Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £194 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 21 November 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 101 71
Rank change year-on-year +19 -30 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 17 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.07% 0.33% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 0.34% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 6
Birmingham median daily rate £194 - £194
10th Percentile £126 - £134
90th Percentile £389 - £208
West Midlands median daily rate £175 £143 £188
% change year-on-year +22.81% -24.00% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -13.79%
10th Percentile £14.97 £13.40 £10.95
90th Percentile £20.10 £16.05 £16.95
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.34 £13.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year +6.22% -18.67% +22.96%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. 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
Birmingham
Contract vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 1501 1458 1305
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 96.30% 95.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1063 935 815
Birmingham median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £216 £225 £211
90th Percentile £525 £550 £516
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 52 65
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.22 £14.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.63% -1.67% +7.64%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.29 £10.73
90th Percentile £39.50 £27.42 £42.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +15.00% -11.76% +5.72%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in Birmingham

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Birmingham

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in Birmingham over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Engineer in Birmingham

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Birmingham region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
3 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
4 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (29.41%) SCCM
4 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
5 4 (23.53%) Office 365
5 4 (23.53%) Windows 10
6 3 (17.65%) ITIL
6 3 (17.65%) Service Management
7 2 (11.76%) Thin Client
7 2 (11.76%) Citrix
7 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
7 2 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (11.76%) Degree
7 2 (11.76%) WSUS
7 2 (11.76%) Fat Client
8 1 (5.88%) SafeCom
8 1 (5.88%) Presales
8 1 (5.88%) Gantt Chart
8 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
8 1 (5.88%) QA
8 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
8 1 (5.88%) Project Management
8 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
8 1 (5.88%) Software Deployment
8 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
8 1 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (5.88%) Meraki

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 2 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) DHCP
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
1 1 (5.88%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Fat Client
1 2 (11.76%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
3 4 (23.53%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.88%) Android
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) ITIL
1 3 (17.65%) Service Management
2 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (5.88%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (5.88%) Gantt Chart
2 1 (5.88%) Migration
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (5.88%) Patch Management
2 1 (5.88%) Presales
2 1 (5.88%) PRINCE
2 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
2 1 (5.88%) Project Management
2 1 (5.88%) QA Automation
2 1 (5.88%) Robotic Automation
2 1 (5.88%) Robotic Process Automation
2 1 (5.88%) Six Sigma
2 1 (5.88%) Software Deployment
2 1 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C++
1 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
1 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.88%) MCITP
2 1 (5.88%) MCTS
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) BitLocker
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.88%) Terminal Server
2 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) WSUS
3 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (5.88%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) IBM
3 1 (5.88%) McAfee
3 1 (5.88%) Meraki
3 1 (5.88%) NetApp
3 1 (5.88%) Symantec
3 1 (5.88%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) Wyse