Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £160 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 November 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
England > London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 420 418 387
Rank change year-on-year -2 -31 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 216 193 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.47% 0.43% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.45% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 109 111
London median daily rate £160 £179 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.36% +8.18% -2.94%
10th Percentile £103 £112 £115
90th Percentile £278 £382 £375
England median daily rate £165 £169 £160
% change year-on-year -2.22% +5.47% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 19 47
London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.39 £11.82
90th Percentile £20.53 £20.00 £22.36
England median hourly rate £15.23 £14.78 £14.75
% change year-on-year +3.03% +0.22% -1.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 43845 42658 44659
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 95.00% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 31743 30364 31460
London median daily rate £493 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 553 695
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.62 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +3.24% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.15 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in London

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in London

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Engineer in London

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in London

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Desktop Engineer in London

Desktop Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 19 November 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
Central London +4 40 £175 -2.78% 3
West London +1 23 £112 -18.67% 4
South London -30 7 £150 -27.71%
North London -10 3 £160 +3.23%
East London -8 2 £170 -
Desktop Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 London region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 176 (81.48%) Windows
2 103 (47.69%) Active Directory
3 94 (43.52%) Windows 7
4 79 (36.57%) Microsoft
5 70 (32.41%) Microsoft Office
6 63 (29.17%) Windows 10
7 57 (26.39%) Finance
8 55 (25.46%) ITIL
9 47 (21.76%) Apple
10 41 (18.98%) Blackberry
11 40 (18.52%) SCCM
11 40 (18.52%) Office 365
12 38 (17.59%) Citrix
13 30 (13.89%) TCP/IP
13 30 (13.89%) Android
14 29 (13.43%) Microsoft Certification
15 25 (11.57%) LAN
16 24 (11.11%) Windows Server
17 23 (10.65%) iPhone
18 22 (10.19%) Video Conferencing
19 21 (9.72%) Apple iOS
20 19 (8.80%) Mac OS
20 19 (8.80%) Banking
20 19 (8.80%) Migration
20 19 (8.80%) VMware
21 18 (8.33%) WAN
21 18 (8.33%) Windows XP
21 18 (8.33%) MCSE
21 18 (8.33%) HP
21 18 (8.33%) Time Management

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 10 (4.63%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 8 (3.70%) Skype for Business
3 7 (3.24%) IBM Notes
4 6 (2.78%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.85%) GroupWise
6 2 (0.93%) CMS
7 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 70 (32.41%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.46%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.46%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (1.85%) Eikon
2 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 40 (18.52%) Office 365
2 1 (0.46%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 30 (13.89%) TCP/IP
2 25 (11.57%) LAN
3 18 (8.33%) WAN
4 17 (7.87%) DNS
5 16 (7.41%) Wireless
6 14 (6.48%) VPN
7 7 (3.24%) DHCP
7 7 (3.24%) Ethernet
7 7 (3.24%) Internet
8 6 (2.78%) Broadband
8 6 (2.78%) WLAN
9 5 (2.31%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (2.31%) Skype
10 4 (1.85%) ADSL
10 4 (1.85%) IP Telephony
10 4 (1.85%) Network Security
11 3 (1.39%) Firewall
11 3 (1.39%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (0.93%) SMTP
12 2 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.93%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.46%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (0.93%) MSI
2 1 (0.46%) InstallShield
General
1 57 (26.39%) Finance
2 19 (8.80%) Banking
3 9 (4.17%) Financial Institution
4 8 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.24%) Legal
6 5 (2.31%) Advertising
6 5 (2.31%) Law
7 3 (1.39%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.39%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.39%) Publishing
8 2 (0.93%) Electronics
8 2 (0.93%) Front Office
8 2 (0.93%) Marketing
9 1 (0.46%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.46%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 41 (18.98%) Blackberry
2 23 (10.65%) iPhone
3 22 (10.19%) Video Conferencing
4 17 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.63%) iPad
5 10 (4.63%) Smartphone
6 7 (3.24%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.31%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.31%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.85%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.39%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.39%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.93%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.93%) Fintech
11 1 (0.46%) Handset
11 1 (0.46%) Life Science
11 1 (0.46%) Minimum Viable Product
11 1 (0.46%) NHS
11 1 (0.46%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 176 (81.48%) Windows
2 94 (43.52%) Windows 7
3 63 (29.17%) Windows 10
4 30 (13.89%) Android
5 24 (11.11%) Windows Server
6 21 (9.72%) Apple iOS
7 19 (8.80%) Mac OS
8 18 (8.33%) Windows XP
9 15 (6.94%) Windows 8
10 11 (5.09%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (4.63%) Mac OS X
11 10 (4.63%) Windows Vista
12 8 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (3.24%) Linux
14 4 (1.85%) Ubuntu
15 3 (1.39%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.93%) Unix
16 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000
17 1 (0.46%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (25.46%) ITIL
2 19 (8.80%) Migration
3 18 (8.33%) Time Management
4 13 (6.02%) Service Management
5 10 (4.63%) Root Cause Analysis
6 9 (4.17%) Incident Management
6 9 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
7 8 (3.70%) Problem Management
8 7 (3.24%) Asset Management
8 7 (3.24%) Change Management
8 7 (3.24%) Service Delivery
9 6 (2.78%) ITSM
10 5 (2.31%) Identity Management
10 5 (2.31%) Software Deployment
10 5 (2.31%) Validation
11 4 (1.85%) Application Packaging
11 4 (1.85%) Configuration Management
11 4 (1.85%) Data Migration
11 4 (1.85%) Investment Management
12 3 (1.39%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.31%) Java
2 3 (1.39%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.39%) SQL
3 2 (0.93%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (13.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (8.33%) MCSE
3 15 (6.94%) Security Cleared
4 11 (5.09%) MCDST
4 11 (5.09%) MCSA
4 11 (5.09%) SC Cleared
5 10 (4.63%) Degree
5 10 (4.63%) MCP
6 9 (4.17%) A+ Certification
7 6 (2.78%) Network+ Certification
8 5 (2.31%) ACDT
8 5 (2.31%) ACHDS
8 5 (2.31%) ACTC
8 5 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (2.31%) MCSM
9 4 (1.85%) MCITP
10 2 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.93%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.46%) ACMT
11 1 (0.46%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.87%) SLA
2 1 (0.46%) PMO
System Software
1 103 (47.69%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.63%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (2.31%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.39%) vSphere
6 3 (1.39%) XenApp
6 3 (1.39%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.93%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 40 (18.52%) SCCM
2 5 (2.31%) AirWatch
3 4 (1.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 4 (1.85%) SCOM
4 2 (0.93%) DameWare
4 2 (0.93%) Packer
4 2 (0.93%) Puppet
4 2 (0.93%) SafeCom
5 1 (0.46%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 79 (36.57%) Microsoft
2 47 (21.76%) Apple
3 38 (17.59%) Citrix
4 19 (8.80%) VMware
5 18 (8.33%) HP
6 14 (6.48%) Cisco
7 13 (6.02%) Dell
8 11 (5.09%) Bloomberg
9 7 (3.24%) Lotus
9 7 (3.24%) Reuters
10 6 (2.78%) FactSet
11 5 (2.31%) Avaya
11 5 (2.31%) Compaq
11 5 (2.31%) Oracle
11 5 (2.31%) Wyse
12 4 (1.85%) CommVault
12 4 (1.85%) Nortel
12 4 (1.85%) Novell
12 4 (1.85%) Sage
12 4 (1.85%) Symantec