Period
to 24 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £133 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

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
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 58 53
Rank change year-on-year +13 -5 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 10 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.83% 0.60% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% 0.62% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Bedfordshire median daily rate £133 £350 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -62.14% +180.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £127 £325 £113
90th Percentile £142 £375 £142
East of England median daily rate £175 £120 £130
% change year-on-year +45.83% -7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £13.50 - £13.00
10th Percentile £12.75 - £12.50
90th Percentile £74.80 - £13.50
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.81 £15.25
% change year-on-year -4.79% +10.20% -3.30%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies in Bedfordshire with a recognized job title 505 646 630
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.49% 96.56% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 447 421
Bedfordshire median daily rate £420 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.89% +1.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £161 £263 £213
90th Percentile £584 £575 £603
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 14
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -62.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.05 £11.80
90th Percentile £23.00 £22.35 £50.78
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £18.00 £20.32
% change year-on-year -3.78% -11.42% -2.94%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in Bedfordshire

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Bedfordshire

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Bedfordshire

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Desktop Engineer in Bedfordshire

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 24 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +5 6 £133 -
Bedford - 4 - -
Desktop Engineer
East of England

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, Desktop Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedfordshire region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (30.00%) Office 365
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) HP
6 1 (10.00%) Dell
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (10.00%) Avaya
6 1 (10.00%) Symantec
6 1 (10.00%) MCSE
6 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (10.00%) DHCP
6 1 (10.00%) VPN
6 1 (10.00%) DNS
6 1 (10.00%) Firewall
6 1 (10.00%) ITSM
6 1 (10.00%) Wireless
6 1 (10.00%) Migration
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
6 1 (10.00%) Line Management

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) VPN
1 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (10.00%) ITSM
2 1 (10.00%) Line Management
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) HP
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Avaya
2 1 (10.00%) Dell
2 1 (10.00%) Symantec