The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire 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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 23 18 41
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.68% 2.22% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 2.29% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £150 £130
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £12.67 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.67
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -7.97%
Desktop Engineer
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire 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
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
112 131 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 94.12% 97.04% 94.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 71 116
Average daily rate £313 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £428 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 11
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £13.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +22.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £12.00 £9.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £24.50 £20.62
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Desktop Engineer
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) NHS
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Application Packaging
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (20.00%) DameWare
4 1 (20.00%) Firmware
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) VB
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) NHS
2 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (20.00%) VB
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) DameWare
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Citrix
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) VMware