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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Engineer
UK
Rank 376 362 302
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -60
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 219 273 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.54% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.57% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 118 151
Median daily rate £175 £160 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £113 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £261 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £160 £140
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 73 112
Median hourly rate £15.36 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £20.00 £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%

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
41742 48106 48047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 27155 30643 30207
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1758 1889
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.88 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 -19 195 £175 +9.03% 18
London -1 79 £180 +10.76% 6
South East -12 29 £160 -3.03% 2
North East +2 21 £170 -
Tyne and Wear -2 21 £170 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 21 £170 -
South West 0 19 £170 +21.42% 4
City of London -5 14 £175 +6.06% 2
East Midlands +11 12 £143 -24.00% 1
East of England -20 12 £141 +17.50% 2
Surrey +23 11 £138 -3.33% 1
Hampshire +8 11 £244 +8.44%
North West +14 10 £129 -40.11% 2
Scotland +25 9 £135 +37.92%
Gloucestershire +6 7 £140 -34.88%
West Midlands -5 7 £116 -42.00% 1
Cambridge +7 6 £163 -26.96%
Cambridgeshire +2 6 £163 +17.11%
Southampton +10 5 - -
Yorkshire +7 5 £180 +12.14%
Bristol +1 5 £200 +77.77% 1
Wiltshire -3 5 £120 -41.46% 1
Cheshire +23 4 £98 -64.54% 1
Nottinghamshire +12 4 - -
East Sussex +10 4 £120 - 1
Wales +8 4 £150 -
Nottingham +6 4 - -
Guildford -3 4 - - 1
Cheltenham - 4 - -
Derbyshire +1 3 - -

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 390 (76.17%) Windows
2 227 (44.34%) Active Directory
3 224 (43.75%) Windows 7
4 176 (34.38%) Microsoft
5 155 (30.27%) MS Office
6 105 (20.51%) SCCM
7 96 (18.75%) Windows Server
8 90 (17.58%) MS Excel
9 87 (16.99%) ITIL
10 74 (14.45%) Security Cleared
11 71 (13.87%) Windows 10
12 66 (12.89%) Office 365
13 64 (12.50%) Windows 8
13 64 (12.50%) Windows XP
14 61 (11.91%) Citrix
14 61 (11.91%) VMware
15 58 (11.33%) MS Exchange
16 54 (10.55%) Finance
16 54 (10.55%) Windows Server 2008
17 51 (9.96%) Blackberry
18 48 (9.38%) DNS
18 48 (9.38%) SC Cleared
19 41 (8.01%) Apple
20 40 (7.81%) TCP/IP
20 40 (7.81%) DHCP
21 39 (7.62%) Migration
22 36 (7.03%) Banking
23 34 (6.64%) Windows Server 2003
24 33 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
25 29 (5.66%) Lotus

