Period
to 15 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £169 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 219 222
Rank change year-on-year +47 +3 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 82 24 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.17% 0.35% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 0.37% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 11 12
City of London median daily rate £169 £200 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.63% -11.11% -1.10%
10th Percentile £123 £150 £123
90th Percentile £332 £338 £323
Central London median daily rate £171 £156 £225
% change year-on-year +9.60% -30.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 7
City of London median hourly rate £16.40 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.30% -6.50% +48.15%
10th Percentile £14.80 £12.05 £16.25
90th Percentile £19.87 £119.98 £20.80
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -6.50% +35.59%

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 6,673 6,431 6,344
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.31% 94.78% 95.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,277 5,023 5,063
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £308
90th Percentile £675 £675 £660
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £464
% change year-on-year +0.10% +7.77% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 90 72
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -1.37% +1.39%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.70 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.75 £48.62
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.31% +3.43% -2.78%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 70 (85.37%) Windows
2 46 (56.10%) Active Directory
3 38 (46.34%) Windows 7
4 31 (37.80%) Microsoft Office
5 30 (36.59%) Microsoft
6 29 (35.37%) ITIL
6 29 (35.37%) SCCM
7 24 (29.27%) Windows 10
8 22 (26.83%) Finance
9 21 (25.61%) Office 365
10 17 (20.73%) Mac OS X
11 16 (19.51%) LAN
11 16 (19.51%) WAN
11 16 (19.51%) Smartphone
12 15 (18.29%) Apple
12 15 (18.29%) Bloomberg
13 13 (15.85%) Windows Server
14 12 (14.63%) Adobe
14 12 (14.63%) SLA
14 12 (14.63%) HP
15 11 (13.41%) Reuters
15 11 (13.41%) Change Management
15 11 (13.41%) ITSM
15 11 (13.41%) BitLocker
16 10 (12.20%) Root Cause Analysis
16 10 (12.20%) Mac OS
17 9 (10.98%) VMware Infrastructure
17 9 (10.98%) VMware
17 9 (10.98%) Service Management
17 9 (10.98%) Cisco

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 8 (9.76%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.44%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 31 (37.80%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.66%) SAP GTS
2 1 (1.22%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (1.22%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 21 (25.61%) Office 365
2 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.66%) Mimecast
3 2 (2.44%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (19.51%) LAN
1 16 (19.51%) WAN
2 9 (10.98%) TCP/IP
3 6 (7.32%) VPN
3 6 (7.32%) Wireless
4 5 (6.10%) DNS
5 4 (4.88%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (4.88%) DHCP
5 4 (4.88%) VoIP
6 3 (3.66%) Broadband
7 2 (2.44%) Firewall
7 2 (2.44%) Internet
7 2 (2.44%) Skype
7 2 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.22%) 3G
8 1 (1.22%) Intranet
8 1 (1.22%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.22%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) MSI
1 2 (2.44%) WinDbg
2 1 (1.22%) JIRA
2 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (26.83%) Finance
2 5 (6.10%) Banking
3 4 (4.88%) Back Office
3 4 (4.88%) Financial Institution
3 4 (4.88%) Front Office
4 1 (1.22%) Advertising
4 1 (1.22%) Billing
4 1 (1.22%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.22%) COM
1 1 (1.22%) Node.js
1 1 (1.22%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.51%) Smartphone
2 8 (9.76%) Blackberry
3 7 (8.54%) iPhone
4 6 (7.32%) iPad
5 5 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.66%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.22%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.22%) Smartcard
8 1 (1.22%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.22%) User Experience
8 1 (1.22%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 70 (85.37%) Windows
2 38 (46.34%) Windows 7
3 24 (29.27%) Windows 10
4 17 (20.73%) Mac OS X
5 13 (15.85%) Windows Server
6 10 (12.20%) Mac OS
7 8 (9.76%) Windows 8
8 5 (6.10%) Android
8 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (4.88%) Unix
10 3 (3.66%) Apple iOS
10 3 (3.66%) Mac OS X Server
10 3 (3.66%) Windows XP
11 2 (2.44%) Linux
11 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (35.37%) ITIL
2 11 (13.41%) Change Management
2 11 (13.41%) ITSM
3 10 (12.20%) Root Cause Analysis
4 9 (10.98%) Service Management
5 6 (7.32%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (6.10%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 5 (6.10%) Investment Management
6 5 (6.10%) Problem Management
7 4 (4.88%) Mentoring
7 4 (4.88%) Migration
8 3 (3.66%) Asset Management
8 3 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.66%) Incident Management
8 3 (3.66%) Project Management
8 3 (3.66%) Software Deployment
8 3 (3.66%) Ticket Management
9 2 (2.44%) Break/Fix
9 2 (2.44%) Collaborative Working
9 2 (2.44%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.10%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.66%) SQL
3 2 (2.44%) VBScript
4 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.22%) Python
4 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.88%) MCSE
2 4 (4.88%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.66%) ACSP
3 3 (3.66%) ACTC
3 3 (3.66%) MCP
4 2 (2.44%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.44%) MCITP
4 2 (2.44%) MCTS
5 1 (1.22%) Degree
5 1 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.63%) SLA
2 3 (3.66%) PMO
System Software
1 46 (56.10%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.41%) BitLocker
3 9 (10.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (9.76%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (8.54%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 29 (35.37%) SCCM
2 6 (7.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.44%) Perfmon
4 1 (1.22%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.22%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.22%) Puppet
4 1 (1.22%) systemd
4 1 (1.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (36.59%) Microsoft
2 15 (18.29%) Apple
2 15 (18.29%) Bloomberg
3 12 (14.63%) Adobe
3 12 (14.63%) HP
4 11 (13.41%) Reuters
5 9 (10.98%) Cisco
5 9 (10.98%) VMware
6 7 (8.54%) Citrix
7 5 (6.10%) Altiris
7 5 (6.10%) Wyse
8 4 (4.88%) FactSet
8 4 (4.88%) Ivanti
9 3 (3.66%) MobileIron
9 3 (3.66%) Remedy
9 3 (3.66%) SAP
10 2 (2.44%) Dell
10 2 (2.44%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.44%) Sophos
11 1 (1.22%) Meraki