The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £193 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 29 April 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
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 143 166
Rank change year-on-year -12 +23  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 11 13 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.34% 0.37% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.39% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 18
Median daily rate £193 £188 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £121 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £295 £260
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £148 £150
% change year-on-year -1.69% -1.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 8
Median hourly rate £175.00 £20.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +775.00% +11.95%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £17.23 £13.50
% change year-on-year -14.36% +27.59%  

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 3105 3318 5230
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.27% 95.04% 95.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2360 2686 3969
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 43 76
Median hourly rate £19.16 £20.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.22% +11.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £43.57 £36.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 April 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 23 (92.00%) Windows
2 19 (76.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (56.00%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (48.00%) Windows 7
5 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
6 10 (40.00%) Apple
6 10 (40.00%) Banking
7 9 (36.00%) Finance
8 8 (32.00%) Blackberry
8 8 (32.00%) Windows XP
9 7 (28.00%) iPad
9 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (24.00%) Coaching
10 6 (24.00%) Application Packaging
11 5 (20.00%) ITIL
11 5 (20.00%) Windows 10
12 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
12 4 (16.00%) Migration
12 4 (16.00%) Firewall
13 3 (12.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 3 (12.00%) Firmware
13 3 (12.00%) SQL
13 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Excel
13 3 (12.00%) DV Cleared
13 3 (12.00%) Mac OS
13 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
14 2 (8.00%) Patch Management
14 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (8.00%) Office 365
14 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS

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 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (56.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) Firewall
2 2 (8.00%) DNS
2 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.00%) VPN
3 1 (4.00%) DHCP
3 1 (4.00%) Internet
3 1 (4.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (4.00%) LAN
3 1 (4.00%) Skype
3 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.00%) Wireless
3 1 (4.00%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MSI
General
1 10 (40.00%) Banking
2 9 (36.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Front Office
4 1 (4.00%) Publishing
4 1 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Blackberry
2 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (28.00%) iPad
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.00%) iPhone
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (92.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (32.00%) Windows XP
4 5 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 3 (12.00%) Mac OS
5 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (8.00%) Android
6 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (8.00%) Linux
6 2 (8.00%) Mac OS X
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Application Packaging
1 6 (24.00%) Coaching
2 5 (20.00%) ITIL
3 4 (16.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.00%) Patch Management
4 2 (8.00%) Time Management
5 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (4.00%) ITSM
5 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.00%) Release Management
5 1 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) Server Building
5 1 (4.00%) Service Management
5 1 (4.00%) Software Distribution
5 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (4.00%) CCA
4 1 (4.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) MCDST
4 1 (4.00%) MCP
4 1 (4.00%) MCSA
4 1 (4.00%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) Firmware
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) Jamf Pro
2 1 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 19 (76.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (40.00%) Apple
3 2 (8.00%) Citrix
3 2 (8.00%) Google
3 2 (8.00%) Symantec
4 1 (4.00%) Altiris
4 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.00%) Remedy
4 1 (4.00%) Sage