Period
to 20 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

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
London > Central London
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 157 194 241
Rank change year-on-year +37 +47 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 66 91 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.11% 1.02% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.07% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 59 25
Central London median daily rate £200 £165 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +1.54% -4.41%
10th Percentile £126 £123 £108
90th Percentile £463 £338 £368
London median daily rate £188 £175 £160
% change year-on-year +7.14% +9.38% -10.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 10
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £20.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -6.97% +14.86%
10th Percentile £18.56 £15.80 £14.00
90th Percentile £21.39 £22.00 £23.03
London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Central London. 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
Central London
Contract vacancies in Central London with a recognized job title 5,553 8,492 8,477
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.36% 94.81% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,173 6,484 6,612
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £288 £306 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 94 123
Central London median hourly rate £21.28 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.80% +3.89% +2.86%
10th Percentile £13.63 £12.76 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £36.46 £38.70
London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £20.60
% change year-on-year +13.64% +6.80% -4.19%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in Central London

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Central London

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in Central London over the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Engineer in Central London

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Central London

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Central London

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 Central London region over the 6 months to 20 February 2020. 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
City of London +27 52 £150 -6.25% 5
City of Westminster +6 3 £133 -47.74%
Camden - 3 £383 -
Southwark - 2 £263 -
West End of London +38 1 £150 -41.18%
Desktop Engineer
London

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 Central London region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 53 (80.30%) Windows
2 42 (63.64%) Windows 10
3 37 (56.06%) Office 365
4 33 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 28 (42.42%) Windows 7
6 19 (28.79%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (24.24%) Mac OS X
8 15 (22.73%) Microsoft
8 15 (22.73%) Finance
8 15 (22.73%) SCCM
9 14 (21.21%) Ivanti
10 13 (19.70%) Break/Fix
11 12 (18.18%) Windows 8
11 12 (18.18%) Apple
11 12 (18.18%) ITIL
12 11 (16.67%) Android
13 10 (15.15%) Blackberry
14 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
15 7 (10.61%) Adobe
15 7 (10.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 7 (10.61%) SC Cleared
15 7 (10.61%) Security Cleared
16 6 (9.09%) ITSM
17 5 (7.58%) Windows Server
17 5 (7.58%) Public Sector
17 5 (7.58%) Wireless
17 5 (7.58%) Bloomberg
17 5 (7.58%) Migration
17 5 (7.58%) VMware
17 5 (7.58%) MS Exchange

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 7 (10.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (7.58%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.03%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 37 (56.06%) Office 365
2 3 (4.55%) Azure
3 2 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.52%) AWS
4 1 (1.52%) G Suite
4 1 (1.52%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.58%) Wireless
2 4 (6.06%) VoIP
3 3 (4.55%) DHCP
3 3 (4.55%) DNS
3 3 (4.55%) Firewall
3 3 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.03%) Internet
4 2 (3.03%) NAS
4 2 (3.03%) VPN
5 1 (1.52%) PBX
5 1 (1.52%) Skype
General
1 15 (22.73%) Finance
2 5 (7.58%) Public Sector
3 4 (6.06%) Banking
4 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.03%) Back Office
5 2 (3.03%) Front Office
5 2 (3.03%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.03%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.52%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.03%) Analytical Mindset
2 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.03%) BYOD
2 2 (3.03%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.03%) Handset
2 2 (3.03%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.52%) CCTV
3 1 (1.52%) CMDB
3 1 (1.52%) FMCG
3 1 (1.52%) iPad
3 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.52%) Tandem
3 1 (1.52%) User Experience
3 1 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 53 (80.30%) Windows
2 42 (63.64%) Windows 10
3 28 (42.42%) Windows 7
4 16 (24.24%) Mac OS X
5 12 (18.18%) Windows 8
6 11 (16.67%) Android
7 5 (7.58%) Windows Server
8 4 (6.06%) Apple iOS
9 3 (4.55%) Mac OS
10 2 (3.03%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.52%) Linux
11 1 (1.52%) Unix
11 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.79%) Problem-Solving
2 13 (19.70%) Break/Fix
3 12 (18.18%) ITIL
4 6 (9.09%) ITSM
5 5 (7.58%) Migration
6 4 (6.06%) Application Packaging
6 4 (6.06%) Technical Leadership
7 3 (4.55%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.55%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (4.55%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.55%) Patch Management
7 3 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.03%) Artificial Intelligence
8 2 (3.03%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (3.03%) Decision-Making
8 2 (3.03%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (3.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 1 (1.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 1 (1.52%) Line Management
9 1 (1.52%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.58%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (10.61%) SC Cleared
1 7 (10.61%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.03%) Degree
2 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.52%) MCP
3 1 (1.52%) MCSA
3 1 (1.52%) MCSE
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.03%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.52%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 15 (22.73%) SCCM
2 2 (3.03%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 14 (21.21%) Ivanti
3 12 (18.18%) Apple
4 7 (10.61%) Adobe
5 5 (7.58%) Bloomberg
5 5 (7.58%) ServiceNow
5 5 (7.58%) VMware
6 4 (6.06%) Cisco
7 3 (4.55%) FactSet
7 3 (4.55%) Reuters
8 2 (3.03%) Citrix
8 2 (3.03%) Fidessa
8 2 (3.03%) Google
8 2 (3.03%) HP
8 2 (3.03%) Lotus
8 2 (3.03%) Polycom
9 1 (1.52%) Dell
9 1 (1.52%) Sitecore