Period
to 24 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £183 per day in advertised job vacancies in Coventry during the 6 months to 24 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
West Midlands > Coventry
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 70 59
Rank change year-on-year +18 -11 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 0.62% 0.24% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.25% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Coventry median daily rate £183 - £100
10th Percentile £147 - £95
90th Percentile £228 - £105
West Midlands median daily rate £145 £149 £120
% change year-on-year -2.52% +23.96% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Coventry median hourly rate £14.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year +7.41% -18.67% +14.48%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry. 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
Coventry
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 608 806 622
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 94.56% 94.94% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 516 377
Coventry median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £220 £280 £180
90th Percentile £538 £513 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £365
% change year-on-year - +9.59% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 36 43
Coventry median hourly rate £15.00 £13.59 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.38% -15.06% -49.21%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £9.60
90th Percentile £28.00 £38.75 £25.73
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.38 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +9.17% -14.29% +9.38%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

Job postings that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Coventry.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in Coventry

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Desktop Engineer in Coventry.

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Coventry

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in Coventry.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Coventry

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 20 Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 24 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 Coventry region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) SMS
3 2 (50.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) Polycom
4 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) Sophos
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) SMS
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (25.00%) Server Virtualisation
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Polycom
2 1 (25.00%) Sophos