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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 369 350 301
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -49
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 292 346 409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.60% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.63% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 142 192
Median daily rate £160 £150 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £100 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £228 £318
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £138 £165
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 111 93
Median hourly rate £14.20 £14.63 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.90% -7.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.78 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £19.95 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £14.88 £15.64
% change year-on-year
-7.56% -4.86%

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
49823 54841 54102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.61% 94.99% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 32593 35082 33109
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1682 2085 2162
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.40 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -23 265 £170 +13.33% 28
London -1 94 £185 +14.72% 11
South East -7 60 £145 -9.37% 5
East of England +10 30 £145 +20.83% 3
South West -13 23 £140 +33.33% 3
Scotland +14 20 £125 +18.48% 1
Cambridgeshire +31 18 £145 -9.37% 1
Berkshire +8 15 £123 -24.30%
Hampshire +11 14 £133 -17.18% 1
Surrey +13 13 £145 -17.14% 2
Cambridge +25 12 £139 +18.51%
Yorkshire +8 12 £183 +52.08%
North West +5 12 £245 +22.50% 2
East Midlands -11 12 £95 -11.62% 2
North East -16 11 £219 +165.15% 2
West Midlands -17 11 £450 +176.92%
Oxfordshire -12 10 £400 +135.29%
Oxford -11 9 £400 +150.00%
Tyne and Wear -16 9 £220 +166.66% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 9 £220 +166.66% 2
South Yorkshire +11 8 £183 -
Bristol +4 8 £150 -
Edinburgh +24 7 £160 -46.66% 1
City of London +8 7 £125 -24.24% 5
Norfolk 0 7 £145 +35.51% 1
Somerset +23 6 £155 +40.90% 1
Wales +19 6 £125 +28.20%
Reading +8 6 £110 -37.14%
Wiltshire +1 6 £137 +30.47%
Nottinghamshire -9 6 - -

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (77.00%) Windows
2 291 (50.70%) Active Directory
3 275 (47.91%) Windows 7
4 227 (39.55%) Microsoft
5 156 (27.18%) SCCM
6 152 (26.48%) MS Office
7 117 (20.38%) ITIL
8 115 (20.03%) Windows Server
9 111 (19.34%) MS Excel
10 103 (17.94%) Citrix
11 80 (13.94%) Windows 8
12 76 (13.24%) Windows XP
13 71 (12.37%) VMware
14 69 (12.02%) Windows 10
15 67 (11.67%) DNS
16 66 (11.50%) MS Exchange
16 66 (11.50%) Office 365
17 59 (10.28%) DHCP
18 57 (9.93%) Security Cleared
19 52 (9.06%) Finance
20 51 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
21 47 (8.19%) XenApp
22 39 (6.79%) Migration
23 37 (6.45%) Skype for Business
23 37 (6.45%) SC Cleared
24 36 (6.27%) TCP/IP
24 36 (6.27%) Microsoft Certification
25 35 (6.10%) Apple
25 35 (6.10%) XenDesktop
25 35 (6.10%) 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 66 (11.50%) MS Exchange
2 37 (6.45%) Skype for Business
3 35 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (4.18%) IBM Notes
5 15 (2.61%) SharePoint
6 11 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 11 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.87%) IIS
9 4 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2000
10 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.17%) CMS
11 1 (0.17%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 152 (26.48%) MS Office
2 111 (19.34%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.05%) MS Project
4 5 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.57%) Eikon
2 3 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 66 (11.50%) Office 365
2 8 (1.39%) OneDrive
3 3 (0.52%) G Suite
4 2 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.35%) SaaS
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.17%) IaaS
5 1 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.17%) PaaS
5 1 (0.17%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 67 (11.67%) DNS
2 59 (10.28%) DHCP
3 36 (6.27%) TCP/IP
4 19 (3.31%) Internet
5 18 (3.14%) LAN
5 18 (3.14%) VPN
6 14 (2.44%) Wireless
7 13 (2.26%) WAN
8 11 (1.92%) Firewall
9 10 (1.74%) Skype
10 8 (1.39%) Ethernet
11 7 (1.22%) VLAN
11 7 (1.22%) VoIP
12 6 (1.05%) Extranet
12 6 (1.05%) Network Security
12 6 (1.05%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (1.05%) SAN
13 5 (0.87%) IP Telephony
13 5 (0.87%) iSCSI
14 4 (0.70%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.61%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (1.05%) MSI
2 4 (0.70%) InstallShield
2 4 (0.70%) WinDbg
General
1 52 (9.06%) Finance
2 22 (3.83%) Banking
3 13 (2.26%) Retail
4 10 (1.74%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.39%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.22%) Back Office
6 7 (1.22%) Retail Banking
7 6 (1.05%) Legal
8 5 (0.87%) Local Government
