The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £140 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 3 months to 30 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 West / Bristol
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 62 60
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 7 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.87% 0.91% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.94% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Median daily rate £140 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £148 £150
% change year-on-year -1.69% -1.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £10.75 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.76% -2.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £17.23 £13.50
% change year-on-year -14.36% +27.59%  

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 760 849 837
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 94.65% 96.37% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 588 594
Median daily rate £390 £366 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.48% -2.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.13% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 39 34
Median hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.15% +85.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £95.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

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 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 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 Bristol region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) Remedy
4 3 (25.00%) Blackberry
5 2 (16.67%) Internet
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (16.67%) Broadband
5 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
5 2 (16.67%) Wireless
5 2 (16.67%) Software Distribution
5 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
6 1 (8.33%) SCCM
6 1 (8.33%) Law
6 1 (8.33%) Migration
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
6 1 (8.33%) Citrix

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 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Broadband
1 2 (16.67%) Internet
1 2 (16.67%) Wireless
General
1 1 (8.33%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
1 2 (16.67%) Software Distribution
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Remedy
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft