The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Edinburgh region that had Desktop Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 91 84 70
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 5 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.35% 0.28% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.29% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £103 £165 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.87% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £143 £140 £135
% change year-on-year
+1.78% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 11
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.38
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.86%
Desktop Engineer
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh 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
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1342 1362 1171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.18% 95.85% 95.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 763 748 702
Median daily rate £400 £358 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.88% -5.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £269 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £493 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 40
Median hourly rate £20.50 £14.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.42% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

Desktop Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Desktop Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Desktop Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 Edinburgh region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
1 2 (40.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (40.00%) MCP
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) MCITP
2 1 (20.00%) WSUS
2 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (20.00%) Publishing
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (20.00%) MCSE
2 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (20.00%) SMS
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SMS
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) MCP
2 1 (20.00%) MCITP
2 1 (20.00%) MCSE
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft