The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £190 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 38 57
Rank change year-on-year +6 +19  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 7 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.33% 1.68% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.47% 1.74% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £190 £118 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +61.70% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £150 £145
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.42% +0.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.50 £16.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £20.30 £18.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year -1.75% -8.06%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. 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
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 283 345 441
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 94.02% 96.37% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 202 312
Median daily rate £340 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.57% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £225 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 23 39
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

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 27 June 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 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
3 5 (29.41%) Time Management
3 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
3 5 (29.41%) Migration
4 4 (23.53%) Data Migration
4 4 (23.53%) SCCM
5 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
5 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
6 2 (11.76%) DHCP
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (11.76%) DNS
6 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
6 2 (11.76%) ServiceNow
6 2 (11.76%) Hardware Maintenance
6 2 (11.76%) Break/Fix
6 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
6 2 (11.76%) Office 365
7 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (5.88%) TDD
7 1 (5.88%) IP Telephony
7 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
7 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
7 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
7 1 (5.88%) Android
7 1 (5.88%) Mac OS
7 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
7 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (5.88%) Application Discovery

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:

Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) DHCP
1 2 (11.76%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) IP Telephony
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) LDAP
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) VPN
General
1 1 (5.88%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (5.88%) Smartphone
1 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
3 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
3 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
4 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.88%) Android
5 1 (5.88%) Linux
5 1 (5.88%) Mac OS
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Migration
1 5 (29.41%) Time Management
2 4 (23.53%) Data Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Break/Fix
3 2 (11.76%) Hardware Maintenance
4 1 (5.88%) Application Discovery
4 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
4 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.88%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (5.88%) Refactoring
4 1 (5.88%) Software Distribution
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.88%) TDD
4 1 (5.88%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) A+ Certification
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) ServiceNow
3 1 (5.88%) Apple
3 1 (5.88%) Dell
3 1 (5.88%) VMware