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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Engineer
Rank 302 286 311
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 351 370 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.67% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.73% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 139 82
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£160 £149 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.56% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £101 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £239 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £133 £163
% change year-on-year
+20.75% -18.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 103 105
Average hourly rate £14.55 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.52 £12.65 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +7.40%

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
51450 50956 44853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.28% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31225 31058 25652
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 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2017 2017 2210
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -24 310 £160 +6.66% 30
London +12 126 £165 +3.12% 10
South East -16 67 £210 +61.53% 6
City of London +25 31 £158 -29.60% 3
Berkshire +9 29 £400 +88.23% 1
South West +5 29 £165 +11.86% 4
East of England +35 24 £119 -23.22% 3
Scotland +6 23 £135 +42.10%
North West -31 22 £163 -9.72% 3
Yorkshire -19 15 £150 +25.00% 1
Reading +11 14 £400 +103.82% 1
Hampshire -12 14 £124 -9.17%
Wiltshire +8 11 - - 1
North East -4 10 £125 -35.89% 1
Manchester -9 10 £161 +19.44% 3
West Midlands -10 10 £125 +19.04% 1
Cambridgeshire +11 9 £104 -30.66% 2
Swindon +11 9 - - 1
Surrey -4 9 - - 2
Buckinghamshire +4 7 £200 -
West Yorkshire -16 7 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +9 6 £125 -23.07% 1
Aberdeen +7 6 £135 -
Bristol +5 6 £120 +60.00%
Tyne and Wear +3 6 £125 -35.89% 1
Wales -9 6 £150 +13.20% 1
Glasgow -10 6 £104 +12.44%
Merseyside -13 6 £238 -
Gloucester +7 5 - - 1
Slough +2 5 £200 -14.89%

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 492 (73.11%) Windows
2 325 (48.29%) Windows 7
3 262 (38.93%) Active Directory
4 244 (36.26%) Microsoft
5 195 (28.97%) MS Office
6 185 (27.49%) Windows XP
7 110 (16.34%) SCCM
8 91 (13.52%) Blackberry
9 82 (12.18%) Citrix
9 82 (12.18%) Security Cleared
10 81 (12.04%) ITIL
11 79 (11.74%) MS Excel
12 73 (10.85%) VMware
13 62 (9.21%) Migration
14 61 (9.06%) Windows Server 2008
15 60 (8.92%) Finance
16 58 (8.62%) MS Exchange
17 49 (7.28%) Windows 8
18 48 (7.13%) Apple
19 45 (6.69%) SLA
19 45 (6.69%) Cisco
20 43 (6.39%) SC Cleared
21 42 (6.24%) TCP/IP
22 41 (6.09%) Windows Server 2003
23 39 (5.79%) Microsoft Certification
24 38 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
25 37 (5.50%) HP
26 34 (5.05%) DNS
26 34 (5.05%) SQL
26 34 (5.05%) iPhone

