Period
to 23 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £114 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 86 68 78
Rank change year-on-year -18 +10 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 10 25 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.72% 1.71% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 1.80% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 3
Hertfordshire median daily rate £114 £195 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.30% +50.00% -18.75%
East of England median daily rate £125 £148 £130
% change year-on-year -15.25% +13.46% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 5
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £15.86 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.03% +22.00% +4.00%
East of England median hourly rate £14.98 £15.86 £14.75
% change year-on-year -5.58% +7.53% -13.24%

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 1,266 1,389 1,166
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.28% 94.81% 95.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 704 726 652
Hertfordshire median daily rate £443 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.63% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £205 £183 £195
90th Percentile £575 £553 £575
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 118 85
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.13% -3.13% -14.09%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.11 £10.50
90th Percentile £54.35 £42.53 £52.50
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 £16.63 £21.52
% change year-on-year -9.80% -22.71% +2.46%

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 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 23 April 2019. 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 +6 7 - -
Watford - 2 £114 -
Broxbourne - 1 - -
Desktop Engineer
East of England

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Apple
3 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 3 (30.00%) Time Management
4 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (10.00%) BitLocker
5 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
5 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (10.00%) Local Government
5 1 (10.00%) Application Packaging
5 1 (10.00%) SCCM
5 1 (10.00%) Web Services
5 1 (10.00%) Firewall
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (10.00%) Client/Server

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 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (10.00%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
1 3 (30.00%) Time Management
2 1 (10.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Apple