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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 273 270 294
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 367 345 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.69% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.74% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 111 80
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £106 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £144 £150
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 126 108
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £12.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.45 £20.00 £20.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 -22 320 £165 +3.12% 28
London +30 139 £165 -5.71% 12
South East -47 72 £200 +17.64% 8
City of London +46 48 £176 +10.15% 4
East of England +19 32 £130 +10.63% 2
Berkshire +12 32 £425 +112.50% 1
Scotland +2 26 £110 -15.38% 2
Yorkshire -6 20 £140 +19.14%
Hampshire -15 18 £148 -11.27% 2
Reading +14 17 £400 +123.77%
North West -21 17 £190 - 1
South West -37 17 £120 -16.52% 3
West Yorkshire -5 15 £140 -
Wales +1 12 £150 -
West Midlands -6 12 £130 +1.96% 2
Leeds +1 10 £115 -32.35%
South Wales +3 7 £138 -8.33%
Cambridgeshire 0 7 £104 -30.66%
East Midlands -3 7 £120 -52.00%
Merseyside -8 7 - -
Hertfordshire +17 6 £250 +56.25% 1
Buckinghamshire -3 6 - - 1
Norfolk -4 6 £130 +10.63%
Surrey -10 5 - - 2
Suffolk - 5 £160 -
Basingstoke - 5 £168 -
Essex +11 4 £105 - 1
Cheshire +5 4 - -
Aberdeen +4 4 £125 -3.84% 2
Cardiff +2 4 £125 -16.66%

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 549 (76.36%) Windows
2 356 (49.51%) Windows 7
3 290 (40.33%) Active Directory
4 262 (36.44%) Microsoft
5 218 (30.32%) Windows XP
6 201 (27.96%) MS Office
7 111 (15.44%) SCCM
8 103 (14.33%) Blackberry
9 101 (14.05%) Security Cleared
10 96 (13.35%) Citrix
11 89 (12.38%) MS Excel
12 82 (11.40%) VMware
13 80 (11.13%) ITIL
14 77 (10.71%) MS Exchange
15 76 (10.57%) Windows Server 2008
16 75 (10.43%) Finance
17 65 (9.04%) Windows 8
17 65 (9.04%) Migration
18 57 (7.93%) SC Cleared
19 52 (7.23%) TCP/IP
19 52 (7.23%) Windows Server 2003
20 47 (6.54%) SLA
20 47 (6.54%) Cisco
21 45 (6.26%) Microsoft Certification
22 44 (6.12%) Apple
23 40 (5.56%) Mac OS X
23 40 (5.56%) DNS
23 40 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
23 40 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
24 39 (5.42%) Analytical Skills

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 77 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 40 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (4.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 32 (4.45%) IBM Notes
4 27 (3.76%) Lync
5 26 (3.62%) SharePoint
6 11 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.28%) IIS
11 2 (0.28%) Lotus Domino
11 2 (0.28%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 201 (27.96%) MS Office
2 89 (12.38%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.42%) MS Project
5 2 (0.28%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.28%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (0.83%) Eikon
2 4 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.14%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.25%) Office 365
2 5 (0.70%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 52 (7.23%) TCP/IP
2 40 (5.56%) DNS
3 36 (5.01%) LAN
4 32 (4.45%) DHCP
5 25 (3.48%) WAN
6 19 (2.64%) VPN
7 15 (2.09%) Internet
7 15 (2.09%) NetScaler
8 14 (1.95%) Firewall
8 14 (1.95%) VoIP
9 11 (1.53%) Wireless
9 11 (1.53%) SAN
10 10 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (0.97%) VLAN
11 7 (0.97%) Network Security
12 6 (0.83%) Broadband
13 5 (0.70%) Cisco ISE
14 4 (0.56%) NAS
14 4 (0.56%) SSL
14 4 (0.56%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (0.83%) MySQL
1 6 (0.83%) FileMaker
2 5 (0.70%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.28%) DTS
4 1 (0.14%) DB2
4 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (0.42%) MSI
2 1 (0.14%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.14%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.14%) JIRA
2 1 (0.14%) WinDbg
General
1 75 (10.43%) Finance
2 38 (5.29%) Banking
3 12 (1.67%) Retail
4 11 (1.53%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.39%) Financial Institution
5 10 (1.39%) Law
6 9 (1.25%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.25%) Retail Banking
7 8 (1.11%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.83%) Legal
9 4 (0.56%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.42%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.42%) Games
11 2 (0.28%) Military
11 2 (0.28%) Back Office
11 2 (0.28%) French Language
12 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.14%) Advertising
12 1 (0.14%) Publishing
12 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (0.97%) Application Packaging