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 (11.33%) MS Exchange
2 29 (5.66%) IBM Notes
3 19 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (2.54%) Skype for Business
5 12 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (1.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.59%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.39%) IIS
10 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 155 (30.27%) MS Office
2 90 (17.58%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.54%) Eikon
2 6 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 66 (12.89%) Office 365
2 5 (0.98%) OneDrive
3 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.59%) SaaS
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.20%) G Suite
4 1 (0.20%) IaaS
4 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (9.38%) DNS
2 40 (7.81%) DHCP
2 40 (7.81%) TCP/IP
3 29 (5.66%) LAN
4 26 (5.08%) Internet
5 24 (4.69%) VPN
6 20 (3.91%) Wireless
7 19 (3.71%) WAN
8 17 (3.32%) Firewall
9 14 (2.73%) Ethernet
10 12 (2.34%) VoIP
11 11 (2.15%) Skype
12 10 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (1.17%) Remote Desktop
14 5 (0.98%) IP Telephony
15 4 (0.78%) LDAP
16 3 (0.59%) 3G
16 3 (0.59%) Kerberos
17 2 (0.39%) PBX
17 2 (0.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.76%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (1.37%) MSI
2 2 (0.39%) InstallShield
2 2 (0.39%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.20%) Selenium
3 1 (0.20%) WebDriver
General
1 54 (10.55%) Finance
2 36 (7.03%) Banking
3 29 (5.66%) Retail
4 12 (2.34%) Retail Banking
5 11 (2.15%) Legal
6 7 (1.37%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.17%) Back Office
8 4 (0.78%) Korean Language
9 3 (0.59%) Advertising
9 3 (0.59%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.39%) Law
10 2 (0.39%) Local Government
10 2 (0.39%) Publishing
11 1 (0.20%) Electronics
11 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.20%) Games
11 1 (0.20%) German Language
11 1 (0.20%) Marketing
11 1 (0.20%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (0.98%) Software Packaging
2 3 (0.59%) XMPP
3 2 (0.39%) Middleware
3 2 (0.39%) WPF
4 1 (0.20%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 51 (9.96%) Blackberry
2 26 (5.08%) iPad
3 24 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (4.30%) iPhone
5 18 (3.52%) Driving Licence
6 14 (2.73%) Smartphone
7 10 (1.95%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.76%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (1.56%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.56%) NHS
10 7 (1.37%) Fat Client
10 7 (1.37%) Thin Client
11 6 (1.17%) Statistics
11 6 (1.17%) User Experience
12 4 (0.78%) BYOD
12 4 (0.78%) Computer Science
13 2 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.39%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.39%) Mobile Computing
13 2 (0.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 390 (76.17%) Windows
2 224 (43.75%) Windows 7
3 96 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 71 (13.87%) Windows 10
5 64 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 64 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 54 (10.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (6.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 26 (5.08%) Apple iOS
9 24 (4.69%) Mac OS X
10 23 (4.49%) Android
11 21 (4.10%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (3.13%) Mac OS
13 6 (1.17%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.78%) Linux
14 4 (0.78%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.39%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.20%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (16.99%) ITIL
2 39 (7.62%) Migration
3 23 (4.49%) Time Management
4 14 (2.73%) Incident Management
5 13 (2.54%) Asset Management
5 13 (2.54%) Service Management
6 11 (2.15%) Change Management
6 11 (2.15%) Mobile Device Management
6 11 (2.15%) Patch Management
7 10 (1.95%) Service Delivery
8 9 (1.76%) Coaching
8 9 (1.76%) ITIL V3
8 9 (1.76%) Problem Management
9 8 (1.56%) Data Migration
9 8 (1.56%) Validation
10 7 (1.37%) Data Protection
10 7 (1.37%) Identity Management
10 7 (1.37%) ITSM
10 7 (1.37%) Software Delivery
11 6 (1.17%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (3.91%) PowerShell
2 18 (3.52%) SQL
3 9 (1.76%) Java
4 3 (0.59%) VBScript
5 2 (0.39%) C#
5 2 (0.39%) VB
6 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.20%) C
6 1 (0.20%) Perl
6 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 74 (14.45%) Security Cleared
2 48 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 23 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (4.10%) Degree
5 17 (3.32%) MCP
6 16 (3.13%) MCSE
7 12 (2.34%) DV Cleared
8 11 (2.15%) MCSA
9 9 (1.76%) MCDST
9 9 (1.76%) Network+ Certification
10 7 (1.37%) A+ Certification
10 7 (1.37%) ACDT
10 7 (1.37%) ACHDS
10 7 (1.37%) ACTC
10 7 (1.37%) MCSM
11 6 (1.17%) MCITP
12 5 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.78%) CCNA
13 4 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.47%) SLA
2 7 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.78%) QA
4 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 227 (44.34%) Active Directory
2 33 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.69%) XenApp
4 19 (3.71%) Microsoft App-V
5 17 (3.32%) XenDesktop
6 12 (2.34%) Hyper-V
7 9 (1.76%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.98%) XenServer
10 3 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.59%) vSphere
11 2 (0.39%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.39%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.20%) Firmware
12 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 105 (20.51%) SCCM
2 8 (1.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (1.17%) SCOM
4 4 (0.78%) AirWatch
4 4 (0.78%) Casper Suite
4 4 (0.78%) WSUS
5 3 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.39%) EdgeSight
6 2 (0.39%) SafeCom
6 2 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.39%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.20%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 176 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 61 (11.91%) Citrix
2 61 (11.91%) VMware
3 41 (8.01%) Apple
4 29 (5.66%) Lotus
5 21 (4.10%) Remedy
6 20 (3.91%) Bloomberg
7 19 (3.71%) Cisco
7 19 (3.71%) HP
8 17 (3.32%) Reuters
9 16 (3.13%) AppSense
10 9 (1.76%) NetApp
11 8 (1.56%) Symantec
12 7 (1.37%) SAP
13 6 (1.17%) Oracle
13 6 (1.17%) ServiceNow
14 5 (0.98%) Dell
14 5 (0.98%) Intel Security
14 5 (0.98%) ThinPrint
15 4 (0.78%) Google
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