The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Desktop Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 397 318 284
Rank change year-on-year
-79 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 277 381 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.67% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.71% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 142 163
Median daily rate £170 £160 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £105 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £340 £280
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £135 £155
% change year-on-year
+14.81% -12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 151 101
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.77 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.39% +5.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.78 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £19.95 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.48 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-10.16% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51181 53984 51041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33252 34149 30933
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1553 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title.

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 25 July 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
England -79 243 £175 +6.06% 38
London -48 79 £198 +12.85% 23
South East -23 54 £150 -6.25% 8
East of England +9 25 £128 +6.25% 1
North East -35 22 £225 +18.42%
Tyne and Wear -31 21 £225 +18.42%
Newcastle upon Tyne -35 21 £225 +18.42%
North West +13 17 £180 -10.00% 2
South West -33 17 £175 +55.55% 2
Wales +23 16 £130 -3.70% 1
South Wales +20 15 £130 -3.70% 1
City of London +28 14 £259 +7.81% 12
West Midlands -25 14 £149 +48.75% 1
Berkshire -7 12 £115 -71.25% 2
Surrey -7 11 £205 +20.58% 1
Scotland -8 9 £160 +52.38%
Hampshire -12 9 £121 -29.11% 2
Reading +6 8 £113 -75.00% 2
Norfolk +5 8 £126 -10.73%
East Midlands -4 8 £125 +16.27%
Yorkshire -20 8 £200 +46.78% 1
Cardiff +15 7 £88 -35.18% 1
Oxfordshire +6 7 £135 -10.00% 1
Manchester -5 7 £180 -7.69% 1
Cambridge +14 6 £120 -
Cambridgeshire +13 6 £120 -65.71%
Kent +11 6 £172 +63.80% 1
Oxford -3 6 £135 - 1
East Sussex +12 5 £345 +172.72%
Worcestershire 0 5 £155 -

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 443 (78.55%) Windows
2 274 (48.58%) Active Directory
3 270 (47.87%) Windows 7
4 231 (40.96%) Microsoft
5 154 (27.30%) SCCM
6 134 (23.76%) MS Office
7 107 (18.97%) ITIL
8 100 (17.73%) Windows Server
9 96 (17.02%) Citrix
10 95 (16.84%) MS Excel
11 91 (16.13%) Windows 8
12 71 (12.59%) Windows XP
13 68 (12.06%) DNS
14 62 (10.99%) VMware
15 58 (10.28%) MS Exchange
16 55 (9.75%) Office 365
16 55 (9.75%) Security Cleared
17 52 (9.22%) Windows Server 2008
18 51 (9.04%) Windows 10
18 51 (9.04%) DHCP
19 48 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
20 47 (8.33%) Migration
21 44 (7.80%) Finance
21 44 (7.80%) XenApp
21 44 (7.80%) Skype for Business
22 42 (7.45%) SLA
23 37 (6.56%) TCP/IP
24 36 (6.38%) Microsoft App-V
25 35 (6.21%) MCSE
25 35 (6.21%) Windows Server 2012

