The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £165 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 96 84
Rank change year-on-year +16 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.16% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.16% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £165 - £105
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £150 £145
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.86 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year -1.75% -8.06%  

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 1170 1264 1370
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.30% 95.47% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 683 695 716
Median daily rate £375 £400 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +12.99%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 19
Median hourly rate £15.86 £29.16 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.60% +45.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 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 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
2 3 (37.50%) Time Management
3 2 (25.00%) SCCM
3 2 (25.00%) Break/Fix
3 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (25.00%) WSUS
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (12.50%) Change Control
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) Remedy
4 1 (12.50%) Sophos
4 1 (12.50%) Data Migration

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 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Migration
1 3 (37.50%) Time Management
2 2 (25.00%) Break/Fix
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
1 2 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) Remedy
2 1 (12.50%) Sophos
2 1 (12.50%) VMware