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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 366 311 287
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 294 383 401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.69% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.73% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 160 165
Average daily rate £148 £160 £148
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.81% +8.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £115 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £143 £150 £143
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 124 103
Average hourly rate £17.45 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.34% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £11.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.05 £20.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -6.89%

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
53023 52764 51440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.73% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 34537 31962 31273
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £553 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1533 2112 2096
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -60 277 £150 -6.25% 32
London -55 82 £150 -9.09% 14
South East -19 56 £140 -30.00% 8
East of England +14 37 £123 +2.08% 4
North West +1 31 £180 +10.76% 1
South West +4 30 £131 -25.21% 1
Manchester +2 21 £180 +11.62% 1
North East -27 16 £273 +127.08% 1
Hampshire +5 14 £121 -10.74% 2
Tyne and Wear -27 14 £274 +128.12% 1
City of London +20 13 £171 +8.73% 4
Gloucestershire +13 13 £130 -
Cambridgeshire +10 13 £88 -15.86% 2
Berkshire -12 13 £123 -69.37% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 13 £274 +128.12% 1
West Midlands -6 12 £164 +31.00% 2
East Midlands +11 10 £180 -
Cambridge +4 10 £140 - 2
Oxfordshire +10 8 £135 -10.00% 1
Surrey -9 8 £175 -
Hertfordshire +6 7 £220 +83.33% 2
Gloucester +3 7 £128 -
Wales +2 7 - - 1
Norfolk 0 7 £107 -15.24%
Bristol -1 7 - -
Oxford +13 6 £135 -
South Wales -3 6 - - 1
Yorkshire -7 6 £90 -40.00% 1
Cheshire -9 6 £190 -
West Yorkshire -5 5 £90 - 1

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 445 (77.93%) Windows
2 287 (50.26%) Windows 7
3 258 (45.18%) Active Directory
4 221 (38.70%) Microsoft
5 154 (26.97%) MS Office
6 135 (23.64%) SCCM
7 96 (16.81%) Windows Server
8 92 (16.11%) ITIL
8 92 (16.11%) Windows 8
9 90 (15.76%) Windows XP
10 84 (14.71%) MS Excel
11 72 (12.61%) Citrix
12 59 (10.33%) MS Exchange
12 59 (10.33%) Finance
13 56 (9.81%) DNS
13 56 (9.81%) Office 365
14 49 (8.58%) Security Cleared
15 46 (8.06%) Migration
16 45 (7.88%) VMware
16 45 (7.88%) Microsoft Certification
17 44 (7.71%) Apple
18 43 (7.53%) SLA
19 42 (7.36%) DHCP
19 42 (7.36%) Windows Server 2008
20 41 (7.18%) Windows 10
21 40 (7.01%) TCP/IP
21 40 (7.01%) Blackberry
22 33 (5.78%) Cisco
22 33 (5.78%) LAN
23 32 (5.60%) NHS

