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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 299 246 296
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +50
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 352 413 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.80% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.86% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 177 123
Average daily rate
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£161 £165 £149
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% +10.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £110 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £150 £130
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 112 119
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% -7.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £11.72 £12.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.50 £20.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.67
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -7.97%

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
50887 47919 48399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.76% 92.66% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 32224 29016 27128
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2084 2089 2613
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.80 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 26 November 2014.

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 26 November 2014.

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 26 November 2014. 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 -38 333 £164 -3.67% 44
London -12 147 £175 -26.31% 22
South East -14 73 £173 +7.81% 12
City of London +18 38 £215 -14.00% 4
Yorkshire +2 22 £115 +9.52%
South West -39 21 £140 +3.70% 5
North West +5 19 £155 -31.11% 2
Surrey -5 18 £160 -1.53% 2
East of England -17 18 £150 - 1
West Midlands -20 18 £215 +138.88% 1
Berkshire +6 17 £475 +187.87% 5
Reading +25 16 £550 +233.33% 4
West Yorkshire +8 15 £105 -
Hampshire -25 15 £133 -11.66% 2
Leeds 0 11 £105 -
East Midlands -4 11 £115 -26.40% 1
Bristol -14 10 £140 - 3
Scotland -25 10 £135 -15.62% 2
Milton Keynes -12 8 £205 +64.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -14 8 £205 +70.83% 1
West Sussex -4 6 £145 -13.43%
Cambridgeshire -12 6 £171 +3.78% 1
Manchester - 6 £220 - 1
Warwickshire -1 5 £165 - 1
Hertfordshire -5 5 £150 -9.09%
Devon -18 5 £450 -
Wales -29 5 - - 1
Essex -16 4 - -
Oxfordshire -24 4 £175 -41.66%
Cambridge +3 3 £171 +48.91% 1

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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.

1 546 (77.01%) Windows
2 369 (52.05%) Windows 7
3 281 (39.63%) Active Directory
4 251 (35.40%) Microsoft
5 240 (33.85%) Windows XP
6 217 (30.61%) MS Office
7 124 (17.49%) SCCM
8 123 (17.35%) Security Cleared
9 108 (15.23%) Citrix
10 100 (14.10%) MS Excel
11 95 (13.40%) SC Cleared
12 91 (12.83%) Blackberry
13 89 (12.55%) ITIL
14 88 (12.41%) MS Exchange
15 75 (10.58%) Windows Server 2008
16 73 (10.30%) Windows Server 2003
17 71 (10.01%) Finance
18 63 (8.89%) Windows 8
19 55 (7.76%) Migration
19 55 (7.76%) SLA
20 54 (7.62%) VMware
21 50 (7.05%) TCP/IP
22 43 (6.06%) Windows Vista
23 42 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
23 42 (5.92%) HP
24 40 (5.64%) Microsoft Certification
25 37 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2010
26 36 (5.08%) Cisco
26 36 (5.08%) LAN
27 35 (4.94%) DNS

