The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Wales region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 63 46 46
Rank change year-on-year
-17 0
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 4 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.54% 1.43% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 1.55% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£308 £95 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+223.68% -48.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £150 £125
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.01 £16.00 £14.88
% change year-on-year
-6.17% +7.56%
Job Titles Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
713 515 580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 95.45% 91.80% 92.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 310 307
Average daily rate £375 £313 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.80% -7.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 32
Average hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.38 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.68 £20.70 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
4 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
5 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
5 2 (14.29%) SCCM
5 2 (14.29%) QA
5 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 1 (7.14%) MS Office
6 1 (7.14%) Finance
6 1 (7.14%) Migration
6 1 (7.14%) AppSense
6 1 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (7.14%) Citrix
6 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
6 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
6 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
6 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
6 1 (7.14%) VoIP
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco
6 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (7.14%) XenApp
6 1 (7.14%) Lync
6 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
6 1 (7.14%) Incident Management

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Lync
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) VoIP
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
1 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
1 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
2 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
2 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix
2 1 (7.14%) AppSense
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco