The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 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
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 380 386 325
Rank change year-on-year +6 -61  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 206 260 331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.49% 0.53% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.55% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 118 122
Median daily rate £150 £155 £168
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% -7.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £110 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £290 £308
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £150 £135
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 55 124
Median hourly rate £14.35 £15.70 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.59% -1.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.93 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £22.15 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.10 £14.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +0.71% -9.67%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40228 46925 48391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.04% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26246 30992 30918
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1370 1877
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in England

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in England

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Engineer in England

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in England

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Desktop Engineer in England

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -3 63 £175 +12.90% 15
South East +20 45 £150 - 5
East of England 0 32 £119 +3.47% 6
South West -1 18 £140 -23.80% 4
East Midlands +1 15 £126 -27.85% 1
North West +17 11 £225 +36.98% 2
West Midlands +20 9 £145 +1.75% 2
Yorkshire +21 7 - - 4
North East +47 6 £172 -36.88%
Desktop Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 291 (74.81%) Windows
2 171 (43.96%) Windows 7
3 163 (41.90%) Active Directory
4 128 (32.90%) Microsoft
5 95 (24.42%) Microsoft Office
6 69 (17.74%) Migration
7 65 (16.71%) Windows 10
8 61 (15.68%) ITIL
8 61 (15.68%) SCCM
9 51 (13.11%) Windows XP
10 46 (11.83%) Security Cleared
11 43 (11.05%) Office 365
11 43 (11.05%) Citrix
12 42 (10.80%) Windows Server
13 39 (10.03%) Windows 8
14 37 (9.51%) Time Management
15 36 (9.25%) SC Cleared
16 32 (8.23%) VMware
17 30 (7.71%) LAN
18 29 (7.46%) Apple
19 28 (7.20%) Microsoft Certification
20 27 (6.94%) Data Migration
21 25 (6.43%) Smartphone
21 25 (6.43%) DNS
21 25 (6.43%) Blackberry
22 24 (6.17%) DHCP
22 24 (6.17%) MS Exchange
22 24 (6.17%) Apple iOS
23 23 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
24 22 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 24 (6.17%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.06%) IBM Notes
3 7 (1.80%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.54%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.51%) CMS
7 2 (0.51%) GroupWise
7 2 (0.51%) IIS
8 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 95 (24.42%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (1.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.51%) Eikon
2 2 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 43 (11.05%) Office 365
2 7 (1.80%) OneDrive
3 3 (0.77%) G Suite
4 2 (0.51%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 30 (7.71%) LAN
2 25 (6.43%) DNS
3 24 (6.17%) DHCP
4 19 (4.88%) TCP/IP
5 15 (3.86%) VPN
6 14 (3.60%) Firewall
6 14 (3.60%) Internet
6 14 (3.60%) WAN
7 10 (2.57%) Wireless
8 8 (2.06%) VoIP
9 5 (1.29%) 3G
9 5 (1.29%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (1.29%) Skype
10 4 (1.03%) WLAN
11 3 (0.77%) IP Telephony
11 3 (0.77%) SMTP
11 3 (0.77%) VLAN
11 3 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.51%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.51%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (0.51%) MSI
2 1 (0.26%) AdminStudio
General
1 21 (5.40%) Finance
2 13 (3.34%) Banking
3 7 (1.80%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.54%) Retail
5 5 (1.29%) Local Government
6 4 (1.03%) Back Office
6 4 (1.03%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.77%) Electronics
7 3 (0.77%) Front Office
7 3 (0.77%) Legal
7 3 (0.77%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.51%) Marketing
8 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.51%) Publishing
9 1 (0.26%) Advertising
9 1 (0.26%) French Language
9 1 (0.26%) Law
9 1 (0.26%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.51%) WPF
2 1 (0.26%) .NET
2 1 (0.26%) WinForms
2 1 (0.26%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.43%) Blackberry
1 25 (6.43%) Smartphone
2 23 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.57%) Driving Licence
3 10 (2.57%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (2.06%) iPhone
5 7 (1.80%) iPad
6 5 (1.29%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.03%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.03%) Handset
7 4 (1.03%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.77%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.77%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.51%) BYOD
9 2 (0.51%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.51%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.26%) CMDB
10 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.26%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.26%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 291 (74.81%) Windows
2 171 (43.96%) Windows 7
3 65 (16.71%) Windows 10
4 51 (13.11%) Windows XP
5 42 (10.80%) Windows Server
6 39 (10.03%) Windows 8
7 24 (6.17%) Apple iOS
8 22 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (4.88%) Android
10 18 (4.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (2.57%) Mac OS X
11 10 (2.57%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (2.31%) Mac OS
13 6 (1.54%) Linux
14 4 (1.03%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.77%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.77%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.51%) Unix
16 2 (0.51%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (17.74%) Migration
2 61 (15.68%) ITIL
3 37 (9.51%) Time Management
4 27 (6.94%) Data Migration
5 15 (3.86%) Service Delivery
6 14 (3.60%) Break/Fix
7 11 (2.83%) Asset Management
8 10 (2.57%) Mobile Device Management
9 9 (2.31%) Service Management
9 9 (2.31%) Software Distribution
10 8 (2.06%) Application Packaging
11 7 (1.80%) ITIL V3
12 6 (1.54%) Data Protection
13 5 (1.29%) Configuration Management
13 5 (1.29%) Project Management
14 4 (1.03%) Coaching
14 4 (1.03%) Data Security
14 4 (1.03%) Hardware Maintenance
14 4 (1.03%) Line Management
15 3 (0.77%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.31%) SQL
2 4 (1.03%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.51%) C#
3 2 (0.51%) VBScript
4 1 (0.26%) C
4 1 (0.26%) Java
4 1 (0.26%) Korn
4 1 (0.26%) Perl
4 1 (0.26%) VB
4 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 46 (11.83%) Security Cleared
2 36 (9.25%) SC Cleared
3 28 (7.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (3.60%) MCSE
5 10 (2.57%) DBS Check
6 9 (2.31%) MCSA
7 8 (2.06%) MCP
8 6 (1.54%) A+ Certification
8 6 (1.54%) Degree
9 5 (1.29%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.29%) MCDST
9 5 (1.29%) MCTS
10 4 (1.03%) MCITP
11 3 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.77%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (0.51%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.26%) CCENT
13 1 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.37%) SLA
2 3 (0.77%) QA
3 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.26%) PMO
3 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 163 (41.90%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.06%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.77%) Firmware
6 3 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.77%) vSphere
6 3 (0.77%) XenApp
6 3 (0.77%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.51%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.26%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 61 (15.68%) SCCM
2 4 (1.03%) SCOM
2 4 (1.03%) WSUS
3 2 (0.51%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.51%) SafeCom
3 2 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 128 (32.90%) Microsoft
2 43 (11.05%) Citrix
3 32 (8.23%) VMware
4 29 (7.46%) Apple
5 21 (5.40%) HP
6 17 (4.37%) Dell
7 13 (3.34%) Remedy
8 12 (3.08%) Cisco
9 8 (2.06%) Lotus
9 8 (2.06%) ServiceNow
10 7 (1.80%) Symantec
11 6 (1.54%) Google
12 5 (1.29%) Sophos
13 4 (1.03%) Altiris
13 4 (1.03%) Avaya
13 4 (1.03%) Bloomberg
13 4 (1.03%) BMC
13 4 (1.03%) LANDesk
13 4 (1.03%) Nortel
13 4 (1.03%) SAP
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