Period
to 28 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £130 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 28 July 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 West > Bristol
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 102 93
Rank change year-on-year +12 -9 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 17 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.98% 0.60% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.63% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 3
Bristol median daily rate £130 £175 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.57% +45.83% +60.00%
10th Percentile £114 £163 £93
90th Percentile £182 £188 £150
South West median daily rate £145 £140 £130
% change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 8
Bristol median hourly rate £12.50 £17.00 £14.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.47% +13.83% +3.00%
10th Percentile £10.89 £15.35 £12.24
90th Percentile £15.51 £19.05 £18.10
South West median hourly rate £13.00 £13.23 £15.75
% change year-on-year -1.70% -16.03% -4.55%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol. 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
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1654 1759 1698
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 95.39% 96.33% 95.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1122 1241 1243
Bristol median daily rate £375 £373 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% -0.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £225 £238 £237
90th Percentile £525 £538 £529
South West median daily rate £385 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +2.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 77 74
Bristol median hourly rate £28.07 £32.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.63% +85.71% -
10th Percentile £11.05 £11.55 £11.72
90th Percentile £46.61 £47.40 £41.50
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +13.64% +57.14% +10.53%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in Bristol

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Bristol

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Bristol

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 Bristol region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (35.29%) Windows 10
3 4 (23.53%) Blackberry
3 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 3 (17.65%) Internet
4 3 (17.65%) ITIL
4 3 (17.65%) VPN
4 3 (17.65%) Wireless
5 2 (11.76%) SCCM
5 2 (11.76%) Hardware Maintenance
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (11.76%) Software Distribution
5 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (11.76%) Law
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
5 2 (11.76%) Broadband
5 2 (11.76%) Smartcard
5 2 (11.76%) Remedy
5 2 (11.76%) Citrix
5 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
5 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
6 1 (5.88%) XenApp
6 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Internet
1 3 (17.65%) VPN
1 3 (17.65%) Wireless
2 2 (11.76%) Broadband
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) VoIP
General
1 2 (11.76%) Law
2 1 (5.88%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Smartcard
3 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.88%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Windows 10
3 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.88%) Android
5 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
2 2 (11.76%) Hardware Maintenance
2 2 (11.76%) Software Distribution
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.88%) XenApp
2 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Citrix
2 2 (11.76%) Remedy
3 1 (5.88%) Apple
3 1 (5.88%) VMware
Bristol, Avon
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £40 - £45 per day
Posted: 3 days ago