
2 5 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.33%) DBS Check
3 4 (3.33%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.50%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.67%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.67%) CCNA
5 2 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.67%) Degree
5 2 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.67%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.83%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.17%) SLA
2 4 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.83%) COBIT
System Software
1 59 (49.17%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.33%) Samba
2 4 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.50%) Terminal Services
3 3 (2.50%) XenApp
4 2 (1.67%) BitLocker
4 2 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.83%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.83%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (18.33%) SCCM
2 5 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (3.33%) WSUS
4 3 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 46 (38.33%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.50%) Citrix
3 10 (8.33%) CheckPoint
4 8 (6.67%) Acronis
4 8 (6.67%) Lumension
5 6 (5.00%) Remedy
5 6 (5.00%) VMware
6 5 (4.17%) Cisco
6 5 (4.17%) Dell
6 5 (4.17%) HP
7 4 (3.33%) Apple
8 3 (2.50%) Altiris
8 3 (2.50%) Lotus
8 3 (2.50%) McAfee
8 3 (2.50%) Symantec
9 2 (1.67%) Avaya
9 2 (1.67%) Sophos
9 2 (1.67%) Wyse
10 1 (0.83%) Adobe
10 1 (0.83%) IBM
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