Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 26 July 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 67 60
Rank change year-on-year +10 -7 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 6 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.09% 0.92% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 0.94% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 1
Kent median daily rate £350 £146 £105
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +139.32% +39.29% -58.00%
South East median daily rate £150 £143 £165
% change year-on-year +5.26% -13.64% +15.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Kent median hourly rate £13.00 - £16.00
South East median hourly rate £15.39 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.83% +6.67% +4.35%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Kent. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 518 748 528
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 94.18% 98.16% 95.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 541 274
Kent median daily rate £363 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £161 £180 £177
90th Percentile £538 £575 £504
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 22
Kent median hourly rate £26.54 £20.83 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.39% +30.19% -8.57%
10th Percentile £12.68 £10.60 £9.00
90th Percentile £77.64 £129.80 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £17.59 £19.81 £17.50
% change year-on-year -11.22% +13.21% +2.94%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in Kent

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Kent

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in Kent over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Engineer in Kent

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Kent

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 Kent region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) Server Patching
3 2 (33.33%) MCITP
3 2 (33.33%) LANDesk
3 2 (33.33%) Time Management
3 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) MCSE
3 2 (33.33%) MCSA
3 2 (33.33%) MCP
3 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (16.67%) LAN
4 1 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) DHCP
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) VPN
4 1 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) SLA
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) IIS

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) Server Patching
1 2 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) MCITP
1 2 (33.33%) MCP
1 2 (33.33%) MCSA
1 2 (33.33%) MCSE
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) LANDesk
2 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Bloomberg
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) FactSet
3 1 (16.67%) HP