2 4 (0.56%) LAMP
3 2 (0.28%) OLE
3 2 (0.28%) MAPI
4 1 (0.14%) WSH
4 1 (0.14%) .NET
4 1 (0.14%) XML
4 1 (0.14%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.14%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 103 (14.33%) Blackberry
2 39 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (4.31%) iPhone
4 25 (3.48%) NHS
5 22 (3.06%) iPad
6 16 (2.23%) Smartphone
7 13 (1.81%) PKI
8 12 (1.67%) Fat Client
8 12 (1.67%) Thin Client
9 11 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (1.11%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.83%) FMCG
12 5 (0.70%) Replication
13 4 (0.56%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
14 3 (0.42%) User Experience
14 3 (0.42%) Data Protection Act
14 3 (0.42%) Mathematics
15 2 (0.28%) EPoS
16 1 (0.14%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 549 (76.36%) Windows
2 356 (49.51%) Windows 7
3 218 (30.32%) Windows XP
4 76 (10.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 65 (9.04%) Windows 8
6 52 (7.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 40 (5.56%) Mac OS X
8 35 (4.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (3.89%) Android
10 27 (3.76%) Linux
11 25 (3.48%) Apple iOS
12 24 (3.34%) Windows Vista
13 17 (2.36%) Windows 2000
14 14 (1.95%) UNIX
15 9 (1.25%) Mac OS
16 8 (1.11%) Mac OS X Server
17 4 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
18 3 (0.42%) Windows NT
19 2 (0.28%) CentOS
19 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (11.13%) ITIL
2 65 (9.04%) Migration
3 29 (4.03%) Incident Management
4 22 (3.06%) Problem Management
5 19 (2.64%) Service Management
5 19 (2.64%) Change Management
6 17 (2.36%) Service Delivery
7 10 (1.39%) Asset Management
8 9 (1.25%) E-Commerce
8 9 (1.25%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (1.11%) Project Management
10 7 (0.97%) ITSM
10 7 (0.97%) Software Deployment
11 6 (0.83%) Data Protection
11 6 (0.83%) Line Management
11 6 (0.83%) Security Management
11 6 (0.83%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (0.70%) Configuration Management
12 5 (0.70%) Time Management
13 4 (0.56%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 32 (4.45%) SQL
2 22 (3.06%) PowerShell
3 7 (0.97%) C
3 7 (0.97%) Java
4 6 (0.83%) VBScript
5 4 (0.56%) VB
6 1 (0.14%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.14%) VBA
6 1 (0.14%) Python
6 1 (0.14%) Korn
6 1 (0.14%) Perl
6 1 (0.14%) PHP
6 1 (0.14%) C#
6 1 (0.14%) Bourne shell
6 1 (0.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 101 (14.05%) Security Cleared
2 57 (7.93%) SC Cleared
3 45 (6.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (4.03%) MCSE
5 27 (3.76%) DV Cleared
6 20 (2.78%) MCP
7 14 (1.95%) MCSA
8 11 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (1.39%) Degree
10 9 (1.25%) VCP4
11 8 (1.11%) CCNA
12 7 (0.97%) MCITP
12 7 (0.97%) MCDST
13 6 (0.83%) MCTS
14 5 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.70%) Dell Certification
14 5 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
15 4 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 3 (0.42%) A+ Certification
16 3 (0.42%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (6.54%) SLA
2 1 (0.14%) QA
System Software
1 290 (40.33%) Active Directory
2 40 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (5.15%) XenApp
4 27 (3.76%) XenDesktop
5 21 (2.92%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.70%) Xen
9 3 (0.42%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.42%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.42%) vSphere
10 2 (0.28%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.14%) NFS
11 1 (0.14%) XenServer
11 1 (0.14%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 111 (15.44%) SCCM
2 8 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (0.70%) DameWare
3 5 (0.70%) SCOM
4 4 (0.56%) ServiceCenter
4 4 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (0.56%) ZENworks
5 3 (0.42%) WSUS
5 3 (0.42%) BMC Marimba
5 3 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.42%) Casper Suite
6 2 (0.28%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.28%) Unicenter
6 2 (0.28%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.28%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.14%) WMI
7 1 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.14%) Nagios
7 1 (0.14%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 262 (36.44%) Microsoft
2 96 (13.35%) Citrix
3 82 (11.40%) VMware
4 47 (6.54%) Cisco
5 44 (6.12%) Apple
6 36 (5.01%) Dell
7 35 (4.87%) HP
8 32 (4.45%) Lotus
9 26 (3.62%) Wyse
10 25 (3.48%) Remedy
11 23 (3.20%) Reuters
12 19 (2.64%) Bloomberg
13 18 (2.50%) Symantec
14 16 (2.23%) Sophos
15 14 (1.95%) Adobe
15 14 (1.95%) Lumension
16 13 (1.81%) AppSense
17 12 (1.67%) Avaya
18 11 (1.53%) McAfee
19 10 (1.39%) Google
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