Period
to 25 March 2019

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £180 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 25 March 2019.

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
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 75 65 62
Rank change year-on-year -10 -3 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 3 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.35% 0.78% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.81% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Cardiff median daily rate £180 £145 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.14% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £128 £138 £145
90th Percentile £191 £153 £155
South Wales median daily rate £178 £175 £150
% change year-on-year +1.43% +16.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Cardiff median hourly rate - £17.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.63% +105.00%
South Wales median hourly rate £12.41 £17.50 £18.14
% change year-on-year -29.07% -3.50% +69.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. 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
Cardiff
Contract vacancies in Cardiff with a recognized job title 813 737 619
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.53% 95.84% 95.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 497 483
Cardiff median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £236 £190 £168
90th Percentile £625 £488 £531
South Wales median daily rate £425 £395 £393
% change year-on-year +7.59% +0.64% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 32 29
Cardiff median hourly rate £35.00 £15.12 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +131.48% -0.85% +12.96%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.57 £11.17
90th Percentile £143.75 £29.80 £40.00
South Wales median hourly rate £18.06 £15.24 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.47% -23.80% +17.65%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in Cardiff

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Cardiff

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Cardiff

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 7 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 25 March 2019, 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 Cardiff region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Ivanti
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Ivanti