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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 299 325 327
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 365 292 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.55% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.60% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 109 105
Average daily rate
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£170 £195 £166
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +17.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £100 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £138 £140
% change year-on-year
+23.63% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 106 105
Average hourly rate £15.08 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.67% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.33 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £19.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -5.96%

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +21 331 £175 -12.50% 33
London +27 117 £175 -28.57% 11
South East +24 93 £213 +41.66% 8
North West +16 32 £185 +12.12% 2
City of London +37 29 £225 +12.50% 3
Berkshire +30 28 £369 +84.37% 1
Scotland -3 21 £130 +43.25% 2
Hampshire -22 20 £225 +25.00% 1
West Midlands -18 19 £160 +77.77%
South West -47 19 £173 +53.33% 6
Yorkshire +12 18 £173 +43.75% 3
Reading +30 17 £400 - 1
Surrey +1 17 £150 +20.00% 3
East of England -22 17 £170 +32.03% 3
West Sussex +6 8 £136 -22.14% 1
East Midlands +3 8 £133 -15.20%
Oxfordshire +1 8 £112 -62.83% 2
Manchester -5 8 £200 +40.00% 1
West Yorkshire +9 7 £105 +10.52% 2
Devon -15 7 £283 - 2
Kent -1 6 £350 +161.19%
Birmingham -2 6 £150 +66.66%
Essex -5 6 - - 1
Wakefield - 6 - -
Edinburgh -1 5 £130 +44.44% 1
Bristol -15 5 £120 - 3
North East -32 5 £135 -
North Yorkshire - 5 £185 - 1
Basingstoke +8 4 £120 -33.33%
Buckinghamshire -8 4 £200 +60.00%

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 556 (76.27%) Windows
2 402 (55.14%) Windows 7
3 282 (38.68%) Microsoft
4 265 (36.35%) Active Directory
5 246 (33.74%) Windows XP
6 234 (32.10%) MS Office
7 148 (20.30%) Security Cleared
8 140 (19.20%) SCCM
9 138 (18.93%) Citrix
10 126 (17.28%) SC Cleared
11 88 (12.07%) Windows Server 2003
11 88 (12.07%) Blackberry
12 86 (11.80%) ITIL
13 83 (11.39%) MS Excel
13 83 (11.39%) Windows Server 2008
14 80 (10.97%) MS Exchange
15 76 (10.43%) Finance
16 69 (9.47%) Migration
17 62 (8.50%) SLA
18 60 (8.23%) Windows Vista
19 50 (6.86%) Windows 8
20 46 (6.31%) VMware
21 45 (6.17%) Cisco
22 44 (6.04%) TCP/IP
23 41 (5.62%) Banking
24 39 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
25 37 (5.08%) DNS
26 36 (4.94%) HP
27 35 (4.80%) DHCP
28 34 (4.66%) LAN

