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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 21 22 35
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.44% 0.92% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.54% 0.94% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £138 £140
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -5.96%
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
118 106 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 95.93% 97.25% 97.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 65 107
Average daily rate £315 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 9
Average hourly rate £9.50 £17.10 £10.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.42% +66.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £8.00 £9.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £28.85 £11.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Desktop Engineer
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Desktop Engineer
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) Application Packaging
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Novell
3 1 (25.00%) Firmware
3 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (25.00%) Migration

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Firmware
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) VB
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Novell