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (8.62%) MS Exchange
2 29 (4.31%) Lync
3 28 (4.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 27 (4.01%) SharePoint
5 23 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (2.82%) IBM Notes
7 8 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.45%) IIS
12 2 (0.30%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.15%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 195 (28.97%) MS Office
2 79 (11.74%) MS Excel
3 6 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.45%) MS Project
4 3 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.30%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.30%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (0.74%) Eikon
2 4 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.15%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.63%) Office 365
2 4 (0.59%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 42 (6.24%) TCP/IP
2 34 (5.05%) DNS
3 33 (4.90%) DHCP
4 30 (4.46%) LAN
5 22 (3.27%) WAN
6 17 (2.53%) NetScaler
7 16 (2.38%) VPN
8 14 (2.08%) Firewall
9 12 (1.78%) Internet
10 11 (1.63%) VoIP
11 10 (1.49%) Wireless
12 9 (1.34%) SAN
12 9 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (1.04%) Network Security
13 7 (1.04%) IP Telephony
14 6 (0.89%) VLAN
15 5 (0.74%) Broadband
16 4 (0.59%) SSL
16 4 (0.59%) NAS
17 3 (0.45%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.34%) FileMaker
2 8 (1.19%) MySQL
3 3 (0.45%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.45%) DTS
4 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.15%) MSI
1 1 (0.15%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.15%) JIRA
General
1 60 (8.92%) Finance
2 29 (4.31%) Banking
3 11 (1.63%) Retail
4 9 (1.34%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.19%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.19%) Retail Banking
5 8 (1.19%) Telecoms
6 6 (0.89%) Back Office
6 6 (0.89%) Law
6 6 (0.89%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.74%) Legal
8 4 (0.59%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.45%) Games
10 2 (0.30%) Publishing
10 2 (0.30%) French Language
11 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.15%) Billing
11 1 (0.15%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (0.89%) Application Packaging
2 3 (0.45%) LAMP
3 2 (0.30%) OLE
3 2 (0.30%) MAPI
3 2 (0.30%) HTML
4 1 (0.15%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.15%) .NET
4 1 (0.15%) XML
4 1 (0.15%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 91 (13.52%) Blackberry
2 38 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (5.05%) iPhone
4 29 (4.31%) iPad
5 28 (4.16%) NHS
6 14 (2.08%) Smartphone
7 13 (1.93%) Thin Client
7 13 (1.93%) PKI
7 13 (1.93%) Fat Client
8 11 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (0.89%) Management Information System
10 5 (0.74%) Replication
11 4 (0.59%) FMCG
12 3 (0.45%) Enterprise Storage
12 3 (0.45%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.45%) User Experience
12 3 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.45%) Mathematics
13 2 (0.30%) PDA
13 2 (0.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 492 (73.11%) Windows
2 325 (48.29%) Windows 7
3 185 (27.49%) Windows XP
4 61 (9.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (7.28%) Windows 8
6 41 (6.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 33 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (4.46%) Mac OS X
9 22 (3.27%) Linux
9 22 (3.27%) Android
10 17 (2.53%) Windows 2000
10 17 (2.53%) Apple iOS
11 12 (1.78%) Windows Vista
11 12 (1.78%) UNIX
12 11 (1.63%) Mac OS
12 11 (1.63%) Mac OS X Server
13 2 (0.30%) Windows CE
13 2 (0.30%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.30%) CentOS
14 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (12.04%) ITIL
2 62 (9.21%) Migration
3 25 (3.71%) Incident Management
4 22 (3.27%) Problem Management
5 20 (2.97%) Service Management
6 17 (2.53%) Change Management
7 12 (1.78%) Service Delivery
8 10 (1.49%) Asset Management
9 9 (1.34%) Project Management
10 7 (1.04%) Software Deployment
11 6 (0.89%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (0.89%) ITSM
11 6 (0.89%) Security Management
11 6 (0.89%) Change Control
11 6 (0.89%) Data Protection
12 5 (0.74%) Mobile Device Management
12 5 (0.74%) Configuration Management
13 4 (0.59%) Information Security
13 4 (0.59%) Coaching
13 4 (0.59%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 34 (5.05%) SQL
2 16 (2.38%) PowerShell
3 8 (1.19%) VBScript
4 5 (0.74%) VB
5 4 (0.59%) C
6 3 (0.45%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.15%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.15%) Java
7 1 (0.15%) C#
7 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 82 (12.18%) Security Cleared
2 43 (6.39%) SC Cleared
3 39 (5.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (3.57%) DV Cleared
5 23 (3.42%) MCSE
6 18 (2.67%) MCP
7 14 (2.08%) MCSA
8 11 (1.63%) Degree
9 7 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.04%) MCDST
9 7 (1.04%) MCTS
10 5 (0.74%) MCITP
11 4 (0.59%) CCNA
11 4 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.45%) ACTC
13 2 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 1 (0.15%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (6.69%) SLA
2 2 (0.30%) QA
System Software
1 262 (38.93%) Active Directory
2 32 (4.75%) XenApp
3 28 (4.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (3.71%) XenDesktop
5 21 (3.12%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.59%) Xen
9 3 (0.45%) vSphere
9 3 (0.45%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.45%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.30%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.30%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.15%) XenServer
11 1 (0.15%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 110 (16.34%) SCCM
2 9 (1.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (0.74%) Casper Suite
3 5 (0.74%) DameWare
4 4 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (0.59%) HP SIM
4 4 (0.59%) SCOM
5 3 (0.45%) ZENworks
5 3 (0.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (0.45%) Unicenter
6 2 (0.30%) WSUS
6 2 (0.30%) BMC Marimba
6 2 (0.30%) WMI
6 2 (0.30%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.30%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.30%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.15%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.15%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 244 (36.26%) Microsoft
2 82 (12.18%) Citrix
3 73 (10.85%) VMware
4 48 (7.13%) Apple
5 45 (6.69%) Cisco
6 37 (5.50%) HP
7 32 (4.75%) Dell
8 31 (4.61%) Remedy
9 30 (4.46%) Wyse
10 20 (2.97%) Reuters
11 19 (2.82%) Lotus
12 18 (2.67%) Bloomberg
13 17 (2.53%) Lumension
14 14 (2.08%) Adobe
14 14 (2.08%) Sophos
15 13 (1.93%) AppSense
16 12 (1.78%) McAfee
17 9 (1.34%) Symantec
17 9 (1.34%) CheckPoint
18 7 (1.04%) LANDesk
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