The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £244 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Engineer
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 66 88 77
Rank change year-on-year +22 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 6 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.67% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.21% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Median daily rate £244 £103 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +137.80% -54.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £153 £155
% change year-on-year -1.63% -1.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £13.82 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.30% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.78 £16.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -1.40% +18.51%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 853 1451 1344
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.78% 96.09% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 788 752
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 16
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% +26.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.45 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Engineer in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Edinburgh

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (30.00%) SCCM
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Time Management
4 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (20.00%) WSUS
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (10.00%) DHCP
5 1 (10.00%) DNS
5 1 (10.00%) Remedy
5 1 (10.00%) Sophos
5 1 (10.00%) Service Management
5 1 (10.00%) Finance
5 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (10.00%) XenApp
5 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Change Control
3 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (10.00%) XenApp
3 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Remedy
3 1 (10.00%) Sophos