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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 293 267 312
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +45
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 380 373 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.72% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.78% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 151 116
Average daily rate
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£163 £200 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £100 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £339 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £135 £130
% change year-on-year
+14.81% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 116 107
Average hourly rate £15.75 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.47 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £18.00 £19.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £14.60
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -5.00%

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
53013 47882 50809
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33166 28928 28619
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2128 2081 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.92 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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 23 October 2014.

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 23 October 2014.

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 23 October 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -24 354 £170 -15.00% 26
London -4 147 £168 -31.63% 11
South East -10 88 £195 +25.80% 9
City of London +14 33 £215 -4.44% 3
Berkshire +27 26 £400 +100.00% 2
North West +3 23 £155 -38.00% 1
East of England -26 21 £130 +4.00%
Yorkshire +3 20 £105 - 1
Surrey +3 19 £170 -1.44% 2
West Midlands -19 19 £201 +123.61% 1
Reading +22 17 £475 - 2
Scotland -7 17 £133 -3.63%
South West -46 17 £165 +24.52% 3
West Yorkshire +1 12 £105 - 1
East Midlands -1 12 £115 -26.40%
Hampshire -35 12 £225 +40.62% 3
Kent +7 8 £350 +200.42% 2
West Sussex +7 8 £136 -17.42%
Northamptonshire +2 7 £113 -
Buckinghamshire -6 7 £203 +68.75%
Oxfordshire -7 7 £175 -41.66%
Manchester -8 7 £200 -
Essex -14 7 - -
Bristol -36 7 £143 -21.91% 1
North East -40 7 £135 -46.34%
Edinburgh -1 6 £130 -
Leeds -1 6 £105 +10.52% 1
Milton Keynes -11 6 £205 +70.83%
Tyne and Wear -41 5 £158 -62.04%
Staffordshire -4 4 - -

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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.

1 573 (77.22%) Windows
2 402 (54.18%) Windows 7
3 282 (38.01%) Microsoft
3 282 (38.01%) Active Directory
4 249 (33.56%) Windows XP
5 225 (30.32%) MS Office
6 144 (19.41%) Security Cleared
7 136 (18.33%) SCCM
8 128 (17.25%) Citrix
9 119 (16.04%) SC Cleared
10 89 (11.99%) MS Excel
11 88 (11.86%) Blackberry
12 84 (11.32%) ITIL
12 84 (11.32%) Finance
13 83 (11.19%) MS Exchange
14 79 (10.65%) Windows Server 2003
14 79 (10.65%) Windows Server 2008
15 65 (8.76%) Windows 8
16 63 (8.49%) Migration
17 61 (8.22%) SLA
18 58 (7.82%) Windows Vista
19 48 (6.47%) TCP/IP
20 47 (6.33%) VMware
21 43 (5.80%) Banking
22 39 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
23 36 (4.85%) HP
24 35 (4.72%) Microsoft App-V
25 34 (4.58%) PowerShell
26 33 (4.45%) Cisco
26 33 (4.45%) Microsoft Certification

