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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 376 340 292
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -48
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 275 368 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.63% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.66% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 148 179
Median daily rate £163 £160 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £103 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £300 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £135 £165
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 135 98
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -4.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.45 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.30 £20.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.88 £15.31
% change year-on-year
-12.60% -2.85%

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
50506 55381 53413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.92% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 32907 35226 32261
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1614 2075 2087
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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
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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 -54 242 £175 +9.37% 16
London -18 85 £180 +9.09% 7
South East -16 53 £148 -7.81% 7
East of England +16 28 £145 +20.83%
South West -27 18 £145 +38.09% 1
Wales +33 17 £135 +38.46%
South Wales +31 14 £135 +38.46%
Berkshire +4 14 £115 -57.00%
North East -15 14 £225 +65.13%
City of London +18 13 £185 -12.94% 4
North West +12 13 £180 -10.00%
Cambridgeshire +31 12 £139 -60.21%
Scotland +11 12 £134 +29.44%
Oxford 0 12 £265 +65.62%
Oxfordshire -1 12 £265 +60.60%
East Midlands -2 11 £95 -11.62%
Tyne and Wear -16 11 £225 +65.13%
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 11 £225 +65.13%
Yorkshire -10 10 £200 +53.84%
West Midlands -32 10 £450 +350.00% 1
Hampshire -3 8 £145 -10.76% 4
Surrey -5 8 £150 -11.76% 2
Cambridge +24 7 £134 -1.11%
Reading +16 7 £113 -64.00%
Cardiff +23 6 £90 -7.69%
Somerset +17 6 - -
Norfolk +1 6 £158 +11.58%
South Yorkshire +1 5 - -
Hertfordshire +1 5 £168 +39.58%
Bristol -3 5 £163 -

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 442 (77.41%) Windows
2 283 (49.56%) Active Directory
3 274 (47.99%) Windows 7
4 219 (38.35%) Microsoft
5 152 (26.62%) SCCM
6 141 (24.69%) MS Office
7 112 (19.61%) ITIL
8 110 (19.26%) Windows Server
9 100 (17.51%) MS Excel
10 98 (17.16%) Citrix
11 82 (14.36%) Windows 8
12 73 (12.78%) Windows XP
13 72 (12.61%) DNS
14 64 (11.21%) VMware
15 62 (10.86%) Office 365
16 60 (10.51%) MS Exchange
17 58 (10.16%) DHCP
18 57 (9.98%) Windows 10
19 55 (9.63%) Security Cleared
20 52 (9.11%) Windows Server 2008
21 47 (8.23%) Finance
22 46 (8.06%) Migration
23 44 (7.71%) XenApp
24 43 (7.53%) TCP/IP
25 39 (6.83%) Skype for Business
26 38 (6.65%) Microsoft Certification
27 35 (6.13%) Microsoft App-V
28 34 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2010
28 34 (5.95%) Windows Server 2012
29 33 (5.78%) XenDesktop

