Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £130 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 22 November 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 of England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 147 138
Rank change year-on-year +7 -9 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 69 50 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.34% 1.03% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.07% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 22 41
East of England median daily rate £130 £139 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.64% +16.04% -4.00%
10th Percentile £105 £86 £100
90th Percentile £268 £197 £300
England median daily rate £165 £169 £160
% change year-on-year -2.22% +5.47% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 16
East of England median hourly rate £16.81 £14.88 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.97% -5.68% +5.13%
10th Percentile £13.60 £12.25 £10.13
90th Percentile £17.82 £16.63 £18.25
England median hourly rate £15.24 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year +1.60% +1.69% -1.67%

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 4856 4661 5558
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.09% 95.65% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2791 2691 3248
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £205
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 383 375 531
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £24.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.53% +16.67% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.20 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.90 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 22 November 2017.

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
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 22 November 2017. 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 24 £160 -4.48% 1
Cambridgeshire -13 23 £145 +8.61%
Essex -9 9 £120 -20.00%
Bedfordshire -3 6 £140 -1.75%
Norfolk -11 5 £110 -25.42% 1
Suffolk +14 2 £122 -
Desktop Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 of England region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 50 (72.46%) Windows
2 26 (37.68%) Windows 7
3 24 (34.78%) Active Directory
4 21 (30.43%) Microsoft
4 21 (30.43%) Microsoft Office
5 20 (28.99%) SCCM
6 13 (18.84%) Windows Server
7 12 (17.39%) ITIL
8 11 (15.94%) Information Security
8 11 (15.94%) Windows 10
9 10 (14.49%) Office 365
10 9 (13.04%) Migration
10 9 (13.04%) HP
10 9 (13.04%) Windows 8
11 8 (11.59%) Adobe
11 8 (11.59%) LAN
12 7 (10.14%) ISO 9001
12 7 (10.14%) MS Exchange
12 7 (10.14%) Quality Management
12 7 (10.14%) SLA
12 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (10.14%) Apple
12 7 (10.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 7 (10.14%) Root Cause Analysis
12 7 (10.14%) Security Cleared
12 7 (10.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 7 (10.14%) Driving Licence
13 6 (8.70%) Break/Fix
13 6 (8.70%) SC Cleared
13 6 (8.70%) VMware

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 7 (10.14%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.90%) IIS
4 1 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (30.43%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (10.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.45%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.49%) Office 365
2 5 (7.25%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.59%) LAN
2 6 (8.70%) DNS
3 5 (7.25%) DHCP
4 3 (4.35%) Firewall
4 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.35%) WAN
5 2 (2.90%) HTTP
5 2 (2.90%) Skype
5 2 (2.90%) SMTP
5 2 (2.90%) VoIP
6 1 (1.45%) Internet
6 1 (1.45%) VPN
6 1 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.45%) Wireless
General
1 2 (2.90%) Local Government
2 1 (1.45%) Finance
2 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Driving Licence
2 4 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.90%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.90%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.45%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.45%) CESG
4 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 50 (72.46%) Windows
2 26 (37.68%) Windows 7
3 13 (18.84%) Windows Server
4 11 (15.94%) Windows 10
5 9 (13.04%) Windows 8
6 4 (5.80%) Windows Vista
7 3 (4.35%) Apple iOS
7 3 (4.35%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.90%) Mac OS
8 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.45%) Android
9 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.39%) ITIL
2 11 (15.94%) Information Security
3 9 (13.04%) Migration
4 7 (10.14%) Quality Management
4 7 (10.14%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (8.70%) Break/Fix
6 4 (5.80%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.35%) Application Packaging
7 3 (4.35%) Time Management
8 2 (2.90%) Change Management
8 2 (2.90%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (2.90%) Data Migration
8 2 (2.90%) ITSM
8 2 (2.90%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (2.90%) PRINCE
8 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.90%) Project Management
8 2 (2.90%) Server Virtualisation
8 2 (2.90%) Software Deployment
8 2 (2.90%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.90%) SQL
2 1 (1.45%) C
2 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.45%) VB
2 1 (1.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (10.14%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.80%) MCSE
4 2 (2.90%) A+ Certification
4 2 (2.90%) DBS Check
4 2 (2.90%) Degree
4 2 (2.90%) MCP
5 1 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.45%) CCNA
5 1 (1.45%) CCNP
5 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.45%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.14%) ISO 9001
1 7 (10.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (10.14%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.25%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.90%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.90%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.45%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.45%) XenApp
4 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (28.99%) SCCM
2 2 (2.90%) AirWatch
2 2 (2.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.45%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 21 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.04%) HP
3 8 (11.59%) Adobe
4 7 (10.14%) Apple
5 6 (8.70%) Cisco
5 6 (8.70%) VMware
6 3 (4.35%) Dell
7 2 (2.90%) Mitel
7 2 (2.90%) Symantec
7 2 (2.90%) Veeam
8 1 (1.45%) Altiris
8 1 (1.45%) AppSense
8 1 (1.45%) Citrix
8 1 (1.45%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.45%) McAfee
8 1 (1.45%) Remedy