Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £210 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

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
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 220 211 238
Rank change year-on-year -9 +27 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 20 26 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.31% 0.38% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.40% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 28
City of London median daily rate £210 £225 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +28.57% -22.22%
10th Percentile £117 £125 £113
90th Percentile £355 £303 £272
Central London median daily rate £168 £153 £190
% change year-on-year +10.00% -19.74% -15.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 22
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +14.73% +16.22%
10th Percentile £12.34 £16.25 £12.08
90th Percentile £153.74 £22.00 £21.67
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £17.87
% change year-on-year -6.50% +11.95% +19.10%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6184 6521 10911
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.76% 95.28% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4743 5247 8355
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £310 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £488 £455 £450
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.11% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 79 165
City of London median hourly rate £17.77 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.47% - +1.60%
10th Percentile £12.52 £11.45 £10.35
90th Percentile £30.04 £36.71 £37.03
Central London median hourly rate £17.25 £19.75 £18.60
% change year-on-year -12.65% +6.17% +6.29%

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 25 July 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 July 2017, Desktop Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (40.00%) Finance
3 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (25.00%) Migration
5 5 (25.00%) Banking
6 4 (20.00%) Windows 10
6 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
6 4 (20.00%) Citrix
7 3 (15.00%) Apple
7 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (15.00%) Windows 8
7 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (15.00%) Office 365
7 3 (15.00%) Application Packaging
7 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (10.00%) Android
8 2 (10.00%) iPhone
8 2 (10.00%) SCCM
8 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
8 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
8 2 (10.00%) iPad
8 2 (10.00%) Coaching
8 2 (10.00%) Firmware
8 2 (10.00%) SQL

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 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Firewall
1 2 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (5.00%) DHCP
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (5.00%) Skype
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) VLAN
2 1 (5.00%) VPN
2 1 (5.00%) WAN
2 1 (5.00%) Wireless
2 1 (5.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (5.00%) WLAN
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.00%) Front Office
3 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Private Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Publishing
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.00%) iPad
3 2 (10.00%) iPhone
4 1 (5.00%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (15.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (10.00%) Android
5 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.00%) Linux
6 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
6 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (15.00%) Application Packaging
2 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.00%) Coaching
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.00%) Change Control
4 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.00%) Investment Management
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (5.00%) Release Management
4 1 (5.00%) Server Building
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) Service Management
4 1 (5.00%) Time Management
4 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification
3 1 (5.00%) MCDST
3 1 (5.00%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Firmware
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) HP SIM
2 1 (5.00%) Packer
2 1 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Citrix
3 3 (15.00%) Apple
4 2 (10.00%) Google
5 1 (5.00%) Altiris
5 1 (5.00%) Bloomberg
5 1 (5.00%) Compaq
5 1 (5.00%) FactSet
5 1 (5.00%) Fujitsu Siemens
5 1 (5.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.00%) Sage
5 1 (5.00%) Siemens
5 1 (5.00%) Symantec
5 1 (5.00%) VMware
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