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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Engineer
UK
Rank 378 376 288
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -88
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 231 250 390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.49% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.51% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 106 174
Median daily rate £160 £160 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £113 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £238 £318
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £153
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 70 117
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.45 £20.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
42939 48575 49622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.98% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 27981 31258 30651
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1563 1629 1923
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +6 202 £170 +6.25% 25
London -20 60 £190 +18.75% 12
South East +19 53 £150 -6.25% 5
South West 0 20 £175 +29.62% 2
Hampshire +15 19 £200 +11.11% 2
Surrey +17 16 £160 +4.91% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +5 14 £170 +6.25%
Tyne and Wear -4 14 £170 +6.25%
North East -7 14 £170 +6.25%
East of England -17 14 £107 -33.12% 2
Scotland +28 13 £147 +54.73%
East Midlands +1 13 £175 -2.77%
North West +8 12 £150 +9.09% 1
West Midlands +5 11 £130 -29.72% 2
City of London +1 11 £170 +3.81% 3
Berkshire +17 8 £215 +59.25%
Southampton +15 8 £139 -10.48%
Cambridgeshire +5 8 £113 -31.81%
Cambridge +11 7 £113 -49.43%
Guildford +6 6 £200 +37.93% 1
Gloucestershire +4 6 £140 -17.64% 1
Bristol +2 6 £180 +48.80% 1
Havant 0 6 £200 -
Yorkshire +16 5 £180 +12.14% 1
Leicestershire +12 5 £150 -
Leicester +11 5 £150 -
Oxfordshire -2 5 £150 -0.82%
Wiltshire -7 5 - -
Wales +10 4 - -
Reading +7 4 £140 -30.00%

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 381 (74.71%) Windows
2 220 (43.14%) Windows 7
3 214 (41.96%) Active Directory
4 162 (31.76%) Microsoft
5 142 (27.84%) MS Office
6 97 (19.02%) SCCM
7 85 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 82 (16.08%) Windows Server
9 79 (15.49%) ITIL
10 75 (14.71%) Security Cleared
11 71 (13.92%) Windows 10
12 62 (12.16%) Citrix
12 62 (12.16%) VMware
13 61 (11.96%) Office 365
14 60 (11.76%) Windows 8
15 58 (11.37%) Windows XP
16 51 (10.00%) Migration
16 51 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
17 50 (9.80%) SC Cleared
17 50 (9.80%) MS Exchange
18 48 (9.41%) Blackberry
19 47 (9.22%) Finance
20 44 (8.63%) DNS
21 42 (8.24%) Apple
22 35 (6.86%) TCP/IP
23 33 (6.47%) DHCP
23 33 (6.47%) LAN
24 32 (6.27%) Banking
25 31 (6.08%) VMware Infrastructure
26 30 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003

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 50 (9.80%) MS Exchange
2 22 (4.31%) IBM Notes
3 17 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (2.55%) Skype for Business
5 11 (2.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (0.59%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 142 (27.84%) MS Office
2 85 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (1.96%) Eikon
2 8 (1.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 61 (11.96%) Office 365
2 3 (0.59%) OneDrive
3 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.39%) SaaS
4 1 (0.20%) G Suite
4 1 (0.20%) IaaS
4 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (8.63%) DNS
2 35 (6.86%) TCP/IP
3 33 (6.47%) DHCP
3 33 (6.47%) LAN
4 25 (4.90%) VPN
5 22 (4.31%) Internet
5 22 (4.31%) Wireless
6 18 (3.53%) Firewall
7 17 (3.33%) WAN
8 14 (2.75%) VoIP
9 12 (2.35%) Skype
10 11 (2.16%) Ethernet
11 10 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (1.18%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (0.98%) IP Telephony
14 4 (0.78%) 3G
15 3 (0.59%) Broadband
16 2 (0.39%) Cisco IOS
16 2 (0.39%) PBX
16 2 (0.39%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.57%) SQL Server
1 8 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (1.37%) MSI
2 2 (0.39%) InstallShield
2 2 (0.39%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.20%) Selenium
3 1 (0.20%) WebDriver
General
1 47 (9.22%) Finance
2 32 (6.27%) Banking
3 26 (5.10%) Retail
4 9 (1.76%) Retail Banking
5 8 (1.57%) Legal
6 7 (1.37%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.18%) Back Office
8 4 (0.78%) Korean Language
9 2 (0.39%) Advertising
