Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £154 per day in advertised job vacancies in Gloucestershire during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 66 72
Rank change year-on-year +17 +6 -
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 9 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 1.43% 1.32% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 1.42% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 3
Gloucestershire median daily rate £154 £140 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.10% -34.88% -
10th Percentile £133 £133 £160
90th Percentile £223 £140 £223
South West median daily rate £165 £140 £113
% change year-on-year +17.86% +24.44% -26.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 7
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £13.70 £17.50 £11.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.71% +48.56% -
10th Percentile £11.98 £11.08 £11.17
90th Percentile £17.11 £63.00 £15.98
South West median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £12.75
% change year-on-year -25.71% +37.25% -15.70%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire. 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
Gloucestershire
Contract vacancies in Gloucestershire with a recognized job title 585 772 933
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.71% 92.90% 95.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 481 528
Gloucestershire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £213 £159 £213
90th Percentile £550 £563 £525
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 88 57
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -35.29% +34.92%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £55.00 £45.83 £51.96
South West median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% -11.29% +55.00%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in Gloucestershire

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Gloucestershire

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Gloucestershire

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. 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
Gloucester -7 3 £175 +25.00%
Cheltenham +4 2 £225 -
Filton - 2 £133 -
Tewkesbury - 1 - -
Desktop Engineer
South West

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Gloucestershire region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
4 1 (11.11%) ThinApp
4 1 (11.11%) Office 365
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 1 (11.11%) Line Management
4 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Apple
4 1 (11.11%) MSI
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Software Packaging
4 1 (11.11%) Video Conferencing

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

Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MSI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
1 1 (11.11%) Line Management
1 1 (11.11%) Migration
1 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Apple
1 1 (11.11%) HP
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) VMware