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 2015 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 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 102 125 86
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 48 15 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.43% 0.47% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 0.51% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 2
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£105 £173 £109
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.13% +58.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £95 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £230 £112
UK excluding London average daily rate £136 £165 £150
% change year-on-year
-17.42% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 1 15
Average hourly rate £13.00 £20.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +37.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £20.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £20.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +5.26%
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
3140 2951 2056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.87% 93.33% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2002 1896 1261
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 167 164
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 2015.

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 2015. 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
Gloucestershire - 17 £155 -
Devon +6 13 £105 -8.69%
Wiltshire +6 11 £105 -53.33% 1
Bristol +2 6 - - 1
Somerset +4 1 - -
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 61 (73.49%) Windows
2 47 (56.63%) Windows 7
3 33 (39.76%) Active Directory
4 28 (33.73%) Windows XP
5 23 (27.71%) MS Office
5 23 (27.71%) Microsoft
6 14 (16.87%) Security Cleared
7 12 (14.46%) SC Cleared
8 10 (12.05%) SCCM
8 10 (12.05%) MS Excel
9 9 (10.84%) VMware
10 8 (9.64%) MS Exchange
11 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (7.23%) Citrix
12 6 (7.23%) HP
13 5 (6.02%) Novell
13 5 (6.02%) SQL
13 5 (6.02%) Windows 8
13 5 (6.02%) Data Centre
14 4 (4.82%) Migration
14 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (4.82%) T-SQL
14 4 (4.82%) VBScript
14 4 (4.82%) VB
14 4 (4.82%) SLA
14 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (4.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 4 (4.82%) McAfee
14 4 (4.82%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (3.61%) Blackberry

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 8 (9.64%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.41%) IBM Notes
2 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.20%) Lync
Applications
1 23 (27.71%) MS Office
2 10 (12.05%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.20%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) LAN
1 2 (2.41%) WAN
2 1 (1.20%) VoIP
2 1 (1.20%) ATM
2 1 (1.20%) Broadband
General
1 1 (1.20%) Finance
1 1 (1.20%) Legal
1 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.20%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.02%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.61%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.41%) NHS
4 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.20%) FMCG
4 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 61 (73.49%) Windows
2 47 (56.63%) Windows 7
3 28 (33.73%) Windows XP
4 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (6.02%) Windows 8
6 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.20%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (4.82%) Migration
2 3 (3.61%) Release Management
3 1 (1.20%) Software Deployment
3 1 (1.20%) Coaching
3 1 (1.20%) Business Continuity
3 1 (1.20%) ITIL
3 1 (1.20%) Project Management
3 1 (1.20%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.02%) SQL
2 4 (4.82%) T-SQL
2 4 (4.82%) VBScript
2 4 (4.82%) VB
3 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (16.87%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.46%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.20%) HND
3 1 (1.20%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) SLA
2 2 (2.41%) QA
System Software
1 33 (39.76%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.82%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.41%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.20%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (12.05%) SCCM
2 4 (4.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.20%) ARCserve
3 1 (1.20%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.20%) SCOM
3 1 (1.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 23 (27.71%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.84%) VMware
3 6 (7.23%) HP
3 6 (7.23%) Citrix
4 5 (6.02%) Novell
5 4 (4.82%) McAfee
6 2 (2.41%) Compaq
6 2 (2.41%) Dell
6 2 (2.41%) Lotus
7 1 (1.20%) Apple
7 1 (1.20%) Symantec
7 1 (1.20%) Remedy
7 1 (1.20%) Adobe
7 1 (1.20%) SAP
7 1 (1.20%) Cisco
7 1 (1.20%) Autodesk
7 1 (1.20%) Altiris
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