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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 386 322 276
Rank change year-on-year
-64 -46
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 251 327 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.63% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.67% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 135 111
Average daily rate £160 £160 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.15% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £103 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £145 £160
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 105 131
Average hourly rate £13.70 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.42 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £20.22 £20.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +3.44%

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
48598 48731 45782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.48% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31271 30416 27107
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1902 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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 historical trends)
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 -47 241 £162 -2.12% 43
London -40 80 £165 -4.34% 25
South East -12 52 £165 -17.50% 10
East of England +6 30 £160 +6.66% 4
South West +17 29 £135 +3.84% 2
North West -17 22 £160 -14.66% 1
Berkshire -1 14 £135 -70.00%
Wiltshire +7 12 £278 -
Hampshire +1 12 £225 +52.54% 4
Yorkshire -18 12 £161 +18.88%
Surrey +2 11 £153 +1.66% 1
Manchester -11 11 £130 -30.66%
City of London +10 10 £165 -7.69% 11
Swindon +4 9 £350 -
West Midlands -12 9 £195 +95.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +11 8 £113 -40.00%
Oxfordshire +6 7 £165 -17.50% 2
Essex +3 7 £350 -
Oxford +3 7 £165 -
Cheshire 0 7 £275 +83.33% 1
Bracknell - 7 £135 -
Hertfordshire +7 6 £200 -20.00% 3
East Midlands -8 6 - -
Reading -14 6 £200 -38.46%
West Yorkshire -16 6 £161 +18.88%
Norfolk -9 5 £160 +23.07%
Derbyshire - 5 - -
Gloucestershire +13 4 £215 -
Dorset +8 4 £133 -19.69%
Basingstoke +2 4 £225 +34.32%

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 430 (79.04%) Windows
2 310 (56.99%) Windows 7
3 247 (45.40%) Active Directory
4 205 (37.68%) Microsoft
5 149 (27.39%) MS Office
6 118 (21.69%) Windows XP
7 92 (16.91%) SCCM
8 84 (15.44%) Citrix
9 81 (14.89%) MS Excel
10 80 (14.71%) Windows Server
11 78 (14.34%) MS Exchange
12 77 (14.15%) Finance
13 64 (11.76%) Windows 8
14 62 (11.40%) ITIL
15 55 (10.11%) Office 365
16 53 (9.74%) Apple
17 49 (9.01%) Blackberry
17 49 (9.01%) DNS
18 47 (8.64%) Migration
19 44 (8.09%) DHCP
19 44 (8.09%) Windows Server 2003
20 43 (7.90%) Banking
21 42 (7.72%) VMware
22 41 (7.54%) Internet
22 41 (7.54%) Windows Server 2008
22 41 (7.54%) Security Cleared
23 36 (6.62%) NHS
24 34 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
25 33 (6.07%) LAN
25 33 (6.07%) TCP/IP