9 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.39%) Law
9 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.20%) Games
10 1 (0.20%) German Language
10 1 (0.20%) Local Government
10 1 (0.20%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (0.98%) Software Packaging
2 3 (0.59%) XMPP
3 2 (0.39%) Middleware
3 2 (0.39%) WPF
4 1 (0.20%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 48 (9.41%) Blackberry
2 27 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (4.51%) iPad
4 21 (4.12%) iPhone
5 20 (3.92%) Driving Licence
6 15 (2.94%) Smartphone
7 10 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (1.76%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.18%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.18%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.18%) NHS
9 6 (1.18%) Thin Client
9 6 (1.18%) User Experience
10 3 (0.59%) BYOD
10 3 (0.59%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.59%) Handset
11 2 (0.39%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.39%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.39%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 381 (74.71%) Windows
2 220 (43.14%) Windows 7
3 82 (16.08%) Windows Server
4 71 (13.92%) Windows 10
5 60 (11.76%) Windows 8
6 58 (11.37%) Windows XP
7 51 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (5.10%) Apple iOS
10 23 (4.51%) Android
11 21 (4.12%) Mac OS X
12 19 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (2.94%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.78%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.78%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.59%) Linux
16 2 (0.39%) Windows 2000
17 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.20%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (15.49%) ITIL
2 51 (10.00%) Migration
3 22 (4.31%) Time Management
4 16 (3.14%) Asset Management
5 14 (2.75%) Data Migration
6 12 (2.35%) Incident Management
6 12 (2.35%) Patch Management
6 12 (2.35%) Service Management
7 10 (1.96%) Change Management
7 10 (1.96%) Service Delivery
7 10 (1.96%) Software Distribution
8 8 (1.57%) Coaching
8 8 (1.57%) ITIL V3
8 8 (1.57%) Problem Management
9 7 (1.37%) Mobile Device Management
9 7 (1.37%) Software Delivery
9 7 (1.37%) Validation
10 6 (1.18%) Application Packaging
10 6 (1.18%) Data Protection
10 6 (1.18%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (3.53%) PowerShell
2 17 (3.33%) SQL
3 6 (1.18%) Java
4 3 (0.59%) VBScript
5 2 (0.39%) C#
5 2 (0.39%) VB
6 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.20%) C
6 1 (0.20%) Perl
6 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 75 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 50 (9.80%) SC Cleared
3 22 (4.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (3.73%) Degree
5 16 (3.14%) MCP
6 13 (2.55%) MCSE
7 11 (2.16%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.96%) MCDST
9 9 (1.76%) MCSA
10 8 (1.57%) Network+ Certification
11 6 (1.18%) A+ Certification
11 6 (1.18%) ACDT
11 6 (1.18%) ACHDS
11 6 (1.18%) ACTC
11 6 (1.18%) DBS Check
11 6 (1.18%) MCSM
12 5 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.98%) MCITP
13 2 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.29%) SLA
2 4 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 214 (41.96%) Active Directory
2 31 (6.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (4.51%) XenApp
4 16 (3.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 16 (3.14%) XenDesktop
5 9 (1.76%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.78%) vSphere
9 3 (0.59%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.59%) XenServer
10 1 (0.20%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.20%) Firmware
10 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 97 (19.02%) SCCM
2 6 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (0.98%) AirWatch
4 4 (0.78%) Jamf Pro
4 4 (0.78%) WSUS
5 3 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.39%) SCOM
6 2 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.20%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 162 (31.76%) Microsoft
2 62 (12.16%) Citrix
2 62 (12.16%) VMware
3 42 (8.24%) Apple
4 23 (4.51%) Remedy
5 22 (4.31%) Lotus
6 18 (3.53%) Cisco
7 17 (3.33%) Bloomberg
7 17 (3.33%) HP
8 14 (2.75%) AppSense
8 14 (2.75%) Reuters
9 9 (1.76%) NetApp
10 8 (1.57%) Dell
10 8 (1.57%) Symantec
11 7 (1.37%) Intel Security
12 6 (1.18%) LANDesk
12 6 (1.18%) ServiceNow
13 5 (0.98%) BMC
13 5 (0.98%) Oracle
14 4 (0.78%) SAP
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