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 88 (12.41%) MS Exchange
2 37 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (4.65%) SharePoint
4 27 (3.81%) IBM Notes
4 27 (3.81%) Lync
5 22 (3.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 15 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2003
7 14 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.56%) Lotus Domino
11 3 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.14%) Captiva
12 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.14%) Documentum
12 1 (0.14%) IIS
12 1 (0.14%) Site Server
Applications
1 217 (30.61%) MS Office
2 100 (14.10%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.28%) MS Project
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.28%) Eikon
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.27%) Office 365
2 5 (0.71%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 50 (7.05%) TCP/IP
2 36 (5.08%) LAN
3 35 (4.94%) DNS
4 30 (4.23%) DHCP
5 27 (3.81%) WAN
6 23 (3.24%) VPN
7 17 (2.40%) Internet
8 16 (2.26%) Firewall
9 14 (1.97%) VoIP
10 10 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (1.41%) Wireless
10 10 (1.41%) 3G
11 6 (0.85%) SAN
11 6 (0.85%) Broadband
12 5 (0.71%) VLAN
12 5 (0.71%) WLAN
13 4 (0.56%) SMS
13 4 (0.56%) NetScaler
13 4 (0.56%) Network Security
14 3 (0.42%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (0.99%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.28%) DB2
3 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.14%) DTS
3 1 (0.14%) MySQL
3 1 (0.14%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 4 (0.56%) MSI
2 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.14%) WinDbg
2 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.14%) AdminStudio
General
1 71 (10.01%) Finance
2 35 (4.94%) Banking
3 9 (1.27%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.13%) Legal
4 8 (1.13%) Manufacturing
5 7 (0.99%) Law
5 7 (0.99%) Investment Banking
6 6 (0.85%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.56%) Back Office
8 3 (0.42%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.42%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.42%) Retail
9 2 (0.28%) Advertising
9 2 (0.28%) Military
10 1 (0.14%) Marketing
10 1 (0.14%) French Language
10 1 (0.14%) German Language
10 1 (0.14%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.14%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.97%) Application Packaging
2 7 (0.99%) OLE
3 2 (0.28%) LAMP
3 2 (0.28%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.14%) WSH
4 1 (0.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 91 (12.83%) Blackberry
2 42 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.24%) NHS
4 21 (2.96%) Fat Client
4 21 (2.96%) Thin Client
5 16 (2.26%) iPad
6 13 (1.83%) iPhone
7 12 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (1.13%) PDA
9 6 (0.85%) Smartphone
10 4 (0.56%) Clustering
10 4 (0.56%) FMCG
10 4 (0.56%) PKI
11 2 (0.28%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.28%) EPoS
11 2 (0.28%) Kindle
11 2 (0.28%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.28%) CMDB
12 1 (0.14%) Derivative
12 1 (0.14%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 546 (77.01%) Windows
2 369 (52.05%) Windows 7
3 240 (33.85%) Windows XP
4 75 (10.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 73 (10.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 63 (8.89%) Windows 8
7 43 (6.06%) Windows Vista
8 22 (3.10%) Apple iOS
9 21 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (2.82%) Linux
10 20 (2.82%) Windows 2000
10 20 (2.82%) Mac OS X
11 17 (2.40%) Android
12 15 (2.12%) UNIX
13 9 (1.27%) Windows Mobile
13 9 (1.27%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.56%) Windows NT
15 3 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.28%) AIX
16 2 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (12.55%) ITIL
2 55 (7.76%) Migration
3 24 (3.39%) Incident Management
4 22 (3.10%) Service Delivery
5 20 (2.82%) Service Management
6 18 (2.54%) Software Deployment
7 12 (1.69%) Change Management
8 11 (1.55%) Asset Management
9 10 (1.41%) Problem Management
9 10 (1.41%) Time Management
10 9 (1.27%) Line Management
10 9 (1.27%) ITSM
11 8 (1.13%) E-Commerce
12 7 (0.99%) Configuration Management
12 7 (0.99%) Project Management
12 7 (0.99%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (0.85%) Risk Assessment
14 5 (0.71%) Data Migration
14 5 (0.71%) User Acceptance Testing
14 5 (0.71%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (4.23%) PowerShell
2 13 (1.83%) VBScript
3 12 (1.69%) VB
4 10 (1.41%) SQL
5 7 (0.99%) Java
6 5 (0.71%) C
7 2 (0.28%) Perl
7 2 (0.28%) VBA
7 2 (0.28%) Bourne shell
7 2 (0.28%) Korn
8 1 (0.14%) Python
8 1 (0.14%) PHP
8 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 123 (17.35%) Security Cleared
2 95 (13.40%) SC Cleared
3 40 (5.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (3.53%) MCSE
5 21 (2.96%) DV Cleared
5 21 (2.96%) MCP
6 13 (1.83%) MCSA
7 10 (1.41%) Degree
8 9 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (1.13%) Dell Certification
10 7 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.85%) A+ Certification
12 5 (0.71%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (0.71%) MCDST
13 4 (0.56%) CCNA
13 4 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.42%) MCITP
14 3 (0.42%) CCNP
14 3 (0.42%) MCTS
15 2 (0.28%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (7.76%) SLA
2 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.28%) QA
System Software
1 281 (39.63%) Active Directory
2 34 (4.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (4.37%) XenApp
4 23 (3.24%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (1.41%) XenDesktop
5 10 (1.41%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.85%) Xen
7 4 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.42%) Firmware
8 3 (0.42%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.28%) MetaFrame
9 2 (0.28%) NFS
9 2 (0.28%) vSphere
9 2 (0.28%) UAG
10 1 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 124 (17.49%) SCCM
2 5 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 5 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (0.56%) ZENworks
3 4 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (0.56%) ServiceCenter
3 4 (0.56%) SCOM
3 4 (0.56%) WMI
4 3 (0.42%) WSUS
4 3 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (0.42%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.42%) DameWare
5 2 (0.28%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.28%) Nagios
5 2 (0.28%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.14%) BMC Marimba
6 1 (0.14%) Casper Suite
6 1 (0.14%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 251 (35.40%) Microsoft
2 108 (15.23%) Citrix
3 54 (7.62%) VMware
4 42 (5.92%) HP
5 36 (5.08%) Cisco
6 30 (4.23%) Apple
7 28 (3.95%) Lotus
8 23 (3.24%) Dell
8 23 (3.24%) Symantec
9 21 (2.96%) Remedy
10 20 (2.82%) Sophos
11 18 (2.54%) Reuters
12 16 (2.26%) Wyse
13 13 (1.83%) Bloomberg
14 12 (1.69%) Oracle
15 11 (1.55%) AppSense
16 10 (1.41%) CA
16 10 (1.41%) Avaya
16 10 (1.41%) Lumension
17 9 (1.27%) Altiris
London
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £190 - £200 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £14 - £16 per hour
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 12 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £150 - £200 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £16 - £18 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £19 to £20 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £175 - £275 per day + Neg
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £13 to £15 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £12.5 - £15.5 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Ayr
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £14000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
OHO Group
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Eastleigh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £11.00 - £13.00 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
South West
Venn Group - UK
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago