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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 378 325 274
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -51
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 292 342 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.63% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.67% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 129 162
Median daily rate £145 £160 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £110 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £143 £140 £135
% change year-on-year
+1.78% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 120 101
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £20.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.38
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.86%

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
50742 51291 50591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.73% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 31579 31273
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2048 2133
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

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 24 May 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
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 24 May 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 -22 269 £150 -9.09% 31
London -54 77 £150 -16.66% 15
South East -10 58 £135 -22.85% 5
East of England +16 32 £120 - 5
South West -9 27 £141 +0.89% 1
North West -2 25 £180 +9.92% 1
North East -47 20 £273 +118.00% 3
Manchester +2 19 £180 +11.62%
Tyne and Wear -41 19 £274 +119.00% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -42 18 £274 +119.00% 3
West Midlands +4 17 £143 +18.75%
Berkshire -3 15 £123 -70.83%
City of London +17 13 £206 -14.06% 2
Gloucestershire +7 12 £131 - 1
Hampshire -2 12 £115 -23.16% 2
Cambridgeshire +12 10 £88 - 1
Oxfordshire +7 9 £135 -10.00% 1
Surrey -11 9 £191 +41.66% 1
Wales +9 8 £85 -
Yorkshire +8 8 £150 - 1
Hertfordshire +5 8 £220 +83.33% 2
Reading -3 8 £118 -66.42%
Oxford +10 7 £135 -
Cambridge +5 7 £128 - 1
South Wales +3 7 £85 -
East Midlands +18 6 £180 -
Norfolk +2 6 £107 -14.05% 1
Scotland -23 6 £105 -0.47%
Warwickshire - 6 £143 -
Gloucester +2 5 £131 - 1

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 431 (78.51%) Windows
2 261 (47.54%) Windows 7
3 257 (46.81%) Active Directory
4 207 (37.70%) Microsoft
5 136 (24.77%) MS Office
5 136 (24.77%) SCCM
6 103 (18.76%) ITIL
7 99 (18.03%) Windows Server
8 86 (15.66%) Windows 8
9 79 (14.39%) Citrix
10 78 (14.21%) MS Excel
11 73 (13.30%) Windows XP
12 58 (10.56%) Office 365
13 56 (10.20%) DNS
14 53 (9.65%) Finance
15 51 (9.29%) VMware
15 51 (9.29%) MS Exchange
16 48 (8.74%) Security Cleared
17 47 (8.56%) Microsoft Certification
18 45 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
19 44 (8.01%) Windows 10
20 41 (7.47%) SLA
21 40 (7.29%) Apple
21 40 (7.29%) TCP/IP
22 39 (7.10%) DHCP
22 39 (7.10%) Migration
23 38 (6.92%) Blackberry
24 34 (6.19%) Cisco
25 33 (6.01%) Windows Server 2012
26 31 (5.65%) XenApp

