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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Engineer
Rank 85 87 75
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 3 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.25% 0.12% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.13% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Median daily rate £160 £105 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.38% -36.36%
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £136 £165
% change year-on-year
+10.09% -17.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -0.82%
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
1149 1563 1139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 96.64% 94.84% 95.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 834 630
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 16
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.21 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £30.69 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +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 27 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) MCP
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (25.00%) SCCM
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (12.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 1 (12.50%) Publishing
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
5 1 (12.50%) C
5 1 (12.50%) MS Office
5 1 (12.50%) MCSE
5 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
5 1 (12.50%) SMS
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) MCITP
5 1 (12.50%) WSUS
5 1 (12.50%) Mathematics

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 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) SMS
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) MCP
2 1 (12.50%) MCITP
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Citrix
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft