Period
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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 19 August 2022.

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
19 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 97 103 70
Rank change year-on-year +6 -33 +64
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 41 24 29
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.63% 1.06% 1.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 1.16% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 16 14
10th Percentile £140 £110 £120
25th Percentile £143 £120 £122
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £175 £125 £134
Median % change year-on-year +40.00% -6.54% -
75th Percentile £225 £170 £160
90th Percentile £275 £193 £206
England median daily rate £190 £165 £153
% change year-on-year +15.15% +8.20% -10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
10th Percentile - £12.44 £17.81
25th Percentile £18.64 £14.34 £18.47
Median hourly rate £19.28 £18.00 £19.38
Median % change year-on-year +7.11% -7.10% +21.09%
75th Percentile £20.16 £18.50 £19.50
90th Percentile £20.30 - -
England median hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £17.75
% change year-on-year +21.74% -2.82% +11.92%

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 2,269 2,077 1,382
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.25% 91.74% 92.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,468 1,234 854
10th Percentile £185 £149 £180
25th Percentile £350 £253 £306
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £413 £425
Median % change year-on-year +15.15% -2.94% -1.16%
75th Percentile £586 £525 £525
90th Percentile £675 £606 £588
England median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 276 95
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.25 £13.00
25th Percentile £13.88 £12.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate £19.81 £15.00 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year +32.07% -23.08% +21.88%
75th Percentile £52.50 £24.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £64.40 £47.63 £54.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +28.21% -7.14% +10.53%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Desktop Engineer in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in the East of England

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Desktop Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 19 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Desktop Engineer in the East of England

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Desktop Engineer in the East of England.

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 19 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Essex +10 13 £150 +20.00% 4
Hertfordshire -1 9 £183 -1.35%
Cambridgeshire -12 8 £199 +39.96%
Norfolk +10 5 £150 +5.91%
Bedfordshire -8 3 £190 +58.33% 1
Suffolk - 3 - -
Desktop Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 2022, Desktop Engineer contract jobs required the following 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 26 (63.41%) Windows
2 25 (60.98%) Windows 10
3 17 (41.46%) Active Directory
4 15 (36.59%) Microsoft
5 14 (34.15%) SCCM
6 10 (24.39%) Microsoft 365
6 10 (24.39%) SLA
6 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Office
7 9 (21.95%) Social Skills
8 8 (19.51%) ITIL
8 8 (19.51%) NHS
9 7 (17.07%) Service Management
10 6 (14.63%) Citrix
10 6 (14.63%) QA
11 5 (12.20%) Asset Management
11 5 (12.20%) Public Sector
12 4 (9.76%) Handset
12 4 (9.76%) Unified Communications
12 4 (9.76%) Patch Management
12 4 (9.76%) WAN
12 4 (9.76%) ITSM
13 3 (7.32%) Finance
13 3 (7.32%) Change Management
13 3 (7.32%) VPN
13 3 (7.32%) SQL
13 3 (7.32%) VBScript
13 3 (7.32%) Demand Management
13 3 (7.32%) WSUS
13 3 (7.32%) Incident Management
13 3 (7.32%) Problem Management

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 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (24.39%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (2.44%) Azure
2 1 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) Unified Communications
1 4 (9.76%) WAN
2 3 (7.32%) VPN
3 1 (2.44%) LAN
General
1 9 (21.95%) Social Skills
2 5 (12.20%) Public Sector
3 3 (7.32%) Finance
4 2 (4.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.44%) Documentation Skills
5 1 (2.44%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) NHS
2 4 (9.76%) Handset
3 1 (2.44%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 26 (63.41%) Windows
2 25 (60.98%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.51%) ITIL
2 7 (17.07%) Service Management
3 5 (12.20%) Asset Management
4 4 (9.76%) ITSM
4 4 (9.76%) Patch Management
5 3 (7.32%) Antivirus Management
5 3 (7.32%) Change Management
5 3 (7.32%) Demand Management
5 3 (7.32%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.32%) Problem Management
5 3 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (2.44%) Application Packaging
6 1 (2.44%) Break/Fix
6 1 (2.44%) Customer Service
6 1 (2.44%) Knowledge Transfer
6 1 (2.44%) Order Management
6 1 (2.44%) Project Management
6 1 (2.44%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
1 3 (7.32%) SQL
1 3 (7.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.44%) Degree
3 1 (2.44%) MCDST
3 1 (2.44%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (24.39%) SLA
2 6 (14.63%) QA
System Software
1 17 (41.46%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.32%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 14 (34.15%) SCCM
2 3 (7.32%) WSUS
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 15 (36.59%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.63%) Citrix
3 2 (4.88%) HP