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 58 (10.28%) MS Exchange
2 44 (7.80%) Skype for Business
3 31 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (3.19%) SharePoint
5 14 (2.48%) IBM Notes
6 13 (2.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2000
10 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.53%) IIS
11 1 (0.18%) CMS
11 1 (0.18%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.18%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 134 (23.76%) MS Office
2 95 (16.84%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.42%) MS Project
4 3 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.35%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.53%) Eikon
4 1 (0.18%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 55 (9.75%) Office 365
2 8 (1.42%) OneDrive
3 2 (0.35%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.35%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.18%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 68 (12.06%) DNS
2 51 (9.04%) DHCP
3 37 (6.56%) TCP/IP
4 25 (4.43%) LAN
5 22 (3.90%) VPN
6 18 (3.19%) Internet
7 14 (2.48%) WAN
8 13 (2.30%) Firewall
9 11 (1.95%) Extranet
9 11 (1.95%) Wireless
10 10 (1.77%) Remote Desktop
11 9 (1.60%) Skype
11 9 (1.60%) VoIP
12 8 (1.42%) Network Security
13 7 (1.24%) SAN
14 6 (1.06%) VLAN
15 5 (0.89%) iSCSI
15 5 (0.89%) SMS
16 4 (0.71%) 3G
17 3 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.84%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.18%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (1.24%) MSI
2 5 (0.89%) InstallShield
2 5 (0.89%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
General
1 44 (7.80%) Finance
2 17 (3.01%) Banking
3 16 (2.84%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.95%) Manufacturing
5 10 (1.77%) Back Office
6 6 (1.06%) Electronics
6 6 (1.06%) Marketing
7 5 (0.89%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.89%) Legal
7 5 (0.89%) Retail
8 4 (0.71%) Law
8 4 (0.71%) Local Government
9 3 (0.53%) Advertising
9 3 (0.53%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.53%) Publishing
10 2 (0.35%) Front Office
10 2 (0.35%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.18%) Polish Language
11 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.35%) COM
1 2 (0.35%) ODBC
2 1 (0.18%) CGI
2 1 (0.18%) CSS
2 1 (0.18%) HTML
2 1 (0.18%) JFace
2 1 (0.18%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 26 (4.61%) Blackberry
2 25 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.43%) Driving Licence
3 17 (3.01%) NHS
4 14 (2.48%) Computer Science
4 14 (2.48%) Data Centre
5 13 (2.30%) iPhone
5 13 (2.30%) Mathematics
5 13 (2.30%) Smartphone
6 10 (1.77%) iPad
7 9 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (1.24%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.06%) BYOD
9 6 (1.06%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.89%) Fat Client
10 5 (0.89%) PDA
10 5 (0.89%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.53%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.53%) User Experience
11 3 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 443 (78.55%) Windows
2 270 (47.87%) Windows 7
3 100 (17.73%) Windows Server
4 91 (16.13%) Windows 8
5 71 (12.59%) Windows XP
6 52 (9.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 51 (9.04%) Windows 10
8 35 (6.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (4.61%) Apple iOS
10 24 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (2.66%) Android
11 15 (2.66%) Mac OS
12 13 (2.30%) Windows Vista
13 11 (1.95%) Mac OS X
14 9 (1.60%) Windows Phone
15 8 (1.42%) Linux
16 4 (0.71%) CentOS
16 4 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.71%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (18.97%) ITIL
2 47 (8.33%) Migration
3 22 (3.90%) Software Delivery
4 21 (3.72%) Service Delivery
4 21 (3.72%) Software Deployment
5 19 (3.37%) ITSM
5 19 (3.37%) Project Management
6 18 (3.19%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 18 (3.19%) Service Management
7 14 (2.48%) Configuration Management
8 13 (2.30%) Mobile Device Management
9 12 (2.13%) ITIL V3
10 11 (1.95%) Asset Management
10 11 (1.95%) Business Continuity
10 11 (1.95%) Mentoring
10 11 (1.95%) Patch Management
11 10 (1.77%) Change Management
12 9 (1.60%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (1.60%) Fault Analysis
13 8 (1.42%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 30 (5.32%) PowerShell
2 21 (3.72%) C
3 14 (2.48%) SQL
4 11 (1.95%) VB
5 9 (1.60%) VBScript
6 5 (0.89%) Java
7 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.18%) Perl
7 1 (0.18%) PHP
7 1 (0.18%) Python
7 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (9.75%) Security Cleared
2 48 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (6.21%) MCSE
4 33 (5.85%) SC Cleared
5 20 (3.55%) Degree
6 19 (3.37%) BPSS Clearance
7 17 (3.01%) MCP
8 11 (1.95%) MCSA
9 9 (1.60%) CCNA
9 9 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (1.42%) A+ Certification
11 7 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.06%) DBS Check
13 5 (0.89%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.89%) MCITP
13 5 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.71%) CTC Cleared
15 3 (0.53%) Network+ Certification
16 1 (0.18%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (7.45%) SLA
2 21 (3.72%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 274 (48.58%) Active Directory
2 44 (7.80%) XenApp
3 36 (6.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 32 (5.67%) XenDesktop
5 24 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 21 (3.72%) XenServer
7 19 (3.37%) Hyper-V
8 15 (2.66%) BitLocker
9 12 (2.13%) UAG
10 10 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (1.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 6 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (1.06%) vSphere
13 2 (0.35%) Xen
14 1 (0.18%) NFS
14 1 (0.18%) Samba
14 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
14 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 154 (27.30%) SCCM
2 26 (4.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 13 (2.30%) Backup Exec
4 12 (2.13%) WSUS
5 11 (1.95%) SCOM
6 8 (1.42%) IBM BigFix
6 8 (1.42%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 6 (1.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 6 (1.06%) XenMobile
8 5 (0.89%) Perfmon
9 4 (0.71%) SafeCom
10 3 (0.53%) EdgeSight
10 3 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.35%) AirWatch
12 1 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
12 1 (0.18%) SCSM
12 1 (0.18%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 231 (40.96%) Microsoft
2 96 (17.02%) Citrix
3 62 (10.99%) VMware
4 33 (5.85%) Apple
5 31 (5.50%) Symantec
6 30 (5.32%) AppSense
6 30 (5.32%) Cisco
7 29 (5.14%) HP
8 26 (4.61%) Remedy
9 15 (2.66%) Dell
10 14 (2.48%) Lotus
11 12 (2.13%) IBM
12 11 (1.95%) Lumension
12 11 (1.95%) ServiceNow
12 11 (1.95%) Wyse
13 10 (1.77%) Intel Security
14 9 (1.60%) LANDesk
14 9 (1.60%) SAP
15 8 (1.42%) Sophos
16 7 (1.24%) Avaya
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