9 4 (0.70%) Advertising
9 4 (0.70%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.70%) Publishing
10 3 (0.52%) Marketing
11 2 (0.35%) Electronics
12 1 (0.17%) Front Office
12 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Korean Language
12 1 (0.17%) Law
12 1 (0.17%) Polish Language
12 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.70%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.17%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.17%) CGI
2 1 (0.17%) CSS
2 1 (0.17%) HTML
2 1 (0.17%) ODBC
2 1 (0.17%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.75%) Blackberry
2 27 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.66%) Driving Licence
4 20 (3.48%) iPhone
5 19 (3.31%) iPad
6 15 (2.61%) NHS
7 13 (2.26%) Computer Science
7 13 (2.26%) Smartphone
8 10 (1.74%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.22%) BYOD
9 7 (1.22%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.22%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.05%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.05%) Thin Client
10 6 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.87%) Statistics
12 4 (0.70%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.52%) Mathematics
14 2 (0.35%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 442 (77.00%) Windows
2 275 (47.91%) Windows 7
3 115 (20.03%) Windows Server
4 80 (13.94%) Windows 8
5 76 (13.24%) Windows XP
6 69 (12.02%) Windows 10
7 51 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 33 (5.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (5.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 23 (4.01%) Mac OS X
11 20 (3.48%) Android
12 18 (3.14%) Apple iOS
13 10 (1.74%) Windows Phone
14 9 (1.57%) Mac OS
15 8 (1.39%) Windows Vista
16 6 (1.05%) Linux
17 4 (0.70%) CentOS
17 4 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (0.70%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.52%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (20.38%) ITIL
2 39 (6.79%) Migration
3 22 (3.83%) Software Delivery
4 20 (3.48%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 20 (3.48%) Service Delivery
4 20 (3.48%) Service Management
5 19 (3.31%) Project Management
6 14 (2.44%) Mobile Device Management
7 13 (2.26%) Asset Management
8 12 (2.09%) ITSM
8 12 (2.09%) Software Deployment
9 11 (1.92%) Business Continuity
10 10 (1.74%) Change Management
10 10 (1.74%) Time Management
11 9 (1.57%) Configuration Management
11 9 (1.57%) Mentoring
11 9 (1.57%) Patch Management
12 8 (1.39%) Incident Management
12 8 (1.39%) ITIL V3
12 8 (1.39%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (5.40%) PowerShell
2 18 (3.14%) SQL
3 12 (2.09%) VB
4 10 (1.74%) C
5 5 (0.87%) Java
5 5 (0.87%) VBScript
6 1 (0.17%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.17%) PHP
6 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (9.93%) Security Cleared
2 37 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 36 (6.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (5.57%) Degree
5 27 (4.70%) MCSE
6 19 (3.31%) MCP
7 18 (3.14%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (1.74%) MCSA
9 9 (1.57%) DV Cleared
10 8 (1.39%) A+ Certification
11 7 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (1.22%) MCITP
11 7 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (1.05%) CCNA
12 6 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.52%) DBS Check
14 3 (0.52%) HNC
14 3 (0.52%) MCDST
14 3 (0.52%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.75%) SLA
2 21 (3.66%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 291 (50.70%) Active Directory
2 47 (8.19%) XenApp
3 35 (6.10%) XenDesktop
4 34 (5.92%) Microsoft App-V
5 26 (4.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 24 (4.18%) Hyper-V
7 23 (4.01%) XenServer
8 10 (1.74%) BitLocker
8 10 (1.74%) Virtual Desktop
9 9 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (1.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 6 (1.05%) UAG
10 6 (1.05%) vSphere
11 3 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.35%) Xen
13 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.17%) NFS
13 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 156 (27.18%) SCCM
2 21 (3.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 13 (2.26%) WSUS
4 12 (2.09%) Backup Exec
5 11 (1.92%) SCOM
6 7 (1.22%) XenMobile
7 6 (1.05%) IBM BigFix
7 6 (1.05%) SafeCom
7 6 (1.05%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 5 (0.87%) EdgeSight
9 4 (0.70%) Perfmon
10 2 (0.35%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.35%) Casper Suite
10 2 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.17%) SCSM
Vendors
1 227 (39.55%) Microsoft
2 103 (17.94%) Citrix
3 71 (12.37%) VMware
4 35 (6.10%) Apple
5 31 (5.40%) HP
6 30 (5.23%) AppSense
7 26 (4.53%) Cisco
8 24 (4.18%) Lotus
9 21 (3.66%) Remedy
10 20 (3.48%) Symantec
11 15 (2.61%) Bloomberg
12 13 (2.26%) Reuters
13 11 (1.92%) Dell
14 10 (1.74%) IBM
14 10 (1.74%) SAP
15 9 (1.57%) Intel Security
15 9 (1.57%) ServiceNow
16 8 (1.39%) LANDesk
16 8 (1.39%) ThinPrint
17 7 (1.22%) Veeam
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