The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 122 92 118
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 16 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.53% 1.03% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 1.10% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 4
Average daily rate
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£166 £150 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.83% -18.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £110 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £209 £253
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £150 £125
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.01 £16.00 £14.88
% change year-on-year
-6.17% +7.56%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2833 2001 2862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.16% 93.37% 93.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1853 1227 1726
Average daily rate £360 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 136 198
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Desktop Engineer
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Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Engineer in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the South West region.

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the South West region.

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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
Dorset +5 3 £133 -35.36%
Wiltshire -16 2 £225 +95.65% 1
Gloucestershire -22 2 £163 +54.76%
Somerset -15 1 £175 -
Bristol -21 1 - -
Cornwall - 1 £94 -
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 33 (82.50%) Windows
2 22 (55.00%) Windows 7
3 19 (47.50%) MS Office
4 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 15 (37.50%) Windows XP
6 9 (22.50%) Active Directory
7 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
7 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (17.50%) Windows 8
8 6 (15.00%) MS Exchange
9 5 (12.50%) ITIL
9 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
10 4 (10.00%) Apple iOS
10 4 (10.00%) SCCM
10 4 (10.00%) HP
10 4 (10.00%) Migration
10 4 (10.00%) Citrix
10 4 (10.00%) Mac OS X
11 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (7.50%) VMware
11 3 (7.50%) Compaq
11 3 (7.50%) Dell
11 3 (7.50%) Windows 2000
11 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
11 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (7.50%) XenDesktop
11 3 (7.50%) Office 365
12 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (5.00%) MCP
12 2 (5.00%) SLA

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 6 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.50%) Lync
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (47.50%) MS Office
2 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) LAN
1 1 (2.50%) VPN
1 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) MS Access
General
1 2 (5.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (2.50%) Device Driver
1 1 (2.50%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 33 (82.50%) Windows
2 22 (55.00%) Windows 7
3 15 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 7 (17.50%) Windows 8
4 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (10.00%) Mac OS X
5 4 (10.00%) Apple iOS
6 3 (7.50%) Windows 2000
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.50%) ITIL
2 4 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (2.50%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) MCP
4 1 (2.50%) MCSE
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.50%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (22.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.50%) vSphere
3 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.00%) HP
2 4 (10.00%) Citrix
3 3 (7.50%) VMware
3 3 (7.50%) Compaq
3 3 (7.50%) Dell
4 1 (2.50%) AppSense
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco