Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £145 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 19 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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 59 91
Rank change year-on-year -15 +32 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 22 23 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.57% 2.05% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 2.17% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 6
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £145 £134 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.61% -19.09% -3.65%
10th Percentile £113 £69 £114
90th Percentile £196 £202 £375
East of England median daily rate £128 £139 £120
% change year-on-year -8.44% +16.04% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 8
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -3.30% +2.57%
East of England median hourly rate £16.81 £15.25 £15.77
% change year-on-year +10.20% -3.30% +5.13%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies in Cambridgeshire with a recognized job title 1312 1058 1515
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.71% 94.38% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 508 891
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.32% +8.57%
10th Percentile £200 £169 £226
90th Percentile £525 £525 £538
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 100 131
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £27.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.14% +35.37% -16.33%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.20 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £46.88
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £21.88 £20.94
% change year-on-year -17.71% +4.49% +4.68%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -9 9 £163 +21.72%
Ely - 7 - -
Huntingdon -3 3 - -
Peterborough -11 3 £115 -
Desktop Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (77.27%) Windows
2 15 (68.18%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (40.91%) Information Security
4 7 (31.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
4 7 (31.82%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (31.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (31.82%) ISO 9001
4 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
4 7 (31.82%) Adobe
4 7 (31.82%) Quality Management
5 6 (27.27%) Windows 8
6 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
7 4 (18.18%) SLA
7 4 (18.18%) SCCM
8 3 (13.64%) Apple iOS
8 3 (13.64%) Apple
8 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (9.09%) Change Management
9 2 (9.09%) ITSM
9 2 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (9.09%) DNS
9 2 (9.09%) HP
9 2 (9.09%) Mac OS
9 2 (9.09%) Windows Vista
9 2 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (9.09%) Office 365
9 2 (9.09%) Software Deployment
9 2 (9.09%) Driving Licence
9 2 (9.09%) Windows 10

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (68.18%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (31.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (4.55%) DHCP
2 1 (4.55%) LAN
2 1 (4.55%) VPN
2 1 (4.55%) Wireless
General
1 1 (4.55%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Driving Licence
2 2 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
3 6 (27.27%) Windows 8
4 3 (13.64%) Apple iOS
5 2 (9.09%) Mac OS
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Information Security
2 7 (31.82%) Quality Management
2 7 (31.82%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (9.09%) Break/Fix
3 2 (9.09%) Change Management
3 2 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (9.09%) ITSM
3 2 (9.09%) Software Deployment
4 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.55%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL
4 1 (4.55%) Migration
4 1 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (4.55%) Software Distribution
4 1 (4.55%) Time Management
4 1 (4.55%) Virtual Environments
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) A+ Certification
1 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
1 1 (4.55%) MCSE
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) ISO 9001
1 7 (31.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Adobe
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Apple
3 2 (9.09%) HP