The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £151 per day in advertised job vacancies in Aberdeen during the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Desktop Engineer
Scotland > Aberdeen
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 12 15
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 7 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 8.97% 1.96% 4.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.46% 2.04% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Aberdeen median daily rate £151 - £175
10th Percentile £150 - £173
90th Percentile £151 - £178
Scotland median daily rate £151 - £103
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Aberdeen median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 -
Scotland median hourly rate £14.43 £13.00 £12.83
% change year-on-year +11.00% +1.32%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Aberdeen
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 74 49 42
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen 94.87% 96.08% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 32 133
Aberdeen median daily rate £160 £300 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.66% +30.43%  
10th Percentile £111 £105 £135
90th Percentile £488 £356 £319
Scotland median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 5 20
Aberdeen median hourly rate £31.85 £13.00 £29.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +145.00% -55.43%  
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.00 £16.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £29.65 £31.10
Scotland median hourly rate £27.50 £14.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year +89.65% -22.66%  

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Aberdeen

Job postings that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in Aberdeen

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Aberdeen

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Aberdeen

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Aberdeen region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Apple
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 10
3 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (57.14%) SCCM
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (57.14%) C
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
3 4 (57.14%) VoIP
3 4 (57.14%) SLA
3 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) Time Management
5 1 (14.29%) DBS Check
5 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Handset
5 1 (14.29%) LAN
5 1 (14.29%) PBX
5 1 (14.29%) Ethernet

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Aberdeen 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 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) VoIP
2 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) PBX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 10
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Time Management
2 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Apple
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft