The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 280 310 332
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 387 263 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.54% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.59% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 82 97
Average daily rate £150 £170 £145
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £102 £96 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £375 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £161 £140
% change year-on-year
-19.37% +15.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 99 92
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.98 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £19.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.63 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -14.84%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53024 44938 56165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.25% 92.48% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 32160 25752 30878
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2112 2238 2624
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +35 344 £150 -9.09% 48
London +3 123 £165 -5.71% 27
South East +10 83 £128 -20.31% 11
North West +9 39 £180 +89.47% 1
South West -17 32 £144 -44.17% 4
City of London -18 24 £223 +18.66% 8
Scotland -6 22 £114 -67.95% 7
Oxfordshire +18 20 £120 - 1
Hampshire +5 18 £133 -50.46% 3
Wiltshire -2 17 £170 -22.72% 1
East Midlands -4 17 £250 +127.27% 1
Surrey -10 16 £125 -20.63%
Yorkshire -14 16 £130 +8.33% 1
East of England -31 15 £155 -18.42%
Glasgow +15 13 £95 -34.48% 1
Berkshire -16 13 £200 +25.00% 4
Oxford +13 11 £120 -
West Yorkshire -13 11 £125 - 1
East Sussex -3 10 £125 +13.63% 1
Cumbria +3 9 - -
Swindon -3 9 £170 - 1
West Midlands -3 9 £105 -61.81% 2
North East -20 9 £170 - 1
Northamptonshire - 9 - - 1
Leeds -12 8 £125 - 1
Tyne and Wear -23 8 £170 - 1
Bristol -22 7 £75 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 7 £130 - 1
Northampton - 7 - - 1
Manchester -12 6 £135 - 1

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 581 (78.62%) Windows
2 428 (57.92%) Windows 7
3 280 (37.89%) Active Directory
4 277 (37.48%) Microsoft
5 266 (35.99%) Windows XP
6 232 (31.39%) MS Office
7 118 (15.97%) SCCM
8 115 (15.56%) Security Cleared
9 105 (14.21%) Blackberry
10 101 (13.67%) Citrix
10 101 (13.67%) MS Excel
11 97 (13.13%) SC Cleared
12 94 (12.72%) ITIL
13 90 (12.18%) MS Exchange
14 85 (11.50%) Migration
15 83 (11.23%) Windows Server 2008
16 71 (9.61%) Windows Server 2003
17 61 (8.25%) Finance
18 55 (7.44%) Banking
19 45 (6.09%) NHS
19 45 (6.09%) Microsoft Certification
20 44 (5.95%) VPN
21 43 (5.82%) PowerShell
22 42 (5.68%) HP
23 41 (5.55%) Incident Management
24 40 (5.41%) TCP/IP
25 38 (5.14%) VMware
25 38 (5.14%) Dell
26 36 (4.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
27 35 (4.74%) Cisco

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 90 (12.18%) MS Exchange
2 36 (4.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 29 (3.92%) IBM Notes
4 21 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (1.49%) SharePoint
7 10 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (1.22%) Lync
9 2 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.14%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.14%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 232 (31.39%) MS Office
2 101 (13.67%) MS Excel
3 16 (2.17%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.22%) MS Project
5 8 (1.08%) Acrobat
6 7 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.27%) InDesign
7 2 (0.27%) CINEMA 4D
7 2 (0.27%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.27%) Vectorworks
8 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.95%) Eikon
2 4 (0.54%) Khalix
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.14%) Sage 300 ERP
4 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (5.95%) VPN
2 40 (5.41%) TCP/IP
3 34 (4.60%) LAN
4 32 (4.33%) DNS
5 27 (3.65%) DHCP
6 23 (3.11%) WAN
7 19 (2.57%) Wireless
8 18 (2.44%) Internet
9 15 (2.03%) Firewall
10 9 (1.22%) VoIP
11 6 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (0.68%) Unified Communications
12 5 (0.68%) 3G
12 5 (0.68%) SMS
13 4 (0.54%) SAN
13 4 (0.54%) Network Security
14 3 (0.41%) VLAN
14 3 (0.41%) Ethernet
15 2 (0.27%) Broadband
15 2 (0.27%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.08%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.54%) DTS
2 4 (0.54%) Cognos Impromptu
3 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.14%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (0.81%) MSI
2 4 (0.54%) InstallShield
3 3 (0.41%) AdminStudio
General
1 61 (8.25%) Finance
2 55 (7.44%) Banking
3 14 (1.89%) Financial Institution
3 14 (1.89%) Investment Banking
4 10 (1.35%) Telecoms
5 7 (0.95%) Back Office
6 5 (0.68%) Retail
7 3 (0.41%) Local Government
7 3 (0.41%) Front Office
7 3 (0.41%) Law
