Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £170 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 20 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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 117 133
Rank change year-on-year -9 +16 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 8 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.27% 0.47% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.49% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 2
Edinburgh median daily rate £170 £160 £203
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -20.99% +55.77%
10th Percentile £119 £136 £122
90th Percentile £370 £168 £281
Scotland median daily rate £150 £141 £105
% change year-on-year +6.19% +34.52% -19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £13.38 -
Scotland median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -29.73% +2.78%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2783 2038 3057
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.64% 96.73% 95.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1632 1181 1581
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -1.90%
10th Percentile £251 £250 £259
90th Percentile £545 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £365
% change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 27
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £19.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% -1.25% +26.82%
10th Percentile £10.44 £11.54 £11.04
90th Percentile £41.75 £50.91 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £23.35
% change year-on-year +25.08% -30.80% +33.43%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in Edinburgh

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Edinburgh

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Engineer in Edinburgh

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Edinburgh

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 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 Edinburgh region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) SCCM
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Office 365
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (25.00%) MCSE
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (12.50%) Task Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) MCSA
4 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) CCNA
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (12.50%) MCP
4 1 (12.50%) WSUS
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (12.50%) Remedy
4 1 (12.50%) Sophos

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Skype
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Change Control
1 1 (12.50%) Migration
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (12.50%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) MCSE
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (12.50%) MCP
3 1 (12.50%) MCSA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) BitLocker
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Remedy
3 1 (12.50%) Sophos