Period
to 26 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 26 January 2022.

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
26 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 160 122 130
Rank change year-on-year -38 +8 +47
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 33 4 67
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.82% 0.19% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.21% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 3 49
10th Percentile - £194 £99
25th Percentile £130 £200 £130
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £150 £220 £150
Median % change year-on-year -31.82% +46.67% -9.09%
75th Percentile £210 £255 £238
90th Percentile £320 £270 £494
Central London median daily rate £170 £210 £176
% change year-on-year -19.05% +19.15% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
10th Percentile - - £12.90
25th Percentile £13.88 - £16.50
Median hourly rate £14.25 £20.00 £18.85
Median % change year-on-year -28.75% +6.10% +0.80%
75th Percentile £14.63 - £19.88
90th Percentile - - £20.55
Central London median hourly rate £14.25 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -28.75% - +6.95%

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 3,702 1,948 4,520
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.30% 92.63% 93.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,870 1,481 3,548
10th Percentile £358 £306 £300
25th Percentile £463 £413 £412
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £520 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
75th Percentile £650 £604 £600
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 19 59
10th Percentile £13.88 £16.15 £12.34
25th Percentile £18.63 £20.50 £14.63
Median hourly rate £34.75 £23.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +51.09% +15.00% +6.95%
75th Percentile £51.50 £36.88 £25.50
90th Percentile £62.50 £46.35 £49.70
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +41.41% +23.75% +6.95%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Desktop Engineer in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in the City of London

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Desktop Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 26 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Desktop Engineer in the City of London

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Desktop Engineer in the City of London.

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 26 January 2022, 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 25 (75.76%) Windows
2 18 (54.55%) Social Skills
3 13 (39.39%) Blackberry
4 12 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
5 11 (33.33%) Android
6 10 (30.30%) Windows 7
6 10 (30.30%) Break/Fix
7 9 (27.27%) Antivirus Management
7 9 (27.27%) iPhone
7 9 (27.27%) iPad
7 9 (27.27%) Windows Phone
7 9 (27.27%) Microsoft 365
7 9 (27.27%) Windows 10
8 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
9 7 (21.21%) Finance
10 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
11 4 (12.12%) Apple
11 4 (12.12%) SCCM
12 3 (9.09%) Banking
12 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
12 3 (9.09%) Mac OS
12 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
12 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
12 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
12 3 (9.09%) Cisco
12 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
12 3 (9.09%) HP
12 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
12 3 (9.09%) Wireless
12 3 (9.09%) Risk Management

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 2 (6.06%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (3.03%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 3 (9.09%) Wireless
2 2 (6.06%) LAN
2 2 (6.06%) NAS
2 2 (6.06%) VoIP
2 2 (6.06%) WAN
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (3.03%) DHCP
3 1 (3.03%) DNS
3 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.03%) Internet
3 1 (3.03%) Intranet
3 1 (3.03%) Skype
3 1 (3.03%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) MySQL
General
1 18 (54.55%) Social Skills
2 7 (21.21%) Finance
3 3 (9.09%) Banking
3 3 (9.09%) Presentation Skills
4 2 (6.06%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
1 1 (3.03%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (39.39%) Blackberry
2 9 (27.27%) iPad
2 9 (27.27%) iPhone
3 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.06%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (3.03%) BYOD
5 1 (3.03%) Clustering
5 1 (3.03%) Digital Signage
5 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
5 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (75.76%) Windows
2 11 (33.33%) Android
3 10 (30.30%) Windows 7
4 9 (27.27%) Windows 10
4 9 (27.27%) Windows Phone
5 3 (9.09%) Mac OS
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
6 2 (6.06%) Mac OS X
6 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Break/Fix
2 9 (27.27%) Antivirus Management
3 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
3 3 (9.09%) Project Management
3 3 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 2 (6.06%) Application Packaging
4 2 (6.06%) Change Management
4 2 (6.06%) Compliance Audit
4 2 (6.06%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (6.06%) Decision-Making
4 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (6.06%) Inventory Control
4 2 (6.06%) Inventory Management
4 2 (6.06%) Preventative Maintenance
4 2 (6.06%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (6.06%) Regulatory Compliance
4 2 (6.06%) Security Patching
4 2 (6.06%) Task Automation
5 1 (3.03%) Creative Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.06%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.03%) Perl
3 1 (3.03%) Python
3 1 (3.03%) Scala
3 1 (3.03%) VB
3 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) A+ Certification
1 2 (6.06%) Degree
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (3.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) Apple
3 3 (9.09%) Cisco
3 3 (9.09%) HP
4 2 (6.06%) Bloomberg
4 2 (6.06%) Citrix
4 2 (6.06%) Fidessa
4 2 (6.06%) Lotus
4 2 (6.06%) Remedy
4 2 (6.06%) VMware
5 1 (3.03%) Avaya
5 1 (3.03%) Dell
5 1 (3.03%) MobileIron
5 1 (3.03%) ServiceNow