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 59 (10.33%) MS Exchange
2 25 (4.38%) Skype for Business
3 24 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 18 (3.15%) IBM Notes
6 15 (2.63%) SharePoint
7 14 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (0.70%) IBM Domino
9 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.35%) IIS
10 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.18%) Apache
11 1 (0.18%) CMS
11 1 (0.18%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 154 (26.97%) MS Office
2 84 (14.71%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.53%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.53%) MS Project
6 1 (0.18%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 10 (1.75%) Eikon
1 10 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.88%) SystmOne
3 4 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) assyst
4 1 (0.18%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 56 (9.81%) Office 365
2 6 (1.05%) OneDrive
3 2 (0.35%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.18%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 56 (9.81%) DNS
2 42 (7.36%) DHCP
3 40 (7.01%) TCP/IP
4 33 (5.78%) LAN
5 26 (4.55%) Internet
6 23 (4.03%) VPN
7 21 (3.68%) WAN
8 17 (2.98%) Firewall
9 14 (2.45%) Wireless
10 11 (1.93%) Remote Desktop
11 9 (1.58%) VoIP
12 6 (1.05%) Extranet
12 6 (1.05%) Skype
12 6 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (0.88%) SAN
14 4 (0.70%) 3G
14 4 (0.70%) Broadband
15 3 (0.53%) ADSL
15 3 (0.53%) Ethernet
15 3 (0.53%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.40%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.18%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.18%) GIS
3 1 (0.18%) MySQL
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (1.23%) MSI
2 4 (0.70%) InstallShield
2 4 (0.70%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
General
1 59 (10.33%) Finance
2 31 (5.43%) Banking
3 12 (2.10%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.93%) Law
4 11 (1.93%) Retail
5 9 (1.58%) Retail Banking
6 5 (0.88%) Back Office
6 5 (0.88%) Electronics
6 5 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.70%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.70%) Legal
7 4 (0.70%) Marketing
8 3 (0.53%) Advertising
8 3 (0.53%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.35%) Local Government
10 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.18%) Billing
10 1 (0.18%) German Language
10 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.35%) COM
1 2 (0.35%) CSS
1 2 (0.35%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.18%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.18%) Flash
2 1 (0.18%) HTML
2 1 (0.18%) JFace
2 1 (0.18%) LAMP
2 1 (0.18%) ODBC
2 1 (0.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.01%) Blackberry
2 32 (5.60%) NHS
3 25 (4.38%) Driving Licence
4 24 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (4.03%) Video Conferencing
6 22 (3.85%) iPhone
7 21 (3.68%) Mathematics
8 17 (2.98%) iPad
9 13 (2.28%) Data Centre
10 8 (1.40%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.05%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.05%) Fat Client
11 6 (1.05%) PDA
11 6 (1.05%) Thin Client
12 4 (0.70%) Hedge funds
12 4 (0.70%) User Experience
13 3 (0.53%) Computer Science
13 3 (0.53%) Device Driver
13 3 (0.53%) Smartphone
14 2 (0.35%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 445 (77.93%) Windows
2 287 (50.26%) Windows 7
3 96 (16.81%) Windows Server
4 92 (16.11%) Windows 8
5 90 (15.76%) Windows XP
6 42 (7.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (7.18%) Windows 10
8 31 (5.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 30 (5.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 27 (4.73%) Apple iOS
11 21 (3.68%) Android
12 16 (2.80%) Mac OS X
13 15 (2.63%) Windows Vista
14 11 (1.93%) Mac OS
15 9 (1.58%) Linux
16 7 (1.23%) Unix
17 5 (0.88%) Windows Phone
18 4 (0.70%) Windows 2000
19 3 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
20 2 (0.35%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (16.11%) ITIL
2 46 (8.06%) Migration
3 18 (3.15%) ITSM
3 18 (3.15%) Service Delivery
4 17 (2.98%) Configuration Management
4 17 (2.98%) Software Deployment
5 16 (2.80%) ITIL V3
5 16 (2.80%) Patch Management
5 16 (2.80%) Service Management
6 15 (2.63%) Asset Management
7 13 (2.28%) Change Management
8 11 (1.93%) Incident Management
8 11 (1.93%) Mobile Device Management
8 11 (1.93%) Project Management
9 9 (1.58%) Coaching
9 9 (1.58%) Mentoring
10 8 (1.40%) Information Security
10 8 (1.40%) Software Distribution
10 8 (1.40%) Time Management
11 7 (1.23%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (4.73%) C
2 21 (3.68%) PowerShell
3 14 (2.45%) SQL
4 9 (1.58%) VBScript
5 7 (1.23%) Java
6 2 (0.35%) C#
6 2 (0.35%) C++
6 2 (0.35%) Perl
6 2 (0.35%) PHP
6 2 (0.35%) VB
7 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.18%) Python
7 1 (0.18%) Ruby
7 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 49 (8.58%) Security Cleared
2 45 (7.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (5.25%) SC Cleared
4 26 (4.55%) MCSE
5 15 (2.63%) MCP
6 10 (1.75%) DBS Check
7 9 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.40%) Degree
9 7 (1.23%) CCNA
9 7 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.23%) MCSA
10 6 (1.05%) HND
11 5 (0.88%) A+ Certification
11 5 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.88%) MCITP
12 4 (0.70%) CTC Cleared
12 4 (0.70%) MCDST
12 4 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.53%) Network+ Certification
13 3 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (7.53%) SLA
2 9 (1.58%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.18%) COBIT
System Software
1 258 (45.18%) Active Directory
2 24 (4.20%) Microsoft App-V
2 24 (4.20%) XenApp
3 21 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (2.80%) XenDesktop
5 11 (1.93%) BitLocker
6 10 (1.75%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.23%) UAG
8 6 (1.05%) XenServer
9 4 (0.70%) Samba
10 3 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.53%) vSphere
11 2 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 135 (23.64%) SCCM
2 14 (2.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (1.75%) WSUS
4 8 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (1.23%) SCOM
5 7 (1.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 5 (0.88%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.70%) Perfmon
7 4 (0.70%) XenMobile
8 3 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.53%) IBM BigFix
8 3 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.53%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 2 (0.35%) DameWare
9 2 (0.35%) EdgeSight
10 1 (0.18%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.18%) Sysprep
10 1 (0.18%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 221 (38.70%) Microsoft
2 72 (12.61%) Citrix
3 45 (7.88%) VMware
4 44 (7.71%) Apple
5 33 (5.78%) Cisco
6 29 (5.08%) Symantec
7 25 (4.38%) Remedy
8 21 (3.68%) HP
9 18 (3.15%) AppSense
9 18 (3.15%) Lotus
10 16 (2.80%) Dell
11 14 (2.45%) Bloomberg
11 14 (2.45%) Intel Security
11 14 (2.45%) Reuters
12 13 (2.28%) Lumension
13 12 (2.10%) Sophos
14 10 (1.75%) Wyse
15 9 (1.58%) LANDesk
16 7 (1.23%) Altiris
16 7 (1.23%) SAP
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Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Rate: £100 - 150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £150 - 200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £100 - 160 per day
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Basingstoke, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £17.45 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
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Rate: £138 Per Day per day (Ltd co. basis)
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Manchester, Lancashire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Rate: £110 - £130 per day + Neg
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Rate: £280 - £310 per day
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