The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 125 86 106
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 15 22 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.47% 0.99% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 1.07% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 5
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£173 £109 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.62% -36.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £106 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £112 £245
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £150 £130
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 13
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -3.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.72%
Desktop Engineer
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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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2949 2055 2946
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.29% 92.86% 93.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1894 1261 1730
Average daily rate £368 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 163 235
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.00 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Wiltshire -16 4 £225 +100.00%
Somerset -13 1 £175 - 1
Bristol -22 1 - - 2
Gloucestershire - - - -
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 26 (81.25%) Windows
2 17 (53.13%) Windows 7
3 14 (43.75%) MS Office
4 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
5 11 (34.38%) Active Directory
5 11 (34.38%) Windows XP
6 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
7 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (15.63%) MS Exchange
8 5 (15.63%) Windows 8
9 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (9.38%) ITIL
9 3 (9.38%) Windows 2000
9 3 (9.38%) Migration
9 3 (9.38%) VMware
9 3 (9.38%) Citrix
9 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
10 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (6.25%) Finance
10 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (6.25%) SCCM
10 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
10 2 (6.25%) XenDesktop
10 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (6.25%) Blackberry
10 2 (6.25%) Mac OS X
10 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (6.25%) MCSE
10 2 (6.25%) MCP
10 2 (6.25%) SLA

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (15.63%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (43.75%) MS Office
2 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) LAN
1 1 (3.13%) VPN
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) MS Access
General
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.13%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 26 (81.25%) Windows
2 17 (53.13%) Windows 7
3 11 (34.38%) Windows XP
4 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (15.63%) Windows 8
6 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (9.38%) Windows 2000
7 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
7 2 (6.25%) Mac OS X
7 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (9.38%) ITIL
1 3 (9.38%) Migration
2 1 (3.13%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) MCP
2 2 (6.25%) MCSE
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.13%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 11 (34.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.25%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Citrix
2 3 (9.38%) VMware
3 2 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) Compaq
4 1 (3.13%) Dell
4 1 (3.13%) AppSense
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco
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