7 3 (0.41%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.27%) German Language
9 1 (0.14%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.14%) French Language
9 1 (0.14%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.14%) Military
9 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.14%) Legal
9 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.38%) Application Packaging
2 12 (1.62%) JSP
3 7 (0.95%) .NET
4 6 (0.81%) Software Packaging
5 4 (0.54%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.41%) XML
7 2 (0.27%) CSS
8 1 (0.14%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.14%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 105 (14.21%) Blackberry
2 45 (6.09%) NHS
3 17 (2.30%) Fat Client
3 17 (2.30%) Thin Client
4 13 (1.76%) Video Conferencing
5 10 (1.35%) iPhone
5 10 (1.35%) Hedge funds
6 8 (1.08%) iPad
7 6 (0.81%) Tandem
8 5 (0.68%) PDA
8 5 (0.68%) Handset
9 2 (0.27%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.27%) Smartcard
9 2 (0.27%) IVR
9 2 (0.27%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.27%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.14%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.14%) Social Media
10 1 (0.14%) Freedom of Information Act
10 1 (0.14%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 581 (78.62%) Windows
2 428 (57.92%) Windows 7
3 266 (35.99%) Windows XP
4 83 (11.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 71 (9.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (3.52%) Windows Vista
7 23 (3.11%) Windows 8
8 16 (2.17%) Mac OS X
9 15 (2.03%) Windows 2000
10 13 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (1.22%) Apple iOS
12 8 (1.08%) Android
13 5 (0.68%) Linux
14 4 (0.54%) UNIX
14 4 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
14 4 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.14%) VMS
16 1 (0.14%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (12.72%) ITIL
2 85 (11.50%) Migration
3 41 (5.55%) Incident Management
4 19 (2.57%) Change Management
5 18 (2.44%) Service Delivery
5 18 (2.44%) Software Deployment
6 16 (2.17%) Service Management
7 14 (1.89%) Configuration Management
7 14 (1.89%) Project Management
8 12 (1.62%) Software Distribution
8 12 (1.62%) Release Management
9 9 (1.22%) ITIL V3
10 8 (1.08%) Performance Monitoring
11 7 (0.95%) Change Control
11 7 (0.95%) Product Management
11 7 (0.95%) Problem Management
11 7 (0.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 7 (0.95%) TQM
12 6 (0.81%) PRINCE
12 6 (0.81%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (5.82%) PowerShell
2 20 (2.71%) SQL
3 13 (1.76%) VB
4 10 (1.35%) VBScript
5 3 (0.41%) VB.NET
5 3 (0.41%) C
6 1 (0.14%) VB6
6 1 (0.14%) C#
6 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 115 (15.56%) Security Cleared
2 97 (13.13%) SC Cleared
3 45 (6.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (3.11%) MCSE
5 20 (2.71%) MCP
6 8 (1.08%) Degree
6 8 (1.08%) MCITP
7 7 (0.95%) MCSA
8 6 (0.81%) PMP
8 6 (0.81%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.54%) CCNA
10 4 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.54%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.41%) MCDST
11 3 (0.41%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.27%) MCTS
12 2 (0.27%) ACDT
12 2 (0.27%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.65%) SLA
2 9 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.95%) QA
4 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 280 (37.89%) Active Directory
2 27 (3.65%) Microsoft App-V
3 17 (2.30%) XenApp
4 10 (1.35%) XenDesktop
5 8 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (0.81%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.41%) vSphere
7 3 (0.41%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.14%) XenServer
8 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 118 (15.97%) SCCM
2 14 (1.89%) WSUS
3 13 (1.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (1.08%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 7 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (0.81%) Unicenter
6 6 (0.81%) AppDNA
6 6 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (0.54%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.27%) DameWare
8 2 (0.27%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.27%) WMI
8 2 (0.27%) SCSM
9 1 (0.14%) Sysprep
9 1 (0.14%) SCOM
9 1 (0.14%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.14%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 277 (37.48%) Microsoft
2 101 (13.67%) Citrix
3 42 (5.68%) HP
4 38 (5.14%) VMware
4 38 (5.14%) Dell
5 35 (4.74%) Cisco
6 33 (4.47%) Lotus
7 25 (3.38%) Bloomberg
8 22 (2.98%) Apple
9 21 (2.84%) Reuters
10 20 (2.71%) CA
11 17 (2.30%) AppSense
12 15 (2.03%) Symantec
13 13 (1.76%) Adobe
14 12 (1.62%) Altiris
15 10 (1.35%) LANDesk
15 10 (1.35%) Lumension
16 8 (1.08%) McAfee
17 7 (0.95%) MobileIron
17 7 (0.95%) Remedy
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