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 5 December 2016 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 361 345 305
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 284 322 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.59% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.62% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 135 178
Median daily rate £158 £160 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £106 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £158
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 100 115
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.45 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.08%

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
47494 51855 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31084 33012 33811
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2028 2194
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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 5 December 2016.

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 5 December 2016.

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 5 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -26 260 £158 -1.56% 23
London +7 106 £175 +9.37% 8
South East -11 46 £145 -10.76% 5
South West +5 25 £140 +27.27%
Surrey +33 23 £150 -6.25% 2
North East -15 23 £170 - 2
Tyne and Wear -17 23 £170 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -18 23 £170 - 2
East of England -5 17 £120 - 3
Scotland +18 16 £158 +5.00% 2
East Midlands +1 15 £143 -18.57%
City of London -7 13 £175 +6.06% 3
Yorkshire +5 11 £183 +58.69%
Gloucestershire +13 10 £140 -
Cambridgeshire -1 10 £95 -40.62% 1
Hampshire +12 9 £138 -34.52% 2
North West -15 9 £160 -30.81% 4
Nottingham +4 8 - -
Nottinghamshire +2 8 - -
Cambridge +12 7 £145 -48.21% 1
Berkshire -1 7 £206 +39.83% 1
West Midlands -27 7 £130 -32.90% 1
Edinburgh +24 6 £143 -52.50%
Leeds +11 6 £181 +57.60%
West Yorkshire +7 6 £181 +57.60%
Cheshire +4 6 £186 -25.50% 2
Bristol +3 6 £153 +35.55%
South Yorkshire -4 6 £183 -
Glasgow +6 5 £148 +19.00%
Sheffield -10 5 £183 -

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, 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.

1 434 (78.62%) Windows
2 259 (46.92%) Active Directory
3 253 (45.83%) Windows 7
4 202 (36.59%) Microsoft
5 162 (29.35%) MS Office
6 135 (24.46%) SCCM
7 107 (19.38%) Windows Server
8 104 (18.84%) MS Excel
9 94 (17.03%) ITIL
10 80 (14.49%) Windows XP
11 78 (14.13%) Citrix
12 74 (13.41%) Office 365
12 74 (13.41%) Windows 10
13 73 (13.22%) Windows 8
14 72 (13.04%) MS Exchange
15 65 (11.78%) Security Cleared
15 65 (11.78%) VMware
16 57 (10.33%) Windows Server 2008
17 54 (9.78%) DNS
18 48 (8.70%) DHCP
19 47 (8.51%) Finance
20 46 (8.33%) Blackberry
21 45 (8.15%) Migration
22 42 (7.61%) SC Cleared
23 39 (7.07%) Apple
24 38 (6.88%) TCP/IP
25 37 (6.70%) Windows Server 2003
26 32 (5.80%) Banking
26 32 (5.80%) Lotus
26 32 (5.80%) IBM Notes

