Period
to 19 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £183 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 19 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 78 77
Rank change year-on-year +16 -1 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 41 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.57% 1.38% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.73% 1.48% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 8
Hertfordshire median daily rate £183 £130 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.38% -40.91% +83.33%
10th Percentile £131 £117 £99
90th Percentile £295 £193 £231
East of England median daily rate £175 £119 £134
% change year-on-year +47.06% -10.86% +11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 7 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.93 £14.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.86% -27.50% +14.29%
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.40 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.45% -6.27% +10.65%

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 1,504 1,213 1,391
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.35% 92.95% 96.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 636 734
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £205
90th Percentile £556 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 123 76
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.25 £16.81 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.65% +6.70% -7.35%
10th Percentile £11.51 £10.60 £9.13
90th Percentile £46.25 £40.00 £52.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.86% -12.50% -2.44%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +12 13 £185 - 1
Welwyn Garden City -12 5 - - 2
Stevenage - 5 £175 -
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £150 -
Watford -2 2 £149 +14.42%
Hitchin - 2 - -
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 August 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 24 (58.54%) Windows
2 17 (41.46%) Microsoft
3 15 (36.59%) Windows 7
4 14 (34.15%) Windows 10
5 13 (31.71%) SCCM
6 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
7 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Office
8 8 (19.51%) SC Cleared
8 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
9 7 (17.07%) SLA
10 6 (14.63%) Windows XP
10 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (14.63%) Time Management
10 6 (14.63%) Office 365
10 6 (14.63%) Break/Fix
11 5 (12.20%) LAN
11 5 (12.20%) MCP
11 5 (12.20%) Cisco
11 5 (12.20%) WAN
11 5 (12.20%) VMware
12 4 (9.76%) Apple
12 4 (9.76%) HP
12 4 (9.76%) Dell
12 4 (9.76%) Migration
12 4 (9.76%) Software Deployment
13 3 (7.32%) Windows 8
13 3 (7.32%) Internet
13 3 (7.32%) IBM
13 3 (7.32%) VoIP
13 3 (7.32%) ITIL

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 3 (7.32%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) LAN
1 5 (12.20%) WAN
2 3 (7.32%) Internet
2 3 (7.32%) VoIP
2 3 (7.32%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (4.88%) 3G
3 2 (4.88%) Firewall
3 2 (4.88%) HTTP
3 2 (4.88%) SMTP
4 1 (2.44%) DSL
General
1 2 (4.88%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (4.88%) Retail
1 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.44%) Advertising
2 1 (2.44%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
1 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
1 2 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (58.54%) Windows
2 15 (36.59%) Windows 7
3 14 (34.15%) Windows 10
4 6 (14.63%) Windows XP
5 3 (7.32%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.44%) Android
7 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.63%) Break/Fix
1 6 (14.63%) Time Management
2 4 (9.76%) Migration
2 4 (9.76%) Software Deployment
3 3 (7.32%) ITIL
4 2 (4.88%) Business Continuity
4 2 (4.88%) Change Management
4 2 (4.88%) Information Security
4 2 (4.88%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (4.88%) Line Management
4 2 (4.88%) Mathematics
4 2 (4.88%) Security Patching
4 2 (4.88%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (4.88%) Ticket Management
5 1 (2.44%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (2.44%) Service Management
5 1 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.44%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.88%) C
1 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
1 2 (4.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) SC Cleared
1 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
2 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (12.20%) MCP
4 2 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.88%) Degree
4 2 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.44%) MCSA
5 1 (2.44%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.07%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (31.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (41.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) Cisco
2 5 (12.20%) VMware
3 4 (9.76%) Apple
3 4 (9.76%) Dell
3 4 (9.76%) HP
4 3 (7.32%) IBM
5 2 (4.88%) Google
5 2 (4.88%) Snow
5 2 (4.88%) Sophos
5 2 (4.88%) Splunk
5 2 (4.88%) Xerox
6 1 (2.44%) Capita
6 1 (2.44%) Citrix