Period
to 24 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 24 June 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
London > Central London
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 195 224 231
Rank change year-on-year +29 +7 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 77 70 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.91% 0.77% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.81% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 43 14
Central London median daily rate £225 £170 £168
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.35% +1.34% +10.00%
10th Percentile £122 £118 £118
90th Percentile £426 £287 £346
London median daily rate £200 £175 £175
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 2
Central London median hourly rate £17.30 £18.70 £96.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.49% -80.69% +384.25%
10th Percentile £14.00 £15.03 £33.08
90th Percentile £26.20 £23.00 £170.62
London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.55
% change year-on-year -3.74% +0.81% +6.00%

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 7,940 8,661 7,105
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.30% 94.92% 96.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,071 6,737 5,365
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 136 83
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +10.00% -14.99%
10th Percentile £11.50 £12.50 £12.40
90th Percentile £55.13 £38.63 £30.07
London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -2.33% -2.27% +15.79%

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 24 June 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in Central London over the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 June 2019. 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 +25 61 £238 +17.28% 4
West End of London - 4 £193 -
City of Westminster -14 3 £210 -
Camden - 2 £240 -
Desktop Engineer
London

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Central London region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 68 (88.31%) Windows
2 54 (70.13%) Active Directory
3 44 (57.14%) Windows 7
4 41 (53.25%) Windows 10
4 41 (53.25%) Microsoft
5 34 (44.16%) SCCM
6 26 (33.77%) Finance
6 26 (33.77%) Office 365
7 25 (32.47%) Microsoft Office
8 20 (25.97%) Citrix
9 18 (23.38%) ITIL
10 17 (22.08%) VMware
11 15 (19.48%) DNS
11 15 (19.48%) PowerShell
12 14 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (18.18%) TCP/IP
12 14 (18.18%) Migration
13 13 (16.88%) Apple
14 12 (15.58%) Mac OS X
14 12 (15.58%) DHCP
14 12 (15.58%) Wireless
14 12 (15.58%) Virtual Desktop
14 12 (15.58%) Problem-Solving
15 11 (14.29%) Application Packaging
15 11 (14.29%) MS Exchange
16 10 (12.99%) Microsoft App-V
16 10 (12.99%) Windows Server
16 10 (12.99%) XenDesktop
16 10 (12.99%) Windows 8
17 9 (11.69%) Root Cause Analysis

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 11 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.79%) Skype for Business
3 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.90%) IIS
4 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.60%) Confluence
5 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.30%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 25 (32.47%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 26 (33.77%) Office 365
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.90%) Slack
3 2 (2.60%) G Suite
4 1 (1.30%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (19.48%) DNS
2 14 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 12 (15.58%) DHCP
3 12 (15.58%) Wireless
4 6 (7.79%) LAN
4 6 (7.79%) Skype
4 6 (7.79%) WAN
5 3 (3.90%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (3.90%) Internet
5 3 (3.90%) VPN
6 2 (2.60%) Ethernet
6 2 (2.60%) VoIP
7 1 (1.30%) 802.11
7 1 (1.30%) Firewall
7 1 (1.30%) Intranet
7 1 (1.30%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.30%) NAS
7 1 (1.30%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.30%) WebEx
7 1 (1.30%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.30%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 6 (7.79%) MSI
2 3 (3.90%) JIRA
2 3 (3.90%) ProC
3 2 (2.60%) Bitbucket
General
1 26 (33.77%) Finance
2 5 (6.49%) Banking
3 3 (3.90%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.60%) Law
5 1 (1.30%) Advertising
5 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.30%) Legal
5 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.30%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.30%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) iPad
1 5 (6.49%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (5.19%) iPhone
2 4 (5.19%) Smartphone
3 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.90%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.60%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.60%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.60%) Hedge funds
4 2 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.60%) Tandem
4 2 (2.60%) User Experience
5 1 (1.30%) CMDB
5 1 (1.30%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.30%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.30%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.30%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 68 (88.31%) Windows
2 44 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 41 (53.25%) Windows 10
4 12 (15.58%) Mac OS X
5 10 (12.99%) Windows 8
5 10 (12.99%) Windows Server
6 7 (9.09%) Android
6 7 (9.09%) Mac OS
6 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.19%) Apple iOS
7 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (3.90%) Mac OS X Server
9 2 (2.60%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.38%) ITIL
2 14 (18.18%) Migration
3 12 (15.58%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (14.29%) Application Packaging
5 9 (11.69%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (10.39%) Service Management
7 6 (7.79%) Application Discovery
7 6 (7.79%) Change Management
7 6 (7.79%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 5 (6.49%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (6.49%) Proactive Monitoring
9 4 (5.19%) Break/Fix
9 4 (5.19%) ITSM
9 4 (5.19%) Project Management
9 4 (5.19%) Time Management
9 4 (5.19%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (3.90%) Configuration Management
10 3 (3.90%) Deployment Automation
10 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 2 (2.60%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.48%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.30%) SQL
2 1 (1.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (7.79%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.49%) MCP
3 4 (5.19%) MCSA
4 3 (3.90%) ACTC
4 3 (3.90%) DBS Check
4 3 (3.90%) Degree
4 3 (3.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (3.90%) MCSE
5 2 (2.60%) A+ Certification
5 2 (2.60%) ACDT
5 2 (2.60%) ACHDS
5 2 (2.60%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.60%) MCDST
5 2 (2.60%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.30%) CCA
6 1 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.30%) HNC
6 1 (1.30%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) PMO
System Software
1 54 (70.13%) Active Directory
2 14 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (15.58%) Virtual Desktop
4 10 (12.99%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (12.99%) XenDesktop
5 4 (5.19%) XenApp
6 3 (3.90%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.60%) BitLocker
7 2 (2.60%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (2.60%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (2.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 34 (44.16%) SCCM
2 4 (5.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (3.90%) Perfmon
4 2 (2.60%) AirWatch
4 2 (2.60%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (2.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (2.60%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (53.25%) Microsoft
2 20 (25.97%) Citrix
3 17 (22.08%) VMware
4 13 (16.88%) Apple
5 9 (11.69%) Cisco
6 7 (9.09%) Ivanti
7 5 (6.49%) Splunk
8 4 (5.19%) Adobe
8 4 (5.19%) HP
8 4 (5.19%) Symantec
8 4 (5.19%) Wyse
9 3 (3.90%) Bloomberg
9 3 (3.90%) SAP
10 2 (2.60%) Altiris
10 2 (2.60%) Atlassian
10 2 (2.60%) Blue Coat
10 2 (2.60%) Dell
10 2 (2.60%) Intel
10 2 (2.60%) Remedy
10 2 (2.60%) Reuters