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 51 (9.29%) MS Exchange
2 26 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2010
2 26 (4.74%) Skype for Business
3 18 (3.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 15 (2.73%) SharePoint
5 14 (2.55%) IBM Notes
6 11 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (0.73%) IBM Domino
8 3 (0.55%) IIS
9 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.18%) Apache
10 1 (0.18%) CMS
10 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.18%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 136 (24.77%) MS Office
2 78 (14.21%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.91%) MS Project
4 4 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.55%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.18%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 10 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (1.28%) Eikon
3 4 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 58 (10.56%) Office 365
2 8 (1.46%) OneDrive
3 2 (0.36%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.36%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 56 (10.20%) DNS
2 40 (7.29%) TCP/IP
3 39 (7.10%) DHCP
4 28 (5.10%) LAN
5 22 (4.01%) Internet
6 18 (3.28%) WAN
7 17 (3.10%) Firewall
7 17 (3.10%) VPN
8 13 (2.37%) Wireless
9 11 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
10 8 (1.46%) Extranet
10 8 (1.46%) VoIP
11 5 (0.91%) Network Security
11 5 (0.91%) SAN
11 5 (0.91%) Skype
12 4 (0.73%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (0.55%) 3G
13 3 (0.55%) Ethernet
13 3 (0.55%) SMS
13 3 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.18%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.18%) MySQL
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (1.46%) MSI
2 5 (0.91%) InstallShield
2 5 (0.91%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
General
1 53 (9.65%) Finance
2 22 (4.01%) Banking
3 11 (2.00%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.64%) Law
5 8 (1.46%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.46%) Retail
6 6 (1.09%) Back Office
6 6 (1.09%) Retail Banking
7 5 (0.91%) Electronics
7 5 (0.91%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.73%) Legal
8 4 (0.73%) Local Government
8 4 (0.73%) Marketing
9 3 (0.55%) Advertising
9 3 (0.55%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.18%) Billing
10 1 (0.18%) Front Office
10 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.36%) COM
1 2 (0.36%) ODBC
2 1 (0.18%) CGI
2 1 (0.18%) CSS
2 1 (0.18%) Flash
2 1 (0.18%) HTML
2 1 (0.18%) JFace
2 1 (0.18%) LAMP
2 1 (0.18%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.18%) Web Services
2 1 (0.18%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.92%) Blackberry
2 23 (4.19%) Driving Licence
3 21 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.83%) Mathematics
3 21 (3.83%) NHS
4 20 (3.64%) iPhone
5 19 (3.46%) Video Conferencing
6 18 (3.28%) Data Centre
7 16 (2.91%) Smartphone
8 13 (2.37%) iPad
9 7 (1.28%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.28%) Fat Client
9 7 (1.28%) Hedge funds
9 7 (1.28%) Thin Client
10 5 (0.91%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.91%) Management Information System
10 5 (0.91%) PDA
11 4 (0.73%) User Experience
12 3 (0.55%) BYOD
13 2 (0.36%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 431 (78.51%) Windows
2 261 (47.54%) Windows 7
3 99 (18.03%) Windows Server
4 86 (15.66%) Windows 8
5 73 (13.30%) Windows XP
6 45 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 44 (8.01%) Windows 10
8 33 (6.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (5.28%) Apple iOS
10 22 (4.01%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (3.64%) Android
12 16 (2.91%) Windows Vista
13 12 (2.19%) Mac OS
13 12 (2.19%) Mac OS X
14 6 (1.09%) Linux
15 5 (0.91%) Unix
15 5 (0.91%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.36%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.18%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (18.76%) ITIL
2 39 (7.10%) Migration
3 24 (4.37%) Service Delivery
4 19 (3.46%) ITSM
4 19 (3.46%) Software Deployment
5 18 (3.28%) Service Management
6 16 (2.91%) Project Management
7 15 (2.73%) Configuration Management
7 15 (2.73%) ITIL V3
8 13 (2.37%) Change Management
8 13 (2.37%) Mobile Device Management
8 13 (2.37%) Patch Management
9 12 (2.19%) Asset Management
10 11 (2.00%) Software Delivery
11 10 (1.82%) Mentoring
12 9 (1.64%) Incident Management
13 8 (1.46%) Business Continuity
13 8 (1.46%) Information Security
14 7 (1.28%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (1.28%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (5.28%) C
2 19 (3.46%) PowerShell
3 14 (2.55%) SQL
4 8 (1.46%) VBScript
5 7 (1.28%) Java
6 5 (0.91%) VB
7 2 (0.36%) C#
7 2 (0.36%) C++
7 2 (0.36%) Perl
7 2 (0.36%) PHP
8 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.18%) Python
8 1 (0.18%) Ruby
8 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 48 (8.74%) Security Cleared
2 47 (8.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 29 (5.28%) MCSE
4 28 (5.10%) SC Cleared
5 19 (3.46%) MCP
6 11 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (1.82%) Degree
8 9 (1.64%) DBS Check
9 8 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (1.46%) MCSA
10 7 (1.28%) CCNA
10 7 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (1.09%) A+ Certification
12 5 (0.91%) MCITP
12 5 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.73%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (0.73%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.73%) HND
13 4 (0.73%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (7.47%) SLA
2 10 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.18%) COBIT
System Software
1 257 (46.81%) Active Directory
2 31 (5.65%) XenApp
3 27 (4.92%) Microsoft App-V
4 24 (4.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (4.01%) XenDesktop
6 12 (2.19%) BitLocker
7 10 (1.82%) Hyper-V
7 10 (1.82%) XenServer
8 9 (1.64%) UAG
9 5 (0.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.55%) Samba
10 3 (0.55%) vSphere
11 2 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 136 (24.77%) SCCM
2 18 (3.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (1.82%) SCOM
4 8 (1.46%) WSUS
5 7 (1.28%) Backup Exec
5 7 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 5 (0.91%) IBM BigFix
7 5 (0.91%) Perfmon
7 5 (0.91%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 5 (0.91%) XenMobile
8 4 (0.73%) SafeCom
9 3 (0.55%) EdgeSight
10 2 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.18%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.18%) DameWare
11 1 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.18%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 207 (37.70%) Microsoft
2 79 (14.39%) Citrix
3 51 (9.29%) VMware
4 40 (7.29%) Apple
5 34 (6.19%) Cisco
6 30 (5.46%) Symantec
7 29 (5.28%) Remedy
8 24 (4.37%) HP
9 22 (4.01%) AppSense
10 14 (2.55%) Lotus
11 13 (2.37%) Dell
12 12 (2.19%) Lumension
12 12 (2.19%) Wyse
13 11 (2.00%) Bloomberg
13 11 (2.00%) LANDesk
13 11 (2.00%) Reuters
14 10 (1.82%) ServiceNow
14 10 (1.82%) Sophos
15 9 (1.64%) IBM
15 9 (1.64%) Intel Security
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