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 26 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 297 261 277
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 327 354 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.73% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.79% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 119 94
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£165 £161 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% +0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £110 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £367 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £148 £150 £150
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 127 119
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £11.50 £12.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.45 £19.09 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £15.38
% change year-on-year
- -8.94%

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
46929 45010 42193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.48% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26884 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1996 2455
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -52 292 £175 +6.06% 49
London +17 131 £175 -6.66% 26
South East -38 62 £170 - 7
City of London +32 52 £201 +14.57% 7
East of England -3 22 £160 +30.61% 4
Hampshire -11 20 £155 -3.12% 1
North West -3 19 £188 -3.84% 4
Scotland -4 18 £103 -20.76%
Yorkshire +7 17 £135 +12.50% 1
West Midlands -2 16 £165 +60.97% 1
Berkshire -7 16 £450 +172.72% 4
West Yorkshire +9 15 £135 -46.00% 1
South West -42 14 £130 -7.14% 5
Reading +7 10 £250 +51.51% 2
Wales -9 10 £140 -6.66% 3
Merseyside -1 8 £160 -28.88%
East Midlands -2 8 £125 -33.33% 1
Buckinghamshire -12 8 - - 1
Hertfordshire +10 7 £250 +56.25% 2
Surrey -3 7 £150 -23.07% 1
Milton Keynes +2 6 - - 1
Warwickshire -1 6 £95 -36.66%
Devon -6 6 £120 -
South Wales -9 6 £125 -16.66% 2
Manchester -1 5 £188 - 1
Cardiff -8 5 £125 -16.66% 2
Exeter -10 5 - -
Cambridgeshire -16 5 £188 +13.63% 1
Liverpool - 5 - -
Basingstoke +4 4 £165 +10.00% 1

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 547 (77.70%) Windows
2 371 (52.70%) Windows 7
3 281 (39.91%) Active Directory
4 257 (36.51%) Microsoft
5 237 (33.66%) Windows XP
6 209 (29.69%) MS Office
7 113 (16.05%) Blackberry
8 112 (15.91%) SCCM
9 106 (15.06%) Security Cleared
10 99 (14.06%) Citrix
10 99 (14.06%) MS Excel
11 86 (12.22%) MS Exchange
12 79 (11.22%) ITIL
13 78 (11.08%) Finance
14 77 (10.94%) Windows Server 2008
15 73 (10.37%) VMware
15 73 (10.37%) SC Cleared
16 70 (9.94%) Migration
17 58 (8.24%) Windows Server 2003
18 57 (8.10%) Windows 8
19 51 (7.24%) TCP/IP
20 49 (6.96%) SLA
21 47 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
22 45 (6.39%) Microsoft Certification
23 44 (6.25%) Cisco
24 43 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2010
25 42 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
26 38 (5.40%) Banking
27 37 (5.26%) Apple
28 36 (5.11%) Lotus

