The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 West Midlands 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 109 97 100
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 9 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.33% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.35% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate £105 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £163 £140
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2162 1704 2109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.92% 93.01% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1115 796 954
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 155 177
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Desktop Engineer
England

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Birmingham -8 2 £104 - 1
Warwickshire -3 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 21 (70.00%) Windows
2 20 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 10 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 8 (26.67%) MS Excel
5 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
5 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
6 6 (20.00%) Migration
7 5 (16.67%) VMware
7 5 (16.67%) WAN
7 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
7 5 (16.67%) LAN
8 4 (13.33%) Internet
9 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (10.00%) MS Office
10 2 (6.67%) ITIL
10 2 (6.67%) Front Office
10 2 (6.67%) A+ Certification
10 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
10 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (6.67%) SCCM
10 2 (6.67%) Data Migration
10 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
10 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
10 2 (6.67%) Citrix
11 1 (3.33%) Sage 300 ERP
11 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
11 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
11 1 (3.33%) Sysprep
11 1 (3.33%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS Office
3 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Sage 300 ERP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) WAN
1 5 (16.67%) LAN
2 4 (13.33%) Internet
3 1 (3.33%) SAN
3 1 (3.33%) Firewall
3 1 (3.33%) VoIP
3 1 (3.33%) VPN
General
1 2 (6.67%) Front Office
2 1 (3.33%) Military
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Handset
1 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 21 (70.00%) Windows
2 20 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 10 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (6.67%) ITIL
2 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (6.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (3.33%) Logistics
3 1 (3.33%) Validation
3 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.67%) A+ Certification
2 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) MCP
3 1 (3.33%) MCSE
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) VMware
3 2 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (3.33%) Sage
4 1 (3.33%) Symantec
4 1 (3.33%) Dell
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