Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £145 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 20 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
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 44 76
Rank change year-on-year -9 +32 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 10 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.43% 2.44% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 2.56% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 2
Cambridge median daily rate £145 £134 £118
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.61% +13.62% -24.19%
10th Percentile £125 £106 £99
90th Percentile £196 £217 £134
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £145 £134 £160
% change year-on-year +8.61% -16.56% -6.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
Cambridge median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -3.30% -27.49%
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £15.77
% change year-on-year +14.75% -3.30% +0.13%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. 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
Cambridge
Contract vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 657 585 914
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.13% 94.97% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 299 601
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £200 £208 £250
90th Percentile £546 £550 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 57 63
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% +28.71%
10th Percentile £15.25 £14.63 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.50 £57.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £28.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +33.93% +36.59% -16.33%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in Cambridge

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Cambridge

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 Cambridge region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) SCCM
4 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (30.00%) Windows 8
5 3 (30.00%) Apple
6 2 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (20.00%) HP
6 2 (20.00%) A+ Certification
6 2 (20.00%) LAN
6 2 (20.00%) DNS
6 2 (20.00%) SLA
6 2 (20.00%) Mac OS
6 2 (20.00%) Information Security
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Vista
6 2 (20.00%) Software Distribution
6 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (20.00%) Break/Fix
6 2 (20.00%) Software Deployment
7 1 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (10.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 1 (10.00%) Office 365
7 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
7 1 (10.00%) Windows 10

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (10.00%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (20.00%) Mac OS
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Vista
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Break/Fix
1 2 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (20.00%) Information Security
1 2 (20.00%) Software Deployment
1 2 (20.00%) Software Distribution
2 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (10.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) A+ Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Apple
3 2 (20.00%) HP