Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £183 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 148 145 142
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 0
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 59 66 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.18% 1.29% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.37% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 32 19
East of England median daily rate £183 £135 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.19% -6.90% +20.83%
10th Percentile £114 £105 £88
90th Percentile £234 £268 £207
England median daily rate £171 £165 £170
% change year-on-year +3.79% -2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 21
East of England median hourly rate £15.50 £17.15 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.63% +27.06% -13.66%
10th Percentile £12.53 £13.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £17.50 £17.66 £16.26
England median hourly rate £15.86 £15.38 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.15% +2.50% +3.45%

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 4,680 4,818 4,586
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.88% 94.36% 95.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,770 2,784 2,636
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% -0.64%
10th Percentile £200 £206 £200
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £459 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 368 373
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £18.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.38% -7.50% -5.34%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.07 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.25 £47.50 £46.00
England median hourly rate £18.12 £18.70 £18.38
% change year-on-year -3.13% +1.77% +2.08%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +1 21 £190 +18.75% 1
Norfolk +15 12 £200 +81.82%
Cambridgeshire +4 12 £128 +10.87%
Bedfordshire +11 9 £200 +42.86%
Essex -22 3 £128 +10.87% 1
Suffolk -3 2 £138 +5.77% 1
Desktop Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 (74.58%) Windows
2 28 (47.46%) Microsoft
2 28 (47.46%) Active Directory
3 26 (44.07%) Windows 7
4 23 (38.98%) Windows 10
5 19 (32.20%) Office 365
5 19 (32.20%) Microsoft Office
6 14 (23.73%) Windows XP
7 10 (16.95%) Migration
7 10 (16.95%) SCCM
8 9 (15.25%) Windows 8
8 9 (15.25%) Skype
9 8 (13.56%) Apple
10 7 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (11.86%) Software Deployment
10 7 (11.86%) Skype for Business
10 7 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (10.17%) Break/Fix
11 6 (10.17%) Time Management
11 6 (10.17%) SC Cleared
11 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
12 5 (8.47%) Asset Management
12 5 (8.47%) Google
12 5 (8.47%) ITIL
13 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Excel
13 4 (6.78%) DHCP
13 4 (6.78%) HP
13 4 (6.78%) DNS
13 4 (6.78%) Cisco
13 4 (6.78%) Citrix

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 (11.86%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.69%) GroupWise
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (32.20%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.69%) CATIA
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 19 (32.20%) Office 365
2 3 (5.08%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.69%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.25%) Skype
2 4 (6.78%) DHCP
2 4 (6.78%) DNS
3 3 (5.08%) VPN
3 3 (5.08%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (3.39%) 3G
4 2 (3.39%) Firewall
4 2 (3.39%) LAN
4 2 (3.39%) NetScaler
4 2 (3.39%) SSL
4 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.39%) VoIP
4 2 (3.39%) WAN
5 1 (1.69%) ADSL
5 1 (1.69%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (1.69%) IP Telephony
General
1 4 (6.78%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.69%) Electronics
3 1 (1.69%) French Language
3 1 (1.69%) Games
3 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.69%) Marketing
3 1 (1.69%) Publishing
3 1 (1.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.78%) Fat Client
2 4 (6.78%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.39%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.69%) AS400
4 1 (1.69%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.69%) NHS
4 1 (1.69%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 44 (74.58%) Windows
2 26 (44.07%) Windows 7
3 23 (38.98%) Windows 10
4 14 (23.73%) Windows XP
5 9 (15.25%) Windows 8
6 4 (6.78%) Apple iOS
7 3 (5.08%) Windows 2000
7 3 (5.08%) Windows Server
8 2 (3.39%) Mac OS
8 2 (3.39%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.69%) Android
9 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.95%) Migration
2 7 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (11.86%) Software Deployment
3 6 (10.17%) Break/Fix
3 6 (10.17%) Time Management
4 5 (8.47%) Asset Management
4 5 (8.47%) ITIL
5 4 (6.78%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (3.39%) ITIL V2
7 2 (3.39%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (3.39%) Project Management
7 2 (3.39%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.69%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.69%) Defect Management
8 1 (1.69%) Line Management
8 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.69%) Programme Management
8 1 (1.69%) Service Management
8 1 (1.69%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 6 (10.17%) SC Cleared
1 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.69%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (47.46%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (16.95%) SCCM
2 2 (3.39%) SCOM
2 2 (3.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 28 (47.46%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.56%) Apple
3 5 (8.47%) Google
4 4 (6.78%) Cisco
4 4 (6.78%) Citrix
4 4 (6.78%) HP
5 3 (5.08%) VMware
6 2 (3.39%) Dell
6 2 (3.39%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.39%) Xerox
7 1 (1.69%) Avaya
7 1 (1.69%) Compaq
7 1 (1.69%) IFS
7 1 (1.69%) Novell
7 1 (1.69%) Samsung
7 1 (1.69%) SAP
7 1 (1.69%) SOTI