Period
to 19 June 2021

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £164 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 19 June 2021.

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 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 46 43 55
Rank change year-on-year -3 +12 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 3 10 26
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.59% 2.06% 2.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 2.20% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 13
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £164 £168 £118
Median % change year-on-year -2.38% +42.98% -2.08%
East of England median daily rate £143 £140 £125
% change year-on-year +1.60% +12.20% -28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 7
Median hourly rate - £16.30 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year - -6.86% -
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £16.38
% change year-on-year -2.70% +12.98% +3.25%

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 468 454 1,004
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.59% 93.61% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 280 584
10th Percentile £153 £264 £197
25th Percentile £269 £375 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £463 £445
Median % change year-on-year -13.51% +3.93% +5.23%
75th Percentile £500 £550 £525
90th Percentile £588 £625 £625
East of England median daily rate £413 £425 £450
% change year-on-year -2.94% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 33 115
10th Percentile " £12.13 £10.48
25th Percentile £12.25 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -12.90% -6.06% -5.71%
75th Percentile £16.50 £18.75 £43.13
90th Percentile £19.85 £43.20 £50.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -13.51% +15.63% -3.03%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Desktop Engineer in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Desktop Engineer in Cambridgeshire.

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 June 2021. 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 +6 3 £164 +10.07% 1
Desktop Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 19 June 2021, Desktop Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridgeshire region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) UML
2 2 (66.67%) PhD
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) XAML
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 2 (66.67%) WPF
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) RESTful
2 2 (66.67%) MVVM
2 2 (66.67%) Entity Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Dependency Injection
2 2 (66.67%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Change Control
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Microservices
3 1 (33.33%) SANS
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Core
3 1 (33.33%) Master's Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Autofac
3 1 (33.33%) Inversion of Control

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Azure
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
1 2 (66.67%) Entity Framework
1 2 (66.67%) Managed Extensibility Framework
1 2 (66.67%) RESTful
1 2 (66.67%) WCF
1 2 (66.67%) WPF
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Core
2 1 (33.33%) Autofac
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Change Control
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (66.67%) Dependency Injection
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) MVVM
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) UML
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) Microservices
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Physics
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Security Management
2 1 (33.33%) SIEM
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) XAML
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) PhD
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Master's Degree
2 1 (33.33%) SANS
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Sophos
1 1 (33.33%) Symantec
1 1 (33.33%) Trend Micro