The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £130 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Engineer
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 56 55 60
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.46% 0.47% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.49% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £130 £185 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.72% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £153 £153
% change year-on-year -1.63% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.78 £15.75 £13.25
% change year-on-year +0.15% +18.86%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. 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
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 624 612 685
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.15% 94.88% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 382 427
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 23
Median hourly rate £14.25 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.93% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £10.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Birmingham

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
3 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Office 365
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (16.67%) Skype
3 1 (16.67%) AirWatch
3 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
3 1 (16.67%) LANDesk
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM
3 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Android
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Bluetooth
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Bluetooth
1 1 (16.67%) Skype
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (16.67%) Android
3 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
1 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
1 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) AirWatch
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) LANDesk
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft