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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 325 272 314
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +42
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 320 387 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.71% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.77% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 147 91
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£165 £150 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £105 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £145 £175
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 103 95
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.65 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +7.14%

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
50851 50122 43739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31571 31079 25153
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1990 2044 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -53 285 £170 +6.25% 27
London -11 121 £180 +12.50% 12
South East -23 55 £180 +33.33% 7
South West +29 35 £140 -13.84% 4
City of London +2 30 £240 +6.66% 6
Scotland -11 22 £105 -6.32%
East of England +12 17 £168 +4.68% 2
Hampshire +5 17 £158 +16.66%
North West -39 17 £163 -23.07%
North East +1 16 £163 -19.75%
Wiltshire +8 14 £115 -32.35% 1
Swindon +18 12 £115 -32.35%
Tyne and Wear +1 12 £163 -19.75%
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 12 £163 -19.75%
Bristol +11 10 £121 - 1
Berkshire +5 10 £400 +70.21% 2
Manchester -1 10 £161 +19.44%
Yorkshire -19 10 £150 +15.38% 1
Surrey +14 9 £135 +22.72% 2
Cambridgeshire +8 9 - -
Devon +2 8 £158 +26.20%
West Midlands -6 8 £120 +14.28%
Buckinghamshire +6 7 £200 - 1
Havant - 7 £325 -
Wales -9 6 - -
Reading +5 5 £400 +100.00%
North Yorkshire +3 5 - -
Cambridge +2 5 - -
Glasgow -7 5 £105 +14.57%
East Midlands -21 5 - - 1

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 517 (75.25%) Windows
2 342 (49.78%) Windows 7
3 272 (39.59%) Active Directory
4 263 (38.28%) Microsoft
5 215 (31.30%) MS Office
6 197 (28.68%) Windows XP
7 115 (16.74%) SCCM
8 89 (12.95%) MS Excel
9 84 (12.23%) Security Cleared
10 80 (11.64%) Citrix
10 80 (11.64%) Blackberry
11 78 (11.35%) ITIL
12 74 (10.77%) VMware
13 64 (9.32%) Windows 8
14 63 (9.17%) Windows Server 2008
15 62 (9.02%) Migration
16 59 (8.59%) Finance
17 58 (8.44%) MS Exchange
18 47 (6.84%) Apple
19 44 (6.40%) HP
20 43 (6.26%) SLA
20 43 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
21 42 (6.11%) TCP/IP
22 41 (5.97%) Windows Server 2003
23 39 (5.68%) Cisco
24 38 (5.53%) SQL
24 38 (5.53%) SC Cleared
25 37 (5.39%) Dell
26 36 (5.24%) Microsoft Certification
26 36 (5.24%) iPhone

