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 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Engineer
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 66 - 78
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 5 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.59% - 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% - 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Median daily rate £338 - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £158
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £13.63
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +13.76%

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
802 1405 1296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.80% 95.90% 95.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 724 720
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 17
Median hourly rate £52.00 £15.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+240.98% -4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £76.60 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

Desktop Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 Edinburgh region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Citrix
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) SCCM
4 2 (18.18%) WSUS
4 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
4 2 (18.18%) MS Office
4 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 1 (9.09%) XenApp
5 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
5 1 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (9.09%) Change Control
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
5 1 (9.09%) DHCP
5 1 (9.09%) DNS
5 1 (9.09%) Remedy
5 1 (9.09%) Sophos
5 1 (9.09%) Service Management

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 2 (18.18%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DHCP
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) Change Control
2 1 (9.09%) Service Management
2 1 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (9.09%) XenApp
3 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) SCCM
2 2 (18.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Citrix
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Remedy
3 1 (9.09%) Sophos