The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Desktop Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 117 101 131
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 28 37 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.95% 1.21% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.27% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 9
Median daily rate £150 £145 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £104 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £178 £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £150 £145
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 1
Median hourly rate £13.11 £16.83 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.06% +34.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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 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
2831 2918 2823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.67% 95.77% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1815 1858 1843
Median daily rate £368 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 181 188
Median hourly rate £33.50 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.31% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.37 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South West region that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title.

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 31 May 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
Gloucestershire +7 12 £133 -
Bristol -10 5 - -
Somerset +12 4 £188 -
Devon -6 4 - -
Dorset -9 2 £180 - 1
Wiltshire -16 1 - -
Desktop Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 West region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 50 (86.21%) Windows
2 39 (67.24%) Windows 7
3 32 (55.17%) Active Directory
4 20 (34.48%) Microsoft
5 13 (22.41%) SCCM
5 13 (22.41%) MS Office
6 12 (20.69%) Windows Server
7 11 (18.97%) Windows 8
7 11 (18.97%) Windows 10
8 10 (17.24%) MS Exchange
9 9 (15.52%) SLA
9 9 (15.52%) ITIL
9 9 (15.52%) MS Excel
10 8 (13.79%) Citrix
10 8 (13.79%) Security Cleared
11 7 (12.07%) XenApp
11 7 (12.07%) Apple
11 7 (12.07%) ITIL V3
12 6 (10.34%) Office 365
12 6 (10.34%) Blackberry
12 6 (10.34%) Windows XP
12 6 (10.34%) SC Cleared
12 6 (10.34%) VMware
13 5 (8.62%) Smartphone
13 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (8.62%) VPN
13 5 (8.62%) HP
13 5 (8.62%) Internet
13 5 (8.62%) Remedy
13 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 10 (17.24%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.17%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.72%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 13 (22.41%) MS Office
2 9 (15.52%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.72%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) Internet
1 5 (8.62%) VPN
2 4 (6.90%) LAN
2 4 (6.90%) VoIP
2 4 (6.90%) WAN
3 3 (5.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.72%) Broadband
4 1 (1.72%) DHCP
4 1 (1.72%) DNS
4 1 (1.72%) Firewall
4 1 (1.72%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (6.90%) Finance
1 4 (6.90%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.72%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.72%) Banking
2 1 (1.72%) Billing
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Blackberry
2 5 (8.62%) Smartphone
3 3 (5.17%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.45%) CMDB
4 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.45%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.45%) PDA
5 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 50 (86.21%) Windows
2 39 (67.24%) Windows 7
3 12 (20.69%) Windows Server
4 11 (18.97%) Windows 10
4 11 (18.97%) Windows 8
5 6 (10.34%) Windows XP
6 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (6.90%) Android
8 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.72%) Linux
9 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.72%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.52%) ITIL
2 7 (12.07%) ITIL V3
3 5 (8.62%) Service Management
4 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (6.90%) ITSM
4 4 (6.90%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (6.90%) Performance Optimisation
5 3 (5.17%) Migration
5 3 (5.17%) Patch Management
5 3 (5.17%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.45%) Asset Management
6 2 (3.45%) Change Management
6 2 (3.45%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.45%) Software Licensing
7 1 (1.72%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.72%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.72%) Scrum
7 1 (1.72%) Software Distribution
7 1 (1.72%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.17%) SQL
2 2 (3.45%) C
2 2 (3.45%) Java
3 1 (1.72%) C#
3 1 (1.72%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (6.90%) MCP
5 3 (5.17%) HND
5 3 (5.17%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.45%) MCDST
7 1 (1.72%) CCNA
7 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.72%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.52%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (55.17%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.07%) XenApp
3 4 (6.90%) BitLocker
3 4 (6.90%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (6.90%) UAG
3 4 (6.90%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (22.41%) SCCM
2 1 (1.72%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 20 (34.48%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.79%) Citrix
3 7 (12.07%) Apple
4 6 (10.34%) VMware
5 5 (8.62%) HP
5 5 (8.62%) Remedy
6 4 (6.90%) AppSense
6 4 (6.90%) Canon
6 4 (6.90%) Cisco
6 4 (6.90%) Sophos
7 3 (5.17%) BMC
7 3 (5.17%) Dell
7 3 (5.17%) Lotus
8 2 (3.45%) Forcepoint
9 1 (1.72%) Adobe
9 1 (1.72%) Symantec