The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 337 286 355
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +69
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 322 368 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.67% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.73% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 155 101
Average daily rate
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£163 £165 £164
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £101 £110 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £294 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £135 £161 £150
% change year-on-year
-16.27% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 98 82
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.08 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.49% -5.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £12.50 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.22 £20.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.40 £15.03 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-4.15% -6.09%

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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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
England -37 291 £165 -0.75% 43
London -8 109 £175 +5.26% 22
South East -23 71 £149 -0.83% 5
South West +17 41 £113 -32.33% 8
City of London -24 27 £203 -10.00% 7
Yorkshire -11 20 £136 -26.35%
East of England -3 19 £180 +38.46% 4
Hampshire -20 19 £200 +26.98%
Berkshire +1 17 £400 +8.47% 1
Surrey +2 14 £135 -10.00%
Scotland -27 14 £105 -8.69% 1
North Yorkshire +6 12 £120 -35.13%
Gloucestershire +9 11 - - 1
Devon +6 11 £110 -4.34% 2
East Midlands +4 11 £110 -26.66%
Wales +4 11 £116 -62.19%
Bristol +6 10 £121 - 2
Skipton - 10 - -
Wiltshire +6 8 £115 -48.88% 1
Reading -6 8 £450 +12.50%
West Midlands -7 8 £100 -33.33% 2
North East -20 8 £190 -
Tyne and Wear -20 8 £190 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £190 -
South Wales +6 7 £116 -
Buckinghamshire +6 7 £111 -
Cardiff +5 7 £116 -
Essex -3 7 £288 - 1
West Yorkshire -18 7 £150 -
Leicester +15 6 £110 -

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 506 (74.19%) Windows
2 318 (46.63%) Windows 7
3 278 (40.76%) Active Directory
4 260 (38.12%) Microsoft
5 217 (31.82%) MS Office
6 184 (26.98%) Windows XP
7 117 (17.16%) SCCM
8 98 (14.37%) MS Excel
9 92 (13.49%) ITIL
10 84 (12.32%) Citrix
11 83 (12.17%) Security Cleared
12 72 (10.56%) VMware
13 67 (9.82%) Windows 8
14 58 (8.50%) Blackberry
15 57 (8.36%) Finance
16 56 (8.21%) HP
17 53 (7.77%) MS Exchange
17 53 (7.77%) Windows Server 2008
18 49 (7.18%) Migration
19 47 (6.89%) SLA
20 43 (6.30%) Windows Server 2003
20 43 (6.30%) SC Cleared
21 42 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
22 40 (5.87%) Dell
23 39 (5.72%) Microsoft Certification
24 38 (5.57%) TCP/IP
25 37 (5.43%) SQL
25 37 (5.43%) Apple
26 32 (4.69%) SharePoint
26 32 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 53 (7.77%) MS Exchange
2 32 (4.69%) SharePoint
3 30 (4.40%) Lync
4 21 (3.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 17 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (2.35%) IBM Notes
7 11 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.29%) IIS
9 2 (0.29%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.29%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.15%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.15%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 217 (31.82%) MS Office
2 98 (14.37%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.44%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) Shockwave
6 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.44%) Eikon
3 1 (0.15%) assyst
3 1 (0.15%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.23%) Office 365
2 2 (0.29%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.15%) Yammer
3 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 38 (5.57%) TCP/IP
2 31 (4.55%) DNS
3 26 (3.81%) DHCP
4 23 (3.37%) VPN
4 23 (3.37%) LAN
5 16 (2.35%) Firewall
6 15 (2.20%) WAN
7 13 (1.91%) Internet
8 12 (1.76%) Network Security
9 9 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (1.32%) Wireless
10 8 (1.17%) NetScaler
10 8 (1.17%) SAN
11 7 (1.03%) IP Telephony
12 5 (0.73%) 3G
12 5 (0.73%) VoIP
12 5 (0.73%) Broadband
13 4 (0.59%) SSL
14 3 (0.44%) Cisco IOS
14 3 (0.44%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.47%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.32%) FileMaker
3 8 (1.17%) MySQL
4 2 (0.29%) DTS
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.15%) MS Access
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (0.29%) MSI
1 2 (0.29%) InstallShield
1 2 (0.29%) JIRA
2 1 (0.15%) AdminStudio
General
1 57 (8.36%) Finance
2 21 (3.08%) Banking
3 10 (1.47%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.03%) Financial Institution
5 5 (0.73%) Back Office
5 5 (0.73%) Retail
6 4 (0.59%) Law
6 4 (0.59%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.59%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.59%) Advertising
