The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Engineer
Rank 88 92 84
Rank change year-on-year +4 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 1 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.097% 0.42% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.100% 0.44% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £153 £153
% change year-on-year -1.63% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £12.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.78 £15.75 £13.25
% change year-on-year +0.15% +18.86%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1003 1378 1090
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.28% 96.63% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 961 716
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 30 41
Median hourly rate £14.20 £12.00 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.33% -3.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.20 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in Leeds

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Leeds

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Leeds

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Leeds region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 8
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
3 3 (42.86%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Mac OS
5 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 1 (14.29%) Apple
5 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
5 1 (14.29%) Office 365
5 1 (14.29%) MS Office
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 1 (14.29%) LAN
5 1 (14.29%) WAN
5 1 (14.29%) SCCM
5 1 (14.29%) Time Management
5 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
4 1 (14.29%) Mac OS
4 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Apple