Period
to 14 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £142 per day in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

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 > Glasgow
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 67 97 111
Rank change year-on-year +30 +14 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 2 14 8
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.30% 0.91% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.95% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 3
Median daily rate £142 £135 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.91% -46.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £137 £128 £145
90th Percentile £146 £238 £320
Scotland median daily rate £128 £135 £198
% change year-on-year -5.56% -31.65% +31.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +52.17% -
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £15.86 £13.00
% change year-on-year +10.34% +22.00% -18.03%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow. 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
Glasgow
Contract vacancies in Glasgow with a recognized job title 631 1,480 1,709
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.62% 96.04% 96.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 879 1,000
Median daily rate £408 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.12% +7.59% +5.33%
10th Percentile £222 £260 £260
90th Percentile £563 £575 £538
Scotland median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 50 39
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +28.57% +0.63%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £37.45 £35.50
Median hourly rate £20.87 £21.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -2.93% +34.38% -34.69%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in Glasgow

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Desktop Engineer in Glasgow.

Daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Glasgow

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Desktop Engineer in Glasgow.

Hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Glasgow

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, Desktop Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Glasgow region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (50.00%) Software Licensing
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Skype
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (50.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 1 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (50.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (50.00%) Progress
2 1 (50.00%) Broadband
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Broadband
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (50.00%) Skype
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
General
1 1 (50.00%) Public Sector
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
1 1 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (50.00%) Software Licensing
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Progress
1 1 (50.00%) ServiceNow