The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 98 92 105
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 19 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.73% 0.61% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.67% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate
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£150 £85 £129
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% -33.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £150 £130
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 4
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.91% +12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.98 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £18.50 £14.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.01 £14.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+5.35% -1.72%
Desktop Engineer
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2364 1941 2121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.20% 91.82% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1203 1010 1053
Average daily rate £340 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 134 141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -30.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.71 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £35.60 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 September 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham 0 6 £150 - 1
Warwickshire - 4 £170 -
Staffordshire +7 3 - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 20 (80.00%) Windows
2 19 (76.00%) Windows 7
3 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (36.00%) Windows XP
4 9 (36.00%) MS Exchange
5 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
6 5 (20.00%) MS Office
6 5 (20.00%) ITIL
6 5 (20.00%) Blackberry
6 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
8 3 (12.00%) Migration
8 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
8 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
9 2 (8.00%) Windows Vista
9 2 (8.00%) Application Packaging
9 2 (8.00%) SCCM
9 2 (8.00%) Project Management
9 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
9 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
9 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (8.00%) iPad
9 2 (8.00%) VMware
9 2 (8.00%) Service Management
9 2 (8.00%) Change Management
9 2 (8.00%) Back Office
9 2 (8.00%) Lotus
9 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
9 2 (8.00%) IBM Notes

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 9 (36.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Office
2 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Sage 300 ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) LAN
1 1 (4.00%) WAN
1 1 (4.00%) DHCP
1 1 (4.00%) VPN
1 1 (4.00%) DNS
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
General
1 2 (8.00%) Back Office
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (4.00%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.00%) iPad
3 1 (4.00%) Firmware
3 1 (4.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 20 (80.00%) Windows
2 19 (76.00%) Windows 7
3 9 (36.00%) Windows XP
4 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Vista
7 1 (4.00%) Linux
7 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) ITIL
2 3 (12.00%) Migration
2 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (8.00%) Project Management
3 2 (8.00%) Service Management
3 2 (8.00%) Change Management
4 1 (4.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) VB
1 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Citrix
2 2 (8.00%) Lotus
2 2 (8.00%) VMware
3 1 (4.00%) Sage
3 1 (4.00%) Novell