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 58 (8.44%) MS Exchange
2 29 (4.22%) Lync
3 26 (3.78%) SharePoint
4 24 (3.49%) IBM Notes
5 21 (3.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 21 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.44%) IIS
9 2 (0.29%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.15%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 215 (31.30%) MS Office
2 89 (12.95%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.58%) AutoCAD
4 4 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.44%) MS Project
6 2 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.29%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.15%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 5 (0.73%) Eikon
2 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.15%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.18%) Office 365
2 3 (0.44%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 42 (6.11%) TCP/IP
2 32 (4.66%) DNS
3 28 (4.08%) DHCP
4 25 (3.64%) LAN
5 18 (2.62%) VPN
6 17 (2.47%) NetScaler
6 17 (2.47%) WAN
7 14 (2.04%) Internet
8 12 (1.75%) Network Security
8 12 (1.75%) Firewall
9 10 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (1.31%) VoIP
11 8 (1.16%) SAN
11 8 (1.16%) Wireless
12 7 (1.02%) IP Telephony
13 5 (0.73%) Broadband
14 4 (0.58%) NAS
15 3 (0.44%) VLAN
15 3 (0.44%) SSL
15 3 (0.44%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.31%) FileMaker
2 8 (1.16%) MySQL
3 6 (0.87%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.44%) DTS
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.15%) MS Access
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (0.29%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.15%) MSI
2 1 (0.15%) JIRA
General
1 59 (8.59%) Finance
2 26 (3.78%) Banking
3 13 (1.89%) Retail
4 9 (1.31%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.02%) Retail Banking
5 7 (1.02%) Financial Institution
6 5 (0.73%) Investment Banking
6 5 (0.73%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.73%) Back Office
7 4 (0.58%) Spanish Language
7 4 (0.58%) Legal
8 3 (0.44%) Law
9 2 (0.29%) French Language
9 2 (0.29%) Games
9 2 (0.29%) Publishing
10 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.15%) Billing
10 1 (0.15%) Local Government
10 1 (0.15%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (0.73%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.29%) MAPI
2 2 (0.29%) HTML
2 2 (0.29%) .NET
2 2 (0.29%) LAMP
3 1 (0.15%) Flash
3 1 (0.15%) XML
3 1 (0.15%) OLE
3 1 (0.15%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.15%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 80 (11.64%) Blackberry
2 43 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (5.24%) iPhone
4 31 (4.51%) NHS
5 30 (4.37%) iPad
6 18 (2.62%) Data Centre
7 16 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
8 13 (1.89%) PKI
9 11 (1.60%) Thin Client
9 11 (1.60%) Fat Client
10 10 (1.46%) Smartphone
10 10 (1.46%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.02%) Mathematics
12 6 (0.87%) BYOD
13 5 (0.73%) Replication
14 4 (0.58%) FMCG
14 4 (0.58%) Clustering
15 3 (0.44%) Client/Server
15 3 (0.44%) EPoS
15 3 (0.44%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 517 (75.25%) Windows
2 342 (49.78%) Windows 7
3 197 (28.68%) Windows XP
4 64 (9.32%) Windows 8
5 63 (9.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (5.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 34 (4.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 31 (4.51%) Mac OS X
9 19 (2.77%) Android
10 16 (2.33%) Linux
11 15 (2.18%) Windows 2000
12 12 (1.75%) Windows Vista
13 11 (1.60%) Mac OS X Server
14 10 (1.46%) Mac OS
15 9 (1.31%) UNIX
15 9 (1.31%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.44%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.29%) Windows CE
18 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (11.35%) ITIL
2 62 (9.02%) Migration
3 28 (4.08%) Incident Management
4 23 (3.35%) Service Management
5 21 (3.06%) Problem Management
6 19 (2.77%) Change Management
7 11 (1.60%) Service Delivery
8 10 (1.46%) Data Protection
8 10 (1.46%) Project Management
9 8 (1.16%) Software Deployment
9 8 (1.16%) ITSM
10 7 (1.02%) Patch Management
11 6 (0.87%) Mobile Device Management
11 6 (0.87%) Software Distribution
11 6 (0.87%) Change Control
11 6 (0.87%) Security Management
11 6 (0.87%) Asset Management
12 5 (0.73%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (0.73%) Risk Assessment
12 5 (0.73%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (5.53%) SQL
2 18 (2.62%) PowerShell
3 10 (1.46%) C
4 7 (1.02%) VBScript
5 4 (0.58%) VB
6 3 (0.44%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.15%) Java
7 1 (0.15%) C#
7 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.15%) VBA
7 1 (0.15%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 84 (12.23%) Security Cleared
2 38 (5.53%) SC Cleared
3 36 (5.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (3.64%) DV Cleared
5 18 (2.62%) MCSE
6 13 (1.89%) MCP
6 13 (1.89%) Degree
7 8 (1.16%) MCTS
8 7 (1.02%) MCSA
9 5 (0.73%) MCITP
9 5 (0.73%) CCNA
9 5 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.44%) MCDST
11 3 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.44%) ACTC
12 2 (0.29%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.29%) HND
13 1 (0.15%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (6.26%) SLA
2 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.29%) QA
3 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 272 (39.59%) Active Directory
2 30 (4.37%) XenApp
3 28 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (3.64%) XenDesktop
5 19 (2.77%) Hyper-V
6 11 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.73%) vSphere
8 3 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.44%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.29%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.29%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.15%) Xen
10 1 (0.15%) Samba
10 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.15%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 115 (16.74%) SCCM
2 10 (1.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (0.73%) SCOM
3 5 (0.73%) Casper Suite
4 4 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (0.58%) DameWare
5 3 (0.44%) Unicenter
5 3 (0.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.44%) HP SIM
5 3 (0.44%) WSUS
6 2 (0.29%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.29%) SCSM
6 2 (0.29%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.29%) WMI
6 2 (0.29%) BMC Marimba
6 2 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.29%) ZENworks
6 2 (0.29%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.15%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 263 (38.28%) Microsoft
2 80 (11.64%) Citrix
3 74 (10.77%) VMware
4 47 (6.84%) Apple
5 44 (6.40%) HP
6 39 (5.68%) Cisco
7 37 (5.39%) Dell
8 27 (3.93%) Remedy
9 25 (3.64%) Wyse
10 24 (3.49%) Lotus
11 18 (2.62%) McAfee
12 17 (2.47%) Lumension
12 17 (2.47%) Adobe
12 17 (2.47%) Bloomberg
13 15 (2.18%) AppSense
14 14 (2.04%) Reuters
15 13 (1.89%) Sophos
16 10 (1.46%) LANDesk
16 10 (1.46%) CheckPoint
16 10 (1.46%) Altiris
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