7 3 (0.44%) Legal
7 3 (0.44%) Spanish Language
7 3 (0.44%) French Language
8 2 (0.29%) Local Government
8 2 (0.29%) Publishing
9 1 (0.15%) Military
9 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.15%) Front Office
9 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.15%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (0.73%) Application Packaging
1 5 (0.73%) Software Packaging
2 2 (0.29%) HTML
3 1 (0.15%) .NET
3 1 (0.15%) ODBC
3 1 (0.15%) Flash
3 1 (0.15%) OLE
3 1 (0.15%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 58 (8.50%) Blackberry
2 42 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.40%) iPad
4 29 (4.25%) NHS
5 27 (3.96%) iPhone
6 15 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
7 13 (1.91%) Data Centre
7 13 (1.91%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.76%) Thin Client
8 12 (1.76%) Fat Client
9 9 (1.32%) BYOD
10 8 (1.17%) Smartphone
11 7 (1.03%) PKI
12 6 (0.88%) Clustering
13 5 (0.73%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.59%) Replication
14 4 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.59%) FMCG
14 4 (0.59%) Mathematics
14 4 (0.59%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 506 (74.19%) Windows
2 318 (46.63%) Windows 7
3 184 (26.98%) Windows XP
4 67 (9.82%) Windows 8
5 53 (7.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 43 (6.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (4.40%) Mac OS X
9 20 (2.93%) Android
10 16 (2.35%) Mac OS
11 15 (2.20%) Linux
12 13 (1.91%) Apple iOS
13 10 (1.47%) Mac OS X Server
14 9 (1.32%) Windows 2000
14 9 (1.32%) UNIX
14 9 (1.32%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.73%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.44%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.15%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (13.49%) ITIL
2 49 (7.18%) Migration
3 27 (3.96%) Incident Management
4 19 (2.79%) Service Management
5 16 (2.35%) Service Delivery
5 16 (2.35%) Problem Management
6 15 (2.20%) Change Management
7 14 (2.05%) Patch Management
8 12 (1.76%) Software Distribution
9 11 (1.61%) Software Deployment
9 11 (1.61%) Project Management
10 9 (1.32%) Data Protection
11 8 (1.17%) ITSM
12 6 (0.88%) Asset Management
12 6 (0.88%) Infrastructure Management
12 6 (0.88%) Mobile Device Management
13 5 (0.73%) Time Management
13 5 (0.73%) Change Control
13 5 (0.73%) Release Management
13 5 (0.73%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (5.43%) SQL
2 21 (3.08%) PowerShell
3 10 (1.47%) VBScript
4 8 (1.17%) VB
5 6 (0.88%) C
6 4 (0.59%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.29%) VBA
8 1 (0.15%) Java
Qualifications
1 83 (12.17%) Security Cleared
2 43 (6.30%) SC Cleared
3 39 (5.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (3.08%) MCSE
5 20 (2.93%) DV Cleared
6 15 (2.20%) MCP
7 14 (2.05%) Degree
8 8 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.03%) CCNA
9 7 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (0.88%) MCTS
11 5 (0.73%) MCSA
12 4 (0.59%) MCDST
13 3 (0.44%) MCITP
13 3 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.44%) ACTC
14 2 (0.29%) Dell Certification
14 2 (0.29%) HND
14 2 (0.29%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (6.89%) SLA
2 4 (0.59%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.44%) QA
4 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 278 (40.76%) Active Directory
2 32 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.23%) XenApp
4 20 (2.93%) XenDesktop
5 11 (1.61%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (1.03%) VMware Workstation
7 6 (0.88%) vSphere
8 3 (0.44%) Xen
8 3 (0.44%) Terminal Server
8 3 (0.44%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.29%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.29%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.15%) Samba
10 1 (0.15%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 117 (17.16%) SCCM
2 8 (1.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (0.88%) Casper Suite
4 5 (0.73%) SCOM
5 4 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (0.59%) WSUS
6 3 (0.44%) HP SIM
6 3 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.44%) DameWare
7 2 (0.29%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.29%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.29%) Unicenter
7 2 (0.29%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.29%) SCSM
8 1 (0.15%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.15%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.15%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.15%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 260 (38.12%) Microsoft
2 84 (12.32%) Citrix
3 72 (10.56%) VMware
4 56 (8.21%) HP
5 40 (5.87%) Dell
6 37 (5.43%) Apple
7 30 (4.40%) Remedy
8 27 (3.96%) Cisco
9 20 (2.93%) Adobe
9 20 (2.93%) Wyse
10 17 (2.49%) Bloomberg
10 17 (2.49%) McAfee
10 17 (2.49%) LANDesk
11 16 (2.35%) Lotus
12 15 (2.20%) Sophos
13 14 (2.05%) AppSense
14 13 (1.91%) Reuters
15 11 (1.61%) Altiris
15 11 (1.61%) Lumension
15 11 (1.61%) CheckPoint
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