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 60 (10.51%) MS Exchange
2 39 (6.83%) Skype for Business
3 34 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (3.85%) IBM Notes
5 17 (2.98%) SharePoint
6 10 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (0.88%) IIS
10 4 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2000
11 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.18%) CMS
12 1 (0.18%) Joomla!
12 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 141 (24.69%) MS Office
2 100 (17.51%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.40%) MS Project
4 4 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.88%) Eikon
2 4 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 62 (10.86%) Office 365
2 9 (1.58%) OneDrive
3 2 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.35%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.18%) SaaS
4 1 (0.18%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 72 (12.61%) DNS
2 58 (10.16%) DHCP
3 43 (7.53%) TCP/IP
4 17 (2.98%) Internet
5 16 (2.80%) VPN
6 15 (2.63%) LAN
7 12 (2.10%) Firewall
7 12 (2.10%) WAN
7 12 (2.10%) Wireless
8 9 (1.58%) Extranet
9 8 (1.40%) Network Security
9 8 (1.40%) Skype
9 8 (1.40%) VoIP
10 7 (1.23%) Ethernet
10 7 (1.23%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (1.23%) SAN
10 7 (1.23%) VLAN
11 5 (0.88%) iSCSI
11 5 (0.88%) SMS
12 4 (0.70%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (1.05%) MSI
2 5 (0.88%) InstallShield
2 5 (0.88%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
General
1 47 (8.23%) Finance
2 16 (2.80%) Banking
3 12 (2.10%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.58%) Manufacturing
4 9 (1.58%) Retail
5 8 (1.40%) Back Office
5 8 (1.40%) Legal
6 5 (0.88%) Financial Institution
6 5 (0.88%) Local Government
7 4 (0.70%) Electronics
7 4 (0.70%) Marketing
7 4 (0.70%) Publishing
7 4 (0.70%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.53%) Advertising
9 2 (0.35%) Front Office
9 2 (0.35%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.35%) Law
10 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.18%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.35%) COM
1 2 (0.35%) ODBC
1 2 (0.35%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.18%) CGI
2 1 (0.18%) CSS
2 1 (0.18%) HTML
2 1 (0.18%) JFace
Miscellaneous
1 31 (5.43%) Blackberry
2 23 (4.03%) Driving Licence
3 22 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (3.15%) Smartphone
5 15 (2.63%) iPhone
6 13 (2.28%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.28%) Data Centre
6 13 (2.28%) iPad
6 13 (2.28%) NHS
7 8 (1.40%) BYOD
8 7 (1.23%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.23%) Fat Client
8 7 (1.23%) Hedge funds
8 7 (1.23%) Thin Client
9 6 (1.05%) Mathematics
9 6 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (0.88%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.53%) Statistics
11 3 (0.53%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.35%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 442 (77.41%) Windows
2 274 (47.99%) Windows 7
3 110 (19.26%) Windows Server
4 82 (14.36%) Windows 8
5 73 (12.78%) Windows XP
6 57 (9.98%) Windows 10
7 52 (9.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (5.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (5.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (3.33%) Apple iOS
11 18 (3.15%) Android
12 15 (2.63%) Mac OS X
13 10 (1.75%) Mac OS
14 9 (1.58%) Windows Phone
15 8 (1.40%) Windows Vista
16 7 (1.23%) Linux
17 4 (0.70%) CentOS
17 4 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (0.70%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (19.61%) ITIL
2 46 (8.06%) Migration
3 24 (4.20%) Service Delivery
4 21 (3.68%) Project Management
4 21 (3.68%) Software Delivery
5 19 (3.33%) Service Management
6 18 (3.15%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 16 (2.80%) ITSM
8 15 (2.63%) Mobile Device Management
9 13 (2.28%) Business Continuity
9 13 (2.28%) Software Deployment
10 12 (2.10%) Asset Management
10 12 (2.10%) Configuration Management
11 11 (1.93%) Change Management
12 10 (1.75%) Fault Analysis
12 10 (1.75%) Incident Management
12 10 (1.75%) Mentoring
12 10 (1.75%) Time Management
13 9 (1.58%) Disaster Recovery
13 9 (1.58%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 31 (5.43%) PowerShell
2 12 (2.10%) C
2 12 (2.10%) SQL
2 12 (2.10%) VB
3 8 (1.40%) VBScript
4 5 (0.88%) Java
5 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.18%) PHP
5 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (9.63%) Security Cleared
2 38 (6.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (5.60%) SC Cleared
4 28 (4.90%) MCSE
5 24 (4.20%) Degree
6 19 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 17 (2.98%) MCP
8 10 (1.75%) MCSA
9 9 (1.58%) A+ Certification
9 9 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (1.40%) DV Cleared
10 8 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.05%) CCNA
11 6 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (1.05%) MCITP
12 5 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.70%) CTC Cleared
14 3 (0.53%) DBS Check
14 3 (0.53%) MCDST
14 3 (0.53%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.43%) SLA
2 22 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 283 (49.56%) Active Directory
2 44 (7.71%) XenApp
3 35 (6.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 33 (5.78%) XenDesktop
5 28 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
6 24 (4.20%) Hyper-V
7 23 (4.03%) XenServer
8 12 (2.10%) BitLocker
9 11 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (1.75%) UAG
11 8 (1.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 8 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (1.05%) vSphere
13 3 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.35%) Xen
15 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.18%) NFS
15 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 152 (26.62%) SCCM
2 21 (3.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 14 (2.45%) Backup Exec
4 13 (2.28%) SCOM
5 12 (2.10%) WSUS
6 8 (1.40%) IBM BigFix
6 8 (1.40%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 7 (1.23%) XenMobile
8 6 (1.05%) SafeCom
9 5 (0.88%) EdgeSight
9 5 (0.88%) Perfmon
9 5 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.18%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.18%) SCSM
Vendors
1 219 (38.35%) Microsoft
2 98 (17.16%) Citrix
3 64 (11.21%) VMware
4 32 (5.60%) HP
5 31 (5.43%) Cisco
6 30 (5.25%) Apple
7 28 (4.90%) AppSense
8 25 (4.38%) Symantec
9 23 (4.03%) Remedy
10 22 (3.85%) Lotus
11 13 (2.28%) Dell
12 12 (2.10%) IBM
12 12 (2.10%) ServiceNow
13 10 (1.75%) Wyse
14 9 (1.58%) Intel Security
14 9 (1.58%) SAP
15 8 (1.40%) LANDesk
15 8 (1.40%) Lumension
16 7 (1.23%) ThinPrint
16 7 (1.23%) Veeam
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