The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £173 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Engineer
England / London
Rank 349 341 277
Rank change year-on-year -8 -64  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 53 78 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.28% 0.35% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.37% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 45 71
Median daily rate £173 £150 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £108 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £235
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £158 £155
% change year-on-year -4.76% +1.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 34
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.42% -2.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.65 £13.50 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £20.00 £23.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.75 £13.00
% change year-on-year +0.42% +21.15%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18217 20900 19829
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.84% 95.03% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12944 14975 13682
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 282 362
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -12.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +6 8 £193 +16.66% 4
Chiswick +1 1 - -
Bromley - 1 - -
Romford - 1 £145 -
Twickenham - 1 £155 -
Desktop Engineer
England

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 130 (85.53%) Windows
2 87 (57.24%) Active Directory
3 66 (43.42%) Microsoft
4 64 (42.11%) Windows 7
5 63 (41.45%) MS Office
6 30 (19.74%) Finance
6 30 (19.74%) MS Excel
6 30 (19.74%) Blackberry
7 29 (19.08%) Citrix
7 29 (19.08%) Windows Server
8 27 (17.76%) SCCM
9 25 (16.45%) Banking
10 24 (15.79%) Retail
10 24 (15.79%) Windows XP
10 24 (15.79%) MS Exchange
11 23 (15.13%) ITIL
12 22 (14.47%) Office 365
13 20 (13.16%) Windows 10
14 19 (12.50%) iPad
14 19 (12.50%) Apple
15 18 (11.84%) Windows 8
16 16 (10.53%) iPhone
16 16 (10.53%) LAN
17 15 (9.87%) DNS
18 13 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
18 13 (8.55%) TCP/IP
19 12 (7.89%) DHCP
19 12 (7.89%) Mac OS X
19 12 (7.89%) Apple iOS
19 12 (7.89%) Time Management

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 24 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.92%) IBM Notes
3 8 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (2.63%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.66%) CMS
6 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
Applications
1 63 (41.45%) MS Office
2 30 (19.74%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.61%) Eikon
2 2 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.47%) Office 365
2 1 (0.66%) G Suite
2 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.53%) LAN
2 15 (9.87%) DNS
3 13 (8.55%) TCP/IP
4 12 (7.89%) DHCP
5 11 (7.24%) VPN
6 10 (6.58%) Internet
7 8 (5.26%) WAN
8 7 (4.61%) Ethernet
8 7 (4.61%) Wireless
9 6 (3.95%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (3.29%) VoIP
11 4 (2.63%) Firewall
11 4 (2.63%) Skype
12 2 (1.32%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (1.32%) IP Telephony
13 1 (0.66%) 3G
13 1 (0.66%) PBX
13 1 (0.66%) PSTN
13 1 (0.66%) Softphone
13 1 (0.66%) SSL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.97%) MSI
2 2 (1.32%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (19.74%) Finance
2 25 (16.45%) Banking
3 24 (15.79%) Retail
4 7 (4.61%) Retail Banking
5 6 (3.95%) Legal
6 5 (3.29%) Back Office
7 3 (1.97%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.97%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.66%) Advertising
8 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.66%) German Language
8 1 (0.66%) Law
8 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.63%) Software Packaging
2 2 (1.32%) Middleware
2 2 (1.32%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (19.74%) Blackberry
2 19 (12.50%) iPad
3 16 (10.53%) iPhone
4 13 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.61%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (3.29%) Client/Server
6 5 (3.29%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.29%) User Experience
7 3 (1.97%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.97%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.32%) BYOD
9 1 (0.66%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.66%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.66%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.66%) EPoS
9 1 (0.66%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.66%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.66%) PDA
9 1 (0.66%) Tandem
9 1 (0.66%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 130 (85.53%) Windows
2 64 (42.11%) Windows 7
3 29 (19.08%) Windows Server
4 24 (15.79%) Windows XP
5 20 (13.16%) Windows 10
6 18 (11.84%) Windows 8
7 12 (7.89%) Apple iOS
7 12 (7.89%) Mac OS X
8 11 (7.24%) Android
8 11 (7.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (7.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (5.92%) Mac OS
9 9 (5.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.32%) Linux
11 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.66%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.66%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.13%) ITIL
2 12 (7.89%) Time Management
3 11 (7.24%) Migration
4 8 (5.26%) Coaching
5 7 (4.61%) Change Management
6 5 (3.29%) Identity Management
6 5 (3.29%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (3.29%) Problem Management
6 5 (3.29%) Service Management
6 5 (3.29%) Validation
7 4 (2.63%) Asset Management
7 4 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (1.97%) Application Packaging
8 3 (1.97%) Incident Management
8 3 (1.97%) ITSM
8 3 (1.97%) Patch Management
8 3 (1.97%) Service Delivery
9 2 (1.32%) Software Distribution
9 2 (1.32%) Statistics
9 2 (1.32%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.24%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.32%) VBScript
3 1 (0.66%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.66%) Java
3 1 (0.66%) Perl
3 1 (0.66%) SQL
3 1 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (7.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.61%) MCP
3 7 (4.61%) MCSE
4 6 (3.95%) Degree
4 6 (3.95%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.95%) MCDST
4 6 (3.95%) MCSA
4 6 (3.95%) Network+ Certification
5 5 (3.29%) ACDT
5 5 (3.29%) ACHDS
5 5 (3.29%) ACTC
5 5 (3.29%) MCSM
6 3 (1.97%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.32%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.32%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.32%) MCITP
8 1 (0.66%) CCA
8 1 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.66%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.26%) SLA
2 2 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 87 (57.24%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.26%) XenDesktop
3 7 (4.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (3.95%) XenApp
5 5 (3.29%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.32%) vSphere
8 1 (0.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.66%) Firmware
8 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.66%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (17.76%) SCCM
2 3 (1.97%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.32%) Jamf Pro
3 2 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.32%) SCOM
4 1 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.66%) SafeCom
4 1 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 66 (43.42%) Microsoft
2 29 (19.08%) Citrix
3 19 (12.50%) Apple
4 10 (6.58%) Bloomberg
5 9 (5.92%) Lotus
5 9 (5.92%) Reuters
6 8 (5.26%) Cisco
6 8 (5.26%) VMware
7 4 (2.63%) AppSense
7 4 (2.63%) Google
7 4 (2.63%) Remedy
7 4 (2.63%) Symantec
8 3 (1.97%) HP
8 3 (1.97%) Snow
9 2 (1.32%) Dell
9 2 (1.32%) Intel Security
9 2 (1.32%) Toshiba
10 1 (0.66%) Altiris
10 1 (0.66%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.66%) Sophos
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £130 - £155 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Lennon Wright
Posted: 6 days ago