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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 376 327 292
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 292 354 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.64% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.68% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 135 153
Median daily rate £155 £163 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £105 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £305 £293
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £145 £150
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 134 96
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.77 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.88% +5.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £20.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%

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
51013 52259 50243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33240 32883 30807
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1530 1985 2033
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -39 264 £156 -7.40% 27
London -39 87 £175 -5.40% 11
South East -24 56 £155 +3.33% 7
East of England +11 30 £118 -9.61% 3
North East -43 28 £273 +43.42% 1
Tyne and Wear -46 27 £273 +43.42% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -50 26 £273 +43.42% 1
South West -13 23 £184 +44.11%
City of London +19 16 £225 -6.25% 4
Wales +24 15 £113 -16.66% 1
South Wales +22 14 £113 -16.66% 1
West Midlands -24 14 £143 +14.00%
North West -7 13 £164 -13.55% 2
Berkshire -9 13 £128 -68.12% 1
Hampshire +3 10 £121 -31.14% 1
Surrey -11 10 £215 +40.98%
Reading +3 9 £115 -74.44%
Cambridgeshire +14 8 £101 -71.07% 2
Oxfordshire +7 8 £135 -10.00% 3
Cardiff +7 8 £88 -35.18%
East Midlands 0 8 £175 -
Gloucestershire -4 8 £140 -
Oxford +4 7 £135 - 1
Norfolk +3 7 £107 -29.83% 1
Cambridge +21 6 £118 - 2
East Sussex +13 6 £345 +198.70%
Hertfordshire +11 6 £110 -8.33%
Yorkshire -5 6 £200 +33.33% 3
Manchester -14 6 £180 +11.62% 1
Cheltenham +5 5 - -

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 436 (79.42%) Windows
2 264 (48.09%) Windows 7
3 261 (47.54%) Active Directory
4 215 (39.16%) Microsoft
5 149 (27.14%) SCCM
6 136 (24.77%) MS Office
7 105 (19.13%) Windows Server
8 100 (18.21%) ITIL
9 90 (16.39%) MS Excel
10 89 (16.21%) Windows 8
11 88 (16.03%) Citrix
12 68 (12.39%) Windows XP
13 65 (11.84%) DNS
14 62 (11.29%) Office 365
15 59 (10.75%) MS Exchange
16 58 (10.56%) VMware
17 50 (9.11%) DHCP
18 49 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
18 49 (8.93%) Security Cleared
18 49 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
19 46 (8.38%) Finance
20 42 (7.65%) Windows 10
20 42 (7.65%) XenApp
20 42 (7.65%) SLA
21 40 (7.29%) Migration
22 39 (7.10%) Skype for Business
23 38 (6.92%) TCP/IP
24 35 (6.38%) Apple
25 34 (6.19%) MCSE
25 34 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010

