Period
to 26 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 26 January 2022.

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
26 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 416 367 310
Rank change year-on-year -49 -57 +77
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 174 43 214
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.46% 0.24% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.26% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 35 155
10th Percentile £123 £131 £127
25th Percentile £133 £150 £138
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £175 £175 £188
Median % change year-on-year - -6.67% +4.17%
75th Percentile £250 £272 £238
90th Percentile £340 £333 £311
England median daily rate £166 £160 £160
% change year-on-year +3.75% - -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 19
10th Percentile £13.88 - £12.63
25th Percentile £15.54 - £16.08
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year - +6.95% -
75th Percentile £23.00 - £19.10
90th Percentile £24.50 - £21.83
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +7.14%

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 35,061 16,448 27,634
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.19% 91.97% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,549 11,984 20,165
10th Percentile £363 £313 £300
25th Percentile £463 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £669 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -0.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 137 361
10th Percentile £14.38 £18.30 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.26 £22.50 £16.08
Median hourly rate £34.48 £32.50 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +6.08% +54.76% +7.69%
75th Percentile £49.25 £51.50 £39.25
90th Percentile £64.00 £64.40 £52.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £22.52 £18.00
% change year-on-year -6.73% +25.08% -

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in London

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Desktop Engineer in London.

Daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in London

Desktop Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Desktop Engineer in London over the 6 months to 26 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Desktop Engineer in London

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Desktop Engineer in London.

Hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in London

Desktop Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Desktop Engineer in London over the 6 months to 26 January 2022.

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 26 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -32 35 £170 -19.05% 11
West London - 13 £130 - 4
South London -15 2 £100 -44.44%
Desktop Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 2022, 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 London region featuring Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 103 (59.20%) Windows
2 63 (36.21%) Microsoft 365
3 53 (30.46%) Windows 10
4 50 (28.74%) Social Skills
5 49 (28.16%) Active Directory
6 38 (21.84%) Microsoft
7 30 (17.24%) SCCM
8 29 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
9 26 (14.94%) Break/Fix
10 21 (12.07%) PowerShell
11 20 (11.49%) Windows 7
12 19 (10.92%) Finance
13 18 (10.34%) Blackberry
13 18 (10.34%) Android
14 17 (9.77%) HP
15 16 (9.20%) iPhone
16 15 (8.62%) Apple
17 14 (8.05%) Antivirus Management
18 13 (7.47%) Dell
18 13 (7.47%) ITIL
18 13 (7.47%) Security Cleared
19 12 (6.90%) iPad
19 12 (6.90%) Windows Phone
19 12 (6.90%) Virtual Desktop
19 12 (6.90%) VMware
19 12 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
20 11 (6.32%) Asset Management
20 11 (6.32%) LAN
20 11 (6.32%) SLA
20 11 (6.32%) Citrix

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 4 (2.30%) MS Exchange
1 4 (2.30%) Skype for Business
2 3 (1.72%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.15%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.57%) IIS
Applications
1 29 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.15%) Acrobat
2 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.15%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.57%) Autodesk Inventor
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 63 (36.21%) Microsoft 365
2 11 (6.32%) Azure
3 6 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (2.87%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.15%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 2 (1.15%) Azure Monitor
5 2 (1.15%) Azure Storage
5 2 (1.15%) Google Workspace
5 2 (1.15%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.15%) SaaS
6 1 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.57%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.32%) LAN
2 9 (5.17%) Internet
2 9 (5.17%) WAN
3 8 (4.60%) VPN
4 6 (3.45%) DHCP
4 6 (3.45%) DNS
4 6 (3.45%) Intranet
4 6 (3.45%) VoIP
5 5 (2.87%) Remote Desktop
5 5 (2.87%) Skype
5 5 (2.87%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.87%) Wireless
6 3 (1.72%) Firewall
6 3 (1.72%) Network Security
7 2 (1.15%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.15%) NAS
8 1 (0.57%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.57%) FTP
8 1 (0.57%) PBX
8 1 (0.57%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.57%) JIRA
General
1 50 (28.74%) Social Skills
2 19 (10.92%) Finance
3 10 (5.75%) Banking
4 8 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.02%) Organisational Skills
6 5 (2.87%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.87%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.72%) Presentation Skills
8 2 (1.15%) Documentation Skills
8 2 (1.15%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.15%) Influencing Skills
8 2 (1.15%) Law
9 1 (0.57%) Electronics
9 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.57%) Marketing
9 1 (0.57%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.45%) .NET
1 6 (3.45%) Classic ASP
2 2 (1.15%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.34%) Blackberry
2 16 (9.20%) iPhone
3 12 (6.90%) iPad
4 9 (5.17%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.60%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (2.87%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.30%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.30%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.72%) BYOD
8 3 (1.72%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.72%) User Experience
9 2 (1.15%) Digital Signage
9 2 (1.15%) Mobile Computing
9 2 (1.15%) NHS
9 2 (1.15%) Replication
9 2 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.15%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.57%) Clustering
10 1 (0.57%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.57%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 103 (59.20%) Windows
2 53 (30.46%) Windows 10
3 20 (11.49%) Windows 7
4 18 (10.34%) Android
5 12 (6.90%) Windows Phone
6 11 (6.32%) Mac OS
7 10 (5.75%) Mac OS X
8 7 (4.02%) Windows Server
9 5 (2.87%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.72%) Linux
11 2 (1.15%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.15%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (14.94%) Break/Fix
2 14 (8.05%) Antivirus Management
3 13 (7.47%) ITIL
4 12 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (6.32%) Asset Management
6 10 (5.75%) Migration
7 9 (5.17%) Change Management
7 9 (5.17%) Data Protection
8 8 (4.60%) Task Automation
9 6 (3.45%) ITSM
10 5 (2.87%) Customer Requirements
10 5 (2.87%) Incident Management
10 5 (2.87%) Mobile Device Management
10 5 (2.87%) Project Management
10 5 (2.87%) Web Development
11 4 (2.30%) Risk Management
11 4 (2.30%) Service Management
11 4 (2.30%) Time Management
11 4 (2.30%) Value Proposition
12 3 (1.72%) Customer Value Proposition
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.07%) PowerShell
2 8 (4.60%) SQL
2 8 (4.60%) VBScript
3 2 (1.15%) Scala
4 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.57%) Perl
4 1 (0.57%) Python
4 1 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (7.47%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.32%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.30%) A+ Certification
5 3 (1.72%) Degree
6 2 (1.15%) DCSE
7 1 (0.57%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.57%) MCITP
7 1 (0.57%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.32%) SLA
2 1 (0.57%) GDPR
System Software
1 49 (28.16%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.90%) Virtual Desktop
3 8 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.15%) XenApp
4 2 (1.15%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (17.24%) SCCM
2 7 (4.02%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (1.72%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 38 (21.84%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.77%) HP
3 15 (8.62%) Apple
4 13 (7.47%) Dell
5 12 (6.90%) VMware
6 11 (6.32%) Citrix
7 10 (5.75%) ServiceNow
8 8 (4.60%) Cisco
9 4 (2.30%) Adobe
10 3 (1.72%) Avaya
10 3 (1.72%) Bloomberg
10 3 (1.72%) MobileIron
10 3 (1.72%) Remedy
11 2 (1.15%) Fidessa
11 2 (1.15%) Google
11 2 (1.15%) Lotus
11 2 (1.15%) Polycom
11 2 (1.15%) Wyse
12 1 (0.57%) EMC
12 1 (0.57%) Fujitsu