Period
to 24 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 24 September 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
England > East of England
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 132 140
Rank change year-on-year +5 +8 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 78 68 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.56% 1.40% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 1.49% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 29 29
East of England median daily rate £175 £120 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.83% -7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £123 £103 £98
90th Percentile £288 £215 £220
England median daily rate £175 £165 £163
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.54% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 21 18
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.81 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.79% +10.20% -3.30%
10th Percentile £12.70 £13.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £18.30 £17.82 £19.13
England median hourly rate £16.98 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +17.07% -3.33% -3.23%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4,688 4,559 4,799
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.99% 94.10% 96.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,737 2,668 2,737
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £190 £213 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 359 382
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £18.00 £20.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.78% -11.42% -2.94%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.18
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.00 £45.68
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +8.39%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in the East of England

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in the East of England

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Engineer in the East of England

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in the East of England

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Desktop Engineer in the East of England

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 24 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +9 33 £184 +41.35%
Cambridgeshire -2 18 £120 -33.33% 3
Norfolk +22 10 £200 +81.82% 2
Bedfordshire +13 10 £133 -62.14%
Essex -7 5 £128 +10.87%
Suffolk -16 2 £138 +20.61%
Desktop Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 East of England region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 58 (74.36%) Windows
2 38 (48.72%) Windows 7
3 33 (42.31%) Windows 10
3 33 (42.31%) Microsoft
4 32 (41.03%) Active Directory
5 20 (25.64%) Windows XP
6 19 (24.36%) Microsoft Office
7 18 (23.08%) Office 365
8 16 (20.51%) SCCM
9 15 (19.23%) Migration
10 12 (15.38%) Time Management
11 11 (14.10%) Apple
12 10 (12.82%) Security Cleared
12 10 (12.82%) Windows 8
12 10 (12.82%) Break/Fix
13 9 (11.54%) SC Cleared
14 8 (10.26%) HP
15 7 (8.97%) Software Deployment
15 7 (8.97%) Problem-Solving
15 7 (8.97%) SLA
15 7 (8.97%) ITIL
16 6 (7.69%) Apple iOS
17 5 (6.41%) Google
17 5 (6.41%) ServiceNow
17 5 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
17 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Excel
17 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Certification
17 5 (6.41%) VMware
18 4 (5.13%) DNS
18 4 (5.13%) DHCP

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (2.56%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.28%) GroupWise
2 1 (1.28%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 19 (24.36%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.28%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 18 (23.08%) Office 365
2 3 (3.85%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) DHCP
1 4 (5.13%) DNS
1 4 (5.13%) Skype
2 3 (3.85%) LAN
2 3 (3.85%) WAN
2 3 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.56%) 3G
3 2 (2.56%) ADSL
3 2 (2.56%) Firewall
3 2 (2.56%) NetScaler
3 2 (2.56%) VoIP
3 2 (2.56%) VPN
4 1 (1.28%) Internet
4 1 (1.28%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.28%) Wireless
General
1 2 (2.56%) Banking
1 2 (2.56%) Finance
1 2 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (2.56%) Retail
2 1 (1.28%) Advertising
2 1 (1.28%) French Language
2 1 (1.28%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.56%) Chip and PIN
2 2 (2.56%) Driving Licence
2 2 (2.56%) Fat Client
2 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (2.56%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.28%) AS400
3 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.28%) NHS
3 1 (1.28%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 58 (74.36%) Windows
2 38 (48.72%) Windows 7
3 33 (42.31%) Windows 10
4 20 (25.64%) Windows XP
5 10 (12.82%) Windows 8
6 6 (7.69%) Apple iOS
7 4 (5.13%) Windows Server
8 3 (3.85%) Mac OS
8 3 (3.85%) Windows 2000
8 3 (3.85%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.56%) Android
9 2 (2.56%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.23%) Migration
2 12 (15.38%) Time Management
3 10 (12.82%) Break/Fix
4 7 (8.97%) ITIL
4 7 (8.97%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (8.97%) Software Deployment
5 3 (3.85%) Asset Management
5 3 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (2.56%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (2.56%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.56%) Information Security
6 2 (2.56%) ITIL V2
6 2 (2.56%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (2.56%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (2.56%) Security Patching
6 2 (2.56%) Task Automation
7 1 (1.28%) Line Management
7 1 (1.28%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.28%) Project Management
7 1 (1.28%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.56%) MCSE
5 1 (1.28%) MCP
5 1 (1.28%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.97%) SLA
2 2 (2.56%) GxP
System Software
1 32 (41.03%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.28%) BitLocker
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (20.51%) SCCM
2 3 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.56%) SCOM
4 1 (1.28%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 33 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.10%) Apple
3 8 (10.26%) HP
4 5 (6.41%) Google
4 5 (6.41%) ServiceNow
4 5 (6.41%) VMware
5 3 (3.85%) Cisco
5 3 (3.85%) Citrix
5 3 (3.85%) Dell
5 3 (3.85%) Snow
6 2 (2.56%) BT
6 2 (2.56%) Mercator
6 2 (2.56%) Sophos
6 2 (2.56%) Splunk
6 2 (2.56%) Xerox
7 1 (1.28%) Compaq
7 1 (1.28%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.28%) IBM
7 1 (1.28%) SOTI
7 1 (1.28%) Symantec