Period
to 17 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £160 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 17 October 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 83 82
Rank change year-on-year +6 -1 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 21 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.40% 0.64% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 0.66% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 16
Hertfordshire median daily rate £160 £220 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +83.33% -
East of England median daily rate £120 £130 £120
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +8.11% +32.14%
10th Percentile £13.00 £20.00 £16.75
90th Percentile £18.64 £20.00 £20.25
East of England median hourly rate £16.81 £15.25 £15.77
% change year-on-year +10.20% -3.30% +5.13%

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 1387 1362 1560
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.59% 96.39% 93.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 743 806
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £200 £205 £200
90th Percentile £575 £538 £541
East of England median daily rate £415 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +7.10% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 85 150
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.81 £15.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.42% -8.82% +6.25%
10th Percentile £10.95 £10.00 £8.73
90th Percentile £40.00 £53.25 £41.60
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £20.41 £21.50
% change year-on-year -11.81% -5.07% +4.24%

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 17 October 2017.

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
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 17 October 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
Watford -3 7 £250 +40.85%
Welwyn Garden City +10 4 £140 -36.36%
Hatfield -10 3 £425 -
Letchworth - 1 £160 -
Desktop Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (76.19%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 8 (38.10%) Windows 10
4 7 (33.33%) SCCM
5 6 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 5 (23.81%) Windows Server
7 4 (19.05%) LAN
7 4 (19.05%) Migration
7 4 (19.05%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (14.29%) VMware
8 3 (14.29%) HP
8 3 (14.29%) Apple
8 3 (14.29%) Cisco
8 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (14.29%) ITIL
8 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (14.29%) Application Packaging
8 3 (14.29%) Break/Fix
9 2 (9.52%) Server Virtualisation
9 2 (9.52%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (9.52%) DBS Check
9 2 (9.52%) Information Security
9 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
9 2 (9.52%) Veeam
9 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
9 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
9 2 (9.52%) Mitel
9 2 (9.52%) Office 365
9 2 (9.52%) SQL

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 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) LAN
2 2 (9.52%) Firewall
2 2 (9.52%) HTTP
2 2 (9.52%) SMTP
2 2 (9.52%) VoIP
2 2 (9.52%) WAN
3 1 (4.76%) DHCP
3 1 (4.76%) DNS
3 1 (4.76%) Internet
3 1 (4.76%) Skype
3 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Client/Server
1 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) CESG
2 1 (4.76%) Smartphone
2 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (76.19%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Windows 10
3 6 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 5 (23.81%) Windows Server
5 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Migration
2 3 (14.29%) Application Packaging
2 3 (14.29%) Break/Fix
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) Information Security
3 2 (9.52%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 1 (4.76%) Disk Encryption
4 1 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (4.76%) Project Management
4 1 (4.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) VB
2 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) DBS Check
1 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (9.52%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (4.76%) BitLocker
5 1 (4.76%) XenApp
5 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Apple
2 3 (14.29%) Cisco
2 3 (14.29%) HP
2 3 (14.29%) VMware
3 2 (9.52%) Dell
3 2 (9.52%) Mitel
3 2 (9.52%) Veeam
4 1 (4.76%) Altiris
4 1 (4.76%) AppSense
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix
4 1 (4.76%) LANDesk
4 1 (4.76%) Remedy
4 1 (4.76%) Symantec