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 86 (12.22%) MS Exchange
2 43 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (5.11%) IBM Notes
4 33 (4.69%) SharePoint
5 30 (4.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 24 (3.41%) Lync
7 16 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.43%) Lotus Domino
12 2 (0.28%) IIS
13 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.14%) Documentum
13 1 (0.14%) Captiva
Applications
1 209 (29.69%) MS Office
2 99 (14.06%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.71%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.43%) MS Project
5 2 (0.28%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (0.71%) Eikon
2 4 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.42%) Office 365
2 5 (0.71%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 51 (7.24%) TCP/IP
2 35 (4.97%) LAN
3 34 (4.83%) DNS
4 29 (4.12%) DHCP
5 26 (3.69%) WAN
6 19 (2.70%) VPN
7 15 (2.13%) Internet
8 14 (1.99%) Firewall
9 13 (1.85%) VoIP
10 10 (1.42%) SAN
10 10 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (1.42%) NetScaler
11 8 (1.14%) Wireless
12 7 (0.99%) 3G
12 7 (0.99%) Broadband
13 5 (0.71%) VLAN
14 4 (0.57%) Network Security
14 4 (0.57%) NAS
15 3 (0.43%) MPLS
15 3 (0.43%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (0.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.28%) DB2
2 2 (0.28%) DTS
3 1 (0.14%) FileMaker
3 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (0.57%) MSI
2 1 (0.14%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.14%) WinDbg
2 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 78 (11.08%) Finance
2 38 (5.40%) Banking
3 11 (1.56%) Retail
3 11 (1.56%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.42%) Law
5 9 (1.28%) Financial Institution
5 9 (1.28%) Retail Banking
6 8 (1.14%) Legal
7 7 (0.99%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.99%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.43%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.43%) Games
8 3 (0.43%) Back Office
9 2 (0.28%) Military
9 2 (0.28%) French Language
9 2 (0.28%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.14%) German Language
10 1 (0.14%) Local Government
10 1 (0.14%) Marketing
10 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.56%) Application Packaging
2 4 (0.57%) LAMP
3 3 (0.43%) OLE
4 2 (0.28%) .NET
4 2 (0.28%) MAPI
5 1 (0.14%) WSH
5 1 (0.14%) XML
5 1 (0.14%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.14%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 113 (16.05%) Blackberry
2 47 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (3.13%) NHS
4 21 (2.98%) iPhone
5 14 (1.99%) iPad
5 14 (1.99%) Thin Client
5 14 (1.99%) Fat Client
6 13 (1.85%) Smartphone
7 12 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (1.14%) PKI
9 4 (0.57%) Hedge funds
9 4 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (0.57%) FMCG
10 3 (0.43%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.43%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.43%) Clustering
10 3 (0.43%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.28%) EPoS
11 2 (0.28%) User Experience
12 1 (0.14%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 547 (77.70%) Windows
2 371 (52.70%) Windows 7
3 237 (33.66%) Windows XP
4 77 (10.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 58 (8.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 57 (8.10%) Windows 8
7 34 (4.83%) Windows Vista
8 31 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (3.98%) Apple iOS
10 25 (3.55%) Mac OS X
11 23 (3.27%) Linux
12 21 (2.98%) Android
13 20 (2.84%) Windows 2000
14 15 (2.13%) UNIX
15 7 (0.99%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.43%) Windows NT
17 3 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.43%) Windows Phone
18 2 (0.28%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (11.22%) ITIL
2 70 (9.94%) Migration
3 26 (3.69%) Incident Management
4 19 (2.70%) Service Management
5 17 (2.41%) Service Delivery
5 17 (2.41%) Problem Management
6 16 (2.27%) Change Management
7 13 (1.85%) Software Deployment
8 12 (1.70%) Asset Management
9 10 (1.42%) Time Management
10 9 (1.28%) E-Commerce
10 9 (1.28%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (1.28%) Security Management
11 8 (1.14%) ITSM
11 8 (1.14%) Line Management
12 7 (0.99%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (0.99%) Configuration Management
13 6 (0.85%) Project Management
13 6 (0.85%) Data Protection
14 4 (0.57%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 25 (3.55%) PowerShell
2 16 (2.27%) SQL
3 12 (1.70%) VBScript
4 10 (1.42%) VB
5 8 (1.14%) C
6 7 (0.99%) Java
7 2 (0.28%) Perl
7 2 (0.28%) Bourne shell
7 2 (0.28%) Korn
8 1 (0.14%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.14%) PHP
8 1 (0.14%) C#
8 1 (0.14%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.14%) VBA
8 1 (0.14%) Python
8 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 106 (15.06%) Security Cleared
2 73 (10.37%) SC Cleared
3 45 (6.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (3.69%) MCSE
5 20 (2.84%) MCP
6 19 (2.70%) DV Cleared
7 14 (1.99%) MCSA
8 9 (1.28%) Degree
9 8 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (1.14%) Dell Certification
10 7 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.85%) MCDST
11 6 (0.85%) MCTS
11 6 (0.85%) MCITP
12 4 (0.57%) A+ Certification
12 4 (0.57%) CCNA
12 4 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
12 4 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.43%) CCNP
14 2 (0.28%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (6.96%) SLA
2 1 (0.14%) QA
System Software
1 281 (39.91%) Active Directory
2 42 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (4.26%) XenApp
4 21 (2.98%) Microsoft App-V
5 19 (2.70%) XenDesktop
6 16 (2.27%) Hyper-V
7 8 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.85%) Xen
9 3 (0.43%) Firmware
9 3 (0.43%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.28%) MetaFrame
10 2 (0.28%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.28%) NFS
10 2 (0.28%) vSphere
10 2 (0.28%) UAG
11 1 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 112 (15.91%) SCCM
2 7 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (0.71%) DameWare
3 5 (0.71%) WMI
3 5 (0.71%) SCOM
4 4 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (0.57%) ServiceCenter
4 4 (0.57%) WSUS
4 4 (0.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (0.43%) ZENworks
5 3 (0.43%) BMC Marimba
5 3 (0.43%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.28%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.28%) Nagios
6 2 (0.28%) Unicenter
6 2 (0.28%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.14%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.14%) Casper Suite
7 1 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 257 (36.51%) Microsoft
2 99 (14.06%) Citrix
3 73 (10.37%) VMware
4 44 (6.25%) Cisco
5 37 (5.26%) Apple
6 36 (5.11%) Lotus
7 35 (4.97%) HP
8 28 (3.98%) Dell
9 21 (2.98%) Reuters
9 21 (2.98%) Remedy
10 20 (2.84%) Sophos
11 19 (2.70%) Symantec
12 16 (2.27%) Wyse
12 16 (2.27%) Bloomberg
13 12 (1.70%) AppSense
13 12 (1.70%) Lumension
14 11 (1.56%) Oracle
15 10 (1.42%) Avaya
15 10 (1.42%) Altiris
16 9 (1.28%) McAfee
South East London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £12 - £16 per hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £130 - £150 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £160 to £160 per hour £160.00 Day Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Austin Fraser
Rate: £160 - £170 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Connectus
Rate: £14 - £17.5 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £18 - £19 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £100 - £140 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wales
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £13.50 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £20 to £22 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £160 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London Docklands
Financial Ombudsman Service
Rate: £26,000 - £32,000 + excellent pension and benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Watford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £12.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
Northamptonshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £110 - £120 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £13.00 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £125 - £175 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £100.00 - £150.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 19 days ago