Period
to 18 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £190 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 205 220 203
Rank change year-on-year +15 -17 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 48 18 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.70% 0.29% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.30% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 9 13
City of London median daily rate £190 £220 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.64% +17.33% +2.74%
10th Percentile £119 £116 £130
90th Percentile £285 £360 £302
Central London median daily rate £168 £168 £155
% change year-on-year -0.15% +8.23% -16.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 11
City of London median hourly rate £17.30 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.49% -6.50% +11.95%
10th Percentile £14.80 £16.94 £16.25
90th Percentile £22.25 £153.90 £22.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.35 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year +3.48% -6.50% +11.95%

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 6,525 5,961 6,276
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.70% 95.99% 95.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,145 4,581 5,013
City of London median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £294
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 70 86
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.39 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.56% -11.95% +0.70%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £35.25 £30.07 £42.66
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £16.96 £19.99
% change year-on-year +10.26% -15.17% +3.49%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 42 (87.50%) Windows
2 25 (52.08%) Active Directory
3 19 (39.58%) Windows 7
4 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 18 (37.50%) Windows 10
5 15 (31.25%) Microsoft Office
6 14 (29.17%) Apple
6 14 (29.17%) SCCM
7 13 (27.08%) Office 365
8 10 (20.83%) Finance
9 9 (18.75%) Cisco
10 8 (16.67%) ITIL
11 7 (14.58%) LAN
11 7 (14.58%) VMware
12 6 (12.50%) Migration
12 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
12 6 (12.50%) WAN
12 6 (12.50%) Mac OS X
12 6 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (10.42%) Windows Server
13 5 (10.42%) Break/Fix
13 5 (10.42%) Citrix
13 5 (10.42%) Bloomberg
13 5 (10.42%) Remedy
13 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
13 5 (10.42%) Smartphone
14 4 (8.33%) Reuters
14 4 (8.33%) Asset Management
14 4 (8.33%) Banking

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 4 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.08%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (31.25%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (27.08%) Office 365
2 1 (2.08%) Mimecast
2 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.58%) LAN
2 6 (12.50%) WAN
3 3 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.25%) VoIP
3 3 (6.25%) VPN
3 3 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (4.17%) 3G
4 2 (4.17%) DNS
4 2 (4.17%) Firewall
4 2 (4.17%) Internet
4 2 (4.17%) Wireless
4 2 (4.17%) WPA
5 1 (2.08%) DHCP
5 1 (2.08%) FTP
5 1 (2.08%) HTTP
5 1 (2.08%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.08%) Intranet
5 1 (2.08%) SMTP
5 1 (2.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) JIRA
1 1 (2.08%) MSI
1 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.08%) WinDbg
General
1 10 (20.83%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Advertising
3 1 (2.08%) Back Office
3 1 (2.08%) Billing
3 1 (2.08%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Law
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) COM
1 1 (2.08%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Smartphone
2 4 (8.33%) iPhone
2 4 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (6.25%) iPad
3 3 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.17%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.17%) User Experience
5 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) Smartcard
5 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.08%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 42 (87.50%) Windows
2 19 (39.58%) Windows 7
3 18 (37.50%) Windows 10
4 6 (12.50%) Mac OS X
5 5 (10.42%) Windows Server
6 4 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 4 (8.33%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.17%) Apple iOS
7 2 (4.17%) Mac OS
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.08%) Android
8 1 (2.08%) Linux
8 1 (2.08%) Unix
8 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.67%) ITIL
2 6 (12.50%) Migration
3 5 (10.42%) Break/Fix
4 4 (8.33%) Asset Management
5 3 (6.25%) Change Management
5 3 (6.25%) ITSM
5 3 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (6.25%) Service Management
6 2 (4.17%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (4.17%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.17%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (4.17%) Ticket Management
6 2 (4.17%) Time Management
7 1 (2.08%) Analytical Thinking
7 1 (2.08%) Information Security
7 1 (2.08%) ITIL V3
7 1 (2.08%) Kanban
7 1 (2.08%) Network Virtualisation
7 1 (2.08%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.08%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.08%) Python
2 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.08%) SQL
2 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) MCSE
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (52.08%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
3 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (8.33%) BitLocker
4 4 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (4.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.08%) XenApp
6 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (29.17%) SCCM
2 2 (4.17%) WSUS
3 1 (2.08%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.08%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.08%) Perfmon
3 1 (2.08%) Puppet
3 1 (2.08%) systemd
3 1 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 14 (29.17%) Apple
3 9 (18.75%) Cisco
4 7 (14.58%) VMware
5 5 (10.42%) Bloomberg
5 5 (10.42%) Citrix
5 5 (10.42%) Remedy
6 4 (8.33%) Ivanti
6 4 (8.33%) Reuters
7 3 (6.25%) Adobe
7 3 (6.25%) Dell
8 2 (4.17%) Fujitsu Siemens
8 2 (4.17%) HP
8 2 (4.17%) MobileIron
8 2 (4.17%) ServiceNow
8 2 (4.17%) Siemens
8 2 (4.17%) Xerox
9 1 (2.08%) Altiris
9 1 (2.08%) FactSet
9 1 (2.08%) Mitel