The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £180 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 3 months to 23 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
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 49 68
Rank change year-on-year +6 +19  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 12 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.04% 1.53% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 1.62% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Median daily rate £180 £115 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.52% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £150 £140
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 4
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £14.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.65%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -9.67%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 544 556 745
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 92.52% 94.40% 95.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 322 431
Median daily rate £340 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £145 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 29 88
Median hourly rate £18.96 £31.25 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.32% +98.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +7 7 £190 +58.33%
Huntingdon - 5 £100 -
Desktop Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (79.17%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Windows 7
3 9 (37.50%) Migration
3 9 (37.50%) Time Management
3 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
4 7 (29.17%) Data Migration
5 6 (25.00%) Windows 8
6 5 (20.83%) Apple iOS
6 5 (20.83%) Break/Fix
7 4 (16.67%) SCCM
7 4 (16.67%) Windows 10
7 4 (16.67%) Android
7 4 (16.67%) Smartphone
7 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
8 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (12.50%) Office 365
9 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
9 2 (8.33%) Hardware Maintenance
9 2 (8.33%) DHCP
9 2 (8.33%) DNS
9 2 (8.33%) VMware
9 2 (8.33%) ServiceNow
10 1 (4.17%) Software Distribution
10 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
10 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (4.17%) Application Discovery
10 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing

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:

Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) DHCP
1 2 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (4.17%) IP Telephony
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) LDAP
2 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) VPN
General
1 1 (4.17%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Smartphone
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (79.17%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Windows 7
3 6 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 5 (20.83%) Apple iOS
5 4 (16.67%) Android
5 4 (16.67%) Windows 10
5 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
7 1 (4.17%) Linux
7 1 (4.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Migration
1 9 (37.50%) Time Management
2 7 (29.17%) Data Migration
3 5 (20.83%) Break/Fix
4 2 (8.33%) Hardware Maintenance
5 1 (4.17%) Application Discovery
5 1 (4.17%) Application Packaging
5 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.17%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL
5 1 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (4.17%) Refactoring
5 1 (4.17%) Software Distribution
5 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.17%) TDD
5 1 (4.17%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (4.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) A+ Certification
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
1 1 (4.17%) MCSE
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) ServiceNow
2 2 (8.33%) VMware
3 1 (4.17%) Apple
3 1 (4.17%) Dell