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 59 (10.75%) MS Exchange
2 39 (7.10%) Skype for Business
3 34 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (2.73%) SharePoint
5 14 (2.55%) IBM Notes
6 12 (2.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 12 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.55%) IBM Domino
7 3 (0.55%) IIS
8 1 (0.18%) CMS
8 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.18%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 136 (24.77%) MS Office
2 90 (16.39%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.28%) MS Project
4 3 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.36%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.18%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 7 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.91%) Eikon
3 3 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 62 (11.29%) Office 365
2 8 (1.46%) OneDrive
3 2 (0.36%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.36%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 65 (11.84%) DNS
2 50 (9.11%) DHCP
3 38 (6.92%) TCP/IP
4 28 (5.10%) LAN
5 19 (3.46%) Internet
6 18 (3.28%) VPN
6 18 (3.28%) WAN
7 16 (2.91%) Firewall
8 12 (2.19%) Remote Desktop
9 11 (2.00%) Wireless
10 10 (1.82%) Extranet
11 8 (1.46%) Skype
11 8 (1.46%) VoIP
12 7 (1.28%) Network Security
13 6 (1.09%) SAN
14 5 (0.91%) SMS
15 4 (0.73%) Ethernet
16 3 (0.55%) 3G
16 3 (0.55%) Cisco IOS
16 3 (0.55%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.18%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (1.28%) MSI
2 5 (0.91%) InstallShield
2 5 (0.91%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
General
1 46 (8.38%) Finance
2 20 (3.64%) Banking
3 12 (2.19%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.64%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.28%) Law
6 6 (1.09%) Back Office
6 6 (1.09%) Retail
7 5 (0.91%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.73%) Electronics
8 4 (0.73%) Legal
8 4 (0.73%) Local Government
8 4 (0.73%) Marketing
9 3 (0.55%) Advertising
9 3 (0.55%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.55%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.36%) Publishing
10 2 (0.36%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.18%) Front Office
11 1 (0.18%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.36%) COM
1 2 (0.36%) ODBC
2 1 (0.18%) CGI
2 1 (0.18%) CSS
2 1 (0.18%) Flash
2 1 (0.18%) HTML
2 1 (0.18%) JFace
2 1 (0.18%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.46%) Blackberry
2 25 (4.55%) Driving Licence
3 22 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.10%) iPhone
4 17 (3.10%) NHS
5 14 (2.55%) Data Centre
6 13 (2.37%) iPad
6 13 (2.37%) Mathematics
7 12 (2.19%) Smartphone
8 11 (2.00%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.64%) Hedge funds
9 9 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (1.28%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.28%) Fat Client
10 7 (1.28%) Thin Client
11 5 (0.91%) PDA
12 4 (0.73%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.73%) User Experience
13 3 (0.55%) BYOD
13 3 (0.55%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 436 (79.42%) Windows
2 264 (48.09%) Windows 7
3 105 (19.13%) Windows Server
4 89 (16.21%) Windows 8
5 68 (12.39%) Windows XP
6 49 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (7.65%) Windows 10
8 32 (5.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (4.74%) Apple iOS
9 26 (4.74%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (2.91%) Android
11 15 (2.73%) Mac OS X
12 14 (2.55%) Windows Vista
13 13 (2.37%) Mac OS
14 7 (1.28%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.73%) Linux
16 3 (0.55%) Unix
17 2 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
18 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
18 1 (0.18%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (18.21%) ITIL
2 40 (7.29%) Migration
3 21 (3.83%) Service Delivery
4 20 (3.64%) Software Deployment
5 18 (3.28%) Software Delivery
6 17 (3.10%) ITSM
6 17 (3.10%) Project Management
7 16 (2.91%) Service Management
8 15 (2.73%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 14 (2.55%) Configuration Management
9 14 (2.55%) Mobile Device Management
10 13 (2.37%) Patch Management
11 12 (2.19%) Asset Management
11 12 (2.19%) ITIL V3
11 12 (2.19%) Mentoring
12 10 (1.82%) Business Continuity
12 10 (1.82%) Change Management
13 8 (1.46%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (1.46%) Incident Management
13 8 (1.46%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 23 (4.19%) PowerShell
2 20 (3.64%) C
3 14 (2.55%) SQL
4 9 (1.64%) VBScript
5 8 (1.46%) VB
6 6 (1.09%) Java
7 1 (0.18%) C#
7 1 (0.18%) C++
7 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.18%) Perl
7 1 (0.18%) PHP
7 1 (0.18%) Python
7 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 49 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
1 49 (8.93%) Security Cleared
2 34 (6.19%) MCSE
3 27 (4.92%) SC Cleared
4 20 (3.64%) MCP
5 18 (3.28%) Degree
6 15 (2.73%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (1.64%) CCNA
7 9 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.64%) MCSA
8 8 (1.46%) DBS Check
9 7 (1.28%) A+ Certification
9 7 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.91%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.91%) MCITP
10 5 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.55%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (0.36%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (7.65%) SLA
2 16 (2.91%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 261 (47.54%) Active Directory
2 42 (7.65%) XenApp
3 32 (5.83%) Microsoft App-V
4 28 (5.10%) XenDesktop
5 23 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
6 18 (3.28%) XenServer
7 17 (3.10%) Hyper-V
8 13 (2.37%) BitLocker
9 11 (2.00%) UAG
10 7 (1.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 7 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.55%) vSphere
13 1 (0.18%) Samba
13 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 149 (27.14%) SCCM
2 23 (4.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 12 (2.19%) Backup Exec
4 11 (2.00%) SCOM
5 10 (1.82%) WSUS
6 7 (1.28%) IBM BigFix
6 7 (1.28%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 6 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 6 (1.09%) XenMobile
8 5 (0.91%) Perfmon
8 5 (0.91%) SafeCom
9 3 (0.55%) EdgeSight
9 3 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.36%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.18%) DameWare
11 1 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.18%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 215 (39.16%) Microsoft
2 88 (16.03%) Citrix
3 58 (10.56%) VMware
4 35 (6.38%) Apple
5 31 (5.65%) Cisco
5 31 (5.65%) Symantec
6 27 (4.92%) AppSense
6 27 (4.92%) Remedy
7 24 (4.37%) HP
8 14 (2.55%) Lotus
9 11 (2.00%) Lumension
9 11 (2.00%) ServiceNow
9 11 (2.00%) Wyse
10 10 (1.82%) Dell
10 10 (1.82%) IBM
10 10 (1.82%) LANDesk
11 9 (1.64%) Intel Security
12 8 (1.46%) Sophos
13 7 (1.28%) Avaya
14 6 (1.09%) Reuters
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