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 72 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 32 (5.80%) IBM Notes
3 29 (5.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (4.53%) Skype for Business
5 17 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (2.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 12 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (1.63%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2000
10 3 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.36%) IIS
12 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 162 (29.35%) MS Office
2 104 (18.84%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.18%) MS Project
4 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.36%) Eikon
2 3 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 74 (13.41%) Office 365
2 4 (0.72%) OneDrive
3 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.54%) SaaS
4 2 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.18%) G Suite
5 1 (0.18%) IaaS
5 1 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.18%) PaaS
5 1 (0.18%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 54 (9.78%) DNS
2 48 (8.70%) DHCP
3 38 (6.88%) TCP/IP
4 30 (5.43%) LAN
5 24 (4.35%) Internet
5 24 (4.35%) VPN
6 21 (3.80%) Wireless
7 20 (3.62%) WAN
8 14 (2.54%) Skype
9 13 (2.36%) Firewall
10 11 (1.99%) Ethernet
10 11 (1.99%) VoIP
11 9 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (1.27%) VLAN
13 6 (1.09%) Remote Desktop
14 5 (0.91%) IP Telephony
14 5 (0.91%) iSCSI
14 5 (0.91%) SAN
15 3 (0.54%) Kerberos
15 3 (0.54%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (0.36%) InstallShield
1 2 (0.36%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.18%) MSI
2 1 (0.18%) Selenium
2 1 (0.18%) WebDriver
General
1 47 (8.51%) Finance
2 32 (5.80%) Banking
3 28 (5.07%) Retail
4 11 (1.99%) Retail Banking
4 11 (1.99%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.63%) Back Office
5 9 (1.63%) Legal
6 5 (0.91%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.72%) Advertising
7 4 (0.72%) Korean Language
8 3 (0.54%) Marketing
8 3 (0.54%) Publishing
9 2 (0.36%) Electronics
9 2 (0.36%) Law
10 1 (0.18%) Front Office
10 1 (0.18%) Games
10 1 (0.18%) German Language
10 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Local Government
10 1 (0.18%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (0.91%) Software Packaging
2 2 (0.36%) Middleware
3 1 (0.18%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.18%) WPF
3 1 (0.18%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 26 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.53%) iPad
4 22 (3.99%) Driving Licence
4 22 (3.99%) iPhone
5 13 (2.36%) Smartphone
6 10 (1.81%) NHS
7 9 (1.63%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.63%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.45%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.09%) BYOD
9 6 (1.09%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.09%) Statistics
9 6 (1.09%) Thin Client
9 6 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.72%) User Experience
11 3 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.54%) Mobile Computing
12 2 (0.36%) Handset
12 2 (0.36%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 434 (78.62%) Windows
2 253 (45.83%) Windows 7
3 107 (19.38%) Windows Server
4 80 (14.49%) Windows XP
5 74 (13.41%) Windows 10
6 73 (13.22%) Windows 8
7 57 (10.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (6.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 27 (4.89%) Mac OS X
9 27 (4.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (3.80%) Apple iOS
11 19 (3.44%) Android
12 13 (2.36%) Mac OS
13 7 (1.27%) Linux
14 5 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.91%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.72%) CentOS
15 4 (0.72%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.72%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (17.03%) ITIL
2 45 (8.15%) Migration
3 21 (3.80%) Time Management
4 15 (2.72%) Service Management
5 13 (2.36%) Asset Management
5 13 (2.36%) Software Delivery
6 12 (2.17%) Incident Management
6 12 (2.17%) Mobile Device Management
7 11 (1.99%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 10 (1.81%) Change Management
9 9 (1.63%) Data Protection
10 8 (1.45%) ITIL V3
10 8 (1.45%) Patch Management
10 8 (1.45%) Problem Management
11 7 (1.27%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (1.27%) ITSM
11 7 (1.27%) Service Delivery
11 7 (1.27%) Validation
12 6 (1.09%) Application Packaging
12 6 (1.09%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (4.71%) PowerShell
2 20 (3.62%) SQL
3 8 (1.45%) Java
4 7 (1.27%) VB
5 3 (0.54%) C
6 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.18%) C#
6 1 (0.18%) Perl
6 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 65 (11.78%) Security Cleared
2 42 (7.61%) SC Cleared
3 27 (4.89%) Degree
4 23 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (2.90%) MCSE
6 14 (2.54%) MCP
7 13 (2.36%) MCSA
8 9 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (1.45%) A+ Certification
9 8 (1.45%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.45%) MCITP
9 8 (1.45%) Network+ Certification
10 7 (1.27%) CCNA
10 7 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.27%) MCDST
11 6 (1.09%) ACDT
11 6 (1.09%) ACHDS
11 6 (1.09%) ACTC
11 6 (1.09%) MCSM
12 5 (0.91%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.62%) SLA
2 13 (2.36%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 259 (46.92%) Active Directory
2 29 (5.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (5.07%) XenApp
4 24 (4.35%) XenDesktop
5 22 (3.99%) Microsoft App-V
6 20 (3.62%) Hyper-V
7 11 (1.99%) XenServer
8 8 (1.45%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.91%) BitLocker
9 5 (0.91%) vSphere
10 4 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.18%) NFS
12 1 (0.18%) UAG
12 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 135 (24.46%) SCCM
2 13 (2.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (1.45%) WSUS
4 6 (1.09%) SCOM
5 5 (0.91%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.72%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.72%) Casper Suite
7 2 (0.36%) EdgeSight
7 2 (0.36%) SafeCom
7 2 (0.36%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.18%) IBM BigFix
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.18%) SCSM
8 1 (0.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 202 (36.59%) Microsoft
2 78 (14.13%) Citrix
3 65 (11.78%) VMware
4 39 (7.07%) Apple
5 32 (5.80%) Lotus
6 21 (3.80%) Bloomberg
7 20 (3.62%) AppSense
8 18 (3.26%) Cisco
8 18 (3.26%) HP
8 18 (3.26%) Reuters
9 17 (3.08%) Remedy
10 10 (1.81%) Dell
10 10 (1.81%) NetApp
11 8 (1.45%) Symantec
12 7 (1.27%) SAP
13 5 (0.91%) Google
13 5 (0.91%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.91%) ThinPrint
13 5 (0.91%) Veeam
14 4 (0.72%) LANDesk
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