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 83 (11.19%) MS Exchange
2 30 (4.04%) SharePoint
2 30 (4.04%) IBM Notes
3 29 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (3.37%) Lync
5 16 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
7 12 (1.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (0.81%) Lotus Domino
9 5 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.13%) Captiva
12 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.13%) Site Server
12 1 (0.13%) Documentum
Applications
1 225 (30.32%) MS Office
2 89 (11.99%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.40%) MS Project
4 3 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.54%) Eikon
2 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.13%) 3000 Xtra
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.75%) Office 365
2 4 (0.54%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 48 (6.47%) TCP/IP
2 32 (4.31%) DNS
3 29 (3.91%) LAN
4 28 (3.77%) DHCP
5 25 (3.37%) VPN
6 19 (2.56%) WAN
7 14 (1.89%) Internet
8 13 (1.75%) Firewall
9 12 (1.62%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (1.35%) VoIP
10 10 (1.35%) Wireless
11 9 (1.21%) 3G
12 5 (0.67%) Broadband
12 5 (0.67%) WLAN
12 5 (0.67%) SMS
13 4 (0.54%) Network Security
13 4 (0.54%) NetScaler
14 3 (0.40%) Cisco Nexus
14 3 (0.40%) IP Telephony
14 3 (0.40%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (0.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.27%) DB2
3 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.13%) FileMaker
3 1 (0.13%) DTS
3 1 (0.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (1.35%) MSI
2 2 (0.27%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.13%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.13%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 84 (11.32%) Finance
2 43 (5.80%) Banking
3 10 (1.35%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.08%) Investment Banking
5 7 (0.94%) Manufacturing
6 6 (0.81%) Law
6 6 (0.81%) Legal
6 6 (0.81%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.67%) Back Office
8 3 (0.40%) Advertising
8 3 (0.40%) Retail
8 3 (0.40%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.27%) Military
9 2 (0.27%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.13%) Marketing
10 1 (0.13%) French Language
10 1 (0.13%) German Language
10 1 (0.13%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.13%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.13%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.29%) Application Packaging
2 6 (0.81%) OLE
3 2 (0.27%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.13%) LAMP
4 1 (0.13%) .NET
4 1 (0.13%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 88 (11.86%) Blackberry
2 39 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (3.37%) NHS
4 21 (2.83%) Thin Client
4 21 (2.83%) Fat Client
5 13 (1.75%) iPad
6 12 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
6 12 (1.62%) iPhone
7 9 (1.21%) PDA
8 5 (0.67%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.54%) PKI
9 4 (0.54%) Clustering
9 4 (0.54%) FMCG
10 3 (0.40%) User Experience
10 3 (0.40%) Kindle
10 3 (0.40%) Handset
10 3 (0.40%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.40%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.27%) Derivative
11 2 (0.27%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 573 (77.22%) Windows
2 402 (54.18%) Windows 7
3 249 (33.56%) Windows XP
4 79 (10.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 79 (10.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 65 (8.76%) Windows 8
6 58 (7.82%) Windows Vista
7 19 (2.56%) Windows 2000
7 19 (2.56%) Mac OS X
8 16 (2.16%) Apple iOS
9 15 (2.02%) Linux
10 14 (1.89%) Android
11 13 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (1.75%) UNIX
12 9 (1.21%) Mac OS
12 9 (1.21%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.40%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (11.32%) ITIL
2 63 (8.49%) Migration
3 28 (3.77%) Software Deployment
4 23 (3.10%) Incident Management
5 22 (2.96%) Service Delivery
6 20 (2.70%) Service Management
7 13 (1.75%) Change Management
8 12 (1.62%) Problem Management
9 10 (1.35%) Project Management
9 10 (1.35%) Asset Management
10 8 (1.08%) Time Management
11 7 (0.94%) ITSM
11 7 (0.94%) Configuration Management
12 6 (0.81%) E-Commerce
12 6 (0.81%) Risk Assessment
12 6 (0.81%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (0.81%) Data Migration
12 6 (0.81%) Line Management
13 5 (0.67%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (0.67%) TQM
Programming Languages
1 34 (4.58%) PowerShell
2 14 (1.89%) VB
3 13 (1.75%) VBScript
4 9 (1.21%) SQL
5 7 (0.94%) C
5 7 (0.94%) Java
6 3 (0.40%) VBA
7 2 (0.27%) Perl
7 2 (0.27%) Korn
7 2 (0.27%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.13%) Python
8 1 (0.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 144 (19.41%) Security Cleared
2 119 (16.04%) SC Cleared
3 33 (4.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (2.83%) DV Cleared
5 20 (2.70%) MCSE
6 17 (2.29%) MCP
7 13 (1.75%) Degree
8 9 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.08%) MCSA
10 7 (0.94%) Dell Certification
10 7 (0.94%) A+ Certification
11 6 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.81%) CCNA
12 5 (0.67%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (0.54%) MCITP
14 3 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.40%) MCTS
14 3 (0.40%) CCNP
15 2 (0.27%) CCIE
15 2 (0.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (8.22%) SLA
2 4 (0.54%) QA
3 3 (0.40%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 282 (38.01%) Active Directory
2 35 (4.72%) Microsoft App-V
3 32 (4.31%) XenApp
4 31 (4.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (1.35%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.81%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.54%) vSphere
8 3 (0.40%) Xen
9 2 (0.27%) NFS
9 2 (0.27%) Firmware
9 2 (0.27%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.27%) MetaFrame
9 2 (0.27%) UAG
9 2 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.13%) XenServer
10 1 (0.13%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 136 (18.33%) SCCM
2 7 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.54%) ZENworks
4 4 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (0.54%) WMI
4 4 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.40%) SCOM
5 3 (0.40%) WSUS
5 3 (0.40%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 3 (0.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.27%) Nagios
6 2 (0.27%) DameWare
6 2 (0.27%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.27%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.13%) Casper Suite
7 1 (0.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.13%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.13%) BMC Marimba
7 1 (0.13%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 282 (38.01%) Microsoft
2 128 (17.25%) Citrix
3 47 (6.33%) VMware
4 36 (4.85%) HP
5 33 (4.45%) Cisco
5 33 (4.45%) Lotus
6 27 (3.64%) Apple
7 26 (3.50%) Symantec
8 20 (2.70%) CA
9 19 (2.56%) Dell
10 18 (2.43%) Sophos
10 18 (2.43%) AppSense
11 17 (2.29%) Lumension
12 15 (2.02%) Remedy
12 15 (2.02%) Reuters
12 15 (2.02%) Wyse
13 13 (1.75%) Bloomberg
14 11 (1.48%) Oracle
15 10 (1.35%) Altiris
16 9 (1.21%) Avaya
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Rate: £200 - £250 per day
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Rate: From £160 to £180 per day
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Rate: £70 - £100 per day
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Rate: £150 to £180 per day
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