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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 124 90 92
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 15 31 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.48% 1.24% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 1.35% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 7
Average daily rate
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£130 £140 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £95 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £140 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £148 £150 £150
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 17
Average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.45% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.70 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £18.26 £19.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
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
2954 2300 2345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.99% 92.37% 93.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1921 1414 1396
Average daily rate £383 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.42% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £476 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 163 196
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £35.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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
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 29 January 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
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Devon -4 6 £120 -
Wiltshire -12 2 - - 4
Somerset - 1 - -
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 25 (75.76%) Windows
2 17 (51.52%) Active Directory
2 17 (51.52%) Windows 7
3 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
4 11 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 10 (30.30%) MS Office
6 8 (24.24%) MS Excel
7 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
8 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
9 5 (15.15%) Citrix
10 4 (12.12%) ITIL
10 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
10 4 (12.12%) SCCM
10 4 (12.12%) VMware
11 3 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (9.09%) Remedy
11 3 (9.09%) Time Management
11 3 (9.09%) SLA
11 3 (9.09%) VoIP
12 2 (6.06%) WAN
12 2 (6.06%) FTP
12 2 (6.06%) SNMP
12 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
12 2 (6.06%) Cisco
12 2 (6.06%) LAN
12 2 (6.06%) CISSP
12 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (6.06%) Avaya
12 2 (6.06%) CCIE

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.03%) Lync
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (30.30%) MS Office
2 8 (24.24%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) VoIP
2 2 (6.06%) WAN
2 2 (6.06%) FTP
2 2 (6.06%) SNMP
2 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.06%) LAN
2 2 (6.06%) MPLS
2 2 (6.06%) OSPF
2 2 (6.06%) Network Security
2 2 (6.06%) Telnet
2 2 (6.06%) Firewall
2 2 (6.06%) Wireless
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (3.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Blackberry
1 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.03%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
2 1 (3.03%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 25 (75.76%) Windows
2 17 (51.52%) Windows 7
3 11 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.03%) Android
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.03%) UNIX
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.12%) ITIL
2 3 (9.09%) Time Management
3 2 (6.06%) Performance Management
3 2 (6.06%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.06%) Workflow
3 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (6.06%) Network Management
3 2 (6.06%) Network Performance Management
4 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (6.06%) CISSP
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.06%) CCIE
4 2 (6.06%) CCNP
4 2 (6.06%) MCSE
5 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 17 (51.52%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.03%) XenApp
3 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) Citrix
3 4 (12.12%) VMware
4 3 (9.09%) Remedy
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco
5 2 (6.06%) Avaya
5 2 (6.06%) HP
5 2 (6.06%) Dell
6 1 (3.03%) Compaq
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle
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