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 80 (10.97%) MS Exchange
2 27 (3.70%) IBM Notes
3 25 (3.43%) SharePoint
4 24 (3.29%) Lync
4 24 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2003
6 14 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (0.96%) Lotus Domino
9 6 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.14%) Captiva
11 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.14%) Documentum
11 1 (0.14%) Site Server
Applications
1 234 (32.10%) MS Office
2 83 (11.39%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.10%) MS Project
4 6 (0.82%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.69%) Eikon
2 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.14%) 3000 Xtra
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.92%) Office 365
2 3 (0.41%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 44 (6.04%) TCP/IP
2 37 (5.08%) DNS
3 35 (4.80%) DHCP
4 34 (4.66%) LAN
5 32 (4.39%) VPN
6 20 (2.74%) WAN
7 15 (2.06%) Wireless
8 14 (1.92%) Internet
8 14 (1.92%) Firewall
8 14 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (1.37%) 3G
10 9 (1.23%) VoIP
11 7 (0.96%) SMS
12 5 (0.69%) Broadband
12 5 (0.69%) WLAN
13 4 (0.55%) MPLS
13 4 (0.55%) NetScaler
13 4 (0.55%) Network Security
14 3 (0.41%) VLAN
14 3 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (0.96%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.55%) DTS
3 2 (0.27%) DB2
4 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.14%) MS Access
4 1 (0.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (1.37%) MSI
2 2 (0.27%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.14%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.14%) InstallShield
General
1 76 (10.43%) Finance
2 41 (5.62%) Banking
3 8 (1.10%) Telecoms
4 7 (0.96%) Legal
5 6 (0.82%) Investment Banking
5 6 (0.82%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.69%) Back Office
7 4 (0.55%) Law
8 3 (0.41%) Advertising
8 3 (0.41%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.14%) French Language
9 1 (0.14%) German Language
9 1 (0.14%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.14%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.14%) Military
9 1 (0.14%) Front Office
9 1 (0.14%) Local Government
9 1 (0.14%) Retail
9 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.06%) Application Packaging
2 7 (0.96%) OLE
3 3 (0.41%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.14%) XMPP
4 1 (0.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 88 (12.07%) Blackberry
2 39 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (3.02%) NHS
4 19 (2.61%) Thin Client
4 19 (2.61%) Fat Client
5 16 (2.19%) iPhone
6 15 (2.06%) iPad
7 10 (1.37%) PDA
8 9 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (0.82%) Handset
10 5 (0.69%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.55%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.55%) Clustering
11 4 (0.55%) User Experience
12 3 (0.41%) Computer Science
12 3 (0.41%) FMCG
12 3 (0.41%) Kindle
12 3 (0.41%) Fixed Income
12 3 (0.41%) PKI
13 2 (0.27%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 556 (76.27%) Windows
2 402 (55.14%) Windows 7
3 246 (33.74%) Windows XP
4 88 (12.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 83 (11.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 60 (8.23%) Windows Vista
7 50 (6.86%) Windows 8
8 20 (2.74%) Windows 2000
9 19 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (2.06%) Apple iOS
11 14 (1.92%) Android
12 13 (1.78%) Mac OS X
13 12 (1.65%) Linux
14 11 (1.51%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.96%) Windows Mobile
15 7 (0.96%) UNIX
16 6 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 2 (0.27%) Windows NT
18 2 (0.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (11.80%) ITIL
2 69 (9.47%) Migration
3 28 (3.84%) Software Deployment
4 22 (3.02%) Incident Management
5 21 (2.88%) Service Delivery
6 20 (2.74%) Service Management
7 16 (2.19%) Change Management
8 12 (1.65%) Problem Management
9 9 (1.23%) Project Management
9 9 (1.23%) Configuration Management
10 7 (0.96%) ITSM
10 7 (0.96%) Asset Management
11 6 (0.82%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (0.82%) Risk Assessment
11 6 (0.82%) TQM
11 6 (0.82%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (0.82%) Time Management
12 4 (0.55%) CRM
12 4 (0.55%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (0.55%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (4.39%) PowerShell
2 15 (2.06%) VBScript
3 14 (1.92%) VB
4 6 (0.82%) SQL
5 5 (0.69%) C
6 3 (0.41%) Java
6 3 (0.41%) VBA
7 2 (0.27%) Perl
7 2 (0.27%) Korn
7 2 (0.27%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 148 (20.30%) Security Cleared
2 126 (17.28%) SC Cleared
3 33 (4.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (2.88%) MCSE
5 19 (2.61%) DV Cleared
6 17 (2.33%) MCP
7 14 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (1.92%) Degree
8 11 (1.51%) CCNA
9 8 (1.10%) MCSA
10 7 (0.96%) A+ Certification
11 6 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.82%) MCITP
12 4 (0.55%) Dell Certification
12 4 (0.55%) MCTS
12 4 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.41%) CCNP
14 2 (0.27%) CISSP
14 2 (0.27%) PMP
14 2 (0.27%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (8.50%) SLA
2 4 (0.55%) QA
3 3 (0.41%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 265 (36.35%) Active Directory
2 34 (4.66%) Microsoft App-V
3 31 (4.25%) XenApp
4 29 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (1.65%) XenDesktop
6 8 (1.10%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.69%) vSphere
8 3 (0.41%) Xen
9 2 (0.27%) MetaFrame
9 2 (0.27%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.27%) NFS
9 2 (0.27%) UAG
9 2 (0.27%) XenServer
9 2 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.14%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 140 (19.20%) SCCM
2 7 (0.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (0.69%) ZENworks
3 5 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (0.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (0.55%) Unicenter
4 4 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (0.55%) WMI
4 4 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.41%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 2 (0.27%) Nagios
6 2 (0.27%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.27%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (0.27%) SCOM
6 2 (0.27%) WSUS
6 2 (0.27%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.14%) BMC Marimba
7 1 (0.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 282 (38.68%) Microsoft
2 138 (18.93%) Citrix
3 46 (6.31%) VMware
4 45 (6.17%) Cisco
5 36 (4.94%) HP
6 30 (4.12%) Lotus
7 26 (3.57%) Apple
8 25 (3.43%) CA
9 22 (3.02%) Dell
9 22 (3.02%) AppSense
10 21 (2.88%) Symantec
11 19 (2.61%) Lumension
12 16 (2.19%) Remedy
13 15 (2.06%) Sophos
14 13 (1.78%) Wyse
14 13 (1.78%) Reuters
15 12 (1.65%) Bloomberg
16 11 (1.51%) Altiris
17 8 (1.10%) Adobe
17 8 (1.10%) Oracle
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