Period
to 19 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £184 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 19 October 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 77 90
Rank change year-on-year +4 +13 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 30 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.88% 1.39% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.02% 1.50% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 5
Hertfordshire median daily rate £184 £160 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.84% -27.27% +83.33%
10th Percentile £131 £119 £93
90th Percentile £311 £395 £243
East of England median daily rate £163 £120 £132
% change year-on-year +35.42% -8.92% +9.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -25.00% +8.11%
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.81 £15.25
% change year-on-year -4.79% +10.20% -3.30%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies in Hertfordshire with a recognized job title 1,488 1,398 1,366
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.17% 92.71% 96.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 874 706 746
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £173 £200 £205
90th Percentile £556 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £415 £388
% change year-on-year +2.41% +7.10% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 130 86
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.35 £16.81 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.21% +6.70% -7.35%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.49 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.55 £40.00 £53.13
East of England median hourly rate £17.46 £18.00 £20.41
% change year-on-year -3.00% -11.81% -5.07%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in Hertfordshire

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Hertfordshire

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Engineer in Hertfordshire

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Hertfordshire

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Desktop Engineer in Hertfordshire

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 October 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
Hatfield +8 10 £185 -56.47%
Welwyn Garden City -13 6 £208 +48.21%
Watford +3 3 £183 -27.00% 1
Stevenage - 3 £175 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £150 -
Berkhamsted - 1 £225 -
Desktop Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 18 (60.00%) Windows
2 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 12 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
5 9 (30.00%) Windows 10
6 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
6 8 (26.67%) SCCM
7 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
7 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
8 4 (13.33%) Office 365
8 4 (13.33%) Software Deployment
8 4 (13.33%) Break/Fix
8 4 (13.33%) Windows XP
8 4 (13.33%) Apple
9 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (10.00%) LAN
9 3 (10.00%) WAN
9 3 (10.00%) Cisco
9 3 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (10.00%) Migration
9 3 (10.00%) Time Management
9 3 (10.00%) Google
9 3 (10.00%) Windows 8
10 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
10 2 (6.67%) Splunk
10 2 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (6.67%) Xerox
10 2 (6.67%) Security Patching
10 2 (6.67%) Snow
10 2 (6.67%) PowerShell

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 1 (3.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) LAN
1 3 (10.00%) WAN
1 3 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (6.67%) 3G
3 1 (3.33%) Firewall
3 1 (3.33%) Internet
3 1 (3.33%) VoIP
3 1 (3.33%) VPN
General
1 2 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Advertising
2 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.33%) NHS
2 1 (3.33%) Smartcard
2 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (60.00%) Windows
2 12 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 9 (30.00%) Windows 10
4 4 (13.33%) Windows XP
5 3 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (6.67%) Android
6 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) Break/Fix
1 4 (13.33%) Software Deployment
2 3 (10.00%) Migration
2 3 (10.00%) Time Management
3 2 (6.67%) Security Patching
4 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.33%) ITIL
4 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.33%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (3.33%) Project Management
4 1 (3.33%) Service Management
4 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
1 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.33%) MCP
3 1 (3.33%) MCSA
3 1 (3.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) Apple
3 3 (10.00%) Cisco
3 3 (10.00%) Google
4 2 (6.67%) Dell
4 2 (6.67%) HP
4 2 (6.67%) Snow
4 2 (6.67%) Sophos
4 2 (6.67%) Splunk
4 2 (6.67%) VMware
4 2 (6.67%) Xerox
5 1 (3.33%) Citrix
5 1 (3.33%) IBM
5 1 (3.33%) Samsung
5 1 (3.33%) SOTI