Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £146 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 20 January 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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 152 150
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 22 13 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.54% 0.32% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.35% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 12
Berkshire median daily rate £146 £206 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.09% +33.06% -61.25%
10th Percentile £114 £201 £125
90th Percentile £234 £217 £283
South East median daily rate £154 £150 £160
% change year-on-year +2.45% -6.25% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 9
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.86 £17.50 £14.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +21.53% -18.87%
10th Percentile £15.04 £15.06 £10.70
90th Percentile £16.68 £19.80 £156.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.20
% change year-on-year +16.67% +5.63% -5.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. 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
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3,732 3,714 4,557
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.79% 92.73% 92.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,974 1,985 2,435
Berkshire median daily rate £414 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £238 £227
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 175 244
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -27.50% +17.65%
10th Percentile £10.72 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £42.30 £49.80 £48.53
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.03
% change year-on-year +2.86% -8.04% +18.94%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

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 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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 6 months to 20 January 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
Windsor - 7 £155 -
Reading +4 6 £145 -
Maidenhead -1 3 - - 1
Slough +4 2 £110 -45.00%
Bracknell -4 1 £125 -
Desktop Engineer
South East

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Windows 10
3 9 (40.91%) Windows 7
3 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
4 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 8 (36.36%) Office 365
5 6 (27.27%) SLA
6 4 (18.18%) SCCM
6 4 (18.18%) Migration
6 4 (18.18%) WAN
6 4 (18.18%) ITIL
6 4 (18.18%) LAN
6 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (13.64%) Oracle
7 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
7 3 (13.64%) VPN
7 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
7 3 (13.64%) Time Management
7 3 (13.64%) ServiceNow
7 3 (13.64%) Break/Fix
8 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
8 2 (9.09%) Skype
8 2 (9.09%) OneDrive
9 1 (4.55%) Web Development
9 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
9 1 (4.55%) Degree
9 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
9 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
9 1 (4.55%) QA
9 1 (4.55%) Problem 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (36.36%) Office 365
2 2 (9.09%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) LAN
1 4 (18.18%) WAN
2 3 (13.64%) VPN
3 2 (9.09%) Skype
4 1 (4.55%) ADSL
4 1 (4.55%) DHCP
4 1 (4.55%) DNS
4 1 (4.55%) Ethernet
4 1 (4.55%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.55%) Electronics
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.55%) Marketing
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.55%) iPhone
1 1 (4.55%) NHS
1 1 (4.55%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Windows 10
3 9 (40.91%) Windows 7
4 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.55%) Android
6 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.55%) Linux
6 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) ITIL
1 4 (18.18%) Migration
2 3 (13.64%) Break/Fix
2 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
2 3 (13.64%) Time Management
3 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Gantt Chart
3 1 (4.55%) Hardware Maintenance
3 1 (4.55%) IT Audit
3 1 (4.55%) Presales
3 1 (4.55%) PRINCE
3 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
3 1 (4.55%) QA Automation
3 1 (4.55%) Robotic Automation
3 1 (4.55%) Robotic Process Automation
3 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma
3 1 (4.55%) Statistics
3 1 (4.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C++
1 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
1 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
1 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) MCDST
1 1 (4.55%) MCP
1 1 (4.55%) MCSE
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) ServiceNow
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix
3 1 (4.55%) Compaq
3 1 (4.55%) Dell
3 1 (4.55%) EMC
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.55%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) Symantec
3 1 (4.55%) VMware