The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 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.

Desktop Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 389 380 313
Rank change year-on-year -9 -67  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 182 244 330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.50% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.52% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 108 138
Median daily rate £150 £153 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.63% -4.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £104 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £230 £253
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £153 £150
% change year-on-year -1.63% +1.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 64 106
Median hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.41% +13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.75 £20.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.64 £15.75 £13.25
% change year-on-year -0.71% +18.86%  

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 39295 46721 46527
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.22% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25610 30627 28567
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1460 1889
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 27 March 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
South East +15 55 £145 -3.66% 5
London +9 53 £170 +13.33% 10
South West +1 23 £175 +32.07% 5
East of England -12 20 £120 -20.00%
North West +8 10 £150 -14.28%
West Midlands +13 9 £125 -32.43% 1
East Midlands -3 9 £200 +11.11% 1
North East -13 2 £150 -10.44%
Yorkshire +11 1 £400 +344.44%
Desktop Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 England region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 317 (76.57%) Windows
2 175 (42.27%) Windows 7
3 173 (41.79%) Active Directory
4 127 (30.68%) Microsoft
5 113 (27.29%) MS Office
6 70 (16.91%) SCCM
7 68 (16.43%) Windows Server
8 66 (15.94%) Security Cleared
9 65 (15.70%) Windows 10
10 56 (13.53%) Migration
10 56 (13.53%) ITIL
11 52 (12.56%) VMware
12 51 (12.32%) MS Excel
13 49 (11.84%) Citrix
14 48 (11.59%) Windows XP
14 48 (11.59%) Office 365
15 44 (10.63%) Windows Server 2008
16 42 (10.14%) SC Cleared
17 41 (9.90%) Windows 8
18 38 (9.18%) Blackberry
19 35 (8.45%) MS Exchange
19 35 (8.45%) DNS
20 34 (8.21%) Finance
21 32 (7.73%) Apple
22 29 (7.00%) TCP/IP
22 29 (7.00%) LAN
22 29 (7.00%) VMware Infrastructure
23 26 (6.28%) DHCP
23 26 (6.28%) Windows Server 2003
24 25 (6.04%) Banking

