The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 68 46 43
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 5 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.71% 0.98% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 1.05% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
- £85 £128
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £150 £133
% change year-on-year
- +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Average hourly rate £14.56 £16.16 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.90% -4.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -7.53%
Desktop Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region. 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
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
686 477 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 96.76% 93.71% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 234 259
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 40 42
Average hourly rate £13.75 £16.16 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.91% -4.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £23.05 £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Engineer in the job title across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the Wales region.

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the Wales region.

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 18 December 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
(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
South Wales -18 3 - -
Desktop Engineer
UK

Desktop Engineer
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) MCP
4 1 (12.50%) MCSE
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
4 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
4 1 (12.50%) SCCM
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Military
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
1 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
1 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Migration
1 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) MCP
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft