Period
to 17 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £164 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 218 215
Rank change year-on-year +45 -3 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 86 32 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.21% 0.45% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 0.47% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 15 12
City of London median daily rate £164 £200 £178
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.13% +12.68% +7.58%
10th Percentile £123 £131 £114
90th Percentile £338 £435 £364
Central London median daily rate £185 £163 £178
% change year-on-year +13.85% -8.45% +7.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 2
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £14.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.57% -18.84% +26.88%
10th Percentile £14.80 £11.73 £16.33
90th Percentile £21.40 £17.29 £18.58
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £14.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year +33.57% -18.84% +16.95%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,754 6,761 6,194
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.17% 94.61% 95.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,314 5,368 4,901
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 93 69
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.86% -5.41%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £26.50 £30.75 £51.11
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.17
% change year-on-year +3.31% +5.45% -4.64%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in the City of London

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in the City of London

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Engineer in the City of London

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in the City of London

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, 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 City of London region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 72 (83.72%) Windows
2 49 (56.98%) Active Directory
3 43 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 39 (45.35%) SCCM
4 39 (45.35%) Microsoft Office
5 35 (40.70%) ITIL
6 33 (38.37%) Microsoft
7 24 (27.91%) Finance
8 20 (23.26%) Mac OS X
8 20 (23.26%) Smartphone
8 20 (23.26%) Office 365
8 20 (23.26%) Windows 10
9 19 (22.09%) LAN
10 17 (19.77%) WAN
11 16 (18.60%) HP
12 15 (17.44%) Adobe
12 15 (17.44%) Bloomberg
12 15 (17.44%) Change Management
12 15 (17.44%) ITSM
13 14 (16.28%) BitLocker
13 14 (16.28%) Windows Server
14 13 (15.12%) Windows 8
14 13 (15.12%) VMware
14 13 (15.12%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (13.95%) Mac OS
15 12 (13.95%) Root Cause Analysis
15 12 (13.95%) Reuters
15 12 (13.95%) Service Management
15 12 (13.95%) SLA
16 11 (12.79%) Blackberry

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 10 (11.63%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.65%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 39 (45.35%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.65%) SAP GTS
2 1 (1.16%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (1.16%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 20 (23.26%) Office 365
2 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.33%) Mimecast
3 2 (2.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 19 (22.09%) LAN
2 17 (19.77%) WAN
3 10 (11.63%) VPN
3 10 (11.63%) Wireless
4 8 (9.30%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.81%) DHCP
5 5 (5.81%) DNS
6 4 (4.65%) Firewall
6 4 (4.65%) Skype
7 3 (3.49%) Broadband
7 3 (3.49%) VoIP
8 2 (2.33%) Internet
9 1 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.16%) VLAN
9 1 (1.16%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.49%) MSI
2 2 (2.33%) WinDbg
3 1 (1.16%) JIRA
General
1 24 (27.91%) Finance
2 6 (6.98%) Front Office
3 5 (5.81%) Banking
3 5 (5.81%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.49%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.49%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (23.26%) Smartphone
2 11 (12.79%) Blackberry
3 7 (8.14%) iPad
4 6 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.65%) iPhone
6 2 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.16%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.16%) Fintech
7 1 (1.16%) Handset
7 1 (1.16%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.16%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.16%) User Experience
7 1 (1.16%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 72 (83.72%) Windows
2 43 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 20 (23.26%) Mac OS X
3 20 (23.26%) Windows 10
4 14 (16.28%) Windows Server
5 13 (15.12%) Windows 8
6 12 (13.95%) Mac OS
7 7 (8.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (5.81%) Android
9 4 (4.65%) Apple iOS
9 4 (4.65%) Mac OS X Server
9 4 (4.65%) Unix
10 3 (3.49%) Windows XP
11 2 (2.33%) Linux
12 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (40.70%) ITIL
2 15 (17.44%) Change Management
2 15 (17.44%) ITSM
3 12 (13.95%) Root Cause Analysis
3 12 (13.95%) Service Management
4 10 (11.63%) Mobile Device Management
5 8 (9.30%) Migration
6 6 (6.98%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 6 (6.98%) Problem Management
7 5 (5.81%) Investment Management
7 5 (5.81%) Mentoring
7 5 (5.81%) Project Management
8 3 (3.49%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.49%) Incident Management
8 3 (3.49%) Release Management
8 3 (3.49%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.49%) Software Deployment
8 3 (3.49%) Technical Leadership
8 3 (3.49%) Ticket Management
9 2 (2.33%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.98%) PowerShell
1 6 (6.98%) SQL
2 2 (2.33%) VBScript
3 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.16%) Python
3 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (8.14%) MCP
2 7 (8.14%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.81%) ACSP
3 5 (5.81%) ACTC
3 5 (5.81%) MCSE
4 4 (4.65%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (3.49%) MCITP
5 3 (3.49%) MCTS
6 1 (1.16%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.16%) CNE
6 1 (1.16%) Degree
6 1 (1.16%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.16%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (1.16%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.95%) SLA
2 5 (5.81%) PMO
System Software
1 49 (56.98%) Active Directory
2 14 (16.28%) BitLocker
3 13 (15.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (10.47%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (6.98%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 39 (45.35%) SCCM
2 7 (8.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.33%) Perfmon
4 1 (1.16%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.16%) Puppet
4 1 (1.16%) systemd
Vendors
1 33 (38.37%) Microsoft
2 16 (18.60%) HP
3 15 (17.44%) Adobe
3 15 (17.44%) Bloomberg
4 13 (15.12%) VMware
5 12 (13.95%) Reuters
6 10 (11.63%) Citrix
7 7 (8.14%) Apple
7 7 (8.14%) Cisco
8 6 (6.98%) Altiris
8 6 (6.98%) Wyse
9 4 (4.65%) Ivanti
9 4 (4.65%) SAP
10 3 (3.49%) FactSet
11 2 (2.33%) Sophos
12 1 (1.16%) Barracuda Networks
12 1 (1.16%) MobileIron
12 1 (1.16%) Remedy
12 1 (1.16%) SolarWinds
12 1 (1.16%) Splunk