The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £153 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 24 April 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
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 113 104
Rank change year-on-year +16 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 8 13 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.43% 0.52% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.56% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 11
Median daily rate £153 £123 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.48% -69.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £119 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £137 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £145 £155
% change year-on-year +3.44% -6.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.47% +6.34%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +18.51%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. 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
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1736 2327 2720
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 92.54% 93.38% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 815 1226 1421
Median daily rate £415 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 67 89
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.91% -12.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.90 £55.06 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year -5.40% +11.44%  

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in Berkshire

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Berkshire

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in Berkshire over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Engineer in Berkshire

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Berkshire

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +20 4 £140 +19.14%
Slough +7 3 £215 -
Desktop Engineer
South East

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 Berkshire region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Data Migration
3 3 (27.27%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) Wireless
4 2 (18.18%) SCCM
5 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 1 (9.09%) Contract Management
5 1 (9.09%) Smartphone
5 1 (9.09%) LANDesk
5 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
5 1 (9.09%) MCSE
5 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 1 (9.09%) LAN
5 1 (9.09%) DHCP
5 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 1 (9.09%) DNS
5 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
5 1 (9.09%) Intel Security
5 1 (9.09%) Sophos
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Wireless
2 1 (9.09%) DHCP
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
1 1 (9.09%) Smartphone
1 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
3 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Data Migration
1 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Contract Management
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) MCSE
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Intel Security
1 1 (9.09%) LANDesk
1 1 (9.09%) Sophos