The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Birmingham region that had Desktop Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Engineer
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 56 55 51
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 3 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.50% 1.11% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 1.19% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £100 £218 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.02% -3.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £160 £135
% change year-on-year
- +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham 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
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
577 587 535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.17% 93.17% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 364 331
Median daily rate £388 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.15% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 31 27
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.73 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.69 £25.00 £23.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Birmingham region that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title.

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, Desktop Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Windows 7
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 10
2 4 (57.14%) SCCM
3 3 (42.86%) Altiris
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) MS Office
4 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
4 1 (14.29%) LANDesk
4 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Android
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Bluetooth
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (14.29%) Skype
4 1 (14.29%) AirWatch
4 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
4 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
4 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Office 365
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Bluetooth
1 1 (14.29%) Skype
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Windows 7
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 10
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) Android
4 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
1 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
1 1 (14.29%) Migration
1 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) AirWatch
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Altiris
2 1 (14.29%) LANDesk
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft