Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £165 per day in advertised job vacancies in England 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 376 435 370
Rank change year-on-year +59 -65 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 587 497 667
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.62% 0.51% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.54% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 243 286
England median daily rate £165 £168 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.49% +4.69% -5.88%
10th Percentile £108 £108 £103
90th Percentile £294 £299 £293
UK median daily rate £165 £160 £160
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 113 223
England median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.67% +1.69% -1.67%
10th Percentile £12.90 £11.51 £10.50
90th Percentile £19.02 £23.45 £20.00
UK median hourly rate £15.25 £14.00 £14.54
% change year-on-year +8.93% -3.70% -3.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89119 91561 99256
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.77% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59385 60311 64207
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2639 2960 3840
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.96 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +8 216 £160 -9.48% 15
South East +11 103 £175 +20.69% 8
North of England +67 91 £180 -17.24% 3
East of England +2 67 £130 -6.64% 1
Midlands +39 57 £180 +33.33% 3
South West +28 55 £165 +17.86% 5
North West +46 48 £180 - 1
Yorkshire +28 32 £138 -24.66% 2
West Midlands +38 31 £175 +22.81% 2
East Midlands +7 26 £180 +56.52% 1
North East +35 12 £290 +28.89%
Desktop Engineer
UK

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

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 England region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 464 (79.05%) Windows
2 268 (45.66%) Active Directory
3 248 (42.25%) Windows 7
4 193 (32.88%) Windows 10
5 192 (32.71%) Microsoft
6 143 (24.36%) Microsoft Office
7 127 (21.64%) SCCM
8 105 (17.89%) ITIL
9 98 (16.70%) Office 365
10 81 (13.80%) Citrix
11 78 (13.29%) Apple
12 77 (13.12%) Finance
13 76 (12.95%) Security Cleared
14 63 (10.73%) SC Cleared
15 58 (9.88%) Migration
16 56 (9.54%) Windows 8
17 55 (9.37%) LAN
18 53 (9.03%) Windows Server
19 51 (8.69%) DNS
19 51 (8.69%) SLA
19 51 (8.69%) VMware
20 50 (8.52%) TCP/IP
20 50 (8.52%) Blackberry
21 49 (8.35%) Microsoft Certification
22 47 (8.01%) Android
23 46 (7.84%) Time Management
24 44 (7.50%) MS Exchange
25 41 (6.98%) Windows XP
25 41 (6.98%) WAN
25 41 (6.98%) HP

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 44 (7.50%) MS Exchange
2 20 (3.41%) Skype for Business
3 15 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 14 (2.39%) SharePoint
5 13 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (2.04%) IBM Notes
7 4 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.68%) GroupWise
7 4 (0.68%) IIS
8 2 (0.34%) CMS
8 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 143 (24.36%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 7 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.34%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.17%) Revit
Business Applications
1 10 (1.70%) Eikon
2 2 (0.34%) assyst
3 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.17%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 98 (16.70%) Office 365
2 7 (1.19%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.17%) G Suite
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 55 (9.37%) LAN
2 51 (8.69%) DNS
3 50 (8.52%) TCP/IP
4 41 (6.98%) WAN
5 33 (5.62%) DHCP
6 32 (5.45%) VPN
7 22 (3.75%) Wireless
8 18 (3.07%) Internet
9 13 (2.21%) SMS
10 11 (1.87%) Skype
11 9 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (1.36%) Ethernet
13 7 (1.19%) Firewall
13 7 (1.19%) WLAN
14 6 (1.02%) ADSL
14 6 (1.02%) Broadband
14 6 (1.02%) IP Telephony
15 5 (0.85%) 3G
15 5 (0.85%) Cisco IOS
15 5 (0.85%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.34%) Blockchain
2 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (0.68%) MSI
2 1 (0.17%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 77 (13.12%) Finance
2 21 (3.58%) Banking
3 15 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.04%) Financial Institution
5 10 (1.70%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.36%) Legal
7 6 (1.02%) Advertising
7 6 (1.02%) Electronics
7 6 (1.02%) Law
7 6 (1.02%) Marketing
8 4 (0.68%) Publishing
9 3 (0.51%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.34%) Front Office
10 2 (0.34%) Local Government
10 2 (0.34%) Retail
11 1 (0.17%) Back Office
11 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.17%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.51%) .NET
1 3 (0.51%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.17%) Flash
2 1 (0.17%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 50 (8.52%) Blackberry
2 28 (4.77%) Video Conferencing
3 27 (4.60%) Driving Licence
4 26 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (4.43%) iPhone
5 21 (3.58%) Smartphone
6 13 (2.21%) iPad
7 10 (1.70%) Client/Server
8 9 (1.53%) Data Centre
8 9 (1.53%) NHS
9 8 (1.36%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.85%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.51%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.51%) PDA
12 2 (0.34%) CMDB
12 2 (0.34%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.34%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.34%) Fintech
12 2 (0.34%) Smartcard
12 2 (0.34%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 464 (79.05%) Windows
2 248 (42.25%) Windows 7
3 193 (32.88%) Windows 10
4 56 (9.54%) Windows 8
5 53 (9.03%) Windows Server
6 47 (8.01%) Android
7 41 (6.98%) Windows XP
8 36 (6.13%) Apple iOS
9 28 (4.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 27 (4.60%) Mac OS
11 22 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (2.90%) Windows Vista
13 12 (2.04%) Mac OS X
14 11 (1.87%) Linux
15 8 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.68%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.51%) Unix
17 3 (0.51%) Windows Phone
18 1 (0.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (17.89%) ITIL
2 58 (9.88%) Migration
3 46 (7.84%) Time Management
4 26 (4.43%) Break/Fix
5 22 (3.75%) Service Management
6 18 (3.07%) Service Delivery
7 17 (2.90%) Root Cause Analysis
8 15 (2.56%) Asset Management
9 14 (2.39%) Data Migration
9 14 (2.39%) Incident Management
9 14 (2.39%) Information Security
9 14 (2.39%) Mobile Device Management
10 13 (2.21%) Application Packaging
11 12 (2.04%) Problem Management
12 10 (1.70%) Change Management
12 10 (1.70%) Software Deployment
13 9 (1.53%) Line Management
14 8 (1.36%) ITSM
14 8 (1.36%) Project Management
15 7 (1.19%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (1.70%) PowerShell
2 9 (1.53%) SQL
3 7 (1.19%) Java
4 4 (0.68%) C
4 4 (0.68%) C++
5 3 (0.51%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.51%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.34%) Python
7 1 (0.17%) Korn
7 1 (0.17%) Pascal
7 1 (0.17%) Perl
7 1 (0.17%) VB
7 1 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 76 (12.95%) Security Cleared
2 63 (10.73%) SC Cleared
3 49 (8.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (4.26%) MCSE
5 22 (3.75%) MCP
6 20 (3.41%) Degree
7 16 (2.73%) MCDST
8 15 (2.56%) MCSA
9 13 (2.21%) A+ Certification
10 9 (1.53%) MCITP
11 7 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (1.02%) Network+ Certification
13 5 (0.85%) ACDT
13 5 (0.85%) ACHDS
13 5 (0.85%) ACTC
13 5 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.85%) MCSM
14 4 (0.68%) DBS Check
15 3 (0.51%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (8.69%) SLA
2 9 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.19%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.51%) QA
6 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 268 (45.66%) Active Directory
2 35 (5.96%) Microsoft App-V
3 28 (4.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (2.73%) XenApp
5 14 (2.39%) Hyper-V
5 14 (2.39%) XenDesktop
6 13 (2.21%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (1.19%) XenServer
8 5 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.68%) vSphere
10 2 (0.34%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.34%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 127 (21.64%) SCCM
2 12 (2.04%) AirWatch
3 8 (1.36%) SCOM
4 7 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (1.02%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (0.51%) SafeCom
6 3 (0.51%) WSUS
7 2 (0.34%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.34%) DameWare
7 2 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.34%) Packer
7 2 (0.34%) Puppet
7 2 (0.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.34%) ZENworks
8 1 (0.17%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.17%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 192 (32.71%) Microsoft
2 81 (13.80%) Citrix
3 78 (13.29%) Apple
4 51 (8.69%) VMware
5 41 (6.98%) HP
6 33 (5.62%) Cisco
7 32 (5.45%) Dell
8 17 (2.90%) Bloomberg
9 13 (2.21%) AppSense
10 12 (2.04%) FactSet
10 12 (2.04%) Lotus
10 12 (2.04%) Oracle
11 9 (1.53%) Adobe
11 9 (1.53%) ServiceNow
11 9 (1.53%) Symantec
12 7 (1.19%) LANDesk
12 7 (1.19%) Reuters
12 7 (1.19%) Wyse
13 6 (1.02%) Avaya
13 6 (1.02%) Remedy