The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 3 months to 30 March 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 86 93
Rank change year-on-year -5 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 9 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.59% 0.49% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.50% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Median daily rate £200 £180 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +56.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £145 £150
% change year-on-year +3.44% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Median hourly rate £14.25 £20.00 £12.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.75% +54.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.20 £10.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £20.00 £14.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year -1.58% +16.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1467 1588 1620
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 96.58% 96.30% 96.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 916 936 892
Median daily rate £365 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 62 98
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.91% +1.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.00 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £45.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in the East Midlands

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in the East Midlands

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in the East Midlands

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire +1 4 £150 -
Northamptonshire - 4 £210 -
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 East Midlands region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 12 (60.00%) SCCM
3 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 7 (35.00%) ITIL
5 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (30.00%) Windows 10
7 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (20.00%) VMware
7 4 (20.00%) NetApp
7 4 (20.00%) SQL
7 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
8 3 (15.00%) Migration
8 3 (15.00%) Windows 8
9 2 (10.00%) Software Distribution
9 2 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (10.00%) Citrix
9 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
9 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
9 2 (10.00%) DNS
9 2 (10.00%) Firewall
9 2 (10.00%) Data Security
9 2 (10.00%) Patch Management
10 1 (5.00%) Ticket Management
10 1 (5.00%) Security Management
10 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
10 1 (5.00%) Legal

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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%) IBM Notes
1 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
1 1 (5.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) DNS
1 2 (10.00%) Firewall
1 2 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) Network Security
2 1 (5.00%) Skype
2 1 (5.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (5.00%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.00%) Handset
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (30.00%) Windows 10
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (15.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Data Security
3 2 (10.00%) Patch Management
3 2 (10.00%) Software Distribution
3 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.00%) Security Management
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) MCDST
2 1 (5.00%) MCITP
2 1 (5.00%) MCSA
2 1 (5.00%) MCSE
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (60.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) NetApp
2 4 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) Lotus
4 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.00%) Symantec