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 78 (14.34%) MS Exchange
2 29 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (4.96%) IBM Notes
4 20 (3.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 20 (3.68%) Skype for Business
5 17 (3.13%) SharePoint
6 11 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.55%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.37%) IIS
10 1 (0.18%) Apache
10 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 1 (0.18%) LiveLink
10 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 149 (27.39%) MS Office
2 81 (14.89%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.37%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.18%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 15 (2.76%) Eikon
2 10 (1.84%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.92%) SystmOne
4 2 (0.37%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.18%) assyst
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 55 (10.11%) Office 365
2 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 49 (9.01%) DNS
2 44 (8.09%) DHCP
3 41 (7.54%) Internet
4 33 (6.07%) LAN
4 33 (6.07%) TCP/IP
5 26 (4.78%) WAN
6 22 (4.04%) Wireless
7 19 (3.49%) VPN
8 17 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (2.39%) Firewall
10 11 (2.02%) Remote Desktop
11 10 (1.84%) VoIP
12 5 (0.92%) Broadband
13 4 (0.74%) ADSL
13 4 (0.74%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (0.74%) IP Telephony
13 4 (0.74%) VLAN
14 3 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (0.55%) Cisco IPT
14 3 (0.55%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.10%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.37%) GIS
3 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.18%) MySQL
4 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (0.55%) MSI
2 1 (0.18%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.18%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.18%) JIRA
General
1 77 (14.15%) Finance
2 43 (7.90%) Banking
3 17 (3.13%) Retail
4 15 (2.76%) Retail Banking
5 14 (2.57%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.21%) Law
7 9 (1.65%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.55%) German Language
8 3 (0.55%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.55%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.37%) Back Office
9 2 (0.37%) Billing
9 2 (0.37%) Electronics
9 2 (0.37%) Marketing
9 2 (0.37%) Publishing
10 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.18%) French Language
10 1 (0.18%) Games
10 1 (0.18%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.37%) 802.1X
1 2 (0.37%) CSS
1 2 (0.37%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.18%) Flash
2 1 (0.18%) LAMP
2 1 (0.18%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.18%) WAP
2 1 (0.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.01%) Blackberry
2 36 (6.62%) NHS
3 31 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (5.15%) iPhone
4 28 (5.15%) Mathematics
5 27 (4.96%) iPad
6 23 (4.23%) Video Conferencing
7 21 (3.86%) Driving Licence
8 12 (2.21%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.10%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.10%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.10%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.10%) PDA
9 6 (1.10%) Thin Client
10 5 (0.92%) Clustering
10 5 (0.92%) CMDB
10 5 (0.92%) Device Driver
11 4 (0.74%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.55%) User Experience
13 2 (0.37%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 430 (79.04%) Windows
2 310 (56.99%) Windows 7
3 118 (21.69%) Windows XP
4 80 (14.71%) Windows Server
5 64 (11.76%) Windows 8
6 44 (8.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 41 (7.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (4.96%) Android
8 27 (4.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (4.60%) Apple iOS
10 18 (3.31%) Mac OS X
10 18 (3.31%) Windows 10
11 16 (2.94%) Linux
12 11 (2.02%) Unix
12 11 (2.02%) Windows Vista
13 9 (1.65%) Mac OS
14 7 (1.29%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.74%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.55%) Mac OS X Server
16 3 (0.55%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (11.40%) ITIL
2 47 (8.64%) Migration
3 13 (2.39%) ITSM
4 11 (2.02%) Asset Management
5 10 (1.84%) ITIL V3
5 10 (1.84%) Service Management
6 9 (1.65%) Patch Management
7 8 (1.47%) Change Management
7 8 (1.47%) Incident Management
7 8 (1.47%) Service Delivery
7 8 (1.47%) Time Management
8 7 (1.29%) Software Distribution
9 6 (1.10%) Coaching
9 6 (1.10%) Data Migration
10 5 (0.92%) Configuration Management
10 5 (0.92%) Mobile Device Management
10 5 (0.92%) Trend Analysis
11 4 (0.74%) Change Control
11 4 (0.74%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (0.74%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 31 (5.70%) C
2 14 (2.57%) PowerShell
2 14 (2.57%) SQL
3 7 (1.29%) VBScript
4 5 (0.92%) Java
5 3 (0.55%) VB
6 2 (0.37%) Perl
6 2 (0.37%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.18%) C#
7 1 (0.18%) C++
7 1 (0.18%) PHP
7 1 (0.18%) Python
7 1 (0.18%) Ruby
7 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (7.54%) Security Cleared
2 34 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 29 (5.33%) SC Cleared
4 17 (3.13%) MCSE
5 11 (2.02%) MCP
6 10 (1.84%) DBS Check
7 7 (1.29%) Degree
8 6 (1.10%) HND
8 6 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.92%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.74%) A+ Certification
10 4 (0.74%) CCNA
10 4 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.74%) MCDST
11 3 (0.55%) MCITP
11 3 (0.55%) Server+ Certification
12 2 (0.37%) Dell Certification
12 2 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.37%) MCSA
12 2 (0.37%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.88%) SLA
2 6 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.18%) COBIT
3 1 (0.18%) QA
System Software
1 247 (45.40%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.57%) XenApp
4 11 (2.02%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (1.29%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.10%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.10%) Samba
7 4 (0.74%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.74%) vSphere
8 3 (0.55%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.55%) XenServer
9 2 (0.37%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.18%) UAG
Systems Management
1 92 (16.91%) SCCM
2 9 (1.65%) WSUS
3 8 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (1.47%) SCOM
4 7 (1.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (0.55%) DameWare
5 3 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.18%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.18%) AppManager
6 1 (0.18%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.18%) ThinApp
6 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.18%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 205 (37.68%) Microsoft
2 84 (15.44%) Citrix
3 53 (9.74%) Apple
4 42 (7.72%) VMware
5 27 (4.96%) Lotus
6 26 (4.78%) Bloomberg
7 24 (4.41%) HP
8 21 (3.86%) Cisco
8 21 (3.86%) Dell
8 21 (3.86%) Reuters
9 20 (3.68%) Remedy
10 16 (2.94%) Symantec
11 12 (2.21%) CheckPoint
11 12 (2.21%) Lumension
12 11 (2.02%) AppSense
13 9 (1.65%) Acronis
14 8 (1.47%) Sophos
15 7 (1.29%) Intel Security
16 6 (1.10%) IBM
16 6 (1.10%) Wyse
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