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 35 (8.45%) MS Exchange
2 18 (4.35%) IBM Notes
3 12 (2.90%) Skype for Business
4 11 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.24%) CMS
8 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
Applications
1 113 (27.29%) MS Office
2 51 (12.32%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (1.45%) Eikon
1 6 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 48 (11.59%) Office 365
2 3 (0.72%) OneDrive
3 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.24%) G Suite
4 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (8.45%) DNS
2 29 (7.00%) LAN
2 29 (7.00%) TCP/IP
3 26 (6.28%) DHCP
4 21 (5.07%) VPN
5 19 (4.59%) Firewall
5 19 (4.59%) Internet
6 16 (3.86%) WAN
7 15 (3.62%) Wireless
8 13 (3.14%) VoIP
9 9 (2.17%) Skype
9 9 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (1.93%) Ethernet
11 5 (1.21%) 3G
11 5 (1.21%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (0.72%) IP Telephony
13 2 (0.48%) Broadband
13 2 (0.48%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (0.48%) Network Security
13 2 (0.48%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.21%) SQL Server
1 5 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (1.69%) MSI
2 2 (0.48%) InstallShield
2 2 (0.48%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.24%) Selenium
3 1 (0.24%) WebDriver
General
1 34 (8.21%) Finance
2 25 (6.04%) Banking
3 22 (5.31%) Retail
4 7 (1.69%) Legal
4 7 (1.69%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.45%) Back Office
5 6 (1.45%) Retail Banking
6 4 (0.97%) Korean Language
7 3 (0.72%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.48%) Advertising
8 2 (0.48%) Law
8 2 (0.48%) Local Government
8 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.24%) Games
9 1 (0.24%) German Language
9 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.24%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.97%) Software Packaging
2 2 (0.48%) Middleware
2 2 (0.48%) WPF
2 2 (0.48%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.18%) Blackberry
2 19 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.11%) iPad
4 16 (3.86%) Smartphone
5 14 (3.38%) Driving Licence
5 14 (3.38%) iPhone
6 11 (2.66%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (1.69%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.45%) Fat Client
8 6 (1.45%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.45%) User Experience
9 5 (1.21%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.72%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.72%) Handset
10 3 (0.72%) NHS
11 2 (0.48%) BYOD
11 2 (0.48%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.48%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.24%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.24%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 317 (76.57%) Windows
2 175 (42.27%) Windows 7
3 68 (16.43%) Windows Server
4 65 (15.70%) Windows 10
5 48 (11.59%) Windows XP
6 44 (10.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (9.90%) Windows 8
8 26 (6.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (5.56%) Apple iOS
10 21 (5.07%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (4.11%) Android
12 14 (3.38%) Mac OS X
13 12 (2.90%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.72%) Linux
14 3 (0.72%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.24%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (13.53%) ITIL
1 56 (13.53%) Migration
2 19 (4.59%) Time Management
3 17 (4.11%) Data Migration
4 11 (2.66%) Incident Management
5 9 (2.17%) Service Management
6 8 (1.93%) Change Management
6 8 (1.93%) Coaching
6 8 (1.93%) Service Delivery
6 8 (1.93%) Software Distribution
7 7 (1.69%) Asset Management
7 7 (1.69%) Mobile Device Management
7 7 (1.69%) Patch Management
8 6 (1.45%) Application Packaging
8 6 (1.45%) ITIL V3
8 6 (1.45%) Software Delivery
9 5 (1.21%) Identity Management
9 5 (1.21%) Problem Management
9 5 (1.21%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (1.21%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (3.38%) PowerShell
2 13 (3.14%) SQL
3 5 (1.21%) Java
4 4 (0.97%) VBScript
5 2 (0.48%) C#
6 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.24%) Perl
6 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 66 (15.94%) Security Cleared
2 42 (10.14%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (2.66%) MCP
4 11 (2.66%) MCSE
5 10 (2.42%) Degree
5 10 (2.42%) DV Cleared
5 10 (2.42%) MCSA
6 7 (1.69%) DBS Check
6 7 (1.69%) MCDST
6 7 (1.69%) Network+ Certification
7 5 (1.21%) ACDT
7 5 (1.21%) ACHDS
7 5 (1.21%) ACTC
7 5 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.21%) MCSM
8 4 (0.97%) A+ Certification
8 4 (0.97%) MCITP
9 2 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.86%) SLA
2 3 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (0.72%) QA
3 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 173 (41.79%) Active Directory
2 29 (7.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (3.14%) XenApp
5 12 (2.90%) XenDesktop
6 11 (2.66%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.97%) vSphere
9 3 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.72%) XenServer
10 2 (0.48%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.24%) Firmware
11 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 70 (16.91%) SCCM
2 5 (1.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (0.97%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.48%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.48%) SCOM
4 2 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.24%) SafeCom
5 1 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 127 (30.68%) Microsoft
2 52 (12.56%) VMware
3 49 (11.84%) Citrix
4 32 (7.73%) Apple
5 18 (4.35%) HP
5 18 (4.35%) Lotus
6 16 (3.86%) Remedy
7 11 (2.66%) AppSense
7 11 (2.66%) Dell
8 10 (2.42%) Cisco
9 9 (2.17%) Bloomberg
10 8 (1.93%) Reuters
11 7 (1.69%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.21%) LANDesk
12 5 (1.21%) NetApp
12 5 (1.21%) Symantec
13 4 (0.97%) BMC
13 4 (0.97%) Google
13 4 (0.97%) Intel Security
14 3 (0.72%) Sophos
Bristol, Avon
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £10.50 - £11.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Rate: From £130 to £140 per day
Posted: 6 days ago