The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire 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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Engineer
Rank 85 93 97
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 15 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.85% 0.19% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.20% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
Average daily rate
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£105 £105 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -58.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £150 £130
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Average hourly rate £10.50 - £14.67
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 - £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.86 - £18.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.67
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -7.97%
Desktop Engineer
Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1637 1467 1615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 93.12% 93.44% 94.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1008 857 830
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 53 80
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.60 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.77% -10.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £8.87 £8.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £27.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 November 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds 0 11 £105 -
Ilkley - - - -
Desktop Engineer
Yorkshire

Desktop Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 12 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (60.00%) MS Exchange
4 11 (55.00%) Windows XP
5 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
6 9 (45.00%) MS Office
7 8 (40.00%) Windows 8
8 6 (30.00%) Sophos
8 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
9 5 (25.00%) ITIL
9 5 (25.00%) Blackberry
10 4 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
11 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
11 3 (15.00%) SCCM
12 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
12 2 (10.00%) Windows Phone
12 2 (10.00%) iPad
12 2 (10.00%) UAG
12 2 (10.00%) Apple
12 2 (10.00%) NHS
12 2 (10.00%) MCDST
12 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
12 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (10.00%) MCP
12 2 (10.00%) LAN

Desktop Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 12 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 12 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (30.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (45.00%) MS Office
2 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) LAN
1 2 (10.00%) VoIP
1 2 (10.00%) WAN
1 2 (10.00%) Extranet
2 1 (5.00%) DHCP
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
General
1 2 (10.00%) Law
1 2 (10.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (10.00%) iPad
2 2 (10.00%) NHS
3 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (55.00%) Windows XP
4 8 (40.00%) Windows 8
5 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Phone
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (5.00%) Linux
7 1 (5.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.00%) Migration
3 1 (5.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) MCDST
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) MCP
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) UAG
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.00%) ZENworks
2 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) Sophos
3 2 (10.00%) Apple
4 1 (5.00%) Symantec
4 1 (5.00%) Remedy
4 1 (5.00%) McAfee
4 1 (5.00%) BMC
4 1 (5.00%) Novell
4 1 (5.00%) Siemens
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) Dell
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix