Period
to 22 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £185 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 138 134
Rank change year-on-year +17 -4 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 69 52 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.55% 1.16% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 1.23% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 21 28
East of England median daily rate £185 £119 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.46% -0.83% -
10th Percentile £131 £95 £86
90th Percentile £256 £190 £220
England median daily rate £175 £150 £155
% change year-on-year +16.67% -3.23% -4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 19 13
East of England median hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.32% -11.43% +22.81%
10th Percentile £12.88 £13.00 £16.40
90th Percentile £18.13 £17.50 £128.20
England median hourly rate £15.86 £15.13 £16.75
% change year-on-year +4.86% -9.70% +8.06%

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 4,210 4,233 4,812
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.83% 96.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,383 2,511 2,786
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £198 £200 £211
90th Percentile £575 £573 £550
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 301 328 360
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -16.28% +10.26%
10th Percentile £11.38 £10.50 £11.96
90th Percentile £45.25 £47.50 £50.59
England median hourly rate £18.52 £18.70 £19.85
% change year-on-year -0.95% -5.78% +13.40%

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 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +22 33 £190 +46.15% 1
Cambridgeshire -7 14 £120 +9.09%
Norfolk +7 9 £206 +80.13%
Bedfordshire +12 8 £138 -60.71%
Essex +15 3 - - 2
Suffolk -10 2 £131 +14.77%
Desktop Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 44 (63.77%) Windows
2 25 (36.23%) Windows 10
3 24 (34.78%) Windows 7
3 24 (34.78%) Microsoft
4 20 (28.99%) Active Directory
5 16 (23.19%) Microsoft Office
5 16 (23.19%) SCCM
6 14 (20.29%) Windows XP
6 14 (20.29%) Migration
7 13 (18.84%) Office 365
8 12 (17.39%) Time Management
9 10 (14.49%) HP
9 10 (14.49%) SLA
10 9 (13.04%) Break/Fix
11 7 (10.14%) Windows 8
11 7 (10.14%) Apple
11 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (8.70%) Security Cleared
13 5 (7.25%) SC Cleared
13 5 (7.25%) VMware
13 5 (7.25%) DNS
13 5 (7.25%) ITIL
13 5 (7.25%) MCP
14 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Excel
14 4 (5.80%) Cisco
14 4 (5.80%) Dell
14 4 (5.80%) Information Security
14 4 (5.80%) Wireless
14 4 (5.80%) ServiceNow
14 4 (5.80%) Windows Server

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 3 (4.35%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 16 (23.19%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.84%) Office 365
2 2 (2.90%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.45%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) DNS
2 4 (5.80%) Wireless
3 3 (4.35%) Firewall
3 3 (4.35%) Internet
3 3 (4.35%) LAN
3 3 (4.35%) WAN
4 2 (2.90%) DHCP
4 2 (2.90%) HTTP
4 2 (2.90%) SMTP
4 2 (2.90%) VoIP
4 2 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.45%) 3G
5 1 (1.45%) ADSL
5 1 (1.45%) DSL
5 1 (1.45%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.45%) VPN
General
1 3 (4.35%) Finance
2 2 (2.90%) Banking
2 2 (2.90%) Retail
2 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.45%) Advertising
3 1 (1.45%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.90%) Chip and PIN
2 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.90%) Driving Licence
2 2 (2.90%) Fat Client
2 2 (2.90%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 44 (63.77%) Windows
2 25 (36.23%) Windows 10
3 24 (34.78%) Windows 7
4 14 (20.29%) Windows XP
5 7 (10.14%) Windows 8
6 4 (5.80%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.90%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.45%) Android
8 1 (1.45%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.29%) Migration
2 12 (17.39%) Time Management
3 9 (13.04%) Break/Fix
4 5 (7.25%) ITIL
5 4 (5.80%) Information Security
6 2 (2.90%) Business Continuity
6 2 (2.90%) Change Management
6 2 (2.90%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (2.90%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (2.90%) Line Management
6 2 (2.90%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.90%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (2.90%) Security Patching
6 2 (2.90%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (2.90%) Task Automation
6 2 (2.90%) Ticket Management
7 1 (1.45%) ITSM
7 1 (1.45%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.45%) Service Management
7 1 (1.45%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.90%) C
1 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
1 2 (2.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.25%) MCP
3 5 (7.25%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.90%) Degree
4 2 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.90%) MCSE
5 1 (1.45%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.49%) SLA
2 2 (2.90%) GxP
System Software
1 20 (28.99%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.90%) XenApp
2 2 (2.90%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.45%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (23.19%) SCCM
2 1 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.49%) HP
3 7 (10.14%) Apple
4 5 (7.25%) VMware
5 4 (5.80%) Cisco
5 4 (5.80%) Dell
5 4 (5.80%) ServiceNow
6 3 (4.35%) Citrix
6 3 (4.35%) IBM
6 3 (4.35%) Snow
7 2 (2.90%) BT
7 2 (2.90%) Mercator
7 2 (2.90%) Sophos
7 2 (2.90%) Splunk
8 1 (1.45%) Fujitsu
8 1 (1.45%) Google
8 1 (1.45%) Symantec
8 1 (1.45%) Xerox